Arnova Google-Camera Mod 7.4 [BETA]


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Redmi Note 7 Pro is a device capable of delivering amazing photos with the help of Google-Camera which has gained a lot of popularity in the past recent years. The aim of this thread is to provide the violet community with the latest news and updates about our dedicated Google-Camera Mod created by Lead Developer Arnova8G2!

The latest available G-Cam Mod is 7.4 version which is currently in beta phase. However, even though it is still under development, most features are working very well with the exception of face retouching and video electronic image stabilization (soon to be fixed). A lot of work has been put into this version and many significant advancements have been made towards solving various bugs and improving the stability and output quality of this Google-Camera Mod

NOTE: Please be advised that due to a compiler mistake there has been a mix-up between two different versions (7.4.104 and 7.5.107) as shown in this screenshot. Arnova is working on both versions at once, compiling different test builds, which is the reason for the aforementioned mix-up. Just to clarify this matter, the actual version hereby published is in fact 7.4

[Bugs]
  • face retouching not working
  • EIS not working

You can download Google-Camera 7.4.104 Beta made by Arnova8G2 from HERE

NOTE: If you aren't able to install the APK from above, please use the cloned APK from HERE

[Changelog]
  • optimized code
  • fixed tone curve
  • fixed video bitrate
  • disabled portrait zoom
  • fixed viewfinder format
  • fixed front cam skin tones
  • fixed magenta hue on front
  • fixed random viewfinder lag
  • added RN7Pro device config
  • enabled video resolution buttons for TL
  • moved spatial denoise to experimental LP
  • added use sabre toggle to advanced settings
  • added use restart toggle to advanced settings
  • added hdr+ instant toggle to advanced settings
  • added force 48 sizes toggle to advanced settings
  • added motion photo toggle to advanced settings
  • added tracking focus toggle to advanced settings
  • added color filter arrangement to advanced settings
  • added force jpeg format toggle to advanced settings
  • added force raw sensor format toggle to advanced settings

XML CONFIG: I have created an XML config for this version which is tuned for best image quality. You can download it from HERE

To learn how to load XML files please see this tutorial

NOTE: Switching between configs does not require rebooting!

AWB is disabled by default to ensure a straightforward and hassle-free user experience. Suits all indoor and outdoor conditions by rendering accurate image temperature and colors whether shooting in natural or artificial lighting

AWB On (Auto) is suitable for shooting in particular outdoor conditions where a cooler image temperature is needed. Great for capturing foliage with dark-blueish greens and generally recommended for blue colors. Especially suitable for cloudy weather and useful for framing the blue sky with a mass of water in one shot. Not suitable for capturing warm colors such as light-greens or yellow colors in general and great for neutralizing sunlight

NOTE: PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THE XML CHANGELOG FROM MODS CONFIGS CREATOR!

[ PRO Back Camera Tips ]


When shooting in low-light scenarios like after sunset or before sunrise, tap to focus on the center of the viewfinder for a better exposure. Manually focusing on the center of the viewfinder will raise just the right amount of exposure for a perfectly balanced ratio between highlights and shadows

When shooting a subject with strong light coming from behind, tap to focus on the subject and slightly raise exposure using exposure slider. This will ensure the subject won't be underexposed

[ PRO Front Camera Tip ]

When shooting a selfie with strong light coming from behind or when shooting in low-light, your face may be underexposed. To counteract this issue, tap to focus on the center of your face and slightly raise exposure using exposure slider. This will ensure your face will be well exposed

[ Other Useful Tips ]

For faster photos with HDR+ Enhanced, set Images Quality to ‹Off› or use standard HDR+ instead of Enhanced

For smoother selfies with less facial details on HDR+ Enhanced, turn off lib patcher from Mods Configs Creator and set Images Quality to ‹Off› or use standard HDR+ instead of Enhanced

For smoother 4K videos HEVC must be disabled from advanced settings ~ 60fps not supported

To eliminate focus hunting issues while recording a slow-motion video, tap to focus on the center of the viewfinder and lock AF/AE by tapping the lock icon on top of the EV slider ~ 1/8 not supported

[ Night Sight Astrophotography ]

For Astro mode there is a dedicated ‹Astrophotography On› button which can be enabled from Night Sight drop-down menu

For best astrophotography results, set ‹Samsung S5KHMX› as AWB model for back camera from Mods Configs Creator and select ‹AWB On› button from Night Sight drop-down menu

{ Focus » infinity } { Timer » 3sec }

IMPORTANT: A clean install is always recommended prior to using Google-Camera in order to avoid possible functionality issues with the app! First uninstall all G-Cam apps currently found on your system » install G-Cam » open it and grant permissions » close G-Cam » clear G-Cam data and cache » open G-Cam and apply the settings/config » reboot device

ABOUT 48MP RESOLUTION: True 48MP is not currently supported on any G-Cam mod due to a limitation in RAW Sensor/Camera2API. This mode is only supported in MIUI Camera. On few devices this hindrance has been tackled via Magisk modules which override that limitation. But on mid-range devices it isn't a viable solution because 48MP coupled with HDR+ will basically freeze the Google-Camera app due to processing power being insufficient. There are some older 6.x.x G-Cam versions which support a 48MP resolution on portrait mode, but it is just an upscaled resolution and not the real deal

If you wish to reward Arnova for his work and dedication, please use this PayPal Link

Enjoy Google-Camera 7.4 on your violet device!
 
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archesolus

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This 7.4 mod should work on lavender devices as well. Redmi Note 7 users are advised to turn off sabre from advanced settings and check if everything is working correctly.
 
