The LG G3 has behemoth specifications like the 5.5 inch Quad HD display with 538 ppi, 3Gb Ram and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 801 CPU with Adreno 330 GPU are to name a few. Its gets the same 13mp shooter carried along from LG’s last year’s flagship device the LG G2. The camera of the G2 was fantastic but had its own flaws, like the phone would take quite a long time to focus in the low light situations, the video framerates would drop drastically in low light conditions a few more.

This year LG has decided to retain the same 13Mp shooter from the G2 but with much need software & hardware improvements. To make the auto-focus faster LG added a laser technology which would make the camera focus and click the picture in 0.267 seconds. Now that’s even faster than Samsung Galaxy S5’s  .600 second time which was one of the fastest shooter around on any mobile device. Also LG has toned down the UI colors, graphics drastically.

The G3 is the first phone to receive LG’s new Optimus 4.0 UI. Like the UI, the camera also gets major changes. Gone are those LG cameras with a huge list of options which would always leave you confused about the settings and modes. This time though, LG’s overhaul is quite different and light.

The camera now doesn’t come with gimmicky graphics but instead a very easy to use text highlights. It has done up with several modes and now only comes with 4 mode settings only instead of 12 of the G2. LG has mainly focused on how to make the life easier for the consumer and has done away from the complicated settings and instead chosen to remain with Auto mode as the primary mode. As you might know, the LG G2 received a camera mod, which enabled it to record 4K videos & 120fps slow-motion videos but always had the 60fps as standard along with the 30fps. But weirdly the G3 misses out on the 60fps mode and even with the laser focus it focuses slower in darker conditions.

Now the same person Jishnu Sur has come up with a mod which will get back the 1080P – 60fps mode back, but for that you will need a rooted device. If you don’t know how to root your LG G3 please have a look here :

How to Root LG G3 Using One-Click Root Tool

Note:

The mod and details given below have been posted by Jishnu Sur himself.

Features of Camera Mod for LG G3

V1:

  • Added 60fps 1080P videos for back and front cameras.
  • Bitrates modified.
  • JPEG Quality set to 97 from 95.
  • 4K : 40mbps.
  • 1080P – 60fps : 30mbps.
  • 1080P – 30fps : 25mbps.
  • 720P – 30fps : 17mbps.
  • 720P – 120fps : 15mbps.
  • Increased Camera preview Framerates as such: For much faster focusing and shooting in low light.
  • Rear Camera Normal Mode: 22 fps ~ 30 fps [Depending on Lighting conditions]
  • Front Camera Normal Mode: 25fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting conditions]
  • Rear Camera Night Mode: 15fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]
  • Front Camera Night Mode: 15fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]
  • Rear Camera IA Mode: 18 fps ~ 30 fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]

Note: LG Had chosen the fps to be 6, which would make the camera slower, so this mod improves that by quite a margin.

V2:

  • Bitrates modified.
  • JPEG quality set to 100 from 97.
  • 4K : 65mbps.
  • 1080P – 60fps : 50mbps.
  • 1080P – 30fps : 45mbps.
  • 720P – 30fps : 40mbps.
  • 720P – 120fps : 40mbps.
  • Increased Camera preview Framerates as such: For much faster focusing and shooting in low light.
  • Rear Camera Normal Mode : 23fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting conditions]
  • Front Camera Normal Mode : 22fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting conditions]
  • Rear Camera Night Mode : 18fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]
  • Front Camera Night Mode : 18fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]
  • Rear Camera IA Mode : 22fps ~ 30fps [Depending on Lighting Conditions]
  • Fixed Focus to zoom issue.
  • Slow motion quality should be much better as it is set to 40Mbps now.
  • Supports ART now.

Comparison data of pre and post mod video taken with LG G3 (thanks to Pfeffernuss):

jishnus-camera-mod-for-lg-g3

How to install

  1. Download Root Explorer app from Play Store.
  2. Navigate to System/Priv-app.
  3. Look for these two files:
    • CameraApp.apk
    • CameraApp.odex.
  4. Rename both the files as:
    • CameraApp.apk.bak
    • CameraApp.odex.bak
  5. Download the camera mod for LG G3.
  6. Extract it from Winrar or any other Zip extractor.
  7. Place Lgcamera.apk in system/priv-app and set permissions to rw-r–r–.
  8. Place the media_profiles.xml in system/etc and overwrite the existing one and set permissions rw-r–r–.
  9. Place the camera_config.xml in system/etc and overwrite the existing one and set permissions rw-r–r–.
  10. Reboot your phone.

The mod is exclusive to DroidViews. Please do not mirror the download link it anywhere else!

LG G3 Camera Mod V1 .zip

The Zip file (V2 onwards) can be flashed via CWM/TWRP recovery. You do not have a custom recovery yet, just extract the zip, copy the following Xml files to system/etc:

  • camera_config.xml
  • media_profiles.xml

Then copy the following Apk and .odex file in system/priv-app folder”

  • LGCameraApp.apk
  • LGCameraApp.odex

Do not forget to fix file permissions to rw-r–r– for all four files as directed above under instructions.

Note: Nobody is responsible if you brick your device though it is tested and works for all the users. If you want make a donation to the developer you can donate him on paypal, jishnubba@yahoo.com.

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