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UPDATE: We've updated the links below with an install package that lets you capture and view Photo Spheres right on your handset.

One of the most popular features introduced Monday with Android 4.2 was a revamped camera/gallery app (that we got a peek at early). The camera introduces a new focus/settings UI (popping up with an "options ring" only when you need it), a refreshed gallery interface, and of course – Photo Sphere.

Photo Sphere, for those who missed it, allows users to capture 360° images of their surroundings a la Google Maps, using XML data in concert with an enormous JPG file to help you save an immersive photo experience of where you've been.

The interface, which is activated from the camera app, is an ethereal grid plane that will guide you with helpful blue dots to each frame needed for a full sphere. Besides viewing your spherical creations on your handset, you can upload the images to Google+ for a web-based 360 experience.

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As I mentioned earlier, the downloadable camera/gallery app also comes with editing options. Many of these are options we saw debuted in Ice Cream Sandwich, but it's still worth taking a quick look.

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Users can add general filters, frames, and contrast effects, in addition to custom cropping, rotating, mirroring, and a handful of other handy editing features.

The build also includes a slightly refreshed Gallery. It has the same launcher icon and overall functionality like swiping from the camera app to a "filmstrip view," but the UI is slightly updated from its 4.0 and 4.1 counterparts.

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To get the new camera/gallery on your device, you'll first of all need to be rooted. Assuming your device is already rooted, you'll just need to download the zip below and flash as normal.

Note: Original credit goes to XDA and AndroidCentral Forums but the download below contains a camera/gallery build that we patched to allow users of non-Nexus devices to capture and view Photo Spheres.

Disclaimer: Android Police isn't responsible for any harm to your device - proceed at your own risk.

Update: Mirrors taken down at Google's request.

Download:

  • Android Police Mirror #1
  • Android Police Mirror #2
  • Android Police Mirror #3
  • Android Police Mirror #4
Liam Spradlin
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  • Aca

    So... um... how long until Google asks you guys to remove the download links for this post as well? Grab'em while you can!

    • http://richworks.in Richie

      I don't think Google will ask them to remove this camera app since it doesn't fall under their proprietary app list such as Gmail, Maps, Search and others.. I think this app is still free to use and redistribute

      • http://k3rnel.net Juan Rodriguez

        This isn't the AOSP camera though, it's the GoogleGallery version (Since they've merged Camera with Gallery, having Picasa-Sync requires using vanilla Camera instead of AOSP camera).

        • Robert

          Hopefully the photo sphere code will be part of the AOSP camera and not only on the GoogleGallery, that way this feature can be merged by other OEMs in their own camera applications, but who knows maybe Google will give the code only to them. Wish the former is true

    • warcaster

      Why does AndroidPolice even comply with those requests anyway? Is it because they don't want to get on Google's bad side and not get invited to future events? Or because they are legally forced to do so? But I doubt that's the case as DMCA should only apple if you host the files, and they are only linking to the files that are hosted on someone else's website.

      So I guess they just don't want to piss off Google, but one would think they already pissed them off when they made articles like these with the links to the files.

      • Lucas Nicodemus

        It's a legal requirement to comply with DMCA takedown requests. If it's something that Google makes, they're legally bound to comply with takedowns pertaining to their products.

        Android Police is US based. If they don't comply, Google can seek legal action against them.

      • Scotty Brown

        It doesn't pay to be an asshole.

    • phinn

      Maybe while Google is at it they'll stop supporting even more loyal customers than just their CDMA/LTE ones with the Nexus 4. Then they'll put the new camera app on iOS for free like they did Google Now.

  • skitchbeatz

    Awesome!!

  • cy_n_ic

    Get it before google shuts it down :)

  • aNYthing6

    Sweet. AP rocks, as usual.

  • miloszev

    in 15 minutes Google will ask you to remove this... :P

    • John O’Connor

      4 minutes left!

