Modded Google Camera APK With Night Sight Available for Download
The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL had little in the way of surprises, as a slew of leaks preceding its release told us pretty much all we needed to know about the device. However, there was one new Google Camera feature that didn’t get leaked before launch: Night Sight. Night Sight uses a long exposure time and some Google AI sorcery to greatly enhance low light photography.
The feature didn’t ship with the Google Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL but is said to come sometime next month in an update. Now, XDA Developers have what seems to be a more functional version of Night Sight in a barely-modded Google Camera app that works on all Pixels. The functionality appears to have made its first appearance in version 6.1.013.216795316 of the app which began to roll out today. It brings the new UI and most notably, a functional Night Sight feature, as first confirmed by a member of XDA.
The member in question is; cstark27 is a Google Camera modder best known for his work on the port for the OnePlus 6 and LG devices. The modder sent XDA the modded APK, which they tested on Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel. It is reasonable to assume that it will work on the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL also.
When you open the camera app, and it detects you’re in a low-light situation, it’ll prompt you to “try Night mode.” You can access the new mode by going to “more” and then selecting “Night.” Here, the camera shutter has an icon of a moon that, when pressed, asks you to hold still while it is “collecting light.” In the Google Photos app, you can see which of your shots were captured with Night Sight by the moon icon in the top right.
The modded APK is available for download using this link. It’s signed with his key rather than Google’s and has a different package name so that it won’t install on top of the original camera app. It’s a separate app that you’ll have to open from the app drawer. For now, the app will only work on Pixels, but we can expect a mod for other devices to show up shortly.
News Source: XDA developers