Download Google Camera 8.4 for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra

Last month, Samsung unveiled its new Galaxy S22-series, three phones in total – the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and the (Noteworthy) Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 family has the ultimate camera tech and productivity features in any phone. This year, Samsung introduced an array of new software features to the viewfinder of camera app – Nightography, Adaptive Pixel tech, advanced VDIS tech, and a few more. It works amazing, but just in case you’re looking for an alternative, then here you can Download Google Camera for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra.

Google Camera for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra [Best GCam]

The Galaxy S22 Ultra the reincarnation of the Galaxy Note has the best camera setup on any Samsung smartphone. On the spec sheet, the S22 Ultra has a large 108MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide sensor, and a couple of 10MP telephoto sensors. Moving to the Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus, then Samsung brings some major improvements to both hardware and software for better camera performance. Under the hood, the lineup dons a 50MP primary camera, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 10MP telephoto sensor. As mentioned earlier, the stock camera app on Galaxy S22 houses a bunch of useful features, although, the user interface of the app is similar to many recently launched Galaxy phones running on One UI 4.1.

Samsung Galaxy S22 family phones capture nice and detailed shots, thanks to the computational photography tech. Apart from the built-in camera app, you can also sideload the Pixel 6’s camera app on the Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra, thanks to the developers who have ported the app for the Snapdragon variant of the S22-lineup. The best part is, the newest version of the GCam port – Google Camera 8.4 is also compatible with the new S-series phones. You can use the goodness of the Google Camera mod port on your Galaxy, the feature list includes Night Sight photography, low-light Astrophotography, HDR+ Enhanced mode, Slo-mo video, Beauty Mode, Lens Blur, RAW support, and more with GCam 8.4 port.

Now let’s take a look on how you can download and install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra.

Download Google Camera for Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and S22 Ultra

In this article, you’ll find the GCam mod for the Snapdragon version of Galaxy S22 series phones. After doing some research, we found a couple of GCam compatible with S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra. Moving back to the Google Camera for SD S22 family, then below we attach three different mods – GCam 7.3 by Urnyx05, GCam 8.1 by BSG, and GCam 8.4 by Shamim. Here are the download links.

Before moving ahead, make sure to apply some additional settings for best performance. Also, make sure to delete the older version of the GCam app if any installed. Now let’s take a look at the settings.

For GCam_7.3.018_Urnyx05-v2.6.apk

google camera for samsung galaxy s22 ultra
  • Open the app, grant the required permissions, once done, swipe down and tap on the gear icon to open the Settings.
  • From Settings, tap on Global settings from the custom section:
    • change JPEG compression to 100%
    • change interface to Pixel 5 (redfin)
  • Go back to the Settings, now tap Advanced from General Settings:
    • enable HDR+ control
    • activate HDRnet
    • scroll down a bit and turn on Video Stabilization (OIS)
    • you can also activate 4K 60fps and 8K video recording if you want.
  • Now reopen the GCam app and swipe down on the home screen of the app, now enable HDR+ enhanced and Google AWB.

For MGC_8.1.101_A9_GV1zfix_ruler.apk

google camera for samsung galaxy s22 ultra
  • Open the app, grant the required permissions, once done, swipe down and tap on the gear icon to open the Settings.
  • Download this config file, copy the file and paste it on this location: /Download/MGC.8.1.101_Configs/ (folder).
  • Now go back to the GCam app, tap on the black space available around shutter button or you can also go to the Settings > Configs, then load the file stored in the above-mentioned folder.
  • Once done, open the app, swipe down on the home screen of the app, now enable HDR+ enhanced and Google AWB.
  • Go back to the Settings, now tap Advanced from General Settings:
    • scroll down a bit and turn on Video Stabilization (OIS)
    • you can also activate 4K 60fps and 8K video recording if you want.

For GCAM_8.4.400.42.XX_SHAMIM_V13_SAMSUNG_PACKAGE.apk

  1. At first, you need to download the config (XML) file as well as the Libs file to get this port working.
  2. After downloading both files, you need to paste it inside these folders:
    • For Config file, the location is: Internal Storage > GCam > Configs8.4
    • For Libs (extract the zip file before pasting in the folder), the location is: Internal Storage > GCam > Configs8.4 > libs
  3. Now open the app, grant the required permissions, it will crash once you give access to the required permissions.
  4. To avoid this, switch to Video mode before crashing.
  5. Now load the XML config file by tapping the blank area or from Settings, as mentioned in the above section.
  6. All done, reopen the app and start using it.

Thanks to senior XDA member (beserker15), for sharing the libs and config for this port.

How to Install Google Camera on Samsung Galaxy S22 / S22+ / S22 Ultra (Snapdragon)

  1. At first download the app from above-listed links.
  2. After downloaded, head over to the settings then enable the Unkown Sources.
  3. Now Install the Google Camera.
  4. Once done, open the app and allow the app permissions if any needed.
  5. That’s it.

All done. Start capturing blazing and great photos directly from the Galaxy S22 / S22 Plus / S22 Ultra. We’ll also share the best compatible Google Camera for the Exynos version, stay connected with us. Also, we’ll add the updated and more stable version of GCam once available to us.

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Sources: BSG | Urnyx05 | Shamim

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By Haneet Singh

He enjoys troubleshooting with iOS & Android devices. He loves to keep in touch with the latest technology! He loves to do experiments on new Operating Systems.

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