      • http://www.afzaln.com/ CuriousCursor

        1 minute

        • jammer

          -27 minutes??

          • Guest

            Oh god! -4:45! That's a record!

  • schmaltzy

    This work on the Verizon GS3 (rooted of course). Cause Droid Life had an article on this about an hour ago but it only worked with the Galaxy Nexus.

    • schmaltzy

      No dice on my GS3. Flash and rebooted only to have no changes to the camera.

  • aNYthing6

    Doesn't seem to be working on CM10 - anyone else? It takes a picture then freezes.

    • http://www.anivision.org/ Christopher Bailey (Xcom923)

      I've had the same issue. I hope it gets resolved.

    • Mike

      You should check out the original thread from where everything began, I got my Gnex on CM10 to work just fine, just follow the instructions.

      http://forums.androidcentral.com/verizon-galaxy-nexus-rooting-roms-hacks/220830-jelly-bean-4-2-camera-13.html

    • skitchbeatz

      works for me on my CM10 Gnex.. although as the article states viewing them is an issue. Also, they do seem to patch the pictures together a bit weirdly especially when it comes to capturing people in more than one frame.

    • oswaldo

      galaxy s2
      cm10
      perfect !

      • sootie

        What he said^!!

        Yay for cm

      • http://twitter.com/thatguyJamal Jamal Liverpool

        Is your phone rooted?

    • Nevi_me

      Also not working on my CM10

    • votdfak

      Sphere not working on my HOX CM10, crashes after first shot.

      • Magnus Skaanevik

        Same here, everything else works (hox cm10)

        • http://www.twitter.com/heyman_guy Heymanguy

          Same with xolo q800 (unrooted) It has gyroscope too.

      • nonextstop

        HOX CM10, getting the same issue

  • http://twitter.com/BrendonSled Brendon Sled

    Please get the new swype keyboard, really really want that

  • JordanMcRae

    Made a photo sphere...put it on G+...doesn't work :/

    • JordanMcRae

      Never mind! Up and working!

    • Kris

      I also only can upload it as a normal image.. any suggestion how to upload a PS image ?

      • JordanMcRae

        They ended up working for me. Just uploaded it from my G+ app on my phone as a normal image and was able to view it as a PS on the web.

  • http://twitter.com/brewner Brian

    which should i install? does it matter?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      All five mirrors link to the same zip package, so take your pick.

  • YeisonPR

    Gosh. I love you guys! It would've taken forever for my Note 2 to have this.

  • KingRando

    Waiting for CM10 integration

    • CM10

      it works in CM10!

      • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

        I think he meant he's waiting for 4.2 sources to come out and for this camera to come to CM10 natively.

    • Sven Frenzel

      not going to happen - ever! THIS IS NOT AOSP!
      will only be available as gapps.zip package :)

  • Maxxym13

    The files on two mirrors have different names and sizes: camera42_patched.zip vs 4.2Camera_t01.zip.
    Why?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      That's my mistake. Mirror 2 was accidentally linked to an old version. The post has been updated.

      • waybe

        So which file is the newer version?

  • smthb

    does it remove the original camera/gallery apps?

    • Zoide

      No, they're still there. The Camera apps have different icons (new icon has a blue lens), while the Gallery icons are the same. The new gallery has bigger tiles.

      • smthb

        so i just flash the .zip through recovery and i get two new apps? :D

        • Zoide

          That's what happened on my phone (HTC One X running CyanogenMod 10).

      • Michael CoZ

        I've flashed and I still only have one Camera and one Gallery app in my drawer... no idea what's wrong.

  • http://twitter.com/theonlyog Steven Pelech

    Has anyone else noticed that when you pull/swipe the right edge when editing that it pulls up the history of edits made? Is that something new? I haven't ever seen it before but I rarely used the editing features.

  • John Davis

    I downloaded a version earlier today and it doesn't have the editing tools. Should I download your version?

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      The version linked above does have editing tools, so if that's something you want, go ahead and download it.

