Download Google Camera for Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred)

Install Gcam and enable 4K on Redmi Note 5 Pro

In this post I’m going to show you how you can install working Gcam module and enable 4k recording on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. These guides and modes were originally posted on XDA forum and all credits goes to the developers.

Download Google Camera for Redmi Note 5 Pro (whyred)

You must have root enabled on your device to continue!

  1. Open your favorite file manager application with root feature.
  2. Go to “/system” folder and find build.prop file.
  3. Open this file with inbuilt text editor and add the following line:
  4. Save changes to “build.prop” file, copy downloaded Gcam mod to “/system/priv-app” folder and setup the following permissions to use the mod as system application: rw-r–r–
    • Otherwise you can simply install like the normal app, but don’t forget to reboot your phone firstly.
  5. If you’ve installed modification as system app, you’ll need to reboot your device after you’ve copied the file to “/system/priv-app”.

Original sources: BSG Mod XDA ThreadArnova Mod XDA Thread

Download mods:

BSG: MGC_5.2.022_FINAL_1.0.apk

Arnova: GoogleCamera-Pixel2Mod-Arnova8G2-V7-Final.apk

Also check out the collection of Redmi Note 5 Pro Camera modifications on XDA.

How to enable video recording in 4k on Redmi Note 5 Pro?

  1. Download and install Open Camera
  2. Open Open Camera
  3. Go to “Camera settings” by taping on the corresponding icon.
  4. Go to “Video settings” > “Resolution” > and select “4k Ultra HD”
  5. Done!

Download: Open Camera v1.43.3

Here’s another method which required root and advanced file manager, Root Explorer for example.

  1. Open Root Explorer
  2. Go to “/system/etc/device_features/” folder.
  3. Open “whyred.xml” with text editor.
  4. Find this line “support_camera_4k_quality” and change value from “false” to “true”.
  5. Reboot your phone.
  6. If everything was right, you should now see 4K option in the camera settings.