Guide to Install Google Photosphere Camera App in Non-Nexus Devices – Download APK

“Google Play edition” smartphones comes with the latest Photosphere Camera app which is the 360-Degree Panorama Tool from Google and for all those who thought that it’s only available for NEXUS range of smartphones will be happy to know that even Non NEXUS devices can be installed with this app. This camera app is the slightly redesigned app which is being found in the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition devices. All thanks to the developers who managed to extract this from the Firmware dump of both HTC One and Galaxy S4 smartphones.


This application can be directly installed in your Android Phone. While we still have no clue on what are the devices this will be supporting, but it should support virtually all the devices which are on the Jellybean Android OS. Though there is some discrepancy in image quality compared to the built-in camera app, this app is worth giving a try considering the fact that it’s from Google and comes with some nice experience.

Quick Guide to Install Google Photosphere App in Non-Nexus Devices:

  • Once downloaded / placed the APK of Google Photosphere in your device. With the help of File Manager open the APK to install the same after following all the On Screen instructions. Once this is installed, you’ll see the stock Gallery and Camera apps in your app drawer.

Do let us know in the comments section about this Google Photosphere app as we will be more than happy to hear from you.

  • etrehr

    not working for my sony xperia c phone, photosphere seems to be absent from the camera

  • Lim

    How about Xperia C?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you can install this app in Xperia C as well

  • Amarjeet K

    not getting the option of photosphere on Lenovo S820.

    • Pradeep Neela

      you need to make use of the apps which are there in Google PLAY Store for photosphere

  • evangelos

    Only panorama on moto g 4.4.2 What can i do for photosphere??

    • Pradeep Neela

      you can download alternate apps for photosphere

      • evangelos


    • Narayanan

      Moto G does not have gyroscope (gyroscope is not g-sensor and also is not accelerometer) and hence photosphere will not work. To confirm, I downloaded this APK and I could not see photosphere options and I can use only the usual panorama mode which the stock Moto G’s camera app provides.

    • jonatas

      Moto G dont have gyroscope, necessary to run Photospere.

  • Thomas

    It doesn’t work on my Nokia 3410 …

  • BobK

    Works on my non-rooted Moto X running Kit Kat.

  • Igor

    My device is xperia s. Spherecamera working good. Thank you

  • shubham

    worked perfectly on my galaxy s2 gt-i9100g and xperia mini pro sk17i both non rooted
    thanks for this awesome app

    • Pradeep Neela

      thanks shubham for your valuable feedback

  • Victoria

    I just got the Galaxy 2014 Edition 10.1Note tablet.It runs Android 4.3, but doesn’t have Photosphere.
    It’s WiFi only, so no carrier involved.
    Would I be able to install Photosphere on it?

    • Pradeep Neela

      yes you will be able to install this

  • joe

    Do you need to have a rooted phone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      no, it should work on almost all the phones

  • vicky

    It doesnt work on my micromax canvas 4
    Kindly help it out for this issue

    • Pradeep Neela

      kindly disable all antivirus tools and try to install the same.

  • Ale

    Works well on my rooted Xperia S. Photosphere is awesome! Only crashed when I touch the screen during a video recording .

  • Rich Braz

    Downloaded as instructed. Works perfect on my HTC One X+. All features including Aspect ratio, Video quality, image adjustments, iso, camera options, image stamp ……many more. Camera scene options big plus. Panorama, HDR, Scene selections. I don’t know why you would want to go back to stock camera. I have not tested all of these options yet but I have them LOL. I will update and let you know. Thanks Android Advices for good article and app link.

  • Bivas

    Installed smoothly on G-Note (N7000) running on Stock Jelly Bean 4.1.2 (India).
    No issues encountered so far. Works great in panorama as well as Photosphere mode.
    Haven’t tried out outdoor pictures yet. Indoor pictures has a problem in smooth stiching of all the images. But then that is probably because of camera position mis-alignment by me rather than a software issue.
    Great share. Thanks!

  • TOTO13

    Works great on my GS2 with ICS4.0.3…Thks

  • scott ogorman

    I installed this app, and it works perfectly with my galaxy s4, even though I don’t have the Google play edition

  • yudhir

    No sphere only panorama on my galaxy tab 2 . But it lags .

