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Download: Camera APK From Android 4.2 For Galaxy Nexus [Photo Sphere Included]

These developers remind me somewhat of Santa Claus. Yesterday, we were treated to an early build of the Swype-like keyboard from Android 4.2, and now, we have the official camera APK as well. After having it installed for only about 5 minutes, I can already say it’s a huge improvement over the last variations and I already know I’m going to completely fall in love with Photo Sphere. But enough talk, let’s get to installing it on your device. 

Firstly, this zip is only available for Galaxy Nexus phones that are rooted. All others need not apply. Sorry. If you’re packing a rooted G-Nex with a custom recovery installed, follow the instructions below. Also, some people are reporting bugs with Photo Sphere – mine worked fine, but just know that there are issues for some.


1.  Download the 4.2Camera.zip (mirror) file.
2.  Place the zip file on the root of your phone’s storage.
3.  Reboot into your recovery.
4.  Just in case, make a backup.
5.  Flash the 4.2Camera.zip file. (No need to wipe anything)
6.  Once installed, reboot your phone.
7.  Lastly, enjoy it!


Via: XDA

Cheers everyone who sent this in!

  • Mustafa Gamal

    not working with nexus s 🙁

  • Jay

    Hi has anyone got a non rooted version please as i really want it without rooting my device

  • Jay

    is there are no rooted version please!!!

  • anagrama

    thanks!!! worked perfectly on my Galaxy S3 running the Triune 2 ROM

  • Daniel Roberts

    Worked okay at first. Now whenever I take a picture, the camera is frozen on that image and gives a notification that the application is not responding. I close the camera app and try to open but it gives a “Camera Error: Can’t connect to the camera”. Anybody have a solution?

    Verizon GS3 rooted with CM10.0.0 (stable)

  • cyee1988

    hi there everything work perfect on my galaxy s3 including the tiny world. But several bug that i cant set custom wallpaper from my gallery onto my lock screen ….. please help:)and also i lost the voice command like “shoot” on my s3

  • Cedric Page

    I keep getting installation aborted….any help here?

  • eazyean1

    So I can’t be on a ROM and get this?

  • If you are having force closes issues after flashing the apps, the solution came from this comment section, but i managed to solve more than just Camera and Galery Crashes in case you are going to flash all apps.


  • DRaY

    anyone tried this on a GS3 thats still on the stock ROM??? Ill try it when i get home later today… Just asking?? …. By the way what’s the best/most stable ROM for GS3??

  • LebonF

    Does anyone have force closes when clicking on edit/crop?

  • Michael G

    I have the force close problem when I try to use the photo sphere option. I’ve tried Root Explorer, ES File Explorer with r/w checked and when that didn’t work I just hooked my Nexus up to my computer and went straight into the root to change the file name and it still won’t let me. Almost like the file itself is read only but it’s not checked. Any suggestions?

  • maxnicks

    This Works Excellent On My GNex. Thanks!

  • cray_z_eyez

    if you have FC issues (login, google play services etc) delete the .odex file assosiated with it. I deleted gmsCore, gallarygoogle, and googleEars and it stopped giving me errors and everything works including the photo sphere viewer.

  • tracker

    does this work on ICS 4.0?

  • Everything works great!! Is everyone missing the option to share to google maps?

  • Ryan5609

    The app and the gallery are working on my VZW Gnex with the latest BB ROM. But does anyone else get a crash when they tap on either of the icons on the bottom left and right when viewing the photosphere picture? I am not sure what the icons do, but I am sure they do something useful.

  • Ryan5609

    Kind of a noob question, but how do you flash the apk from ClockworkMod? I put the file in the root directory, but how do I go about flashing it? Sorry I have only ever flashed ROM’s from the SD card. Thanks

  • PyroHoltz

    Updated version from the XDA guys, fixes all the issues I was having with edit not working and FC.



    • Thank you! I’m on BB 4.1.1. Franco r298. App would crash when trying to do the orb view thing. Flashed that apk in recovery and now it works. THANKS!!! 😀

    • David Cosme Jr.

      This worked perfectly – and got the bonus of the new keyboard! Thanks!

  • Hetal

    does this work on ICS 4.0?

  • DanSan

    lol now i have 2 camera apps and 2 gallery’s. easy to tell which camera to freeze but the gallery might be a different story

    • DanSan

      nvm. freezed Gallery2.apk and it took away both the camera and camera. golden now.

