Newly released Google Camera app Ported to work on Devices running Android Jelly Bean [APK Download]


May 29th, 2014: Google Camera updated to version 2.2 with new Panaroma modes, Resolution settings, Timer and more.
→ Download latest Google Camera APK v2.2

7th May, 2014: Google Camera app updated to v2.1.042, now let’s you take photos while recording videos
→ Download Google Camera APK v2.1.042

Google released the new Google Camera app yesterday to Play store for all devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. Any Android version below KitKat was left out of this beautiful update to the Google Camera app which brought along a new sleek UI and Lens Blur effect that we saw on almost all flagship devices launched this year.

Now thanks to slow updates from various manufacturers that we have a handful lot of devices (mostly low-end) which haven’t received any KitKat update yet, and it could be that these devices may never going to get the update.

Anyway, the good news here is for the Android folks having devices running on Android Jelly Bean. XDA member, unclefab, has made an attempt at porting the Google Camera app to devices running Jelly Bean and he was successfully able to get the new Google Camera app working on his Samsung Galaxy Mega I9200 running on stock Samsung firmware.

However, other users on the forum are reporting “Force close” error while trying to get the modded Google Camera app run on their Jelly Bean devices.

As of now, chances of having this run on your device are slim, but it wouldn’t hurt to give it a try.

Useful notes:
  • Make sure your device is running on a Stock Jelly Bean firmware
  • The modded Google Camera apk was reported running successful on a Android 4.3 Jelly Bean build only, so 4.1 and 4.2 builds may not work (but don’t take our work for it)
  • Maybe only Samsung Galaxy devices?

 icon-download  Download Modded Google Camera for Jelly Bean
└ For updates, check the original page → here.

[For devices running on Android 4.4 KitKat, head on to → Google Camera APK for Android 4.4 KitKat.]

Install the Google Camera .apk file like you’d install any other .apk file on your Android device. In case you need help with that, check out our guide on  How to Install APK files on Android.

If the Google Camera app force closes upon opening, try the fix given below (thanks to rogeralberth)

  • Install Google Camera APK for Jelly Bean
  • Disable Google Services via Titanium Backup (Freeze) OR via Settings » Apps » Under All tab » Select Google Play Services and disable it
  • Open Google Camera app
  • Re-enable Google Play Services


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  • user

    Doesn’t work with on my Sony Xperia Z1 running 4.3

  • user

    Doesn’t work on Micromax turbo A250

  • user

    Doesn’t work on s3 (i9300)

  • mrga0

    Doesn’t work on MIUI based Android 4.3

  • Joshua

    I decided to test it on a 4.1 Jelly Bean stock rooted Galaxy Note 2 with no success.

  • Andrey

    Doesn’t work on HTC One SV running 4.2

  • David Namdvili

    The Google Camera app is compatible with Android 4.4 KitKat only

    • Dan

      The point is that it is ported for Jellybean, we know that it is only for KitKat

  • idan

    Always crashes when trying to use the lens blur effect

  • Fawad

    doesnt work on my lg optimus f160L 4,1 jellybean :'(

    • Lưu Vĩnh Phúc

      doesn’t work on my PadFone2 too, 4.1 jelly bean

  • VishalSFX

    works flawlessly on my xperia m
    running 4.3

  • rj21

    works if i disable framework but as soon as i re-enable it breaks

  • Alexus

    Samsung SGS3 – works with rogeralberth solution on 4.3

  • mehdi

    in my Samsung SGS3 i am using Titanium Backup pro ,Freeze & UnFreeze widget

    1: Tap widget (Freeze)
    2: Open Camera
    3: Minimize camera
    4: Tap widget (UnFreeze)

  • Guillermo Sempron

    Does not work on ThL W200

  • Souvik D

    Settings when opened it crashes

  • Dmitry

    There a better port of GoogleCamera on XDA that just works: [MOD] Latest GoogleCamera 2.4.024 (Dec 2014) tweaked to run on JB 4.3