[dropcap color=”#111111″ font=”arial”]M[/dropcap]ost android enthusiasts know that the camera in the latest Android OS 4.2.2 Jellybean, has a very cool user interface and packs awesome features such as panorama and 360 degree photosphere. If you are stuck with older versions such as Froyo, Gingerbread or 4.1.2 Jellybean your stock camera won’t have those features or the new UI. However, if you have rooted your android, you can now enjoy the 4.2.2 camera on your android device, provided it packs sufficient processing power. We recommend at least a dual core device for smooth operation. I flashed this camera on a Galaxy S- All functions worked well but the photo stitching in photoshere was very slow. The 4.2.2 camera is guaranteed to run great on any dual core or quad core android smartphone or tablets.

Here are the steps to flash or install Android 4.2.2 camera with photosphere

Note: Recommended your ROM is based on ICS or above  ( CyanogenmodM 9 or above):

  1. Download the camera zip file here
  2. Now place this zip file in your internal storage on root directory. (Note:Before flashing rename Gallery2.apk to Gallery2.apk.bak .You will find the Gallery2.apk or simply Gallery.apk in your internal storage- system/app.)
  3. Now reboot in clockworkmod recovery
  4. Install Zip from SDcard >> Select the Zip file and then select YES to confirm install
  5. Reboot System

There you go. Now you have the latest android camera in your device. Enjoy its cool features.

The new touch UI
The photosphere feature



  1. Works great and photosphere is smooth in my Galaxy S II. But now I have two android camera (old and new) which is not a problem.


    • Hi GUrwinder,

      The previous post had errors about the zip file and now it is corrected.


      You will find a file “”Gallery2.apk” in your internal storage- sdcard/app directory. Simply re=name it to Gallery2.apk.bak. Now, flash the zip file.

      Also, if you have titanium backup, you can use it to uninstall “Gallery” from your apps list. Then you can flash the zip file.

      If nothing works, you can simply flash the zip file but you will have two cameras (the old as well as new).

      I hope it works now. All the best. 😀

  2. Works great. Smooth and easy. Unfortunately for me, I like the original SII camera better. The good news is that with Titanium Backup, I can use the SII camera but keep the other one backed up in case I want to use Photosphere.

  3. It gave me another gallery but still no camera on my touchpad running cm10.1. I can get a camera from the play store but it disappears after rebooting and gives me a 3rd gallery. Lol, I’ve got 3 galleries and no camera.


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