Samsung is currently rolling out latest One UI 2.5 firmware update for the past three generations of smartphones including the Galaxy S20 series, most recently on the Galaxy S10 series, and upcoming for the Note 10/10+. While the S20 got it with August OTA, the S10 and Note 10 will receive it with September 2020 security patch level. One UI 2.5 firmware comes with all the Note 20 series features including Wireless DEX, Pro mode for camera, and much more. However, there is a big problem with the One UI 2.5. It blocks Gcam mods from running on Galaxy smartphones for some reason.
Ever since Samsung released One UI 2.5 firmware update, users have been reporting Gcam crash all of a sudden on the Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra Snapdragon variants found in the United States, South Korea, and China. This may also turn out to be true for the S10 and Note 10 or all the next gen devices. Apparently, One UI 2.5 update blocks Google Camera apps from running on One UI 2.5 or even later.
Thanks to developer Arnova, the latest Gcam update has a fix to run on Samsung devices. Arnova8G2’s Gcam build Google Camera Port 5.2beta5.200901.1908build-7.5.107 fixes this problem. The changelog states – fix for the crash caused by recent updates from Samsung. So henceforth, you may need the following build by Arnova or Gcams based on it. Hopefully, more developers make use of this Gcam 7.4.104.
Moreover, the crash was mostly identified on Snapdragon Galaxy S20 variants. So henceforth, if your Samsung smartphone gets the latest One UI 2.5 firmware on the Galaxy S10 series, Note 10 series, Galaxy S9 series, and the Note 9, then you know which Gcam to use.
Google camera support for Exynos variants is minimal to nonexistent for most of the Samsung smartphones. So the latest Gcam mods may not work on global variants. You can settle for the ZGcam for Samsung Exynos variants or get the very old Gcam 6.1 builds here.
Download latest Gcam 7.4.104 for Samsung Galaxy devices by Arnova
Download latest Gcam 7.4.104 APK by Arnova. This is the universal build that works great with most Android devices running Android 9 Pie, 10, and the upcoming Android 11. Snapdragon Galaxy S20, S10, S9, Note 20, Note 10, Note 9 should work just fine.
- Download Arnova8G2 (Beta): GCam_5.2beta3.200901.1908build-7.4.104.apk (Post link)