Turn your Xiaomi’s not so good camera into a Google Camera with HDR+ with this simple hack


Turn your Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4a, Mi Max, Mi Max 2, Mi Max Pro and the Redmi 4 cameras in HDR+ with this simple Google Camera with HDR+ hack

The Chinese smartphone maker, Xiaomi brings out great smartphones but if you are a Redmi owner, you will have noticed one thing – bad cameras. Xiaomi’s Redmi series Android smartphones boast of the top of the line specs but fall short when it comes to the camera. One of the examples in the Redmi Note 3, where Xiaomi itself had agreed that the Redmi Note 4 was launched to overcome the camera issues in the previous model. But did it get better? Probably a little bit. It is not that Xiaomi cameras are bad, especially at the price that they come in. But can they get better? Yes. A simple Google HDR+ hack may do it.

One of the prime examples in the Redmi Note 3 which had a really bad camera that Xiaomi had to publically accede to the fact and promised Xiaomi Android smartphone buyers that its Redmi Note 4 would have a better camera. However, Redmi Note 4 has come and gone and now Redmi Note 4a is being marketed by Xiaomi but the camera issue still persists.

How to make your Xiaomi Redmi Note, Redmi Note 4, Redmi Note 4a, Redmi Pro camera HDR+ with this hack

To be frank, Xiaomi gives you great smartphones at midrange budget so expecting an HDR+ camera from it is not warranted but you can make your any Xiaomi Redmi smartphone camera like Google Pixel’s HDR+ camera. Yes. A simple Google HDR+ hack may do it.

Xiaomi is known to bring exceptional features on its Android smartphones at cheap prices. While its phones have boasted of their performance and hardware, the camera has in general been a bit of a disappointment. Even its top Redmi Note 3 had great specifications but clicked average images. Later, phones like Mi Max and Redmi 3S did not do much to improve Xiaomi’s image. While the Xiaomi Mi 5 rivaled the OnePlus 3, it failed in the camera department. However, now all Xiaomi Redmi and other Android smartphones can have the best quality Google Camera HDR port with this hack.

Do remember this hack required your Xiaomi Redmi smartphone to be rooted

The Google Camera HDR+ hack was developed by our friends at the XDA Forums and can be used on any rooted Xiaomi Redmi smartphone. The hack needs you to root your Xiaomi Redmi smartphone and change the enable Camera2 API to get the best quality Google Camera HDR+ on your smartphone.

Also, remember this hack works only on smartphones which come with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 processors

You can download the Google Camera HDR+ Mod from here. The latest version 4.0 is available here. The best part of the software is that you will not have to change the settings manually. It is normally integrated with your camera app and works smoothly. However, you will still need to root your device, which is not a highly recommended process.

The mod also works on other Android smartphones powered by Snapdragon 820/821 and 835 processors as given below:

OnePlus 3
OnePlus 3T
OnePlus 5
Samsung Galaxy S8

However, if you are happy with your above smartphone cameras you needn’t go for the mod. If you want to, do remember, you will still need to root your device, which is a bit of nerdy process.


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