Easiest way to install GCAM on Max Pro M2
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Easiest way to install GCAM on Max Pro M2

Gautam Thapar
by Gautam Thapar
17th January
Easiest way to install GCAM on Max Pro M2
Hey guys, Gautam here and today I will show how you can install Pixel 2 and Pixel 3 camera apps on Max Pro M2.

Installing Google Camera app is very easy on Max Pro M2. It is actually the easiest I have seen so far for a device. We don’t even have to enable developer options. As you can see camera2api support level is currently legacy. We need at least level 3 for Google camera app to work. 

Step 1: Fastboot Mode

So, to enable camera2api we first need to go to fastboot mode. You can go to fastboot mode by pressing and holding the power and volume up buttons together. Keep holding the buttons until you see powered by android text on phone screen. 

Step 2: Install Phone Drivers

Once you are in fastboot, connect your phone to your computer. Now if you do not have adb drivers installed then first install the drivers. You can find the link to adb drivers in video description. 
Once you download the drivers setup file, run it is as administrator. You should see the following window popup for installing adb drivers. It will first ask you to install ADB and Fastboot so type y and press enter. Next, it will ask you to install ADB system wide so again type y and press enter. ADB and fastboot is already installed on my computer so that is why it shows “nothing to be copied” but in your case it might show that 4 files are copied. 
Next, it will ask for device drivers. You can easily check whether drivers are installed or not by going to settings then apps. Noe search for google. As you can see currently only chrome shows up on my computer. That means drivers are not installed. So, in the setup window, type y and press enter. Now you will get driver installation wizard. Click next to install drivers.

Click finish to close the setup process. As you can see, windows driver package by google now shows up in apps. That means the drivers are installed.

Step 3: Enable Camera2API

Now open command prompt. Type fastboot space devices and press enter to make sure your phone is detected fine in fastboot mode. A serial number with fastboot text confirms that the phone is detected fine. 
Now type fastboot space oem space enable_camera_hal3 space true and press enter. Okay finished response means camera2api was enable successfully. 
Now type fastboot space reboot to reboot the phone. Once the phone is booted, check camera2api status. Hardware support level should now be level 3 which Pixel’s camera app will work fine.

Step 4: Test Google Pixel 2 Camera App

So, I have installed both Pixel 2 camera port and Pixel 3 camera port. Let’s start with Pixel 2’s camera port. Pixel 2’s camera app is working fine on Max pro M2. This is Arnova’s version 8. All links will be there in the video description. Normal camera is working fine, portrait mode is working and video recording is also working fine. Front camera is working fine too.

Step 5: Test Google Pixel 3 Camera App

Pixel 3’s camera port is a hit and miss. Normal camera works fine. Portrait mode is also working fine. Video works fine too. But the main issue is that front camera is not working at all. The app crashes when you try to open front camera. 


I will create a detailed comparison video between stock camera, pixel 2’s camera port and pixel 3’s camera port so make sure you are subscribed to our website so that you are first to know when the comparison is post. 

So, that’s all for this video. Thank you so much for watching and I will see you guys in my next video. 

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