This OnePlus 5T camera mod could dramatically improve your phone’s snapping

There’s a tweak available for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T that vows to make the camera a little less disappointing.

OnePlus Camera M is an aftermarket modification (listed on XDA-Developers) that turbocharges the default camera application by increasing the standard image quality, thus yielding more detail.

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“In the run-up to the launch of the OnePlus 5, all the hype surrounded the new camera, but I found it was the weakest part of the phone,” said our resident Mobile and Tablets Editor Max Parker.

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“For the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus seems to have reigned in its expectations slightly and focused less on the camera, which is probably a good thing,” he added in our comprehensive review of the handset.

There’s a rather frustrating caveat, though: OnePlus Camera M has to be installed using Magisk, an application that’s only available for rooted smartphones running an AOSP-based ROM, like OmniROM.

That means you’ll have to tinker with your unit’s firmware to run Camera M – and that’s risky as one wrong move could render it useless, so we wouldn’t recommend installing it on your primary (or work) device.

Have you installed OnePlus Camera M on your OnePlus 5 or OnePlus 5T? Let us know on Twitter @TrustedReviews.

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