  • euromen

    On my stock Galaxy S3 it work perfectly!

  • vikas

    Unable to install. It says app not installed… :(

  • jefreta

    Installled on lg-ms770 aka Optimus… Works great…

  • Lars

    It sure is good to own a Nexus.

  • Satheesh

    I downloaded the app but install tab alone not working. So can’t install. Please fix.

    Mobile – Xperia sp

  • David

    Did not work on my note 2. Said parser error. Anybody had any luck on creating photospheres on Note 2. My email is davidrenjenkins (atsignhere) Thanks!

  • sandeep

    Doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy grand :(
    Photosphere that is :(

  • Satinder Ahluwalia

    Works fine except no logic how to save its hit and miss whether you have saved on a s4

  • mayur

    Hello please tell me how can I rollback to previous camera, I am facing problem with these, plz mail me.

  • fik

    Cool gadgets..before this I’ve install the rooted it can install without root..but it has no flash. .poor..

  • RMStringer

    Will not install on Asus Transformer Pad . It fails every time.

  • Faiz

    Buttery smooth on LG p880 running 4.1.2

  • luis

    Doesnt work on gs3 t-999 it just says app not installed im running the liquid smooth rom

  • Leonard

    Downloaded the apk, and it worked great on my Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet.

  • Jason

    It works perfectly thanks man !

  • Jermaine

    Also ive had no problems with the camera. I can launch the stock GN2 camera and gallery or this camera or gallery. No crashes or issues so far. thanks again

  • Jermaine

    Awesome, been wanting this camera feature for photosphere thought i was going to have to wait for 4.2 to get it. Thanks
    Galaxy Note 2

  • arun

    @gaurav.:hey man there will be two camera apps in ur app browser…you can switch to any of the two by just clicking on it…..and if u open the google installed gallery n click camera at thw top it will ask complete action using…

  • Danzelot

    Lo instale en mi galaxy S3 mini y la calibración está un poco rara y esta un poco lenta, pero no está mal

  • arun

    Mind blowing. …works perfectly on my note 2…thanks a lot for sharing this…:-)

  • John Kitsmiller

    how can you change the storage location?

  • Gaurav Saxena

    I installed this app on Note 2 but how do I revert back to old Camera . How do I un-install it and move back to previous one ?

    • arun

      @gaurav.:hey man there will be two camera apps in ur app browser…you can switch to any of the two by just clicking on it…..and if u open the google installed gallery n click camera at thw top it will ask complete action using…

    • SOK Piseth (Cambodia)

      Don’t worry ! after you install it, the new one camera will created. so you got two camera and gallery.

      I have try it on GL LU6200 with Jelly Bean 4.1.2. it word fine and it’s a camera that i waiting for 6 months.

      Very thank for this share.

    • scott ogorman

      It will install a short cut, you should still have your original camera as well as, the photo sphere camera

  • jogarnet

    Ive downloaded it but got no luck, cannot be installed in my GN2 . .

  • Mauritz

    Hi, I downloaded it on my GS3 and it works great! Previously i had trouble switching from camera to camcorder in the camera due to a sloppy rom flash, but now it switches seamlessly. It still crashes when I switch from back facing camera to selfportrait mode, but thats also because of my rom flash gone wrong

  • Josh

    Hi there! I have problems installing it on a rooted Galaxy Ace S5830L @2.3.4: “Analysis error”.. any known issue? :S

  • husmania

    Only good on quadcore jellybean base phone…will lagging of force close if use on dual core jellybean base phone..i have tested on S4..result is good..S3 good but lagging once you open the camera for the first time everytime you use..need to close and open for the 2nd time..and cannot use on galaxy grand, tab2 7.0 in..and S2 too.

  • Innu

    This doesn’t seem to work in my gs3,i am rooted and running Cm 10.1.0

  • Andre

    Really, shockingly pathetic! Not worth to say anymore!!!

  • ahoii

    The calibration doesn’t work on my gs4 :(

  • Ahoii

    Gallery and camera have been installed. I also was able to switch into sphere mode. But the calibration doesn`t work. You have to center a blue dot in the middle of a circle,i did that for like a minute, but it did not work. (I have a galaxy s4)

  • chad

    Will not let me install it. Keeps saying no file to open this. I’m running pacman ROM on galaxy s3.