How To Enable EIS on LG Nexus 5X (Electronic Image Stabilization)

Succeeding guide is about enabling EIS on your Google Nexus 5X. You can easily enable Electronic Image Stabilization on your Nexus 5X by simply adding a line to your build.prop file.Nexus-5X (3)

Image stabilization systems in the cameras of Android smartphones have helped the Android freaks to take their photography to a whole new level. Recently Google released its Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X. Both these smartphones are equipped with powerful 12.3 shooter at the back. Nexus 5X, which is the younger brother of Nexus 6P, carries almost all the features that Nexus 6P’s camera comes up with. A new feature was recently discovered in the camera of Nexus 5X which will definitely enhance your photography experience. The discovered feature is EIS, which stands for Electronic Image Stabilisation. The term may be new to many of you, but it doesn’t nothing different that of the OIS (Optical Image Stabilisation). If your hand shakes while capturing pictures using your Nexus 5X, then having the EIS feature enabled is going to help you out by making the images stable once the images have been caught by the CCD of your camera. In case you’re wondering about the science of EIS, let’s go through a brief over-view of this technology and then enable it on our beloved Nexus 5X.

What is EIS?

EIS, electronic image stabilization manipulates the image electronically in order to stabilise it on your camera’s CCD. The CCD is a light-sensing chip of your camera. Once the chip has detected an image and the camera shakes while it detects the image, the EIS responds by moving the image to make sure that it doesn’t loose its place on the CCD. EIS basically eliminates the shake from the images. For instance you’re capturing an image and your hand shakes towards the left, the EIS will respond by moving the image towards the right to compensate it on the CCD. EIS is better then OIS as it puts a lot less burden on the camera’s sensor.

I guess that’s enough to have an idea about EIS. Let’s move ahead now and learn to enable EIS on your Google Nexus 5X.

How To Enable EIS on LG Nexus 5X (Electronic Image Stabilisation)

  1. Download and install ES File Explorer
  2. Open ES File Explorer on your phone now.
  3. Slide from left to right in order to open the menu.
  4. Scroll down and enable Root Explorer under tools.. Grant the root rights now.
  5. Now once again slide from left to right or tap the menu key at top-left.
  6. Now under “Local” tap “/ Device”. This will open the root of device.
  7. In device tap “System”.
  8. Now in System scroll down and locate build.prop. Tap the file to open it.
  9. A popup will ask you which application do you want to use, select ES Note Editor.
  10. In ES Note Editor, tap the small pencil on the top right to edit build.prop.
  11. Now you can make changes in the build.prop file. You’ve to add the following code in your build.prop file:
  12. Once you’re done making changes, tap the back key on the top left.
  13. Save the file with changes.
  14. Reboot your device.
  15. You’re all done. You will have the changes implemented now.
  16. Now on your Nexus 5X go to camera settings > resolution & quality > enable video stabilization.


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  • Osman Saeed

    does EIS work only in video capturing or also while taking photos?

  • Kartik Gupta

    Does I need a rooted phone to enable eis

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