Upgrade Snapdragon Camera app on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T are all reasonably priced. That’s probably the best feature if you call it a device OnePlus. But the camera is the part where the devices fail to impress. Not to say that the camera is bad. But unlike what you’d expect from a OnePlus device, you get what you pay for here. On the hardware front, it seems that the performance of the OnePlus 3 and 3T cameras is also affected by an unoptimized software. That could be the reason simply switching to a better-optimized camera app is better than improving the overall experience for some users.

Qualcomm, the company behind the Snapdragon processor used in both the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T also offers a camera app. It is called Snapdragon Camera, no surprises there. The company has developed an application specifically for devices that use Snapdragon chip. The hardware company’s upcoming piece of software is the camera, which in theory means a better marriage between the two. In the case of the OnePlus sibling, that actually seems to be the case.

However, Snapdragon Camera is not officially available for OnePlus devices for a number of reasons. And for this reason, XDA developer nvertigo67 had to port Qualcomm’s camera app to work on the OnePlus 3 and 3T. The Snapdragon camera corrects image errors, improves focus accuracy, and has the same features as the Oxy camera app.


  • Rooted OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T
  • TWRP custom recovery.
  • Oxygen OS or a custom OS based ROM.


Snapdragon Camera flashable zip

Install Snapdragon Camera on OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T

  1. Download and convert the flashable zip to your OnePlus device.
  2. Now boot your phone into recovery mode. You can do this by pressing the power button for a few seconds, then selecting Reboot -> Recovery. Or, just turn off your phone. After power off, hold the . button The source and button Sound reduction stick at once until your device boots into TWRP recovery.
  3. Once you’re in TWRP, make a NANDroid backup first in case things don’t work out. To do this, select Backup then select all the partitions that you want to back up. Make sure you back up the system and boot partition. Once selected, simply swipe to initiate the backup process.
  4. Once you have created a backup, select Setting and then select the zip image Snapdragon Camera.
  5. Swipe right to confirm the setting.
  6. When the installation is complete, you will see the Restart system button, tap on it.

Grant the necessary permissions

Before you can start clicking pictures with your new camera app, there are certain permissions you’ll have to grant it. This is an application that can access the necessary hardware and software that it needs to function. Go Settings -> Apps and select Snapdragon Camera. Touch Permissions and at least the on/off switch for Camera, Micro and Memory You can choose to grant other permissions, but they are not necessary for the functionality of the application. Turn on Position is required in case you want to geotag your photos.

Once done with the permissions, you can go to the application list and launch the application. Make sure you read the instructions on the welcome screen for the basic steps of using the app. That’s because the app doesn’t boast one of the most user-friendly interfaces, nor is it possible. Take photos in medium light and you’ll immediately notice images that are less grainy than in the original camera app. In addition, it has many other modes waiting for you to explore and use.


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