Google Camera for Poco M3 – GCam Download

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Poco M3 was released recently and now we have a working port of GCam for Poco M3 available to download. The compatible Google Camera port(s) are brought to you by Parrot043.

Available GCam versions

Below are the available version(s) of GCam for Poco M3

  • GCam 8.1 (Latest)
  • GCam 7.3

The GCam 7.x versions(s) bring Astrophotography mode, better night sight pictures on Poco M3, and variants along with other older features such as HDR+, Timelapse, portrait mode, etc. The available GCam ports are compatible with Android 10.


Google Camera Poco M3


Status of this Poco M3 Google Camera

– HDR+ Enhanced
– Portrait mode
– Night Sight
– Astrophotography mode
– Almost everything
– Nothing reported yet


If in case you have found any issue with the given Google Camera for Poco M3 which is not mentioned above, Help us by mentioning the issues in comments, Our Fix google camera issues post may help you to fix the issues on your own.

Where to Download GCam for Poco M3?

Below are the available download link to the compatible GCam APK files –

GCam 8.1 for Poco M3:

Download Link  

Download GCam 7.4 for Poco M3:

Download Link  

Download GCam 7.3 for Poco M3:

GCam 7.3 onFire  

Download the Fire_7.3.020_4th-form.apk file from the above download link.

GCam 7.3 Parrot043  
NOTE: Comment in a reply if any of the GCam has any issues or not working at all.

How to Install Google Camera on Poco M3?

  1. Download any GCam APK file from the above download link(s).
  2. To install apps from a third party app other than Play Store you need to enable app install from Unknown Sources on your Android device.

    For Android 10 version, enable Install Unknown Apps from the app from which you are going to install the Google Camera APK.

    For example: if you have downloaded the Google Camera apk file on Google chrome or firefox browser on your phone.
    Or you have downloaded and copied the apk file to the file browser and you want to install it from there.

    Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > Open the app (Chrome, Firefox or file manager app etc) > Install unknown apps and enable

    Allow from this sourceSee the below screenshots that enables to install unknown apps on Pie for Chrome app (you need to enable on the app from where you want to install the apk):

    Enable unknown sources to install app

  3. Once enabled, click on the downloaded app to install.
  4. Once installed you can clear the app data and open the app and enjoy the feature-packed Google Camera APK on Poco M3.

How to enable Astro Photography mode on Poco M3 Google Camera?

By default the astrophotography mode is not enabled on this GCam. In case you want to change the setting, follow the below instructions to enable or disable the astrophotography mode.

  • Go to GCam Settings
  • Scroll down and go to Advanced settings
  • Then scroll down almost to the end and enable Astrophotography Mode under Astrophotography settings.

Below are the screenshots that show how to enable the astrophotography mode.

How to shoot in astrophotography mode?

Google Camera version 7.0 and up comes with Astrophotography mode by default, but there are conditions that must be met to enable astrophotography mode. Usually, the following conditions must be met to capture in Astrophotography mode if manually not force enabled:

  • It can be enabled on Night Sight mode (only)
  • The phone must be kept static (use a tripod or keep the phone somewhere to keep it static)
  • There must be low light condition
  • It may take few seconds for this mode to come up when the above conditions are met
– When the display shows something like “Astrophotography is on” or “Capturing cuttlefish” (or on some GCam ports nothing is shown at all) while capturing a photo in Night Sight mode, then it is shooting in astrophotography mode otherwise not.
– If the GCam takes a lot of time usually more than 30 seconds then it is capturing in Astro mode.
– When I kept the phone static in front of a good light source, the Astrophotography mode did not turn on.
So, make sure it is a low light environment.

New features keep on coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for Poco M3. This page will always have all available working Google Camera for Poco M3.

Visit the following link for Poco M3 updates on other Google Camera, Custom ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

13 comments on "Google Camera for Poco M3 – GCam Download"

  1. Yunis says:


  2. Random says:

    The latest 7.x.x version makes the poco m3 bricked after installing gcam and restart coz the cam wont start normally and restarting a device might fix the cam

    But here’s now, my poco m3 wont open at all after I restart and bricked in unexpected.

    • siba says:

      Well, let me explain what is a brick, first!
      When your does not power up at all even after having a fully charged battery and no physical damage as such.

      An how does this happen? Be altering the system software from where it boots.
      For that you need to have an unlocked bootloader, at least or you should have flashed something from the EDL mode on your Poco M3.

      So you are accusing of after installing this GCam mod on your phone it is bricked.
      If you have read the article even for once, I have nowhere mentioned unlocking the bootloader neither flashing something through EDL mode.

      Ideally, a simple software can cause a bootloop which means to put the Android OS in some state after which it will not boot fully.
      In this stage at least you should be able to use the Fastboot mode and the Recovery mode.

      If this is the case, you can just go to the recovery mode and try to clear the cache partition.
      If this does not help then try to boot your phone in Safe Mode. In this mode, the phone will boot bypassing any user installed apps.

      I hope this helps!

  3. Chingu says:

    In gcam 8.1 of poco m3, the problems I have noticed are:
    *we can’t preview the photo taken by clicking on it.
    *In video mode slow motion always crashes the gcam.
    *The selfie video taken by gcam is always stuttering.
    *At sometimes when we open gcam it shows a black colour.
    *There is an option for 4K video recording in gcam but if we try to record a 4K video it crashes always.
    *Astrophotography mode takes about maximum 3 minutes 30 seconds to capture a photo in very low light condition.But if we kept the phone static for that duration, there is no doubt we will get a very very good amazing photo.

  4. Ak47 says:

    Slow Mo isnt working

  5. Borj says:

    The 8.1 version is having an issue. When you open the app and the data connection is on, the camera screen is black out.

  6. Odnei says:

    Gcam 8.1is working and with clarity superior to a standard POCO m3 camera.
    The only bug I found was that it is not possible to access the gallery through the Gcam application.

  7. SHANUKA says:

    gcam 8.1 photos colour not good. for poco m3

  8. @Steve and @ibbi haq
    I have just added a GCam 7.4 build for the phone. Can you please install and verify this build?

  9. ibbi haq says:

    When I try to came picture or make video it’s crashes and when I go to portrait it takes the picture but it’s all green

  10. Steve says:

    For this package, after installing it. Turn off your motion in the settings for poco m3. It will crash the app if u leave it on. By default is auto. There will be slight delay from the moment u take photo and image show up on your inventory. So be a bit patient.

    • Steve says:

      And somehow the video mode aren’t working at all. it said “couldn’t record video. leave video mode, then try again” when i leave the video mode and return to it. the apps force closed it self. and also time lapse ang slow motion also aren’t working. it’s seem there a bug on recording video.

    • Thank you Steve for this very helpful information.
      I really appreciate this.

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