Here's how to install the stock Android KitKat camera app for awesome 360-degree photo spheres, no root required
How to get Photo Spheres on your Android smartphone
1. Step #1
Use any type of file browser to navigate to the app you just uploaded on your smartphone. Root Browser by JRummy is what we're using here.
2. Step #2
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4. Step #4
1. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 774; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)
That's good news. Not sure if my Samsung Galaxy Ace can handle it though (it's running CM10.2 btw)
2. HermanR (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)
"Unfortunately, Camera has stopped" shows as soon as I open 360 photo or landscape phone mode on my I9505 (JB4.3)
8. Chris.P (Posts: 299; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Extract and put these in /system/lib. That should fix your issue. Goes for everyone who has your issue.
I've updated the guide to reflect this.
12. Aploine (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Takes normal photos but crashes when i go photosphere or panorama
14. Aploine (Posts: 197; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)
Sudden joy for nothing. It fails. I don't want to root my phone. Any suggestions for free apps that do the same in Google Play?
20. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Don't bother, my Superphone [is] rooted and this DOES NOT WORK; I can record but I can not "Playback", therefore, useless!!!
Worth the effort, though.
15. HermanR (Posts: 5; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)
Thanks, but unfortunately i don't want to root my device. :)
18. lackdon (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Mar 2014)
how should i extract from pc an how to find system/lib
22. Chris.P (Posts: 299; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
If you're not rooted or the guide does not work for you, you can use the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Camera app, which also has Photo Spheres.
Get it here:https://docs.google.com/file/d
Installation is identical to that of the guide, just keep in mind that this will add a Camera and Gallery app. The two are one, so removing one will remove the other. I can confirm that it worked just fine on 6 different devices, without adding the extra libraries.
Updating the post to reflect this.
3. greyhulk (Posts: 124; Member since: 30 Jun 2010)
The stock android camera app is horrible. Why would you even want to install it on any device that wasn't stock android?
5. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3593; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Just For photo sphere functionality dude.
7. _Bone_ (Posts: 2137; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
And HDR. I prefer stock app HDR over 3rd party on my Nexus 4.
9. NEO2598 (Posts: 3; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)
I'm lucky because i have aG2 and I can take photo-sphere with the stock camera app:D
13. magnanimus (Posts: 306; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
I have a G2 too but the stock camera app sucks because the viewfinder lags so much. It goes from 60fps to about 20fps in low light D: (I'm not sure if this is due to the camera hardware or the camera app. Feel free to correct me if wrong :D)
11. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3593; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
On CM 11 of course. I think this doesnt work below android 4.2. Btw thank you Chris P.
19. shashanksonth (Posts: 3; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)
the app crashes when I open photo sphere n I tried extracting n placing the 3 files in /lib folder but it says overwriting failed... my galaxy s2 is rooted n in using es file explorer
21. Chris.P (Posts: 299; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)
Mount R/W. In Root Explorer (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer) it looks like this:
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