The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has quickly become one of the most popular mid-range phones in India, and for good reason. With a 6-inch FHD + display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 system-on-chip, 4 or 6GB RAM, stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and a large 5,000 mAh battery, it’s not hard to see why Asus is selling out of devices. (Luckily, they have dropped their Flash sales model and now offer the device 24/7.) One of the biggest downsides of buying a budget or mid-range smartphone is camera quality — you don’t just take pictures. The quality of major devices such as Google Pixel 2, Samsung Galaxy S9, or OnePlus 6 can be found on cheap devices. Luckily, where the Google Camera ports come from.
Google Pixel’s excellent Google Camera app, with its HDR + and portrait mode features, has made Google Pixel one of the best smartphones for mobile photography on the market. The best part of the Google Camera app is that it makes all of this possible thanks to Google’s incredible software algorithms. Compared to devices like the Huawei P20 Pro with its triple cameras, the Google Pixel 2 with its single camera is no slower. This is the reason why the ports of the Google Camera app are so popular on our forums and why we have recently opened a hub for all such ports.
It is no surprise that owners of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 want a piece of the Google Camera Pie, but unfortunately installing a port is not as simple as loading an APK. This is because the Camera2API needs to be enabled in the Google Camera app, which usually cannot be enabled without modifying build.prop to a system partition (thus requiring root access.) But more recently In, users on our forums found that you can actually enable. Camera2API on the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 via a fastboot command, thus giving you access to the Google Camera port from the root!
Enable Camera2API to use Google Camera on Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
- Download the latest platform-tools for your operating system. We’ll need the latest version of the fastboot binary in it. Fastboot is used to issue commands to your device’s bootloader.
- Power off your phone and enter the bootloader mode. (Hold power and volume down when booting to enter the bootloader screen.)
- Open up a command prompt or PowerShell (Windows) or terminal window (macOS or Linux) in the same directory where the fastboot binary is located.
- Enter the following command based on your OS:
Windows Command Prompt:
fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
.\fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
macOS or Linux Terminal:
./fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
- Reboot your device.
- Now download the best Google Camera port for your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 either from our Hub or from the XDA forum.
- Alternatively, you can check whether Camera2API is enabled by using the Camera2 API Probe app from the Google Play Store.
Download the app from the link below:
Enjoy using the Google Camera port on your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1! This method works because it uses a built-in bootloader command to enable Camera HAL 3. This command was left in by Asus, so thanks to them for making this possible!
Source : XDA devs
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