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Flashing Guide

[Guide] Enable Camera2 API Without Root or Custom Recovery

2018-11-24 08:46:24
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Hello, MIUIer's!
How is everything? Hope everything will be fine.
Today I want to show you how to enable camera2 API without root or custom recovery.

Notes:
Do anything at your own risk. Don't type any wrong command. Don't follow this thread for Redmi Note 5 Ai/Pro (Pie) but you can follow this thread for pie.

Requirements:
• Unlocked Bootloader of your device.
• TWRP Recovery img file on your device.
• Install ADB Driver.
• Fastboot Tool.
• Manual Camera Compatibility.

Don't waste any more time, now let's start...

• First, unlock your device bootloader. If you don't know how to unlock your device bootloader then read this thread: All About Bootloader and How To Unlock Your Xiaomi Device Bootloader


• Download TWRP Custom Recovery for your device from here: Download Now
(rename your recovery any name to recovery. Don't change the file extension)



• Download FastbootTool and extract this. Download from here: FastbootTool.zip (631.77 KB, Downloads: 1826)


• Now copy or cut recovery image and past on extracted fastboot tool folder.


• Download "Manual Camera Compatibility" app from play store and check your device camera2 api enabled or not. I hope don't need to check the root.


• Enable the developer option. For this go to Settings - About phone - MIUI Version (tap 7 times).



• Connect your device with USB Cable on your desktop/laptop and select "Transfer files" from the notification panel. Then go to Settings - Additional setting - Developer option - USB debugging (enable this).



• Now hold press shift button and right click on the extracted FastbootTool folder and select "Open command/PowerShell window here."


• Type "adb devices" on the command window and press enter. Now you can see a permission request on your mobile screen. Select "Ok".



• Again type "adb reboot bootloader" press enter your device boot into the fastboot mode.


• Now type a command "fastboot boot recovery.img" then press enter and wait some seconds.


• You can see, your device boot into the fastboot mode. Now swipe the pointer and don't do anything.


• Go to the command window and type "adb devices" and press enter. if there have any problem then install adb driver. You can check drivers from device manager. Download: adbdriver.zip (9.22 MB, Downloads: 1027)




• Type "adb shell" and press enter.


• Now type a command "setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 1" and press enter.


• Type "exit" and press enter.


• Type the last command "adb reboot" and press enter. Now your device booted up.


• Go to "Manual Camera Compatibility" app and check camera2 api enabled or not.


Congratulations! you successfully enabled camera2 api on your device!!!

• If you want to disable camera2 api. Then type "setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 0". Follow all straps only change this command value 1 to 0.
• After enabled camera2 api on this way, you can get ota normally.
• If after update camera2 api can be disabled (not sure) then enable it again.
• After enabled camera2 api, I installed Gcam 6.1! everything working nicely.


If you have any question, please comment. Don't forget to share with your friend. Take care bye bye.

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2018-11-24 08:46:24
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Bro minimum custom recovery needed. so heading may need to correct if i am not wrong. thanks
2018-11-24 09:41:07

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Mainul Hasan Rohan Author | from Redmi Note 5

#2

parthopathik
Bro minimum custom recovery needed. so heading may need to correct if i am not wrong. thanks

this custom recovery isn't permanent
2018-11-24 10:17:19
Moderator, Mi Community Bangladesh

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MH Imran | from Redmi Note 4

#3

Just awesome thread.
2018-11-24 10:31:21

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Mainul Hasan Rohan Author | from Redmi Note 5

#4

MH Imran
Just awesome thread.

thanks brother
2018-11-24 10:35:23
Moderator, Mi Community Bangladesh

I ❤️ Mi

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MH Imran | from Redmi Note 4

#5

Mainul Hasan Rohan
thanks brother

Welcome brother
2018-11-24 10:45:44

Master Bunny

M. Ahsan Ullah | from mobile

#6

thanks mainul
2018-11-24 10:59:27

Master Bunny

NJ shanto | from Redmi S2

#7

Thanks for sharing
2018-11-24 11:06:49

Resource Team

Mahmud Af Nahin | from Redmi Note 5

#8

thanks for sharing
2018-11-24 11:29:19

Grand Master Bunny

$huvo | from app

#9

Thanks for the tutorial
2018-11-24 13:04:08

Mi FC President

Sumitchy806 | from Mi A2

#10

Thanks for the tutorial
2018-11-24 13:10:45
Best Regards,
Sumit Chowdhury
Mi FC President, Mi Community Bangladesh
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