How To Improve Camera Quality On HTC Sensation 4G For Sense 3.5 & CM7 ROMs


If you have an  HTC Sensation 4G , then you probably have one of the best camera quality already, but what if you can make it even better? Thanks to XDA-Developer “ErosizeD”, you can now mod your camera to record at higher bitrates, which according to the developer, is close to BlueRay DVD quality, with increased FPS stability. This mod currently supports ROMs based on Sense 3.0 or 3.5, as well as CyanogenMod 7 and MIUI.

Note: The developer has warned that the mod for CyanogenMod 7 is in an Alpha stage and maybe unstable, as it needs to be properly tested and reported by users. The mod has been reported to be working fine on the following ROMs:

  • Android Revolution HD 4.X.X ( sense 3.5 ).
  • HyperSensation ( CyanogenMOD ).

The mod for Sense based ROMs is packed in a zip file and is quite easily flashable using ClockworkMod recovery. However, installing the mod on the CM7 or MIUI ROM is required to be done manually with a modified Camera application for HTC Sensation.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. WML Cloud and its team members will not be responsible if your device gets damaged or bricked during the below mentioned process.

Requirements:

HTC Sensation 4G Camera

Instructions for Sense 3.0 / 3.5

Step 1: Download the mod from the link given above and copy it to the root of the SD card.
Step 2: Reboot into ClockworkMod recovery and create a Nandroid backup.
Step 3: Select wipe cache and wipe dalvick cache.
Step 4: Navigate to install zip from SD card -> choose zip from SD card and select the mod.
Step 5: Once the mod is flashed, reboot the device.

Instructions for CM7 / MIUI

Step 1: To get started, download and extract mod from the above given link. Extract it to find 2 files.
Step 2: Rename Camera.apk to HTCCamera.apk
Step 3: Install ES File Explorer or Root Explorer (which is paid) from the Android Market.
Step 4: Copy the two extracted files to the root of the SD card.
Step 5: Run ES File Explorer or Root Explorer and make sure to enable “Root Access” to allow access to root level files on your device.
Step 6: Navigate to /system/app/, and enable R/W access.
Step 7: Find HTCCamera.apk  and check the permissions for that app. Rename HTCCamera.apk to HTCCamera.apk.bak.
Step 8: Navigate to /system/etc/, and enable R/W access.
Step 9: Find media_profiles.xml  and check the permissions for that application. Now, rename the file to media_prfiles.bak.
Step 10: From your SD Card, copy HTCCamera.apk and paste it to /system/app/. Set the permissions for that app as were set for the original app and revert R/W access to R/O.
Step 11: Copy media_profiles.xml and paste it to /system/etc/. Set the permissions for this application as were set for the original app and revert R/W access to R/O.

For updates, information and queries, see the XDA Developers forum thread (link given below).

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