  • James Richardson

    I can confirm this works on the Verizon Galaxy S3. I am running stock rooted. All I had to do was unpack the zip file and find the “app” and “lib” folders. Remount /system as R/W and then push the apk file to /system/app/ and the two lib files to /system/lib/ then reboot. Phone locked up on first reboot but after second reboot it works like a charm.

  • xxdesmus

    How is this different from Microsoft’s Photosynth stuff?

  • Can someone help me get 4.2 camera on my Gnex I tried and its not working for me im running BB 4.1.2 10/31/12 Build date….

  • Michael G

    Interesting. I tried it out a couple of times and it didn’t work as well as the video. I’ll read up on the technique and maybe get some better results. Love how innovative Google is becoming. I can’t wait to see what the next few years will bring.

  • finally
  • Jeff “Big Red”

    So I see the new camera app but when I try to open it. I get the error message unfortunately, gallery has stopped. Any idea’s how to fix this?

    • kniceguy

      I’m having same problem, haven’t figured out any fix yet.

  • Dylan Marck

    BTW, Droid Life, I fixed the Sphere Viewer thing. Be sure to actually credit me this time. The apk link is at the original source at AC.

  • lumpysherman

    FRAK, flashed with CWM and still have my original stock camera.
    GNex 4.1.2 Bugless Beast

  • Carlton Crasher

    Confirmed Working on Touchwiz CleanRom 3.1 VZW Galaxy SIII***

  • Just had to change the apk file name and it worked like a charm!!
    Galaxy Nexus Rooted Stock ROM

  • guest

    I downloaded it everything works except sphere says device not supported running rooted gnex???

  • bdveteran18

    Confirmed working on my rooted GS 3 for T-Mobile

  • ddevito

    DL: you guys should’ve told us this hoses the Gallery app. Restoring my backups. Not cool

  • Harsh Karn

    Camera works with HTC Sensation (CM10). Bur sphere says ‘Sorry your device is not supported’ 🙁

    • Dylan Marck

      Android Police patched it a bit to get around hardware compatibility. Try that.

      • Harsh Karn

        Yup. Got that one. Works awesome :).

  • Dylan Marck

    Your source should be updated to accurately reflect where it actually originated.

  • Gregory L. Taylor

    Well I tried it on my SGSII running 4.1.1 and it loaded up and everything but when I go to photosphere it says my device is not yet supported…..:sadpanda:

  • Is this working well with the VZW GNex?

    • Dylan Marck

      Yes. That’s my only device, and considering everything, yes, yes it works just beautifully :).

      • Just flashed twice. Force closes immediately. I’m on mwalts JRO03O root deodexed stock 4.1 Rom. Any ideas?

        • Dylan Marck

          Try getting on 4.1.2.

  • ddevito

    doesn’t work – Bugless Beast

  • LewisSD

    anyone try this with any other phone, particularly the S3… Screw it, Im going to give it a try and see what happens!!!

  • AC Chantharath

    Would this work for my Droid Razr Maxx HD????

  • jonathonflores


  • Buckoman

    So i didn’t see that this was basically only for the Galaxy nexus and decided to flash it on my galaxy s3. Works perfectly even on ICS.

  • Help mine FCs and I only have GalleryGoogle.apk in the folder

  • nightscout13

    Is there a way to get this on GS3 unrooted?

    • Justin Swanson

      Most likely not unrooted. If you were rooted you might be able to…

  • duke69111

    It appears silly faces are gone.

  • Guest

    Google has really outdone themselves this time. Here’s the commons area of my apartment complex.

  • Travis Shepherd

    the only trouble I am having is photo sphere not populating at all, I can take the picture, but it shows up as a fuddled up mess of panorama.

  • Erik Cho

    Words can’t explain how awesome this is. The new way to change the settings makes things a whole lot more convenient and usable too.

    In the past I never bothered with adjusting the exposure, but this definitely makes me want to use the settings more in depth like I would with my Nikon.

  • Alex

    Anybody have the .png icon to use?

  • Adam

    Filter button does not work, just causes FC. Sphere mode is a little buggy, seems to work ok if you make the photos a square or rectangle only

  • kselby

    Doesn’t matter since you are still using the same crappy Galaxy Nexus camera. No software can fix that.

