Download Google Camera for OnePlus 5 / 5T – GCam 8.1 Download


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Many working ports of Google Camera for OnePlus 5/5T are now available to download which is built by Nikita and Urnyx05. The key feature of the OnePlus 5 / 5T GCam are Night Sight, Astrophotography mode, HDR+ etc.

Available GCam versions

Below are the available versions of GCam for OnePlus 5 / 5T.

  • GCam 8.1
  • GCam 7.4
  • GCam 6.1

The GCam 8.1 for OnePlus 5 / 5T is now available which has multi mode stabilization, seamless zoom feature and seamless slow motion, audio zoom etc. But in the initial versions, all of the features might not be available or might not be working at all.

The GCam 7.0 and later versions have brought better Night Sight, Astrophotography mode on OnePlus 5 / 5T along with other features like HDR+, portrait mode etc. The available GCam ports are compatible on Android 10, and Android 11.

It is possible that the latest GCam 8.1 may not work fully on OnePlus 5 / 5T. If you inform me in a comment then probably I will try to find an alternate working GCam port.

Google Camera (GCam) for OnePlus 5/5T

Status of this Google Camera

– Almost everything
– Unknown


Where to Download GCam for OnePlus 5 / 5T?

Below are several compatible versions of GCam available for OnePlus 5/5T –

GCam 8.1 Download


Download the Nik-8.1-OP5-5T-non-root.xml config file

GCam 7.4 Download


GCam 6.1 Download

NOTE: Comment in a reply if some GCam has some issues or not working at all.

How to Install Google Camera on OnePlus 5 / 5T?

  1. Download one of the GCam apk for OnePlus 5/5T from the above download link
  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 Oreo or Pie 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 Oreo 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 app to install.
  4. Go to App settings and Clear data.
  5. Start the Google camera app and enjoy ultimate mobile photography on OnePlus 5/5T.

Few more config

How to get smoother slowmo: go to Settings > Advanced > Stream Config > Stream Mode and Set SlowMotion

How to Install xml config file on Nikita’s GCam?

  1. Download one of the xml config file (Nik-8.1-OP5-5T-non-root.xml) from the above download link of Nikita’s GCam 8.1.
  2. Once the GCam is installed, create the following directories on your phone’s internal memory and copy the downloaded xml config file there:
    1. First create a directory in the name of GCam (G and C capital letter) under the ROOT directory.
    2. Then create a directory named Configs7 for GCam 7.x or Configs8 for GCam 8.1 (C in capital letter) under GCam directory.
    3. Copy the xml config file in the relevant directory with respect to the GCam version you have installed.
  3. Now you can open the GCam app and double tap near the blank space beside the shutter button.See the below image to get an idea where to tap:
    How to load config file on Google Camera
  4. When prompted, select the config file and tap on RESTORE to load. (do this twice as for the first time the config did not loaded)
  5. Once the xml config file is loaded, you are done with the installation.

New features keep coming on the Google Camera app and hence there could be many versions of these ported apps for OnePlus 5/5T. This page will have all available working GCam for OnePlus 5 / 5T.

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8 comments on "Download Google Camera for OnePlus 5 / 5T – GCam 8.1 Download"

  1. Anthony Buttigieg says:

    Doesn’t seem to want to work with the front camera.

  2. godfrey says:

    Why is the download link for Gcam 8.1 goes to the gcam 7.4 webpage?

    • siba says:

      Thank you for pointing out the mistake. It was a typo, basically a human error.

      I have fixed the link and you should be able to download the GCam 8.1 mod.

  3. FinGonz says:

    Great that GCam 8.1 works on OnePlus5/5T but sadly SlowMo doesn’t work.

  4. John Smith says:


  5. Eston says:

    Thanks a lot for the effort, Bookmarked the page!

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