Enable EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) In LG Nexus 5X
Enable EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) In LG Nexus 5X

The LG Nexus 5X was announced in September 2015 and released in October 2015. It features 5.2 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen and has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (423 PPI pixel density). It runs on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and has Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset. It has Quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53 and dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57 CPU and Adreno 418 GPU. It is present in 2 variants – 16 GB and 32 GB. Both the variants have 2 GB RAM.

There is a feature in Huawei Nexus 6P called EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization ) which is capturing the limelight. So, basically, what is EIS ( Electronic Image Stabilization)?

EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) is an image enhancement technique which minimizes blurring and compensates for device shake, often a camera.

Now you’ll be surprised to know that this feature is also present in LG Nexus 5X. This feature is disabled by the manufacturer, but we can easily enable it by editing the build.prop file. Below procedure will guide you to edit the build.prop file.

Prerequisite : To make this guide work for you, make sure your LG Nexus 5X is rooted.

For users who don’t have a rooted LG Nexus 5X here is the link to root your device.

Enable EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization) on LG Nexus 5X

  1. Open and edit build.prop .
  2. Add the line “persist.camera.eis.enable=1”.
  3. Reboot your LG Nexus 5X.
  4. Now, head over to the camera settings of your LG Nexus 5X.
  5. In camera settings, go to Resolution and Quality.
  6. Check “Enable Video Stabilization”.

Note: For those users who don’t know where to find build.prop or how to edit build.prop, follow the below guide.

  1. Download ES File Explorer from Play Store and install it on your device.
  2. Open ES File Explorer on your device and hit “menu” (present on the top-left side).
  3. In the menu, there will be an option “Settings”. Tap it and you’ll be in the Settings Menu.
  4. In Settings Menu, navigate to the bottom to “Root Settings”.
  5. In Root Settings, “check” i) Root Explorer; ii) Mount File System.
  6. Now go to the main part of the app which shows all the folders.
  7. On the top right side, you’ll see a window like an option.
  8. Hit that and a set of icons will appear on the left side.
  9. In those icons, there will be a favorites icon (symbol: star).
  10. Open favorites. It will display directories on your device such as SD Card, Internal Storage etc.
  11. Tap the icon which shows your device (It can be distinguished by “/”).
  12. Now you’re in the internal storage of your device.
  13. Navigate toward the bottom and there you’ll find a “System” file
  14. Open the system file and navigate towards the bottom.
  15. At the bottom there will be 2 files namely: build.prop and build.prop.bak.
  16. Enter build.prop
  17. While entering the device will prompt you to select editor to view or edit the build.prop. Just choose ES Note Editor.

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