Samsung’s Galaxy S3 is impressive in many areas, but the phone’s camera isn’t exactly regarded as groundbreaking. Then again, we’ve seen the shooter performing pretty much at the same level as the ones featured by Apple’s iPhone 4S or HTC’s One X, so we personally don’t have many complaints about it.

If, however, you want to take the 8-megapixel’s video recording to new heights, we have some very good news for you. HyperX, an independent custom ROM developer who’s been handling several cool, functional mods in the past, has come up with an S3 software tweak that takes the phone’s camera and makes it… simply irresistible.

The S3 exclusive mod, available for download here, raises video recording quality on Sammy’s new flagship phone from 19 Megabits per second to 24 Mbps in “Fine mode” and an out of this world 30 Mbps in “Superfine mode”.

These new quality modes will apply to 1080p recorded videos, while 720p clips will have, with the help of this ROM, 19 Mbps “Superfine mode” settings, as well as 15 and 10 MBps “Fine mode” options. Audio recording is itself improved in HyperX’s new mod, raising the bar to a very smooth 192 Kbps setting for all video options and modes.

Improving raw video recording performance is not the only goal of this new mod, which also significantly adds to the camera’s functionality. You can take pics while being on a live call, use the volume up/down buttons to shoot photos while video recording, and, most importantly, load and use the camera even if your battery is below the 15-percent autonomy mark. The S3 blocks access to the phone’s shooter by default when reaching that charge level, which might be a bit frustrating for some users.

There aren’t any bugs or glitches reported by people who’ve tried on the new mod for size, while future updates should add 60fps (frames per second) capture for all resolutions. As far as we know, the S3’s camera can only record video clips at 30 fps right now, so that’s another upgrade to look towards with excitement.

As you might suspect, the mod only works with rooted Galaxy S3s, and you’ll have to replace the original SamsungCamera.apk file in system/app/ with the install package of the software.

Enjoy and don’t forget to drop us a comment below and let us know how does the mod work and if you can really feel the quality boost!

  • Frozen_flames

    A 60 fps update is coming? Damn, now that is a game changer to me.

  • chakreview

    Nice Phone! The dimensions of the new Galaxy S3 are 136.6 mm X 70.6 mm X 8.6 mm. It also equipped with a 4.8 inch super AMOLED HD capacitive touchscreen. The weight of the phone is just 133g which is lighter than that of iPhone 4S. Galaxy S3 is powered by a 1.4 GHz quad core processor along with 1GB RAM and 16GB or 32GB of internal storage which can be expandable up to 64 GB with the help of micro SD. The display of Galaxy S3 has resolution of 1280X720 pixel with 306ppi pixel density.


  • wow 30mps of video recording great it all that mean now those who love to click everything they just not need to carry their point and shoot with them now

  • Maik3r

    Verry nice but i’m using root explorer on a rooted S3 stock firmware and when i replace the old apk i cant install the new one. It keeps saying: application not installed. does anyone know how to fix this? thanks

  • Divinemelody2010

    hi buddys i am not getting the snapshot button while recording a video in galaxy s3
    pls hlp me

    • rikyy

      make sure you have disabled the stabilization or however it is called

  • The videos I’ve seen online seem to have horrible audio (no bass). Does this fix that?

  • Suhel Chakraborty

    link not working

  • Papi5604

    Is there a program or settings change that I can do, or something I can download to take pictures while Im on a call?????

  • Jp

    Does this work for Tmobile galaxy s2 also?

  • boogermeister

    Just came across this, and wanted to say you may want to check your links, as the one link to download the mod, redirected to about 3 different sites before landing on one that told me I need to update my video player, click to download and run “Setup.exe”… For the fun of it (and I trust my AV software), I did, and yep as expected, good AV software yelled at me for trying to run it.