Huawei/Honor phones on Android 9 Pie ROMs can now use EMUI camera

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This community developer originally made this as an addon for their Android Pie builds for the Honor View 10 but learned that it also worked on other Huawei and Honor devices as well.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.

 

Note: Huawei has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloader of Huawei devices cannot be unlocked, which means that users who haven’t already unlocked the bootloader won’t be able to install an Android Pie custom ROM or root their device.

Download EMUI Camera Port for Android Pie ROMs

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Doug Lynch
Doug Lynch

When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.