Enable Camera2API and Install Gcam on Max Pro M1

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Enable Camera2API and Install Gcam latest version on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 was released on May 3, 2018. And it became popular in the budget range of smartphones. I have already written a detailed review of this smartphone.

Please do note that enabling Camera2Api does not void warranty of the device.

Gcam is also known as Google Camera and Some of the third party developers have created Modded versions of Google Camera to the devices which support Camera2Api option.

Google camera/Gcam Mod allows the devices to utilize the best camera settings available for the device.

By default, In Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Camera2Api is disabled. Just one line of code is to be entered in CMD or Powershell to enable Camera2Api.

So, before that you need to enable developer options. In Developer options, you need to enable an option. Enough reading, let’s head to the topic.


  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
  • PC
  • USB Cable

Steps to Enable Camera2API on Max Pro M1

1) Go to Settings > About phone > Build Number
Tap on Build Number 7 times. Popup will appear “You are a developer now.”

 Build Number

2) Go to Settings > System > Developer options > Toggle USB Debugging
A popup will appear to confirm the changes, Tap OK.

Developer options
Allow USB Debugging

3) Next step is to enter Fastboot mode,
Steps to enter Fastboot mode:
– Switch Off your phone
– Press and hold the ‘Power’ and ‘Volume up’ buttons together for few seconds.

4) Now turn on your PC and make sure all the necessary drivers are installed.
Drivers to be installed:
– Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 ADB Drivers
ADB Fastboot Tool

5) Connect your phone to PC,
Launch Command Prompt (CMD) or Powershell Window or Linux Terminal based on your OS.

6) Make sure USB drivers and ADB are installed correctly.

7) Enter this line of code in the terminal and Hit Enter

Windows Command Prompt:
fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
Windows PowerShell:
.\fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true
macOS or Linux Terminal:
./fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true

Enable Camera2API

After you hit Enter, Camera2Api will be enabled. And now, you need to download the latest Gcam version available for your device.

Latest GCAM version – Click on this link

Recommended Developer for Gcam – Arnova8G2

Enabling Camera2Api doesn’t root your phone nor it voids warranty.
It is easy and safe to enable this option.

If you face any issues regarding this topic, please do comment in the comment section. I’d be glad to help you.

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