GCam for Asus ROG Phone 5 and ROG Phone 5 Ultimate Edition are now available for download. In this guide, we have curated a list of best Google Camera Mods for ROG Phone 5 along with a guide on how to install it properly to get the best results.
The latest versions of Google Camera Mods also come with a configuration file (in XML format) which you need to load into Google Camera (we’ll tell you how) to get the right results.
Download Google Camera APK for ROG Phone 5
Here are the Google Camera APKs available for ROG Phone 5:
Note: The recommended version will always be first in the list.
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Note: How to load Google Camera Port XML Config File?
How to Install GCam on ROG Phone 5
Step 1: Download the GCam APK file from the above download links and copy the APK file to the internal storage of your phone.
Step 2: Open the file manager app on your phone and go to the folder where you have copied the GCam APK File.
Step 3: Simply tap on the APK file to start the installation process. If this is the first time you are sideloading the an APK file on your device, you may be asked to allow installation from unknown sources. Simply follow the on-screen instructions and you should be good.
Step 4: Tap on the ‘Install’ button to begin the installation process.
Step 5: When the GCam installation is successfully completed, simply go to the app drawer on your phone and click on the Google Camera app icon to launch.
Note 1: Some of the Google Camera APK files come with configuration files. If yours did come with one, see here on how to load the XML file: How to load Google Camera Port XML Config File?
Note 2: If the Google Camera app does not open or it force closes, follow these steps: Go to Settings > Applications and find Google Camera. Wipe data and cache and try again.
GCam for ROG Phone 5 – Frequently Asked Questions
Which version of GCam APK is the right one for ROG Phone 5?
Please note that GCam for any device is a work in progress and ROG Phone 5 is no exception. Developers constantly release updates to the GCam and they do their best to make sure all the functionalities work as expected.
Do I need root to install GCam on ROG Phone 5?
Absolutely not. You can install GCam on ROG Phone 5 without root or Magisk or any of that stuff.
Is it safe to install GCam APK on ROG Phone 5?
100% yes. You do not have to worry about it. Reputed and recognized developers work on the official Google Camera APK file to make it compatible with other devices. The GCam APK is safe to install on your device.
Is Camera2API needed for GCam to work.
Yes. Most modern Android devices come with Camera2API, so you shouldn’t worry about it. Also, you can easily check if your device has Camera2API by following this guide: Does My Phone Support Android’s Camera2 API? Find Out.
Why do I need to load the GCam XML File for ROG Phone 5?
The XML files are nothing but a bunch of settings recommended by the GCam developers. All the recommended settings are exported in an XML file so that you can easily import it and use it.
How to load the XML file in the GCam?
Glad you asked. Here’s how: How to load Google Camera Port XML Config File?
XML File is missing for the GCam I downloaded.
Please note that the XML file is only necessary for certain versions of GCam APKs. If there isn’t one, then maybe you don’t need one for that particular version.
Where can I get updates for ROG Phone 5 GCam APK?
Due to the constantly changing nature of the GCam, it is impractical to post all the updates here. But getting an update for a GCam is easier than you think. In Google Camera app that you use, you should be able to see the developer’s name. A simple google search with GCam <developer name> would point you in the right direction.