    • kselby

      Why the down votes? You guys actually like the GN camera? I can’t stand it! The rest of the GN makes up for it though.

      • It seems to work pretty well when I use Camera Zoom FX

  • Will Ng

    Works on 4.1.2 no problems

  • Russell Sprague

    anyone else experiencing bad focus? The auto focus never focuses correctly unless I focus before pressing the picture button

  • CivilDroid

    All works the RAZR except the sphere function… bummer

  • Works great on Tmo GSII! Well except for video (at least for me) – Can still use old camera for that though.

  • Armel Tenkiang

    force closes =(

  • Jose Lopez

    Man im not rooted anymore, wish I could keep my angry birds data if i jumped on the rooting bandwagon again. LOL

    • Frank

      If you’re unlocked you can root without losing anything

  • Besides a full suite of filters, the photo editor now provides advanced controls like exposure and both RGB & per-channel curve adjustment. #winning

  • Mostly working on my HD2, filters and camera no problem, Sphere tells me device not supported but gonna try and change device name see what happens when I get home.

  • Damn! Love the android community!! Flashed both the 4.2 keyboard and camera and they work great. Thanks!

  • Guest

    This is awesome. My first attempt at a PhotoSphere. The full resolution file is incredible. I had to significantly shrink this to get Disqus to accept it.

  • Threepwood

    On aokp the buttons on the right side(like the one to finish making the sphere) are missing or cut off any fixes?

  • Leonard Gurrola

    pretty cool! but my galaxy nexus is showing its age, its not a smooth experience. would overclocking it make it easier ? liquid smooth rom jb

    • SeanBello

      probably. I’m overclocked to 1350 and no problems

    • Steve Benson

      I’m on Bugless, stock kernel, default clock speed and it’s as smooth as anything else in JB. Your Nexus isn’t showing its age, Liquid Smooth isn’t really all that liquidy smooth to begin with.

      • Leonard Gurrola

        Ahhh okay, time to switch Roms I guess. But before I do , is the 3d view working for you ? When I try it just crashes and reboots my phone. Or freezes

        • 3D “sphere” view FCs for me too. I can look at it on my computer in google+ though.

          • ddevito

            yeah, give it a few days, someone will figure it out. Cheers

          • Leonard Gurrola

            Seriously ? Hahaha okay I gotta try that they

  • Ilya

    Kinda works with my rooted (MeanROM ICS) HTC EVO 4G LTE.

    Can use the camera in normal modes but when I go to Photosphere I get:

    “Sorry, your device is not yet supported.
    Model: EVO (HTC)”

    • SeanBello

      well it says for gnex only lol

  • Jackson

    I can take the sphere but can’t view it any options?

  • TSY87

    the camera seems to work fine, very fast etc on my vzw nexus, however, photosphere does a terrible job at blending the images. Maybe its because im testing it inside my office? I’ll try some outside later. Filters also do not seem to work, keeps crashing

  • Jon

    Flashed with ROM manager on my rooted GNEX. Neither Camera nor Gallery work at all now. tried opening camera and got “Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped”

  • Ethan Besbris

    Running on AT&T S3 running TW JB.

  • Tony Allen

    I downloaded and installed one this morning to play with but no HDR and no PhotoSphere, do those work on this version? does this replace the camera app or does it install alongside?

    • derek connolly

      Installs alongside. If you look in the app drawer there are two camera apps. I just disabled the original one in settings

  • Rob

    Hopefully whenever the Galaxy S3 gets the JB update it will be to 4.2 and not 4.1 so I don’t have to wait even longer for PhotoSphere.

    If I was still on AT&T I would totally be buying a Nexus 4. Damn you Verizon!

    Edit: and yes, I know you can root and get it now, blah blah blah.

  • Working fine on my SGS3 running AOKP

  • Guest

    This is awesome. Here’s my first attempt. The building I work at.

  • sixohtew

    works fine on my galaxy s3 running cm10

    • sixohtew

      edit: im running m2 not a nightly

  • Would this work on a nexus 7

  • I can’t thank you enough!!! This thing seems liike heaven!! 😀

  • New zip here: http://d-h.st/lVe

    Has new lib for the gallery.

    • chanstar

      So we flash this zip over the current 4.2Camera.zip?