    • John Davis

      I did that. No tools still. Am I missing something. Where are they?....lol

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      This version definitely does. I created this sweet photo of my otherwise very boring window with it: http://i.imgur.com/bBD8K.jpg

      • John Davis

        should i do something to the apk in the system/app or just flash again?

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          Just flash again.

          • John Davis

            Flashed again. I now have two camera icons and old gallery icon. Shouldn't there be a new gallery icon? smh

  • http://www.facebook.com/shaneledford Shane Ledford

    How do you save a photo sphere when you are done taking pictures ? Also, if I open the new gallery then touch a folder is force closes, but I can open a picture from a file manager with the new gallery to use the editing options.

  • jamaall

    any word on when 4.2 launches for nexus 7? Does it launch when the Nexus 10 comes out (November 13th)?

  • Razvan Coroama

    Tried it! And works only the gallery is bugged.

  • Derek Edwards

    Anyway to view these on a PC? Thanks for posting this!

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Apparently you can share them to Google Plus, and they'll work there with the web viewer.

  • Michael CoZ

    Ok, I flashed this on my GNEX and I don't see a damn thing different. Is there another "camera app" somewhere in the app drawer that I am missing?!?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      There should be two camera apps then, I think. I have two after flashing on my CM10 ROM.

      • Michael CoZ

        That's what I thought too... but I flashed this file from multiple mirrors, multiple times. I still only have one Camera and one Gallery app in the drawer. And I'm on a Rooted Gnex.... lol

        • Michael CoZ

          Tried it a few more times. Still only one camera apk and one gallery apk. Most current version of CWM and all that ... so not sure what the issue is.

          • Michael CoZ

            Even tried manually pushing the app and setting permissions. Still no joy. Strange.

          • wheineman

            Same issue here. Running the latest Bugless Beast and TWRP

          • tmak

            Same here, running latest Bugless Beast and seeing no difference :(

          • tyguy829

            Go to system/app and rename the gallery and camera to .apk.bak (i.e. gallery.apk.bak (it might be called gallery4 or something). then flash zip.

          • wheineman

            This worked with the latest zip. Thanks

          • Michael CoZ

            Tried that as well. Original camera and gallery populate themselves upon reboot even though they are renamed. /face plant

          • Michael CoZ

            That must be the issue, bugless beast. I've tried this flash from multiple sites, never works. Those of us on BB are having issues.

  • http://www.facebook.com/SvenESven Svenny Sven

    Does the gallery still have problems syncing with picasa or has that finally been fixed?

    • http://dylandersen.tumblr.com/ dylandersen

      The new Gallery that Google provided actually has an option to "Sync" Google Photos. And it works, beautifully.

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    FYI, the download here is patched to allow all devices - not just Nexuses. It's different than the one you'll find elsewhere right now.

  • Zane

    This is a long shot but does it work with ICS, CM9?

    • http://twitter.com/captsmirk Leon Y.

      I flashed it on my i777 with CM9 and seems to work without any problems.

  • Gui

    How do i flash The zip file contents using The Phone? no pc nearby.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      You have to flash using a custom recovery. It's root-only, if that's not clear.

  • beshoo

    sorry for this stupid question

    i dont want to upgrade to 4.1 , i have android ISC 4.0.4 sgs3

    why dont install JB (http://code.google.com/p/android/iss...&ts=1351518184)

    can i install this files on ICS SGS3 ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/M.A.Turnbull Matt Turnbull

    It's alright, needs work. I may be doing it wrong, also i'm inside but take a look: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3817/pano20121031204221.jpg

  • http://twitter.com/FPVR96 Fernando Vasquez

    It works ok on my HTC Sensation running a "Pure AOSP" ROM. (incluiding photo spheres and viewing them on the phone).

  • Guest

    It's alright, needs work. I am inside though. take a look: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/3817/pano20121031204221.jpg

  • andrew zavala

    hmmm just flashed it on my Note (Cm10 Nightlies) and rebooted, yet the camera is still the same...

