Google Pixel 2 is a great smartphone. It has everything users look for in a handset these days. However, one constant gripe of the users of Google’s latest flagship relates to a particularly annoying issue with the panorama mode. This is odd considering Pixel 2’s camera is universally considered to be one of the best in the business. As per user complains, pictures taken with this mode seem blurry, below-par and out of focus. The problem is limited to Pixel 2 devices it seems, even though the Pixel 2 XL features the same camera hardware.
The issue first came to light late last year. Google acknowledged the fault. Despite recognizing that there is an issue and more than 10 months since it was first reported, the tech giant has not released an update with a fix. Panorama mode captures a 360-degree view of the surroundings in high quality. It is used by thousands on daily basis. Thankfully, a fix has arrived for this problem.
A tech enthusiast and an Android user has managed to crack the code to create a fix to the blurry panorama issue on Google Pixel 2 phones. The user’s name is not known yet but he has published the fix on Google’s Issue Tracker page. Here is a screenshot of before and after photos which he posted to demonstrate the increase in quality.
How To Fix Blurry Panorama Issue On Google Pixel 2
There are two methods that you can use to fix the blurry camera problem. The first method is through ADB commands, while seconds method is by using a Magisk module.
- Install ADB and Fastboot drivers on your computer | Download
- Root with Magisk Tool | Download
- Magisk Manager to control Magisk tool (optional) | Download
- Panorama Patch | Download
Method 1 – ADB and Fastboot Command
1 – Make sure to root your device with Magisk to disable dm_verity/AVB2.0.
2 – Connect your phone to computer and go to the folder where the patch file is located.
3 – Open command prompt (CMD) and enter the following commands in the order as shown below:
adb push <<PATH_TO_DOWNLOADED_SO_FILE>> /data/local/tmp
adb shell mount -o remount,rw /vendor
adb shell cp /data/local/tmp/camera.msm8998.patch3.so /vendor/lib/hw
adb shell mv /vendor/lib/hw/camera.msm8998.so /vendor/lib/hw/camera.msm8998.old.so
adb shell mv /vendor/lib/hw/camera.msm8998.patch3.so /vendor/lib/hw/camera.msm8998.so
4 – After entering the above commands, restart your device. This should fix the problem otherwise try the next solution.
Method 2 – Magisk Module
- Magisk Module Panorama Fix | Download
If the above method is complicated, then try the solution developed by Android users at XDA forum. This fix is uses a Magisk module that uses the fix above. All you have to do is to download the module, install it and that’s all.
This is what you need to do to fix the blurry panorama mode issue on your Google Pixel 2. If you have any question, let us know in comments below.
Source: Issue Tracker