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.



  1. elvishrdz

    March 15, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I install the apk in a samsung galaxy J7 and doesn’t appear the photosphere option… 🙁 just panorama, video and camara. WHY?

  2. etrehr

    October 30, 2014 at 3:59 pm

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

    • Luiz Paulo Franz

      December 14, 2014 at 12:51 am

      for my asus zenfone 5 the same error

      • julz

        April 11, 2015 at 7:10 am

        same here not working on asus z5..

  3. Lim

    April 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    How about Xperia C?

    • Pradeep Neela

      April 26, 2014 at 1:39 pm

      yes you can install this app in Xperia C as well

  4. JR

    March 16, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Works well with my Samsung Galaxy S4 running Android 4.4.2 KitKat

  5. 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 ?

  6. Amarjeet K

    March 1, 2014 at 10:46 am

    not getting the option of photosphere on Lenovo S820.

    • 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

      • 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 just shows pano,videoand photo option.

  7. evangelos

    February 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      February 2, 2014 at 11:55 am

      you can download alternate apps for photosphere

      • evangelos

        February 2, 2014 at 11:31 pm


    • 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.

    • jonatas

      June 12, 2014 at 7:20 pm

      Moto G dont have gyroscope, necessary to run Photospere.

  8. Thomas

    January 17, 2014 at 3:46 am

    It doesn’t work on my Nokia 3410 …

  9. BobK

    January 8, 2014 at 1:56 am

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

  10. Igor

    December 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm

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

  11. 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

    • Pradeep Neela

      January 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      thanks shubham for your valuable feedback

  12. 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?

    • Pradeep Neela

      November 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      yes you will be able to install this

  13. joe

    October 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    Do you need to have a rooted phone?

    • Pradeep Neela

      October 23, 2013 at 11:27 pm

      no, it should work on almost all the phones

  14. vicky

    September 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

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

    • Pradeep Neela

      December 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

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

  15. 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 .

  16. 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.

  17. 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!

  18. TOTO13

    July 7, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Works great on my GS2 with ICS4.0.3…Thks

  19. 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

  20. yudhir

    July 4, 2013 at 9:11 pm

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

  21. euromen

    July 4, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    On my stock Galaxy S3 it work perfectly!

  22. vikas

    July 4, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Unable to install. It says app not installed… 🙁

  23. jefreta

    July 4, 2013 at 6:21 am

    Installled on lg-ms770 aka Optimus… Works great…

  24. Lars

    July 3, 2013 at 9:50 am

    It sure is good to own a Nexus.

  25. 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

  26. 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) Thanks!

  27. sandeep

    July 3, 2013 at 12:27 am

    Doesn’t work on Samsung Galaxy grand 🙁
    Photosphere that is 🙁

  28. 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

  29. 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.

  30. fik

    July 2, 2013 at 11:59 am

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

  31. RMStringer

    July 2, 2013 at 6:21 am

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

  32. Faiz

    July 2, 2013 at 3:44 am

    Buttery smooth on LG p880 running 4.1.2

  33. 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

  34. Leonard

    July 2, 2013 at 1:00 am

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

  35. Jason

    July 1, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    It works perfectly thanks man !

  36. 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

  37. 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

  38. 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…

  39. 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

  40. arun

    July 1, 2013 at 8:41 pm

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

  41. John Kitsmiller

    July 1, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    how can you change the storage location?

  42. 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 ?

    • 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…

    • 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.

    • 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

  43. jogarnet

    July 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

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

  44. 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

  45. 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

  46. 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.

  47. 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

  48. Andre

    July 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

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

  49. ahoii

    July 1, 2013 at 1:56 am

    The calibration doesn’t work on my gs4 🙁

  50. 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)

  51. 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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