OnePlus 7 Pro is arguably the fastest Android phone or just overall. In several speed tests, it beats iPhone XS Max in most areas. Therefore, nobody got any complaints in that department. However, camera is not the strongest point of this phone. The OnePlus phones always kept cameras as second priority. There is still a way to improve it. The Google Camera or GCam Mod for OnePlus 7 pro makes significant changes. The reason why Google Pixel 3XL has best phone camera is not hardware but the software. Its optimization is simply the best in smartphone market right now.
Thankfully, Android users always have the freedom of changing what they don’t like or adding new stuff. Similarly, some developers have cooked up working GCam Mods for OnePlus 7 Pro. It adds an additional camera app to the phone whose base software and algorithms are from Pixel series. Previously, the picture quality on OnePlus 6T and even Xiaomi phones was enhanced with this simple mode.
In this guide, we are going through various available OnePlus 7 Pro GCam Mods and how to install these. Since this phone is newly released, therefore, new modded apps still come with few bugs. The app may crash when opening a few settings and so on. On the bright side, new progress is made everyday! The newer versions of GCam Mods seem to fix older issues.
Download OnePlus 7 Pro GCam Mods
At the time of writing, there are multiple GCam modded apps for OnePlus 7 pro. Some are ported specifically for it while others are actually made for another device. However, all of the following options are tested. It is possible that one may work better than other. We are going to list these options in order of trust level from the users who’ve already tried these. We still insist you to test them for yourself and then post your conclusion here.
- MGC_6_1_021_xcam6_beta5 – DOWNLOAD
- MGC_6.2.030_Bulkin043_V3Q – DOWNLOAD
- Gcam_6.2.030_Advanced_V2.1 beta7 – DOWNLOAD
- GCam-6.2.030_Arnova8G2_Urnyx05-v1.1 – DOWNLOAD
How to install GCam Mod on OnePlus 7 Pro
The installation method is pretty simple. It is just an APK afterall. The best part is that you don’t need rooted phone to install GCam mod for OnePlus 7 Pro. Therefore, it works with both rooted and non-rooted devices. Follow the installation steps below.
Time needed: 1 minute.
Follow the steps below to install and use GCam mod on OnePlus 7 Pro.
- Download any of the given GCam Mod APKs given above.
All of the given apps work just fine with slight changes here and there. Since there is no officially ported app for OP7 specifically yet, we have to make do with what’s available.
- Copy the downloaded APK to phone’s storage.
Put it anywhere on the phone. Or just download it directly to it.
- Open the folder with GCam Mod APK in it. Use any file manager.
Open the stock file manager on your OP7 Pro and navigate to folder with APK in it.
- Tap on the GCam APK icon to start installation.
Inside the folder, this APK should show up with its signature icon.
- Allow installation from unknown sources when prompted.
Since this APK is not from Play Store, the Android system would ask you to allow installing an app from a third-party aka unknown source. Allow it.
- After allowing it, tap on “Install” button at bottom of screen.
This is a basic step and then wait for it to complete.
- Once installation is complete, tap on “Open” button.
New camera app is now installed on your phone.
- Access the GCam mod app on OnePlus 7 Pro in future from app drawer. It is right next to stock app icon.
Note that this app won’t launch from camera quick launch gesture. You’d have to manually open it from app drawer or just put it on homescreen.
If you install V3Q:
- Go into GCam’s settings and change front camera type to Nexus 6P.
- Next up, change the image format to YUV.
Some of the settings may not work properly since it is not an proper port. Until then, we have to rely on unconventional sources.
Also don’t forget to turn on HDR settings in image capture. Otherwise, the photos may appear grainier than usual.
OnePlus 7 Pro GCam vs Stock Camera Comparison photos
Following comparison photos are shared by randomhkkid on XDA. You can check the difference in colors, exposure and overall details in photos between OnePlus 7 Pro stock camera vs GCam Mod for yourself here.
Overall, we can see the main improvement in Nightsight compared to Nightscape. The rest of the settings do not work completely well as of now. However, we can still see better colors and overall tone in GCam photos. Therefore, it is up to you to that how and when to use them.