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What is “org.codeaurora.snapcam”?

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As a photography enthusiast who likes to take stunning photographs with your smartphone, you must have heard about “org.codeaurora.snapcam”.

The official camera in Pixel is one of the best in the class and is known for its advanced computational and AI features. Therefore, it is no wonder that the software is in demand for various non-Google phones.

Org.codeaurora.snapcam is an unofficial mod for GCam that you can use on your non-Google devices, that is, devices other than the Pixel series, to further enhance the camera quality.

In this article, we’ll explain org.codeaurora.snapcam, how it works, and how you can install it on your phone.

What is “org codeaurora snapcam”?

Simply speaking, org.codeaurora.snapcam is the package’s name designed for a specific GCam port.

A package name acts as a unique identifier of the app, distinguishing it from other applications on the Google Play Store or App Store.

It is noted that org.codeaurora.snapcam is not the official name of the GCam app but rather a third-party mod name you will see when you use the app. The official name of this third-party app is BSG GCam Mod.

When you install this mod on your non-Google phone, it will add several functionalities and features of GCam to the non-GCam cameras.

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Features and benefits of “org.codeaurora.snapcam”?

If your camera is not that awesome, installing this mod will help improve the camera quality.

Here are some benefits of this mod:

  • HDR+: This feature combines multiple exposures to create a single image with improved contrast, colour and other aspects.
  • Night sight: With this feature, you can take clear pictures at night.
  • Portrait mode: This feature allows you to apply the bokeh effect more effectively.
  • Astrophotography: Usually, this feature is for those who want to photograph stars with long exposure and noise reduction.
  • Google Lens: Google Lens help you in identifying objects and landmarks and delivers relevant information.

Apart from the above, the mod includes a super res zoom, dual exposure controls, motion photos, top shots and other cool features.

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How to install “org.codeaurora.snapcam” on your phone?

Follow the steps given below to install org.codeaurora.snapcam mod on your phone:

  • Head to this link:, and then click on the version that you want to install.
  • Now, head to Settings > Security > Unknown sources and toggle it on.
  • Install the APK that you have installed and grant the necessary permissions.

Note: org.codeaurora.snapcam may not work for all non-Google devices. Therefore, you must try multiple versions on your phone to select the best-optimised result.

In conclusion, org.codeaurora.snapcam is a mod of GCam that is used in non-Pixel devices. You can install it by going to the website and selecting the APK. Also, remember that not all mobile phones will support this mod.

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Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: