How to Download and Install Google Camera Mod on OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro

by: - Last updated on: July 3rd, 2019

OnePlus announced not just one, but two smartphones earlier this year – the more affordable OnePlus 7 and the flagship OnePlus 7 Pro. While the 7 Pro has three cameras on the rear and the 7 just two, they share the same primary camera hardware, which is the 48MP Sony IMX 586. Both phones, however, have fallen short of expectations in the camera department, and OnePlus is constantly releasing updates to better the camera performance. In case you own either of these phones or planning to get one and are worried about the camera performance, fret not, as Google Camera, more commonly known as the G Cam mod comes as a saving grace and improves picture quality on these smartphones by a pretty healthy margin. Here’s how you can install it too on your OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro and click some great quality photos.

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How to Install Google Camera Mod on OnePlus 7

Installing the G Cam mode on your OnePlus 7 is a simple and straightforward process.

  • Download the APK file from here and move it to your phone’s internal storage. This the best available Gcam APK we have for OnePlus 7 for now. Be sure to check back frequently for newer and better versions.
  • Make sure you have enabled “Install apps from external sources” from Settings before attempting to install the mod.
  • Once enabled, you can tap on the downloaded APK file to install it.
  • Launch the Google Camera app and head over to the settings panel.
  • Then go to ‘Advanced’ within ‘Mod Settings’ and tap on ‘FIX’. Scroll down to ‘Viewfinder Format’ and change it to ‘YUV’.
  • Restart the app and you’re good to go!

How to Install Google Camera Mod on OnePlus 7 Pro

Installing the G Cam mod on your OnePlus 7 Pro involves some additional steps along with installing the APK file.

  • Download the APK file from here and the config file from here and move them to your phone’s internal storage. This the best available Gcam APK we have for OnePlus 7 Pro for now. Be sure to check back frequently for newer and better versions.
  • Make sure you have enabled “Install apps from external sources” from Settings before attempting to install the mod.
  • Once enabled, you can tap on the downloaded APK file to install it.
  • Open the Google Camera app and head over to the settings panel, scroll down to the ‘General’ options and select ‘Save Settings’ and enter any random filename. This will create a new folder in the root directory of your internal storage named ‘GCam’.
  • Next, head over to your file manager and copy the downloaded config file which is in .xml format to the ‘Configs’ folder within the ‘GCam’ folder which was created in the previous step.
  • Paste the .xml file in the ‘Configs’ folder and delete the other config file which was already present in the folder.
  • Open the Google Camera app and double tap on the black region between the shutter button and the gallery icon at the bottom.
  • You will see a dialogue box in which the downloaded config file would be selected. Hit ‘Restore’ and once done, exit the app.
  • Restart the Google Camera app, and you now have a working G Cam Mod on your OnePlus 7 Pro!

Here are some sample shots from the OnePlus 7 for comparison if you wish to see how much of a difference Google Camera makes to the image quality.

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We hope you were able to install the G Cam mod on your smartphone without any issues, and if you have any queries you can reach out to us for further clarification. Enjoy shooting some crisp pictures now!

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