How to shoot 4K video and 120FPS slow-mos on your LG G2

How to shoot 4K video and 120FPS slow-mos on your LG G2
It's another week, which means we have yet another cool mod for your Android-based device is headed your way. This time around, however, we have something truly special, granted that your daily driver is the critically-acclaimed LG G2. As you may have gleaned already, today we're going to show you how you can modify your G2 in order to be able to shoot 4K video and 120 frames per second clips for slow-mos.

Before you proceed, keep in mind that your G2 needs to be running the official stock LG Android 4.4 KitKat-based software. 

So anyway, a certain developer, going by the xdabbeb nickname on the xda-developers boards, has developed a pretty neat mod for the G2 that tweaks the software behind the excellent camera. As it turns out, and even though LG won't provide official support for this, the KitKat update allows the G2 to take advantage of the above-mentioned new perks via its software. The hardware is already capable! Apart from these two tweaks, there are a number of others that you can get acquainted with from the changelog found right here. Those include an HDR Video mode, 60FPS 720p mode, and even 1600 ISO option. There are also improvements in low-light photography, and things like Normal, Night, and Intelligent Auto modes have all undergone some slight shutter speed changes. Moreover, low-light focus time has been decreased, and video frame rate has seen a hike when shooting in dark environments. Perhaps best of all, save for 4K video and the 120FPS mode, all these are available even if you're still on the now older, Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean ROM.

The installation procedure is very simple, granted that you already have a custom recovery installed (use TWRP for this guide, CWM is not officially supported!). We won't go into details as to how you can install either of those, as there's already plenty of information on the internet, and if you can't get that done, it's probably best for you to refrain from modding your device in the first place. If you're into this stuff, here's an easy root guide, and here's a guide to getting TWRP installed on your G2. You'll also need these three files:

Copy those to a folder of your choice on your G2. Just make sure to remember it, as you'll need to navigate to it in just a bit.


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G2
  • Display 5.2" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh(21.3h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Xda tweaks ftw

2. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I want to see some videos shot with the G2 at these settings 0.0

3. loccoc402

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

Hop these feature come to g2 f320 soon

4. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

can PA show some sample of the slow mo video?

5. vishu9

Posts: 252; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

Chris P. Thank you for bringing this mod to my attention, but AFAIK there isn't a way to install TWRP on KitKat software version for the G2, YET. I checked xda again and people are still trying to get it working. All software versions of G2 before 4.4.2 have been proven pliable to custom recoveries, but not this build. I suggest you please either put a note in the article, or post a source that shows installation of TWRP on software version D80020c of ATT LG G2. Furthermore, you cannot even root after updating to KitKat (unless you were rooted before accepting the update). Just wanted to clear up the info. Thanks.

8. raulx222

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

Yes it is..use Autorec ( forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2715496 ).. but you cant longer use knockcode after using Autorec

6. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2363; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Is it capped at 5mins recording??

7. sarge77

Posts: 202; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Lol nice im still kinda upset it doesnt have dvd quality video recording it skips passed 720p to 320x240 very strange.

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