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*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Build fingerprint: 'xiaomi/lavender/lavender:10/QKQ1.190910.002/V11.0.3.0.QFGINXM:user/release-keys'
Revision: '0'
ABI: 'arm64'
Timestamp: 2020-09-12 21:39:19+0200
pid: 14619, tid: 15003, name: sabre >>> com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext <<<
uid: 10221
signal 6 (SIGABRT), code -1 (SI_QUEUE), fault addr --------
Abort message: 'sabre_programs.cc:184 Unknown bayer pattern.
'
x0 0000000000000000 x1 0000000000003a9b x2 0000000000000006 x3 0000007c133685e0
x4 206e776f6e6b6e55 x5 206e776f6e6b6e55 x6 206e776f6e6b6e55 x7 6170207265796162
x8 00000000000000f0 x9 f3201dd8291d46be x10 0000000000000001 x11 0000000000000000
x12 fffffff0fffffbdf x13 2e6e726574746170 x14 0000000000000002 x15 000062a6502a090a
x16 0000007d2e6548c0 x17 0000007d2e630a50 x18 0000007bc7a38000 x19 000000000000391b
x20 0000000000003a9b x21 00000000ffffffff x22 0000007c13369020 x23 0000007c262473d4
x24 0000007c261defb9 x25 0000000000000011 x26 0000007c13369020 x27 0000007c459e5020
x28 0000000000000002 x29 0000007c13368680
sp 0000007c133685c0 lr 0000007d2e5e20c4 pc 0000007d2e5e20f0

backtrace:
NOTE: Function names and BuildId information is missing for some frames due
NOTE: to unreadable libraries. For unwinds of apps, only shared libraries
NOTE: found under the lib/ directory are readable.
#00 pc 00000000000830f0 /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (abort+160) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)
#01 pc 0000000001b7b61c /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#02 pc 0000000001b7b5e4 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#03 pc 0000000001b7b240 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#04 pc 0000000001b7ac34 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#05 pc 0000000001b7b9bc /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#06 pc 0000000000e63584 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#07 pc 0000000000e5bf84 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#08 pc 0000000001ad0774 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#09 pc 0000000001ad6eb8 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#10 pc 0000000001adb788 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#11 pc 0000000001ad87a8 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#12 pc 00000000000e69e0 /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (__pthread_start(void*)+36) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)
#13 pc 0000000000084b6c /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (__start_thread+64) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)


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*** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***
Build fingerprint: 'xiaomi/lavender/lavender:10/QKQ1.190910.002/V11.0.3.0.QFGINXM:user/release-keys'
Revision: '0'
ABI: 'arm64'
Timestamp: 2020-09-12 21:39:19+0200
pid: 14619, tid: 15003, name: sabre >>> com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext <<<
uid: 10221
signal 6 (SIGABRT), code -1 (SI_QUEUE), fault addr --------
Abort message: 'sabre_programs.cc:184 Unknown bayer pattern.
'
x0 0000000000000000 x1 0000000000003a9b x2 0000000000000006 x3 0000007c133685e0
x4 206e776f6e6b6e55 x5 206e776f6e6b6e55 x6 206e776f6e6b6e55 x7 6170207265796162
x8 00000000000000f0 x9 f3201dd8291d46be x10 0000000000000001 x11 0000000000000000
x12 fffffff0fffffbdf x13 2e6e726574746170 x14 0000000000000002 x15 000062a6502a090a
x16 0000007d2e6548c0 x17 0000007d2e630a50 x18 0000007bc7a38000 x19 000000000000391b
x20 0000000000003a9b x21 00000000ffffffff x22 0000007c13369020 x23 0000007c262473d4
x24 0000007c261defb9 x25 0000000000000011 x26 0000007c13369020 x27 0000007c459e5020
x28 0000000000000002 x29 0000007c13368680
sp 0000007c133685c0 lr 0000007d2e5e20c4 pc 0000007d2e5e20f0

backtrace:
NOTE: Function names and BuildId information is missing for some frames due
NOTE: to unreadable libraries. For unwinds of apps, only shared libraries
NOTE: found under the lib/ directory are readable.
#00 pc 00000000000830f0 /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (abort+160) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)
#01 pc 0000000001b7b61c /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#02 pc 0000000001b7b5e4 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#03 pc 0000000001b7b240 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#04 pc 0000000001b7ac34 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#05 pc 0000000001b7b9bc /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#06 pc 0000000000e63584 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#07 pc 0000000000e5bf84 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#08 pc 0000000001ad0774 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#09 pc 0000000001ad6eb8 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#10 pc 0000000001adb788 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#11 pc 0000000001ad87a8 /data/data/com.google.android.GoogleCameraNext/files/libpatched_jni.so
#12 pc 00000000000e69e0 /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (__pthread_start(void*)+36) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)
#13 pc 0000000000084b6c /apex/com.android.runtime/lib64/bionic/libc.so (__start_thread+64) (BuildId: 2c487d731e53ae37d22c60e8244291f5)


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Did you disable sabre from advanced settings? If not, then do it and try again.
 
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Parrots 7.4 version is out since 13 August and is taylormade especially for the redmi note 7
 

archesolus

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Parrots 7.4 version is out since 13 August and is taylormade especially for the redmi note 7
This thread is dedicated to violet users, however Arnova's G-Cam has been known to work well on lavender devices also.
 

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Too much noise in pictures on lavender...

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archesolus

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Too much noise in pictures on lavender...

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The reason why you're getting a lot of noise is most likely because you were using the provided xml config which is tuned for violet. Turn off lib patcher, experimental lib patcher and sabre, then take a couple of photos. This should fix your noise problem.