    • GNexed

      This worked like butter… thanks a lot. Running AOKP M1on my VZW GNex. Follow these instructions:
      1. Download new zip above
      2. Delete stock system camera .apk file
      3. Make sure new zip is located on root of SD card
      4. Reboot into recovery & flash
      5. Reboot and enjoy (no renaming needed at all)

  • “Unfortunately, Gallery has stopped.” after flashing. Stock, rooted Gnex. Flashed through TWRP. Fixed permissions. Wiped Cache. Any other ideas?

    • Jroc869, Cool story bro

      same problem here

    • Mine was doing the same thing. just use ES explorer like the comments above suggest and change GalleryGoogle.apk to GalleryGoogle2.apk.

      • David Cosme Jr.

        Tried that, but problem still persists after a reboot.

        • FNDelta

          Same thing is happening with me. I just can’t view in “Sphere mode”

    • Same issue. Changing the name in ES File Explorer didn’t help :/


    I clearly did something wrong i have two galleries and camera icons. I just booted into recovery and flashed. What did I miss? Thanks!



  • Hm. On Bugless Beast and after changing the Gallery.apk so I could use this, my CDMA radio is broken. I can’t place calls or send SMS messages, but I have a strong 4G signal and can access data just fine.

    Any ideas? Reboot didn’t help.

    • misterwight

      Gallery, or Gallery2?

      • Sorry, Gallery2. Just to be clear, the new camera works great. Just can’t place or receive calls or texts. lol

    • Whew. False alarm.

      Turned the power off, pulled the batter, removed the SIM. Put everything back, rebooted, and now CDMA functions working again.


  • mgamerz

    I can’t get it to view anything like street view, it’s a flat panorama mode so it looks warped.

  • Will this work on my Motorola Droid? 🙂

  • Has anyone been able to view the photo sphere on their phone? Once I open the image in the gallery and click the photo sphere icon nothing happens.

    • Chris Pinola

      can’t be done yet, no one has been able to find the apk that the spherical viewer is hidden in. share it to G+ for the time being and check it out from a browser.

  • EvanTheGamer

    HELL yeah! Doing this now.

  • UPDATE: Yes confirmed working on the S3. Works very well actually.

  • monkey082506

    Camera works fine on AOKP Milestone 1 (flashed with TWRP). However, when I use photosphere and hit the G+ cirlces on the bottom left or the World icon on the bottom right it force closes…

    • amosk


    • Chris Pinola

      those buttons actually activate the new “filters”, the one on the right is just a shortcut to the “tiny planet” effect. if you FC when you hit them, it usually means you don’t have the libjni_filtershow_filters.so file in your /system/lib directory. get it here: http://www.4shared.com/file/K5AKU0aJ/libjni_filtershow_filters.html

      then push it to /system/lib, chmod 644, reboot, and you should be good.

      • jofficus44

        Awesome! That totally fixed my issues – who needs instagram when you have all of these filters and photo fixing tools built right in?

      • Any links where I don’t have to sign up?

      • Sam G

        Can you explain the last line to a noob? Please type slowly.

        • Chris Pinola

          sure! i’m guessing you just flashed one of the zips? first off, you CAN do this all from your phone, but I think its easier if you connect to your computer via ADB (either USB or via the network will do). if you’ve never used ADB, there’s plenty of guides available and that’s kinda outside the scope of this/assumed you can get it to work (let me know if you can’t). open up a command prompt where you downloaded libjni_filtershow_filters.so (in windows if you hold down shift and right click in the folder where it resides, you can select “open command window here”). now type ‘adb devices’ (all commands are without the quotes of course) and hit enter, you should see one line of text underneath “list of devices attached”, if not, make sure your USB cable is connected and USB debugging is enabled on your phone. now do, in the following order:
          ‘adb remount’
          ‘adb push libjni_filtershow_filters.so /system/lib/’
          ‘adb shell’
          ‘chmod 644 /system/lib/libjni_filtershow_filters.so’
          ‘adb reboot’

          your phone should reboot and you should be all set

          • Sam G

            Perfect. Thanks a ton Chris.

          • Reallytho

            hi, i followed these instructions but i cant get passed chmod 644 /system/lib/libjni_filtershow_filters.so.could you please help? thanks

          • Chris Pinola

            what happens when you try to run it? have you verified that the file actually made it your lib directory?

