You can now utilize the CameraNX 7.3 mod – also known as Google Camera app – on older Nexus and Pixel devices. The CameraNX app is basically Google Camera app with Portrait Mode and it also carries all the other new goodies that come with Pixel 2 lineup. Most talked about feature of the new Pixel 2 lineup was most definitely the portrait mode. Thanks to developer Charles_I, older device owners can now make use of this mode as well. CameraNX is an APK file which you can download and run just as any other app. The different name allows it to run side by side the official camera app. Read ahead to download CameraNX 7.3 APK and install it on older Nexus or Pixel devices.
What started off with a simple Google Camera port to provide Zero Shutter Lag ability to older devices has now turned into a rather large project which focuses on getting newer software camera features running on older yet dated devices. The best thing about this app is, you don’t need root or any other system related modification rather it runs just as any other app. You can get the latest CameraNX 7.3 APK from the link ahead.
Download CameraNX 7.3 APK – Google Camera with Portrait Mode
Attached is the direct download link to CameraNX 7.3 APK which brings the new Pixel 2 Portrait mode to older devices.
Download CameraNX 7.3: camera_nx_v7.3_ZSL.apk
UPDATE: Camera NX 7.4 is now available with more Google Pixel features for Nexus 2015 devices. Download here!
The installation of this APK is just like any other app. After installation, it would show up as an independent app. You would be able to access it through the app drawer. You can read our detailed guide below on how to install the APK and even uninstall it afterwards.
How to Install Google Camera with Portrait Mode APK Port
As mentioned before, you need to be running Android Nougat for this tutorial to work.
Step 1 – Download CameraNX:
- File: camera_nx_v7.3_ZSL.apk
Step 2 – Locate the APK you just downloaded and open it to install it.
Step 3 – If you are installing an APK directly for the very first time, you would be notified to enable “Unknown Source” setting.
Step 4 – After enabling, the app should install. The app would show up in your app drawer. Keep in mind, the stock camera app on your device would remain the same and this would work along side it.
That’s it! You can use the Google Camera app with Portrait mode directly on your phone.
If this instructions / guide was not clear enough or you are stuck somewhere, you can read our complete guide on how to install APK files on your Android device here:
How to Uninstall CameraNX From Your Phone
If you are already tired of playing with the CameraNX or you want to revert back to stock camera, use the details below for uninstalling the app.
Step 1 – Go to Settings > Applications on your phone.
Step 2 – Tap the three-dot menu icon (top right) and select “Show system apps”
Step 3 – Now scroll down and look for the “CameraNX” app. Tap on it.
Step 4 – Now, click on “Uninstall”.
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