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No root hack brings Galaxy S9's 4K/60fps mode to Exynos Galaxy S8, Note 8

Get Galaxy S9-style video recording on your S8 with this neat workaround.

Published onOctober 2, 2018

Samsung Galaxy S8
  • A new script allows some Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices to record 4K video at 60fps.
  • The workaround doesn’t require the phone to be rooted, but only works on phones with the Exynos 8895 processor.
  • Samsung hasn’t released an official way to record 4K video at 60fps on the phones, despite the Exynos chipset supporting the feature.

A new script allows Exynos versions of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 to record 4K video at 60fps. The script, which doesn’t require a rooted phone, was shared by XDA Developer forum member KunkerLV and works in conjunction with an APK called lgCamera.

To get it to work, you simply have to download and install the rubberbigpepper.lgCamera APK and then follow these steps.

  1. Open the app and head to settings.
  2. Select the last tab from the menu and click on Edit Camera Script.
  3. Paste the below code into the box and tap apply.
  4. Select 4K video and 60FPS framerate from the respective menus.


Users on the original thread have reported that the app works on Galaxy S8 and Note 8 devices. I downloaded the app on my Galaxy Note 8 and had no problems getting it to work, either. While there are no reports of it working on the Galaxy S8 Plus, the phone has the same Exynos 8895 chipset as the S8 and Note 8, so it seems likely.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 4K 60FPS

The Exynos 8895, used in the global version of Samsung’s 2017 flagship devices, has always supported 4K/60fps video recording. However, the Snapdragon 835 chipset used in Samsung’s U.S. variants doesn’t support the video recording standard. Samsung never officially enabled the feature on Exynos devices, ostensibly to maintain parity between the two variants.

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While this is an unofficial workaround, Samsung has been working to bring new camera features to its older phones. Most recently, Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 users began to receive AR Emoji and super slow-motion video features.

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