  • Alex

    Anybody have the camera icon to use? .PNG file?

    • RoinGrindwald

      Here

  • http://www.facebook.com/krisrk Kris Kenny

    Ok, so if I flash this to my Galaxy Nexus... and it works = Awesome. BUT if it FC or I don't like it, how can I revert? I like to know how to go back before doing something. And doing a nandroid backup would be an option but a PITA.

    • andrew zavala

      there is now 2 camera buttons (the new, and the old). just start using your old camera.

      • http://www.facebook.com/krisrk Kris Kenny

        Ok thank you... there is no way to uninstall it though?

    • cy_n_ic

      Just rename the original gallery2.apk.old before you flash. If you want to revert just delete the new gallery2 and check permissions are correctand reboot. The new libs will still be there but shouldnt cause a prob. If so just restore a good nand

  • Nombre

    Am I the only one have issues with the camera shortcut in the lockscreen? Swiping to it doesn't do anything even though I deleted the old Gallery2.apk.

  • Taylor Hunt

    Weird. I had it working on my d2vzw for about an hour earlier and then it started force closing. Since then I have tried everything I can think of: system wipe, dirty flash, with and without old camera app, different rom, and different install methods. Now every time I snap the first picture, it freezes and then I have no camera until I reflash the rom.

  • Reasonistreason

    I'm curious if anyone else is unable to delete the photosphere photos from their Google+ albums. Every other picture I am able to erase except for Photo Spheres

  • digital bastard

    Works on HTC evo 4g lte with meanrom & flashed using twrp.

  • http://www.facebook.com/YAYSAVERGN Eric James Salcido

    The photosphere works, but all of the images are terrible. It doesn't like up the images correctly.

    • http://AndroidPolice.com/ Liam Spradlin

      I'm guessing that as Google's own panoramic stitching logarithms get better, we'll see improvements in Photo Sphere but for now it seems that creating a decent-looking sphere takes a steady hand and some patience. It -can- be accomplished though.

    • tyguy829

      you can't spin your body or move the phone. it is based off the gyroscope so just rotate the phone, almost like pivoting the phone, tilting it up, down, and sideways

  • mattdonders

    Share on G+ to view the Photosphere - really neat!

    Can't wait to play with these now.

  • Oculoid

    Pretty crashy on my ICS SGS3...

  • ddevito

    Didn't work on my Galaxy Nexus - 4.1.2 rooted with bugless beast. Anyone else have issues? Old camera app still there

    • skitchbeatz

      The old one will stay there. it doesn't overwrite it.

  • Dylan Marck

    Original credit goes to Android Central. That's where all of the files originated. XDA merely had links that originated on Android Central.

  • Erik Patrón Coral

    Well i get a second cam app with aesome interface(cool) and now my galery is a little crashy specialy when i hit the icon with 3 circles(not cool). I have CM 9.1 in my xperia Neo maybe the icon is a exclusive functionality for JB?

  • Damon Barnum

    I now have 2 galleries on my phone. Anyone else? (Epic 4G running AOKP JB alpha 2)

    • Mohammad Danish

      Yup, same on my Galaxy S. I just went ahead and froze the original Gallery app via Titanium.

  • Oswaldo

    nice and easy

  • http://twitter.com/Loomis2 Loomis2

    I installed it fine, and I have two camera apps listed, but when I tap the new icon absolutely nothing happens. I also only have one gallery. Should there be a new gallery as well?

  • bobbutts

    Thanks for the zip format this time around!

  • JG

    Didn't notice in the article, but I'm assuming, as usual, 4.1 is required first, along with a rooted device, right....

  • Randall Walsh

    Seems to work fine on my Rooted Gnex running JBSourcery. I now have 2 Camera and Gallery Apps. Tested it in my Apt and it seems to work. I'll know more tomorrow when I test it outside in the daylight.

