Google has always proved to be influential and successful whether it’s a project solely undertaken by Google or any project in partnership with some other firm. Google always makes sure it reaches out to all kinds of users. So, as much importance Google would give to its flagship projects, that much attention is given to the mid ranged budget devices for budget conscious users. One such recent example is Android One project. Dubbed as the purest form of Android it aims budget users and already released a device teaming up with Xiaomi. Yes, the latest offering from the duo is the Mi A1. And it has really stunning features. You can read more about that here.
And based on AOSP, the MIUI camera of the Mi A1 has been ported to work for various other Xiaomi devices. Yes, Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App is now available for download and use on other Xiaomi devices.
This Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App currently brings v1.3 of the APK. We have mentioned the changelog as provided by the developer. And this amazing development was carried out by developer stars2. Kudos to him for his hard work. Although some features are bit bugged up and still under development, most of the features work perfectly fine.
Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App: Changelog
Here is a changelog that mentions the what changes the Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App went through starting from v1.0 till the current working version v1.2.
Update: Mi A1 camera v1.3 is now available as TWRP flashable zip with almost all features working.
And we have separately mentioned the changes brought in the current v1.2 in the next section below.
Working Features: Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App
This AOSP based ported camera App really brings in a lot of promising features to any device that installs this App.
- HDR Video Recording in 4K,1080P,720P,480P Resolutions.
- Photo Mode Always On HDR.
- Two HDR Modes: Live HDR and Pro HDR.
- Full Manual Mode.
- 1080P and 480P Slow Motion with 120 FPS.
- Orientation indicator enabled.
- Automatic screen brightness adjustment by Camera.
- Beautify Mode which works only with human faces.
Bugs/Features under development: Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App
The features which are a bit buggy as of now but under development are,
- Effects of Front Camera not working. (Try rebooting Your device, it might work)
- Age and gender do not work on the photos.
- Timestamp bug.
- Must allow all permission to install, otherwise, the App will not work correctly.
- This application is currently designed/ported for working on Xiaomi MI 5 Gemini.
- To use with full features on other devices, you have to rename this file in the Apk.MiuiCamera.apk/assets/device_features.xml/gemini.xml
You have to rename that file name to Your respective Xiaomi device.
Screenshots of MIUI camera Setup and Settings
Here are some screenshots of Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App camera settings.
- Xiaomi Mi 2
- Xiaomi Mi 4s
- Xiaomi Mi 4i
- Xiaomi Mi 4c
- Xiaomi Mi 5
- Xiaomi Redmi 1S WCDMA
- Xiaomi Redmi 3 S/X
- Xiaomi Redmi 4
- Xiaomi Redmi 4A
- Xiaomi Redmi 4 Pro
- Xiaomi Mi 3 / Mi 4 LTE/WCDMA (cancro)
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 1S
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 1S 4G
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 2
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 MTK
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Qualcomm
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Special
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 4
- Lineage OS
- AOSP ROMS
Download: Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App
Here we are providing the direct link to download the APK for Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App.
Following the v1.3, the standalone APK have been discontinued. Now a TWRP flashable zips of camera all have been deployed. Hence, you will need TWRP recovery setup.
Note: As the Android One is based on stock AOSP sources and not MIUI, they won’t work on stock MIUI 8/9. You will need Lineage OS 14.1/15 or AOSP based on Nougat or Oreo only.
Xiaomi A1 Android One Camera v1.3 | Download | TWRP zip
Xiaomi A1 camera uninstaller | Download | TWRP zip
How To Install Xiaomi Mi A1 Ported Camera App?
Step 1: Make sure you have TWRP installed.
Step 2: Make sure your Android firmware is free from bloatware and running either AOSP ROM or LineageOS based ROMS.
Step 3: Download the camera app from above and transfer to phone storage.
Step 4: Reboot into TWRP
Step 5: Take a full backup
Step 6: Flash the camera app zip
Step 7: Reboot to system
Note: To uninstall the camera app, flash the uninstaller.
Try out the MIUI camera which is powered by Google. And like we mentioned it brings about so many exciting features and although it is ported and bugged as of now, it’s nothing that can’t be debugged. So, enjoy the MIUI camera APK powered with Android One and do let us know Your experience.
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