Portrait Mode is certainly among the most impressive camera features on Pixel 2 and as a photo lover, you’d never want to miss even a single chance to get it on your Android phone. The good news is you won’t have to! You can now experience Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on some non-Google smartphones as well. Isn’t it cool?
Sensing the popularity of Portrait Mode, senior XDA member Charles Chow released a new APK to get Pixel 2 Portrait Mode working on some earlier Google phones like Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, and first-gen Pixel. Although the APK is much appreciated, users have found it buggy as the photos would not save in the Portrait Mode after clicking. Consequently, an advanced modification to the
app has come forward, all thanks to the tremendous undertaking of developer Arnova8G2. Now, the Pixel 2 Portrait Mode can be installed on the devices such as LG V30, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and HTC U11 running Oreo.
The best thing about the modified version of Camera NX app is that it doesn’t require root to work. At the same time, it has some flaws too. First, the app only works with the device’s rear camera. Furthermore, it doesn’t work on some devices as promised.
Enjoy Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on Your Device
Install Android Oreo Beta
Portrait Mode will work on your device only if it is running Oreo. So, you’ll have to install Oreo Beta on your Android to experience Pixel 2 Portrait Mode on your device. In case you don’t know much about how to download and install Android Oreo beta, have a sneak peek into our guide.
Install the GCMod5 App
After you’ve installed Oreo on your smartphone, you need to install the modified Pixel Camera App GCMod5. Once the download is complete, tap the GCMod5 app icon in your app collection.
Note: You may need to allow your device to download from unknown sources if the download doesn’t start. To do so, open Settings > Security and check “Unknown Sources”.
After you’ve downloaded Camera NX you’ll get all traditional features as well as Portrait Mode on your Android smartphone as the app is based on Google’s camera. Portrait Mode makes the background blurred to enhance the beauty of the person in the front. Note: Portrait Mode works only when it detects a human face.
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