Not even with the latest firmware, the 4.4.2 version of KitKat Google managed to improve the photo / video functions of the Nexus 5. As known, the camera is not the strength of this Android device, which is equipped with a Sony IMX179 CMOS 8 MegaPixel processor. It is not always possible to focus on the image to be captured and photos taken in low light environments have a significant noise effect.
The solution is to install a new MOD created by Jishnu Sur on XDA, also compatible for Nexus 5.
With the new MOD you can improve the quality of the photos by reducing the compression of the JPEG image file, and reduce the noise effect of the photos. In addition, the Full HD video stream is increased to 20 Mbit / s and shooting under HDR is faster.
The necessary requirements that the device must have are:
- The presence of ROOT permits
- The bootloader unlocked
- A correctly installed custom recovery.
You can carry out these procedures using the tool proposed in our article.
Step 1. Download the MOD, which has now reached version 1.4, by downloading it from Here on the XDA forum and, once the download is complete, copy the .zip file to the mass memory of the device.
Step 2. Restart the Nexus 5 in recovery mode by holding the volume down button together with the power button. Now choose the flash option (install zip from sdcard) and select the ROM file. After completing the installation, restart the terminal by selecting "Reboot system now".