          • Reallytho

            it says device not found…how can i verify this? sorry for the noob questions but we all gotta start somewhere lol, thanks

          • Chris Pinola

            but you didn’t get that error when you tried to do adb push or adb shell? it sounds like you’ve never used adb before and dont have the drivers installed. there’s a million tutorials on this, Google “galaxy nexus adb tutorials”

          • Reallytho

            hey thanks for the help, i flashed an updated file from xda and it works perfectly..thanks again.

          • Chris Pinola

            lol that works too, glad it works!

  • Flashed with PA 2.5 on VZE GNex and now I have 2 camera APKs. The new one works fine, though. 🙂

  • Booyah

    GNex developer support is amazing. This is why I don’t need a Nexus 4.

  • C-Law

    On bugless beast. Installed the one on xda with the fixed lib files. Editing is working great.

  • Alex Russo

    Gallery crashes when trying to view the 3d panorama

    • Justin Fosco

      Same here.. . Bummer

    • Brian Spearman

      Same, but I have it set to auto upload to G+, and I checked and you can view them just fine there 🙂

    • CodeToJoy


    • Mine was doing the same thing. just use ES explorer like the comments above suggest and change GalleryGoogle.apk to GalleryGoogle2.apk.

  • i tried it on my R2D2 already knowing it probably doesnt work. and well it didnt lol.

  • Bill Stebbins

    Working fine on my GS3 on CM10 also

  • Chris Malkiewicz

    Okay…Stupid question Got it working no problem… but now I have two cameras and two galleries. How do I delete the original?

    Disabled them for now.

    • Chris Pinola

      gotta remove (but backup somewhere safely first) /system/app/Gallery2.apk

      the 4.2 one should be /system/app/GalleryGoogle.apk

      oh, and then reboot!

      • Chris Malkiewicz

        @trogdor3222:disqus you are the man! Thanks for the help!

        • Chris Pinola

          glad i could help 🙂

  • David Larsen

    Anyone tried it on CodenameAndroid?

  • Chris Pinola

    guys you don’t necessarily HAVE to have a GNex to get this to work. I stayed up way too late last night with some folks from Android Central who were trying to get this working (and eventually did) and some were getting it to work on the GSIII among others. i’d recommend trying it the manual way, there’s way too many versions of this zip floating around. http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-rooting-roms-hacks/220830-jelly-bean-4-2-camera-9.html#post2280885

  • Sirx

    What mean by “root of your phone storage”? Just “”, then?

    • Yep

    • asianrage

      Any location you can navigate to in CWR.

  • ArrowCool

    Worked for me on my VZW G-Nex running CM10m2.

    Gonna play with it some more this afternoon.

  • NorCalGuy

    Got the app working but can’t figure out how to end the picture

  • Anyone having issues with landscape to portrait transitions? it seems to not like that.

  • BrandonWhite116

    Nothing happens when its installed on Bugless Beast 4.1.2

    • Steve Benson

      For those on Bugless:

      After you flash in recovery, boot back up and go to system/app and rename Gallery2.apk to Gallery2.bak. Reboot and you’ll have the new camera and gallery.

      • You rule. Although, this appears to have broken SMS for me. Time to reboot!

  • On Bugless Beast 4.1.1. Flashed with CWM. Rebooted. Still the old camera.

    • Look at what Curtis posted above

    • Abgar Musayelyan

      Check Curtis’ fix posted below. Same issue with mine and it’s fixed now.

  • ksat

    Oh man – what I would do for a rooted GNex right now! My stock w/ unlocked bootloader is S.O.L. I guess!

  • i want this on my galaxy s3

  • Sphere works, but when it starts to stitch it FCs on Liquid Smooth.

  • working perfectly for me gnex aokp milestone 1 with twrp

  • I am following instruction #4 and making a backup, just in case… This back up seems like it is taking way longer everyother backup. I want Photo Sphere now!

  • rangleskov

    followed instructions and got nothing. Gnex with BB.

  • Steve Edholm

    What happened to the gallery shortcut? I am not a fan of that, but otherwise I really like it.

    • Just swipe right on the screen and you go into the gallery 😉

      • James Baranowski

        You can swipe pictures in the gallery up or down to delete them

  • Ian Roy

    I followed the post on androidcentral and it works like a champ for my GS3

  • Hunter

    Doesn’t appear to have changed anything on BuglessBeast 4.1.1….. anybody else get this working?