  • Leonard Krum

    Camera and gallery working. But "Sphere" say "not compatible whit your device" (Asus Padfone).

  • David Stallard

    Can't tell you guys how awesome this is! Love your work AP!

  • Anon

    How does this work if you use an external gallery manager like QuickPic?

  • Zoide

    Viewing Photospheres from the phone's Gallery now works! You need to install GmsCore.apk: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=33539413&postcount=281

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      We've updated the update.zip in the post with the fix to the PhotoSphere viewer.

  • Alon

    On Samsung S3, 4.1.1 build (JRO03C.I9300XXDLJ4) even didn't want to be installed

    • http://twitter.com/Derpinton Zapp Brannigan

      Works for me. Did you flash it with Rom manager?

    • http://profiles.google.com/lars.jeppesen Lars Jeppesen

      Did you root?

  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    We've updated the update.zip in the post with the fix to the PhotoSphere viewer - it now works like a charm.

    • David Stallard

      Yes it does - nice work!

    • Michael Marti

      It works perfectly now, thank you :)

    • Abhigyan Banerjee

      Any AOSP/CM ROM will do? Or device specific? HTC One X here (int'l).

    • Ranger666

      So, how do we remove the first version we installed yesterday? If I install v2, will v1 from yesterday get updated or will there now be three camera apps listed?

  • hiren

    Will this work with nexus 7?

    • Mohammad Danish

      I tried, it says you need a back facing camera :-(

  • zeezz

    Great, you guys uploaded it right after I spent 2 hours figuring it out. Should have trusted AP :)

  • Mohammad Danish

    Is it possible for someone to patch this to get the Photosphere mode to work on front facing camera too? For Devices like Nexus 7.

  • http://twitter.com/jishnu7 Jishnu

    Where can I get that new wallpaper ?

  • http://sharepress.org varma

    Video Recording, Gallery edits seems to be not working... :( phone getting hang on that..

    But Photo Spheres doing great..

    Testing on my S2 on rooted stock rom...

  • GlennStile

    THIS IS AWESOME!

  • Silas Schwarz

    camera works but crashes on skip to sphere mode
    Using Xperia Mini Pro (Sk17i) running CM9.2

  • Larizard

    installed the one from Droid Life earlier, but pressing the "edit" icon crashes it. I'm installing this one now, see if this works better. Will let you know.

  • Mark

    Flashed the first version without the working viewer. And now i tried to flash with the viewer, but it does not change anything.. help ?

  • Amishra123

    When is 4.2 going to start being pushed out on devices? Can't seem to find it anywhere!

    • http://profiles.google.com/jonbethea Jonathan Bethea

      depending on your phone? maybe 1-6 months or never

  • TeddyvN

    Is flashing this camera reversible? If it doesn't work, how to "unflash" it?

  • http://seancois.me/ Sebastian C.

    AP, you guys are too quick! Thanks for the update.

  • chrisblack757

    I9000 user here. Photosphere does not seem to work correctly, my suspicion is the lack of gyro on my phone

  • Karthik Kumar

    Works great on CM10.. Though Photosphere is a lost cause on Single-Core phones..

  • Fabi

    Works perfectly at my GNex :)
    Thank you very much for providing the file.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sglennjoseph Glenn Joseph

    what about the HDR ?? will it work on Galaxy Nexus ?

  • Tramane Moulton

    Hmmm I don't seem to be able to upload the Photosphere pics

  • Irishbiker

    Has Anyone got it sphere working on a S2?

    • warmaster

      Nope. CM10 nightlies here.

  • Hooolm

    Gallery Force Closes on my i9300 / CM10 nightly 20121030, whenever I try to access an album.

    Camera seems to work for regular pictures, but I can't make the sphere work. I keep turning around until there are no more blue dots, ad then nothing happens. User error?

  • OlliG

    VideoMode not working in Galaxy S2 with Resurrection Remix 3.1.1 Rom (Android 4.1.2)
    Nothing happens when pressing "red button".

