While the iPhone 4S has, hands down, the best camera on a smartphone today, HTC’s last flagship device – the HTC Sensation – is no slouch. It takes sharp 8MP stills and Full HD 1080p videos.
Now, NODO-GT over on XDA-Developers has released a mod for the HTC Sensation camera that allows it to take uncompressed 8MP photos and 1080p videos for even better quality! The mod can be installed on a rooted HTC Sensation on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM through ClockworkMod Recovery. Check out the step by step guide after the jump!
DISCLAIMER: Redmond Pie is not to be held responsible for any loss of data as a result of the malfunctioning of your smartphone/tablet in the following of this guide.
Step 1: Download the corresponding .zip file of HQ Camera for your HTC Sensation.
- For Virtuous Inquisition ROM: HQ Camera v1.2 [XDA Developers Link]
- For InsertCoin, ARHD and others: HQ Camera v1.2 [XDA Developers Link]
- For Sense 4.0: HQ Camera v0.8 [XDA Developers Link]
NOTE: HQ Camera doesn’t work on Gingerbread-based ROMs!
There are chances that an improved version of HQ Camera may be released. In the case that you’re reading this guide weeks after its original publishing date, you may want to go straight to the official thread itself.
Step 2: Place the .zip file directly under /sdcard on your HTC Sensation.
Step 3: Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.
Step 4: Take a nandroid backup.
Step 5: Navigate to install zip from sdcard > choose zip from sdcard and choose the .zip file you transferred to your device in Step 2.
Step 6: Choose reboot system now from the main menu.
If you followed the steps correctly, your device will now boot into your same ol’, same ol‘ ROM, but with an enhanced Camera app. The photos and videos you now take will be of much higher quality and size.
The results are pretty impressive if you ask us:
From top-down: Stock Camera, After Flashing HQ Camera
For queries, please visit the official thread linked to in Step 1.
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