Latest OnePlus 9 Pro update restores access to GCam auxiliary camera
OnePlus recently rolled out a new stable update to the OxygenOS 12 channel on the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The update included several bug fixes, improvements and optimizations, as well as Android security patches for January 2022. And, although the official changelog makes no mention of it, the update also restores access to the GCam auxiliary camera on the OnePlus 9 Pro. .
For those unaware, OnePlus started rolling out Android 12-based OxygenOS 12 to the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro late last year. While the update introduced a bunch of new features to the devices, it also blocked one crucial feature: auxiliary camera access for Google Camera ports. This prevented users from using their phone’s wide-angle and telephoto cameras with the modified camera app.
Shortly after users spotted this issue, OnePlus promised to restore Auxiliary Camera access in OxygenOS 12 for OnePlus 9 series with a future update. However, the company did not provide an exact release schedule. While we expected OnePlus to take its time rolling back this change, the company already delivered it with the recently released OxygenOS 12 Stable Channel update (C.44).
Aamir from our team has confirmed that Google Camera ports can now access ultra-wide and telephoto cameras on his OnePlus 9 Pro running OxygenOS 12 (C.44). As you can see in the attached screenshots, the modified camera app allows you to easily switch between the main, ultra-wide and telephoto cameras of the device with just one click. We think this should now also be possible on the vanilla OnePlus 9 with the latest OxygenOS 12 update, but we’re not absolutely sure. If you own a OnePlus 9, you can check if you have auxiliary camera access on the latest version of OxygenOS 12 by installing a GCam mod from our Google Camera port hub.
Thanks to XDA Senior Member Some_Random_Username for the tip!