  • Eduardo Siemann

    Working: locale pt_BR(decimal separator ",") + Photo Sphere + GPS TAG OFF

    BUG using: locale pt_BR(decimal separator ",") + Photo Sphere + GPS TAG ON
    Rom: CyanogenMod 10 (nightly 2012-10-31)

    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): Caused by: java.lang.NumberFormatException: Invalid double: "-49,040538"
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at java.lang.StringToReal.invalidReal(StringToReal.java:63)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at java.lang.StringToReal.parseDouble(StringToReal.java:269)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at java.lang.Double.parseDouble(Double.java:295)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at java.lang.Double.valueOf(Double.java:332)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.util.MetadataUtils.writeExif(MetadataUtils.java)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.util.MetadataUtils.writeMetadataIntoJpegFile(MetadataUtils.java)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.panorama.StitchingService$StitchTask.doInBackground(StitchingService.java)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.panorama.StitchingService$StitchTask.doInBackground(StitchingService.java)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at android.os.AsyncTask$2.call(AsyncTask.java:287)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:305)
    11-01 10:15:51.843: E/AndroidRuntime(6591): ... 4 more

  • underface

    it works on another device? or only galaxy nexus?

  • iTKe2k

    this is like "360 panorama", app on the play store

    • iTKe2k

      December 19 2011
      http://360.io/Z3P2GQ
      only instead of zoom there is an y axis
      and they both have the same limitation of not working well in small places
      but in open space they do look amazing

  • Jesse Cablek

    Patched v2 works great!
    Samsung Galaxy SIIx, rooted on AOKP Jelly Bean Milestone 1 via TWRP recovery

  • majid

    does the photo save as a jpg file?

  • Havoc70

    Not sure how you guys go this to work all it does it crash on my rooted Gnex with Stock 4.1.2. Had to go back to original camera, glad i made a backup

  • LjHe80

    Working for me on Paranoid 4.1.2 Galaxy Note i717.

  • Matt Johnson

    works on my Bionic running overclocked axiom ICS. Very nice

  • fred

    Working! GREAT! Thx! AOKP JB Milestone 1 flashed with TWRP.

  • Geoff Johnson

    Doesn't work on my Thunderbolt running ICS. It crashes when trying to take a 360 panorama, or when I try to edit the photo.

    • Keith Barnett

      What rom are you running on your Thunderbolt Geoff?

      • Geoff Johnson

        I was running Liquid ICS, but now I'm on Twisted's ICS build and it works fine.

  • ANDROID_FOREVER

    worck perfect galaxy s 3 Omega rom

  • linus1965

    work ferfect Omega rom galaxy s3

  • Ankush Jadhav

    App crashes as soon as i allign camera for photosphere. On htc one x :-(

  • Ankush Jadhav

    The transition of photos is giving problems.. Photosphere not working. On htc one x cm10

  • Fuel

    Video funktion doesn´t worg on Galaxy S2 - but everything eles is working fine.

  • Nigel Wong

    works fine for me north america HTC One X on codenameandroid.

    Makes sure you wipe cache and dalvik cache after flashing.

  • http://www.Nave360.com Sebastian Gorgon

    Can't take spheres, with both V1 and V2. Crashes after taking first photo - HTC One X - CM10

  • http://twitter.com/bkrickles Brian Rickles

    will this work with rooted htc rezound?

  • http://www.facebook.com/EhsanEhsaani Ëh San

    does this works on ice cream sandwich 4.0.4?

  • wwlzero

    can't downloads

  • http://twitter.com/andraanga Andrea Angaramo

    Hi! I have a galaxy s2 original 4.0.3 rom stock rooted and i have little problem.
    I have flashed this pack and the camera and also photophere works, but in the gallery i don't have the filters for the photo and i cant' see photos took with photosphere..
    P.S the icon of the camera is like the old one!

