LG G3 Camera Mod Brings Improved Photo and Video Quality to the Phone

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The LG G3 is one of the most-awaited phones of the year and has been successful in catching the fancy of  smartphones lovers. The device features a brilliant QHD screen, nicely packaged specs, new flattened and faster user interface with a bunch of new features. The device sports a 13MP rear sensor to capture high quality photos. However, one thing most of us are curious to check is the performance of the laser focus sensor that measures the distance between the device camera and the subject in just 0.276ms. Even the G3’s front camera captures fantastic selfies.

The LG G3 camera can capture 1080p pictures at 30 frames per seconds and can record videos at 4K resolution at 30MB per second. It simply means that the pictures and videos shot by the camera of this phone is pretty good. However, if you own the LG G3 and want to get even better results with its camera, Hendrickson’s camera mod for the device is just what you need.

Having flashed the LG G3 camera mod on your phone you can achieve significant improvement in the picture and video output of your device. The the latest version of LG G3 camera mod turns the default 1080p 3ofps pictures to 1080p 60fps. Moreover, it sets Jpeg picture quality compression to 100. As for the recorded videos, the default 4K @ 30mbps with 40mbps.

Sample Video at 40mbps:

Prerequisites:

  • A rooted LG G3. If you have not yet rooted your LG G3, follow our rooting tutorial.
  • Download camera mod file: G3_camera_mod_V2.zip
  • A root file manager installed on your device. We recommend Root Browser: 
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  • Also install Busybox app on your device:
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     After installing the app, open it and select Install option.

Install LG G3 Camera Mod

The LG G3 camera mod does not require a custom recovery. All you need is root access and a root file explorer to access and modify system files. Now here’re the steps:

  1. Unzip G3_camera_mod_V2.zip and open the extracted folder.
  2. Copy the media_profiles.xml file to your phone.
  3. Now open Root Browser app and navigate to the media_profiles.xml file.
  4. Tap and hold this file and select Copy option.
  5. Now navigate to system/etc folder and tap the Paste button.
  6. You will see a window asking if you want to overwrite an existing file. Select Yes.
  7. Now find the media_profiles.xml file, tap and hold it and select Permissions option.lg-g3-fix-file-permissions
  8. Set the file permissions for this file to rw-r–r– (0644) as shown above.

When you are done with fixing the permissions, exit Root Browser and reboot your LG G3. Wait till the device boots up and then launch the camera app. I don’t think you need to be told what to do next. Enjoy!

  • Algy Walter-Tynan

    Just done this and now the camera crashes everytime I try to take a video, I didn’t make a backup, does anybody have a copy of the original file?

  • Actually, both the mods have not been updated for a long time and, I think. that is reason why they are not functioning as they should.

  • imho

    I tried both, 1st one didn’t work, my fault as one of the files didn’t take the rw-r-r but I still didn’t notice a difference. It said 60FHD on the camera but when I checked the actual video it was still only 30fps. So now my camera is completely stock again and I’m gonna give it one more try. Thanks for the info.

  • Try this too: http://www.droidviews.com/jishnus-camera-mod-for-lg-g3/

    But again, after creating a backup!

  • imho

    I did this exact mod to my phone with this exact one and every time I went to take a video it fc’d. Luckily I made a backup of the original file or I’d have to hunt one down. So now it works but still with the old settings. I’m on the 850.

  • Lee

    I have done this twice now on my D855 and it has bricked the phone on reboot both times!

  • No, currently it only aims at improving the bitrate and FPS of images and videos.

  • Shan

    Hello Rakesh, does this Camera Mod to G3 brings in some of the options available in G2 which were shoved off in G3 ?

  • Actually, the phone is out in Korean market.

  • lordmerovingian

    The phone hasn’t even been officially released yet, so are you folks using a review or pre-release model?

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