    Edit: Thanks to Curtis.

    Steps to get it working if nothing changed after flashing and rebooting:
    $adb shell
    #mount -o remount rw /system

    #cd system/app
    #mv Gallery2.apk Gallery2.apk.bak
    $adb reboot

    • Curtis

      I had the same issue. If you flash it and don’t see the new Camera app, go into /system/app and rename Gallery2.apk to Gallery2.apk.bak or something like that. If you reboot after that the OS will see the new Gallery (and Camera) app instead.

      • rangleskov

        that worked for me and i was having the same problem.

      • This worked for me on the latest BB. Thank you!

      • Hunter


      • Thanks for the tip! That worked for me too.

      • Jackson

        This worked on lte aokp 10 and twrp for me

      • misterwight

        Brilliant, thanks.

      • Adam

        I see there was a new BB build posted yesterday. Anyone know if this APK is included in the build?

        • rodney11ride

          no it is not included… my guess is that when the new official build is released he will update all that

      • Dale Spencer

        how do you rename the file? i tried doing it through “OI File Manager” and it said it couldnt be renamed.

        sorry for the noob question.

        EDIT: i used ES file manager and in “Root Settings” i enabled root explorer, up to root, and mount file system. then, navigating up to “gallery2.apk”, i was able to rename the file successfully.


        • I was having this issue as well. Good work.

        • Larizard

          Thank you! worked like a charm after i did this.

      • arthur

        for some reason it says it can’t rename file , any sugestions?

        • Nathan O’Donoghue

          Make sure you have the file system mounted in R/W mode (read/write), not just R/O (read only) mode. I had to toggle that in Root Explorer to get it to work.

      • Jason

        Worked like a charm…Thanks for the heads up

      • Havoc70

        Doesnt work i dont have a Gallery2 in the list

        • I had the same issue. Change the Gallery.apk to Gallery2.apk Or GalleryGoogle.apk to GalleryGoogle2.apk. Problem solved.

    • It doesn’t work for me here, installed, rebooted, same camera and gallery as before, also with bugless beast
      Edit.. that’s working for me, thanks Curtis

    • palomosan

      I think most people running a rom that’s AOSP should be ok after installing the app, the only thing is that now I have two camera apps

    • snowblind64

      I simply used root explorer to rename the gallery2.apk. This comes in handy if you’re away from your computer.

    • 4n1m4L
  • It works on my stock, rooted S3, photosphere part even. Edit: swiping to see my photosphere image yields no photos there for some reason.

  • G_nex_owner

    Just tested in confined space. It didn’t render very well.

  • Trevor-kai Craig

    This Camera is Awesome!!!!

  • Chronon7364

    Nice! Seems to have the occasional imperfections stitching the sphere, but otherwise runs great on the VZ GS3 (w/ CM10 Jelly Bean), nice and fast. Ever since Monday, on the software side of things, this is what I’ve been waiting for.

    • Chronon7364

      Actually, the photo sphere portion seems to works fine, but the standard camera function locks up the phone with the message: “Gallery isn’t responding”. Ah well.

  • Seems to lock up the camera after I take a photo on the GalaxyS3 (CM10). I have to reboot to use it again. Any suggestions?

  • unfortunately, gallery has stopped… (crash)

    • schmaltzy

      I read that you can’t view the Photo Sphere from the gallery, hence the FC. You have to upload it to G+ and view it from there. Try that.

      • Chris Pinola

        yeah that seems to work really well for me. also you could try sharing it to google maps, which I believe makes it publicly available (crowdsourcing street view? haha)

      • mgamerz

        Just ‘share to google+’ via the sharing button?

  • mannequins

    tested with verizon cm10 for kicks… nothing happened. whatevs.

    • mannequins


  • Abgar Musayelyan

    Did nothing but make my current camera software a bit buggy. Anyone else have trouble with team win recovery?

    • Jared Fulgham

      I am on TWRP and can’t get it to go either. I’m on Bugless Beast as well. Interesting…

      • Abgar Musayelyan

        Rename worked for me. Instructions are in the comments below.

        • Jared Fulgham

          Thanks. Got it!

      • I used Clockwork, had to rename Gallery2.apk but does work on BB

  • Teng Taing

    been following this since last night. Got this up and running and even have the filters working also. If gallery gives you a FC, go into your system/app folder and look for Gallery2.apk. You may need to rename it to .bak and reboot.

