Android developers from the smartphone software development focused forum xda have ported the camera app from the Xiaomi Mi A2, to run on existing Redmi Note 5 Pro devices. Xiaomi Mi A2 is the latest smartphone that the company launched in the global market at a launch event in Spain about a week back. According to a report by xda news, a user by the name of ‘carlosggb’ posted the ported camera. A couple of things to note here are that this only works if you are running “Whyred” custom ROMs which means that you will not be able to run this on the default out-of-the-box MIUI operating system.
This port is available for the Global variants of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro running Android Oreo. Other things to note here is that the device needs to be unlocked and rooted using Magisk. For the people who don’t know, Magisk is a relatively new way to modify the operating system of your Android-based smartphone and achieve root access. The difference here, when compared to other ways of rooting or modifying the operating system, is that this way allows the user to make changes without actually changing the system partition of the device.
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Having said all of that, if you have a Magisk-rooted Redmi Note 5 Pro with all the prerequisites then you can use the port. According to the changelog of the ported app, the portrait mode on the front camera, front flash, and beautify work on the Redmi Note 5 Pro which the company launched with the Mi A2. The user needs to ensure that Camera2 API (application program interface) inside the system is enabled to ensure that the port works.
The developer also noted that users need to remove any Google camera (Gcams) ports as they cause a conflict. Once any Google camera port is removed, users need to install the Magisk module with the help of Magisk manager, reboot their smartphone and then give the camera app all the required permissions. The port has also added 1080p slow-motion video.