You may then root your device by flashing the modified boot image file with the Fastboot command. The stock boot image is required not just for rooting and stock Android firmware unrooting but also for fixing boot loops.
In practice, this setting seems to improve quality on some devices, but it’s not available on all GCam versions or on all phones. It’s up to you to test and see if you can see any differences. Long shutter speeds can be used for long exposure photos, but it doesn’t work well on all phones and users often report crashes. On the OnePlus 3, long exposure times only work with the “Pixel 1” model and crashes with other models. Sometimes going a step up or down can help fixing the pink tint that affects some phones.
- Hot pixels are usually red or white dots in the picture.
- I would say if you want to try something different, do give it a shot.
- Nowadays, mobiles are not just devices to call your family or text your girlfriend.
- When you want to restore your apps or data, just hit the Restore tab.
This is a set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) that allows third-party camera apps like GCam APK to access and control the camera hardware on your device. Without Camera2API, GCam APK will not be able to function properly.
Last year hasn’t been particularly good for stock Android, and the only compelling option that comes to mind is Google Pixel 4a. If you are fascinated by the prospects of experiencing pure Android software on that rather tall screen, Moto One Action is almost the same phone, save for the differences in camera hardware. Stock Android, also known as vanilla Android, refers to an unaltered version of the Android mobile operating system. It should ideally have no modifications or additions by manufacturers or carriers. The Xperia 5 IV offers a bit less, coming with a smaller display with a lower resolution, a slightly weaker camera system, and less RAM, among other things. But it does cost a lot less, making it a more reasonable buy than its super-expensive big brother. The ASUS ZenFone 9 is likely the best option for those who want powerful specs in a small package.
Speaking of which, the custom ROM scene has seen a drop in popularity over the last few years. This is partially due to some ROMs dying out, but it’s mainly because most people are fine without a custom ROM.