Stock camera app without Google Photos

Since it’s bundled with the stock ROM, if you

you are basically just hiding it. That isn’t enough. universal-android-debloater is doing the same thing.

There are 3 options:

  • Use a ROM without it
  • Mask it with Magisk
  • Install it in a work profile using Shelter, as mentioned above


Hallo Community,
ich bin neu hier, habe mir ein Fairphone 4 gekauft und bin dabei, mich zurecht zu finden. Ich lade meine Apps prioriesierend aus FDroid Store herunter. Aus diesem Grund habe ich auch alle Google Apps deaktiviert, da ich mit Nextcloud, Cryptomator und Co. alle meine Bedürfnisse abdecken kann.

Jetzt ist mir aufgefallen, dass in meiner Kamera App die Vorschau bei deaktivierter Fotoapp von Google nicht möglich ist. Als Foto Anzeige App (Veraltung) nutze ich die großartige App Aves aus FDroid. Wenn ich jetzt ein Bild knipse, dieses schnell anschauen möchte passiert beim klick auf den Vorschau Knopf der Kamera App nichts (Google Fotos ist ja deaktiviert). Kann man das irgendwo einstellen?


Hello Community,
I’m new here, bought a Fairphone 4 and am in the process of finding my way around. I download my apps from the FDroid Store as a priority. For this reason I have also deactivated all Google Apps, as I can cover all my needs with Nextcloud, Cryptomator and Co.

Now I noticed that in my camera app the preview is not possible with deactivated photo app from Google. I use the great app Aves from FDroid as a photo display app (switching). When I take a picture and want to view it quickly, nothing happens when I click on the preview button in the camera app (Google Photos is deactivated). Is there anywhere I can set this?

Hi and welcome, I moved your question here, there is a workaround described above, however its not trivial (at least in my eyes). I’m used to not having the preview function.


What ist shelter and how does it work?

Shelter (F-Droid|G-Play) is an app to create and manage work profiles.

You can use it for example for apps you don’t want to have access to the rest of your system, or, like in this case, to install duplicates of apps that are already installed.
Nice if you need the same messenger app with different accounts as well.


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Some Gcam ports allow that, too

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Do you know which one?

BSG for example, Wichaya also when I used it the last time.

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for BSG this might have changed, at least 8.7 v6 does not it seems…

8.7.250 v10

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I’ve just download Open Camera from F-Droid. It seems good, nicer than the stock FP4 camera app. Gets rid of that stupid ‘Google Photos is not installed’ message that I have always had with the stock FP4 camera app.

Good enough to stick with and try out, for sure.

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