AR Stickers were rolled out to Google Pixel devices a few days ago. With these stickers, the user could place 3D objects inside the camera’s viewfinder. They are fun to play with, but unfortunately, this update is exclusive to Google Pixel smartphones. However, that doesn’t mean it cannot be brought to other devices. With a little bit of tweaking, you can bring these stickers to rooted Nexus 6P. Here’s how to enable AR Stickers.
How to Enable AR Stickers on Rooted Nexus 6P
These stickers work only on Pixel because they are coded to do so. But, these restrictions are easy to spoof. When you decompile the Apk, you’ll see that it is coded to run only if the device’s brand is “Google” and the device’s name is Marlin, Sailfish, Walleye, or Taimen. These are the code names for Google Pixel XL, Pixel, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL respectively. And, the minimum SDK version required is 27, which means it requires Oreo 8.1. Fortunately, Nexus 6P already has Oreo.
So, all we need to do is change the device’s name to match the codenames listed above. To do so, root access is required as we are going to modify the device’s build.prop located in the system partition. Follow the steps below.
- Download and install the ARCore here and AR Stickers here app. They will be marked incompatible in the Google Play Store.
- Install BuildProp Editor from the Google Play Store here.
- Open BuildProp Editor.
- Find “ro.build.product”, “ro.product.name”, “ro.product.device” and “ro.product.model” and change the value to “marlin” or any other codename stated above.
- Reboot your device.
- Now, install More Shortcuts from the Google Play Store here to be able to create a shortcut to launch AR Stickers activity.
- Open the app and select Activity.
- Find AR Stickers, expand it and tap on MainActivity.
- Add a shortcut and tap the shortcut to launch the stickers.
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