Stock camera app without Google Photos

Continuing the discussion from FP4 - gcam-port and Make, crop & share scresnhots in three steps:

The problem is that when using the stock camera app and opening a photo, it does always open Google Photos, even when another gallery app is installed and set as standard. If Google Photos is deactivated/uninstalled, the camera app crashes.

I have an open support ticket about this issue, and it has now been forwarded to another department. I will update this topic as soon as I have further information.


Same situation here but I add more details:
1 -take a picture with the stock camera.
2 -touch the viewer, bottom left button.
3 -you get a “nice” message that the camera is still not working.

However, the camera does work, the only thing it doesn’t do is open the photo just taken in the default, non-stock gallery.

Hope this helps.


1 Like

Interesting, I don’t get a message, only a silent crash. Could you show us a screenshot of it?

Yes, of course, here it goes, in Spanish, it’s my language, sorry!

camera crash

By the way, I forgot to say that sometimes the error message does not appear, and I have had to take a photo two or three times to force it to appear.

1 Like

Typical GAFAM behaviour in my opinion.

if you open the camera after a crash and try doing the same thing again, you’ll get a “Camera keeps stopping” pop up.

1 Like

Support gives me things to try out and even do a factory reset. I am not willing to do one because then I have to set everything up again. I am still convinced that this is a simple programming error in the camera app. Or is there anybody in this forum that can use another camera app than Google Photos with the stock camera app?

I have tried Open Camera downloaded from F-Droid and two versions of the GCam from Google Camera Ports Download :

  1. MGC_8.1.101_A9_GV1x_ENG.apk from BSG modder
  2. GCam_8.1.101_Wichaya_V1.5 Wichaya’s mod

The one I like the most is the BSG because of the way it takes indoor photos in low light and without flash. It works with the original stock camera without any problems.
The open Camera has one thing that I really like, it allows to print the date, time and location of the shot in a fully customizable way and very easy to enable and disable.
Having said all this with my very little knowledge of photography, :slight_smile: