How to enable unlimited 4K video recording on your Galaxy Note5
posted by Daniel P. / Sep 01, 2015, 5:26 AM
Thus, 4K video footage warnings pop up when you fire up this mode, telling you that the phone might become hot, and you might be restricted in the duration of your video recording. Alternatively, makers compress the output JPEG files too much, leaving you with a manageable size, but lesser amount of details in the photo. Fret not, however, as there is a way to circumvent these restrictions on your brand new Note5, thanks to an enterprising developer, who hacked the camera app to lift the more annoying restrictions. Here's what you need to do:
1. First, root your Note5 with the help of Manh_IT's Noble Kernel for the Note5 (Verizon and AT&T models needn't apply yet);
2. Download the V3.1 zip file, and extract the SamsungCamera4.apk from it
3. With a system file explorer, navigate to the system/apps/SamsungCamera4/ folder on your phone, and backup everything in there, just in case, then delete it;
4. Place the new SamsungCamera4.apk file in the system/apps/ folder, and set the file's permissions to rw-r-r;
6. Restart the Note5 and go to the camera app - if you see the KRM mark in the icon at the top of the shutter key, then the mod has been installed. The developer has done more than half an hour of continuous recording this way already, though the footage gets split in the usual 4 GB chunks of 8-9 minutes each.
source: KevinRocksman (XDA-Devs)
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 64 GB
- Battery 3000 mAh(22h 3G talk time)
Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014
Great idea. Because 'unlimited' 4K video will work so great with less than 64GB of storage.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 5:46 AM 11
Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 09, 2015
I just love the sarcasm. Who gives a s**t about unlimited 4k recording when they went back to the ice age and left out expandable storage.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 5:53 AM 7
Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014
1440p is just fine. I'd probably record my content in 1440p. 4K is nice, but it has limits and it makes your phone quite hot.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 6:09 AM 0
Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012
High data transfer makes your phone hot. From shooting, and recording all that data, it will get hot.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 6:43 AM 0
Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 2013
Ok. This note 5 has a 5-minute 4K video recording limit, but the Z3+, with a crippled SD810, can record up to 18 minutes of nonstop 4K video, that just gets warm and not that excessive heat that everyone rants about. I know, I know that review I watched was not detailed how ambient the temperature when that 4K record test was done, but that just shows SD810 phones aren't that much problematic. It's just the media and some people, which happens to be too much hyped when it comes to bleeding edge tech, drops a bad thing about those phones.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 8:51 AM 2
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