Google Camera Apk for Redmi Note 5 Pro and MIUI 9,10 {Gcam} Without Root


Gcam (Google Camera) is one of the best cameras which clicks the perfect shot in HDR & Portrait Mode and you might also be looking for the Google Camera for Redmi Note 5 Pro or your Android mobile phone. Google Camera is officially not available for all the devices but still, there are some alternate ways which will let you enjoy the GCam feature on any Android mobile phone.



Here in this guide, we will talk about the Google Camera for Redmi Note 5 Pro device. We have shared the complete guide on using Gcam for Redmi Note 5 Pro or you can use it on MIUI 10 device. To install the Google Camera on your phone you have to enable the Camera2API on your device. Camera2API can be enabled via flashing the file.

You might be wondering that if I install the file via TWRP then I have to root my mobile phone which will not let you receive the OTA updates. But you do not need to worry as in this article we are going to share a method to install Gcam on MIUI 10 without Root access. That means you don’t have to root mobile for installing the Google Camera and you will keep receiving the OTA updates on your device without hassle.


Google Camera {Gcam} Apk for Redmi Note 5 Pro
Google Camera Apk

Gcam for Redmi Note 5 Pro/MIUI 9,10

Before installing the Google Camera make sure that your device’s bootloader is unlocked. If you have a bootloader unlocked device then you are ready to install the Gcam on your Android mobile phone. Below we have shared the step by step guide to using the Gcam on any Android mobile phone.

WARNING: We are not resposible for any damage caused to your device by using the below method. You may lose all the data of your phone so it is recommended to take full backup of your device before starting.

Files to Download for Using Google Camera on MIUI 10/Redmi Note 5 Pro

  • Download SDK Platform Tool for Windows to run Fastboot Commands from here.
  • TWRP file for Redmi Note 5 Pro from here.
  • Root Checker app for Android.
  • Download Google Camera Apk file from here.

How to Install Gcam {Google Camera} and Enable Camera2API

  • At first download, the SDK Platform Tool on your PC and paste the TWRP Image file {twrp.img} in the folder.

TWRP Redmi Note 5 Pro



  • Now open the Settings of your mobile phone and then move to About Phone section.
  • Now tap on MIUI version 7 times continuously to enable the Developer Options of your mobile phone.
  • Now open Settings again and move to Additional Settings Developer Options and enable the USB Debugging.
  • Then connect your mobile phone with the PC via USB Cable and a popup will appear to click on the Allow USB Debugging.
  • Now open Platform-Tools folder on your PC. Hold the Shift Key on your keyboard and right click on your mouse in the empty area of the screen.
  • Now click on “Open command window here”.

open command prompt windows

  • Enter the following commands to check the connection between your mobile and PC. Command will show the status and the serial number of the device.

adb devices

  • To boot your phone in fastboot mode, enter the following command

adb reboot bootloader


  • Now your phone will be in fastboot mode. To boot the TWRP file enter the following command:

fastboot boot twrp.img

  • After that, your device will boot in TWRP mode. On the TWRP screen tap on “Keep Read Only” button.

twrp home

  • Let the device be connected with PC.
  • Go back to the Command Prompt and enter the following command to check the connection of mobile phone with PC.

adb devices

  • This command will show device status and serial number.
  • Here we will need to make some changes in the build prop to enable the Camera2API.
  • Enter the following command:

adb shell

  • Now the adb shell will be opened and you have to enter the following command to enable the Camera2API

setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 1

  • Enter the exit in command prompt to exit the adb shell.
  • After that you have to reboot your device, you can reboot the device via recovery or enter the following command

adb reboot

  • Boom! Once you reboot the device then your mobile phone will have the Camera2API enabled and the TWRP recovery will be removed from your device automatically.
  • After that install the Google Camera Apk file on your mobile phone which we have shared above in the post.
  • That’s it, Now you can enjoy the Google Camera on your mobile phone without root and any issue.
  • To be sure about root you can download the Root Checker application and check whether your device is rooted or not.
  • Your device will not be rooted and you will receive the regular OTA updates on your mobile phone.
  • If in future you want to disable the Camera2API then follow the all above-mentioned steps and enter this command “setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 0” where you had used this command setprop persist.camera.HAL3.enabled 1

FINAL VERDICT:

So, here was the complete guide for MIUI users to run the Google Camera or Gcam on MIUI 9,10. If you follow above-mentioned guide then you can install the Google Camera on your mobile phone without root. Hope that helps you in using Gcam on Android.

If you are having any trouble or have any query related to Google Camera then you can ask that in the comments section below. We would be happy to hear from you. If you want to install the Google Camera on any other Android Device and looking for a proper guide to install then also let us know via the comments section below.

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