This thread is all about How to Install Google Camera on Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10. Currently, CC9 Pro is only available in China, and the Indian launch is around the corner. Well, If you are looking for Gcam on CC9 Pro, this video got you covered. Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 can run G-Cam Version 7.0 and 7.2 both with Astrophotography feature enabled. This video will show you Best Simple Steps to install Google Camera on Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10. I have added some samples/camera comparison of Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 camera vs Google Camera / G Cam. The recently launched Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10 seems a powerful smartphone. starting from the price range of Rs. 30,000 (approx.) for the base variant. The phone packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G AIE Chipset. So here is the quick tutorial on How to Install Google Camera / GCam on Xiaomi CC9 Pro / Mi Note 10.
- Google Camera Version 7.2.014 APK : (Click here) / Master link
- Google Camera Version 7.0 APK : (Click here)
NOTE: I strongly recommend to use Version 7.2
How to Install the Google Camera APK on Mi CC9 / Mi 9 Pro:
- Download the GCam apk from the above download link.
- To install apps from a third-party app other than Play Store you need to enable app installs from Unknown Sources on your Android device.
- For Android Oreo or Pie version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.
- For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone. Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.
- Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app, etc) > Install unknown apps and enable Allow from this source
Best settings for Google Camera 7.0 on Xiaomi devices
- Make sure your phone supports the Camera 2 API or manually enable the camera2api on your Xioami device using Magisk.
- (Optional) You may also need to install the Google Camera Config file for your Android phone. Only use if the Gcam does not work for you.
- Install the GCam APK and open it, go to settings and then to Advanced under photo settings.
- Basic Settings (Turn On and Off the following settings) –
- Show Dirty lens warning – Turn On
- Save selfie as previewed – Turn On if you want the selfie to be as it is shown on screen.
- HDR+ control – Turn On
- Hide Icon Movement – Turn Off
- Use Mode McFly – Turn Off
- Focus Tracking – Turn Off
- Enable Google Photos – Turn On
- Maximum Brightness – Turn On if you want Maximum screen brightness when you are taking a pic.
- Raw+JPEG – Turn On if you want Raw (Raw is good for lightroom editing)
- Store Videos Efficiently – Turn On
- Quick settings – Turn Off
- HDR+ Settings –
- Compress JPG – Set to 100%
- Quality HDR+ – I set it to 32 ( your device takes too long to take a pic then reduce this a bit)
- Binary files library – default
- Pixel AWB Mod – Pixel 4 XL
- Correction auto exposure – Auto
- Exposure compensation – set to -0.2 (The photos may be a bit darker if you use this setting but you could always increase the exposure after you take the pic, this is because it is always easier to Increase exposure, Decreasing exposure in an overexposed pic will result in a bad image)
- Basic settings – Don’t change
- Saturation – Back camera (Set Highlight Saturation to 1.1, Set Shadow Saturation to 1.9), Leave Front camera on default
- Use DCI-P3 color space – Turn On
- Portrait –
- Advance HDR+ portrait mode – Turn On
- Disable Zoom – Turn On
- Save to DCIM/Camera – Turn On if you don’t want separate folders for Portraits
- Under Experimental settings disable UHD 4K in “Acceleration” mode.
- For Video settings to 1080p. For 4k setting set Bitrate to Auto. But 4K uses too much space
- Make sure that HDR+ is enabled in the Mini settings and enable Raw if you want it (Raw takes two images, one JPEG and one .DNG which is RAW)