For those of you with any Samsung Galaxy smartphone(such as Galaxy Note 8, S8+, S8, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, etc…etc…), you can now get Google HDR camera working on your phone with BOTH front and back portrait mode working.
The only requirement is that you are running latest Android 7.0/7.1.1/7.1.2 Nougat or Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo. For older devices that Samsung have not updated to Nougat and beyond(such as Note 5), you can install a custom Nougat ROM to get this feature working on your phone. Also works for both Exynos/Snapdragon models (setup is a little bit different for each).
Simply download the APK file and install:
What is an APK File?
APK File is a file/app that can be installed on any Android smartphone or tablet. Using an APK file, you can install Android apps manually on your Android device.
You do not need a rooted Android device to install APK files. For installation instructions, please see below.
Instructions on get it working correctly:
- Set “Config camera HDR+” to “Nexus 6 HDR+ Auto” in Settings->Advanced.
- For Snapdragon devces, also turn off “Correct bayer pattern on S7 Exynos front cam” and “Correct white level on S7 Exynos front cam”.
If you have trouble getting it working, try force-closing app in Settings a few times but once you get it working it will work flawless.
Credits – XDA
How to Install APK Files
You will need to make sure Unknown Sources is checked ON in Settings to install APK files. We do recommend you to use a file explorer app such as ES File Explorer, available on the Play Store for free, to install these apps.