Download ASUS PixelMaster Camera ported from the ASUS ROG Phone
If I were to sum up the world of smartphones so far in 2018, a few of the trends that I would point out include the display notch, facial recognition, lack of a headphone jack, an increasing number of camera sensors, and gaming phones. A few of the gaming-centric smartphones that have been released this year include the Nubia Red Magic, Honor Play, Xiaomi Black Shark, and ASUS ROG Phone. The ROG Phone stands out from the rest of the pack with its display capable of a 90Hz refresh rate, overclocked Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and series of accessories that would seem overkill for any ordinary smartphone. Although the phone was announced back in June, it has yet to actually go on sale anywhere outside of China. But since it has gone on sale in China, we now have access to the device’s release firmware. We extracted the latest ASUS PixelMaster Camera app from the ROG Phone and have ported it for use on other devices.
ASUS PixelMaster Camera App from ROG Phone
The latest version of the ASUS PixelMaster Camera we ripped from the device is version number 18.104.22.168. I gave this APK to XDA Recognized Contributor linuxct, the same developer who ported the Huawei Mate 20 Live Wallpaper app and Nokia Camera app with 3D Personas. He managed to port it for other devices, and we were able to get most features except SuperResolution, TimeLapse, and Zenimoji working on the Google Pixel 2 XL and Huawei Mate 10 Pro running stock Android 9 Pie and EMUI 9-based Android Pie respectively. We were unable to get the PixelMaster Camera port working on any device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 system-on-chip such as the OnePlus 6 or Samsung Galaxy Note 9, however. We’re not entirely sure why it doesn’t work on these devices considering that the original APK was built for a device with the same chipset.
The camera APK is built with a minimum SDK version of 25 (Android 7.1 Nougat), though we can’t confirm if it’ll work on every Android 7.1+ device. If you want to download it to try for yourself, you can download the PixelMaster Camera port from the download link below.
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Lastly, be sure to check out linuxct’s forum thread here for support and potentially future updates of the mod.