Huawei/Honor phones on Android 9 Pie ROMs can now use EMUI camera
Android 9 Pie has been out for a while but there are a number of Android enthusiasts who have had to resort to custom ROMs while they wait for OEMs to release their official update. Then there are some who just prefer custom ROMs in general compared to the OEM ROMs that come from companies like Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, etc. In any case, those who have a Huawei and Honor device that is running a ROM that is based on Android Pie can now use the familiar EMUI camera application thanks to XDA Forum Moderator / Recognized Developer flex1911.
This community developer originally made this as an addon for their Android Pie builds for the Honor View 10 but learned that it also worked on other Huawei and Honor devices as well. It is actually the HwCamera2 application that has been ported from BKL-L04 stock 8.1 but also comes with the following fixes. . .
- Fixed mode switching crash on P
- Resolved gallery-related issues
- Fixed saving photos in portrait mode
The application itself has been shown to work on devices using Huawei’s HiSilicon 970, 960, 659 chipsets, however, full and proper functionality can be guaranteed only for 970.