How to Install Pixel 2 Portrait Mode(Back/Front WORKING) on Any Galaxy Phone!

For those of you who want to get Google Pixel 2’s portrait mode on your Galaxy phone(supports all Galaxy phones including Galaxy S9+, S9, Note 8, S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, etc…etc… running Android 7.0 Nougat or 8.0 Oreo), you can now easily get it without having to buy the Pixel 2.  While newer Samsung phones like S9+ and Note 8 have live focus feature, Google’s HDR camera does much better job with portrait mode allowing you to be also much closer to your subject.  Best of all, you also get front portrait mode working, which I think is the coolest feature.

Step 1. Installation is easy, first make sure you are running Android 7.0/7.1/7.1.1/7.1.2 Nougat or Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo.  Root is NOT REQUIRED and works on all Exynos or Snapdragon devices.

Step 2. Download the Google HDR Camera at APKQuick.comDirect Download Link and install the APK file as shown in video tutorial.

Step 3. Open the camera and go into Settings->Advanced and make sure “Config camera HDR+” is set to “Nexus 6 HDR+ Auto”.

Step 4. (FOR SNAPDRAGON ONLY) If using Snapdragon device, make sure the options for S7 Exynos are TURNED OFF like shown below.

Now, try taking a photo with the portrait mode, it should work well.  If force-closes, try going into Settings again and close the app using App Recents button and restart camera.

Once you get it working, it will work well.  And yes, HDR+ also works very well so you can now use that too.

Credits – XDA

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13 Responses

  1. 12 says:

    Note5 ok . Not ok

  2. Rengan says:

    Max can you share the link to the official post of this apk? Thanks!

  3. Enis says:

    And for the lg is there any port i have an lg g5 on android 7.0

  4. Shlok Nandurbarkar says:

    I have a Motorola G5 Plus (India) and when i tried installing the app, it was not installed, but gave message that this app isn’t compatible with my device.
    Please help!
    What can i do?

  5. Abhi says:

    I have s8 running Oreo when open the camera it says camera unexpectedly closed

  6. Abhi says:

    I have tried installing the app again but still the same error(camera unexpectedly stopped)
    I have a s8 exynos variant running Android Oreo

  7. Ammu says:

    Is there any way to get it on a marshmallow device?

  8. rolando olarte says:

    the camera front take red the photo

  9. Harshit Gupta says:

    my app is working but all pics have a purple tinge to them

  10. Azza says:

    the portrait mode is perfect in my note 8

  11. John says:

    Tried on J5 2017 and when installing it says “Application not installed”

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