  • AndroidLvR

    This is one of the coolest upgrades Ive ever done to my phone. Thx.

  • Carlo Giovanni Lapolli

    Galaxy Note 4.04 TW not showing editing tools.

  • LewisSD

    The original apk from xda flashed just fine on my non-nexus vzw SGS3. What did you guys change in this file?

  • edmann

    The edit function doesn't work if I want to add filters. All it does is force closes.

  • George Warren

    Anyone know why, I have a rooted SGS3 stock rom. I just flashed the camera a few hours ago and when trying Photosphere after the initial picture it wont take anymore. If I click circle to take another picture it starts over. It wont let me build a 360 view.

  • http://www.savvasdalkitsis.com Savvas Dalkitsis

    The original version would shoot Photo Spheres on my international Galaxy S3 but not show them and the new one will show the ones I already shot but will crash when shooting new ones :(

    You guys mentioned that you patched the file yourselves so a crash log might be of use:

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): FATAL EXCEPTION: main

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.gallery3d.util.LightCycleHelper.createPanoramaModule(LightCycleHelper.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.camera.CameraActivity.onCameraSelected(CameraActivity.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.camera.ui.CameraSwitcher.onCameraSelected(CameraSwitcher.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.camera.ui.CameraSwitcher.access$000(CameraSwitcher.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.camera.ui.CameraSwitcher$1.onClick(CameraSwitcher.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.view.View.performClick(View.java:4084)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.view.View$PerformClick.run(View.java:16966)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:615)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:92)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:137)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:4931)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invokeNative(Native Method)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:511)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(ZygoteInit.java:791)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.android.internal.os.ZygoteInit.main(ZygoteInit.java:558)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at dalvik.system.NativeStart.main(Native Method)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): Caused by: java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.LightCycleApp.initLightCycleNative(LightCycleApp.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.PanoramaModule.(PanoramaModule.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): ... 16 more

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): Caused by: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: Couldn't load lightcycle: findLibrary returned null

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary(Runtime.java:365)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(System.java:535)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): at com.google.android.apps.lightcycle.panorama.LightCycleNative.(LightCycleNative.java)

    11-01 21:03:59.200: E/AndroidRuntime(32409): ... 18 more

  • Naor

    the video doesnt work on galaxy s2 (i9100)

  • TheMayor618

    I have Razr M rooted and running the Jelly Bean leak. Everything is working except the photo sphere. It will start and take the first picture but after that it's extremely slow and only lets me move up or down. Any ideas?

  • carlos

    Has anyone been able to get this to work on the Droid Incredible?

  • cameron charles

    the links are gone now but i thought id say, the updated version worked great for me, was getting FCs trying to view the spheres on my device now im not, for others its the veiwer that now works, when you open a sphere theres 3 buttons, the middle one is the veiwer, i dont know what the others are ment to do as they still FC the app (anyone know?) so ye middle button only

    gnex on 4.04 stock but rooted

  • Reallytho

    does anyone have the updated link they could send me?

  • master94

    Wait for io21. Apple will patent this and sue every OEM claiming they made it and it will be magical.

  • master94

    Google better have patented this, hope to see this is all the new Nexus ads on TV

  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.norman1 Thomas Norman

    I got this installed, But isnt there supposed to be an HDR mode? I saw in a few videos of the app that on the new circle menu, there was an HDR selection. Am I missing something?

  • hetal

    does this work on ICS 4.0 (rezound)?

  • http://twitter.com/REN3GADE0715 Shawn B

    It works on Xoom all except for the last editing tool!

  • waybe

    Can anyone direct me to any website which the newly updated files for non nexus devices? Many thanks.

  • louis_g

    First, it's cool to see this stuff showing up on Android, but no one should claim that there is any innovation here.What crack is the author smoking when he says "but it's without a doubt the first product of its kind that's ready for consumers"? EXACTLY this technology has been available on Windows, and iOS for years.

