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.

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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.

65 Comments
  1. Reply etrehr October 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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

    • Reply Luiz Paulo Franz December 14, 2014 at 12:51 am

      for my asus zenfone 5 the same error

  2. Reply Lim April 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    How about Xperia C?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela April 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      yes you can install this app in Xperia C as well

  3. Reply JR March 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Works well with my Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat

  4. Reply Simon March 15, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    The app doesn’t works with my huawei ascend P6. It only say app not installed.. An idea ?

  5. Reply Amarjeet K March 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    not getting the option of photosphere on Lenovo S820.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela March 2, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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

      • Reply Amarjeet K March 7, 2014 at 9:49 am

        my friend i installed Google Photosphere Camera App, in that i m not getting the photosphere option.it just shows pano,videoand photo option.

  6. Reply evangelos February 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela February 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

      you can download alternate apps for photosphere

      • Reply evangelos February 2, 2014 at 11:31 pm

        Like??

    • Reply Narayanan February 12, 2014 at 11:56 am

      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.

    • Reply jonatas June 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Moto G dont have gyroscope, necessary to run Photospere.

  7. Reply Thomas January 17, 2014 at 3:46 am

    It doesn’t work on my Nokia 3410 …

  8. Reply BobK January 8, 2014 at 1:56 am

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

  9. Reply Igor December 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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

  10. Reply shubham December 10, 2013 at 9:48 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela January 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      thanks shubham for your valuable feedback

  11. Reply Victoria November 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    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?
    Thank-you.

    • Reply Pradeep Neela November 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      yes you will be able to install this

  12. Reply joe October 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Do you need to have a rooted phone?

    • Reply Pradeep Neela October 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      no, it should work on almost all the phones

  13. Reply vicky September 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

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

    • Reply Pradeep Neela December 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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

  14. Reply Ale July 23, 2013 at 11:14 pm

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

  15. Reply Rich Braz July 15, 2013 at 9:13 am

    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.

  16. Reply Bivas July 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    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!

  17. Reply TOTO13 July 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Works great on my GS2 with ICS4.0.3…Thks

  18. Reply scott ogorman July 7, 2013 at 7:03 am

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

  19. Reply yudhir July 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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

  20. Reply euromen July 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    On my stock Galaxy S3 it work perfectly!
    Thanks!

  21. Reply vikas July 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

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

  22. Reply jefreta July 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Installled on lg-ms770 aka Optimus… Works great…

  23. Reply Lars July 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    It sure is good to own a Nexus.

  24. Reply Satheesh July 3, 2013 at 9:28 am

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

    Mobile – Xperia sp

  25. Reply David July 3, 2013 at 1:03 am

    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) gmail.com. Thanks!

  26. Reply sandeep July 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

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

  27. Reply Satinder Ahluwalia July 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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

  28. Reply mayur July 2, 2013 at 1:52 pm

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

  29. Reply fik July 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Cool gadgets..before this I’ve install the rooted 1..now it can install without root..but it has no flash. .poor..

  30. Reply RMStringer July 2, 2013 at 6:21 am

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

  31. Reply Faiz July 2, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Buttery smooth on LG p880 running 4.1.2

  32. Reply luis July 2, 2013 at 1:03 am

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

  33. Reply Leonard July 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

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

  34. Reply Jason July 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    It works perfectly thanks man !

  35. Reply Jermaine July 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    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

  36. Reply Jermaine July 1, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    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

  37. Reply arun July 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    @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…

  38. Reply Danzelot July 1, 2013 at 8:59 pm

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

  39. Reply arun July 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

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

  40. Reply John Kitsmiller July 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    how can you change the storage location?

  41. Reply Gaurav Saxena July 1, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    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 ?

    • Reply arun July 1, 2013 at 9:27 pm

      @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…

    • Reply SOK Piseth (Cambodia) July 4, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      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.

    • Reply scott ogorman July 7, 2013 at 7:05 am

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

  42. Reply jogarnet July 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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

  43. Reply Mauritz July 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

    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

  44. Reply Josh July 1, 2013 at 10:18 am

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

  45. Reply husmania July 1, 2013 at 5:23 am

    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.

  46. Reply Innu July 1, 2013 at 2:43 am

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

  47. Reply Andre July 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

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

  48. Reply ahoii July 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

    The calibration doesn’t work on my gs4 :(

  49. Reply Ahoii July 1, 2013 at 1:13 am

    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)

  50. Reply chad June 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

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

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