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The LG V30's camera app gets ported to the G6 and remains mostly intact

Save for a hardware-dependent feature, the V30's ported camera app mostly remains intact, though there are a few things to consider.

Published onSeptember 4, 2017

The LG V30 might be one of the more compelling smartphone options in the latter half of 2017, but it is not only because of the powerful specs – the phone also has its multimedia prowess to thank for its warm reception at IFA 2017. Thanks to an Android developer, however, G6 owners can play with a bit of that prowess with the V30’s ported camera app, though there are a few things to consider.

The port, accomplished by Android developer xpirt, is a free download and introduces most of the V30’s camera features to G6 owners. We say “most” because the V30’s Cine Mode does not make the cut, but since the mode is hardware-dependent, it will not work on the G6.

It is a shame because Cine Mode helps the V30 stand apart from the rest. To provide a bit of context, Cine Mode lets you add movie-grade hues to your videos and produce the scene you want, while the mode’s Point Zoom feature lets you zoom into any part of the frame rather than zoom in and then pan the camera to your subject.

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Finally, Cine Mode’s Cine Log captures a wide dynamic range and color gamut, record video using log gamma curve, and save all the details. In other words, while your video might look pale and sickly, Cine Log lets you color-grade the video to whatever professional standard you have, giving you free reign over how you want your video to look like.

Apart from that, however, the ported camera app retains most of the V30’s other features, such as manual control and Graphy features. With the latter, you will need to sideload a separate file on the G6 and is not guaranteed to work on every G6 model. You might also need to uninstall the Graphy app if you have it downloaded.

Finally, you will need to have your G6 rooted – you can’t just sideload the ported V30 camera app.

If you have all of those boxes checked off and want to download the ported camera app, you can do so at the source link below.

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