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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by UKDave83, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. UKDave83

    UKDave83 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello guys. Weeks ago I read about the new changes/updates in the Jellybean 4.2 software and I was quite looking forward to them. I updated my Galaxy S3 to 4.2 yesterday. I've hardly tried anything new as I've been a little busy. Could someone tell me how to open the new Sphere camera/gallery App please? I really want to try it but it's like... it's not there? I've looked on all the camera options/settings and I can't find it. It's not in the App Draw. If I Google/YouTube it I'll just find someone explaining how to modify your phone. I don't need to do this as it was explained that the S3 will get the new Sphere camera.

    I'd really appreciate anyone's help :)

  2. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    First off id like to say welcome to the forums and that i have moved your thread to your devices section so you ca recieve as much help as possible. :)

    Currently photosphere is availavle on 4.2 but currently 4.2 wont be availavle on the galaxy s3 till mid to late january so i expext it was 4.1.2 that you have just updated to.

    So looks like you will have to wait a bit more before getting your photosphere camera ;) or you could look into rooting your device and flashing 4.2 yourself ;)
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  3. Shotgun84

    Shotgun84 Extreme Android User

    Welcome to the forum.

    Did you update to official firmware or are you using a custom Rom. The latest official release is 4.1.2 so the only way to get this feature is to run a custom Rom. There isn't any release date as to when 4.2 will officially be available so it'll probably be quite a while.
  4. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    By what he is saying it seems like he updated to 4.1.2 unless he rooted and flashed 4.2 himself as that update is not out for the s3
  5. ceva321

    ceva321 Android Enthusiast

    but the Galaxy Note2 has the sphere gallery and is Android version 4.1.1 just lke the latest version on my Galaxy s3 ????
  6. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Thats not the same thing.

    Photosphere camera is a Google product not Samsung. Samsung will not be implementing a google camera so this Photsphere feature would need to be imitated by Samsung if they want it as a feature.
  7. heat57

    heat57 Android Enthusiast

    I only recently got the SIII and immediately rooted it and put a custom ROM (Omega v35) on it, so I don't really know what the original stock ROM pertained in terms of camera. The Omega ROM has a "Panorma" setting, which does very much the same as the Galaxy Nexus "Photosphere" but is not quite as slick. It does take decent panorama pics up to 360deg.
  8. UKDave83

    UKDave83 Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Hello guys!

    I wasn't expecting that many replies, so thank you! I got the latest update for my S3 Android which is this one Android - What's New - I have all the features stated apart from the Sphere camera. I can't find it. I don't which to root/modify my device.
  9. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    No custom ROMs needed. Just root and CWM.

    You won't find it. See above.
  10. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Please read the answers already in this thread....

    To summarise:

    1. We don't have 4.2 yet. The update we have is not what you linked to

    2. Photosphere is part of the Google camera. We dont have the Google camera. We have the samsung camera so even if we did have 4.2, we still wouldn't have that feature
  11. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    Yet, it is still compatible if you are rooted ytou can flash it via CWM.
  12. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Please link.

    I only know of this one:


    Which is compiled from aosp (Google sources) so obviously uses completely different libs to samsung
  13. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

  14. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

    I use them on S3 with TW original firmware, just rooted and CWMed. A friend is using it (from XDA) on S2 with Wananmlite.
  15. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Which one please? So I can try?
  16. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

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  17. SUroot

    SUroot Extreme Android User

    Cheers dude. I assume you can use it in conjunction with the Sammy one?
  18. Szadzik

    Szadzik Extreme Android User

  19. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Android Expert

    SUroot, could confirm whether the flashing goes well? I tried, I flashed both the 4.2 keyboard and the camera, but only the former shows up, no trace of the camera...

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