    Second, most of the comments about Photosynth here are wrong. Most importantly Photosynth does all the processing on the phone (no web service required) and second Photosynth has a great HTML5 and in app viewer (no Silverlight required).

    It's actually quite hard to find anything in the Photo Sphere technology that isn't copied exactly from Microsoft.

    The panorama capture UI - check - copied exactly: http://www.youtube.com/watch?f...

    The "inside of the scene." - check - copied exactly - http://photosynth.net/view.asp...

    Crowd source and upload to maps - check - http://blog.gigwalk.com/post/6...

    Embedding panorama metadata "in the image" - yep it's copied -http://www.sno.phy.queensu.ca/...

    HTML5 viewer - Microsoft's is better (even was Bing background a few days ago):http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photos...

    To see where this tech is going take a look at Microsoft labs (you know Google is):http://research.microsoft.com/...

    • worldindo1

      Dude, what crawled up your poop chute and died? The last time I saw a post this bad, it was from an Apple fanboy. If Microsoft has had it ever so perfected for the past few years, why in hell doesn't the average consumer have it? Exactly. This is STOCK in the new line of Nexus devices (if you don't comprehend what stock means, it means that all Nexus owners get to use it). If this kind of technology has been on Windows and iOS for years, why does it seem like every Windows XP/Vista/7/8 computer or iTouch/iPhone I've ever used doesn't even have anything remotely close to it (albeit iOS 6, which has panorama)? You do know what a consumer is... right? Consumer is the word used for the average buyer who won't go out of their way to modify what they have. A majority (and I mean MAJORity) of Windows and Crapple consumers are illiterate when it comes to modifying/jailbreaking/rooting their device or OS. So don't just go bashing the author because he said, "but it's without a doubt the first product of its kind that's ready for consumers." I think nearly any person here would agree that he couldn't have been any closer to the truth. And with that, I bid you adieu.

      • lou_g

        If I'm reading you correctly, the innovation here is Google copying Microsoft's technology into the stock camera - impressive

        "post this bad" - why because it has actual content.
        "jailbreaking/rooting" - who said anything about that you bonehead; I'm talking about installing the Photosynth app, available on iOS and Windows Phone.

  • http://twitter.com/duanemck Duane McKibbin

    Photo sphere not working on my HTC One X with CM10 nightly. It asks me to align it and it takes one pic, then the whole app disappears, not event a 'Not Responding' dialogue.

  • PanchoPlanet

    Any chance this will work on my Sam Gal Tab2 running jellybean 4.1.2?

  • Yahs

    does my phone need gyroscope? I have a Sony Xperia U ICS and the only thing is that never align to start

  • Kenny

    Sooo... what's the point of this article? Why remove the links but leave the article? Might as well take it all down or put a disclaimer at the top so we don't waste our time with it.

    • Scott

      If they took the article down then there would be links pointing to it everywhere that would only go to a 404. I'd rather hit the article and see the update saying the links were removed.

  • maskfog

    I have a 501a tablet. When will we be able to update the operating system? I have read all of the posting and predictions. I like my tablet, but i feel it can do so much more.

  • moparfreak426

    I'm too late to get it!:(

  • vijer

    Maybe I'm blind, but there isn't a download link at all, mirrors or otherwise.

  • http://twitter.com/ceowin Jobo Lau

    does anyone know how to change the default storage location of the pictures?

  • jackedup

    Thank you google for showing your commitment to openness by doing your best not to allow people to do what they want with their phones.

  • Danger

    Brand-new Lenovo IdeaTab A2109A with Androids 4.0, and I can't get it to recognize my Win XP laptop. I checked the USB Debugging box. Nothing.

  • Andy Rosero

    Hey, can you guys please help me root my LG thrill 4g to 4.2 please? Its running on 2.3.2, And then possibly get photosphere? I would really appreciate it.

  • Djocker

    Nice camera....

  • Sascha
  • khaled

    It is a good canera.

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