    • Mike Cox

      yup this worked, thanks

  • Everything works right? I know another one had some issues.

    Edit: Like the editor would force close and such.

  • Siggy

    Score! Thanks Kellen you did all the digging for me. The threads on XDA are getting muttled.

    • I’ll go ahead and steal that “thank you” 😛

    • Dmmarck

      They should use the original one from AC.

  • jnt

    I wonder if this will work on AOKP M1 on a GS3?

  • Matt

    Do I have to rename it update.zip

    • Just follow the instructions. No you don’t.

      • Matt

        Thanks Tim

      • Abgar Musayelyan

        Tim, what recovery did you use to flash? Twirp doesn’t seem to change anything after flashing.

        • I use Clockwork Recovery 🙂

        • Curtis

          Posted this above: If you flash it and don’t see the new Camera app, go into /system/app and rename Gallery2.apk to Gallery2.apk.bak or something like that. If you reboot after that the OS will see the new Gallery (and Camera) app instead.

          • Abgar Musayelyan

            Awesome, thanks for the reply. Will try now and report back!

          • Abgar Musayelyan

            Definitely fixed it. Thanks!

      • Abgar Musayelyan

        Tim can you please add Curtis’ fix posted below?
        It seems like a widespread issue and the fix works like a charm.

    • Sean Garland

      Nope! Just slap on your phone and boot into recover then select flash zip (just like you would a new rom) let it do it’s thing then you’ll be good to go!

  • Beautiful.

  • Brian Walker

    I knew it wouldn’t be long before they got Photo Sphere working. I installed the one that was hosted on Android Central yesterday, and have been using it in school today while taking notes. It’s a great camera. Now that it’s complete, I’ll be really satisfied. Rebooting now!

  • br_hermon

    Download it fast folks! Google put out a cease and desist on Android Police and their leaked 4.2 apps.

    • thanks! was going to wait till after lunch till i saw this.

    • Erik Cho

      I was going to wait to download it till I got home right up until I saw this. Thanks for the heads up.

    • Droidzilla

      Bad form, Google.

    • i understand why they would do that, they are serving up a leaked version that doesn’t represent the current version. not like they are suing them.

  • DanWazz

    Nice! Can’t wait to play with this.

  • Aaaahhhh talk about blue balls for us S3 users!! 😉

    • schmaltzy

      I know Kellex says it’s only for the G-Nex, but if it’s BASICALLY just an apk, how hard can it be to port to the S3?

      • Can confirm this works fine on AOKP on S3

  • sweet love

    This is why no matter what knocks there are with the G-Nex that I still make sweet sweet love with it.

    • Diablo81588

      Get a room.

      • Dave

        You mean ROM?

        • jvrcb17

          I like what you did there sir.

          • Guest

            That’s what she said….

          • Hakira

            That’s what she said.

    • palomosan

      It worked like a glove, thanks to all devs and DL.

  • Awesome.

  • jeffxallen

    I am hoping for an in depth video review.

  • Roshan John

    Feel like a noob, but this is basically for flashed devices right ? only able to do this if it’s rooted?

    • Correct. This is installed through custom recovery… you must have root to have custom recovery.

    • connor

      yes, you must be rooted with a custom recovery in order to flash this camera zip file. look into using the Wugfresh toolkit you want to get rooted.

  • Abgar Musayelyan

    Absolutely cannot wait to flash this.
    I was wishing I had this when I was taking pictures of the space shuttle endeavor yesterday.

  • zepfloyd

    It may be helpful to include for Galaxy Nexus only in the title…

    • razr user

      yeah, I got so excited I was already downloading the file from my phone before I realized it was only for Gnexus users. It’ll teach me to read before downloading anything from Droid-life again. (damn, I wanted photo sphere really badly)

      • mannequins

        UPDATE: working great on my cm10 verizon gs3! nice!

    • Guest

      Seems to work well on VZ GS3, rooted & unlocked, running CM10 JB.

      • Really? It crashed on my VZW GS3. Running the CM10 nightly from Monday.

      • Jarred Sutherland

        Works just fine on mine running CM10 as well.

      • Speedyrulz8

        I can also confirm woring on my SG3 ith CM10 as well.