Hack The Front-Facing Camera On Your Nexus 7 To Record 720p Video

The Nexus 7 may not come with a stock Camera app, but a clever hack over on XDA brings it back and even allows it to record 720p footage. Provided you're rooted, of course.

You'll need two downloads to enable video recording: A camera mod file that you can flash via your custom recovery, which will patch the OS to enable support for video recording, and the Camera Launcher app from the Play Store. This will bring back the Camera shortcut. The app itself is actually on your device already (since other apps use it), but the icon was simply removed because the slate has no rear sensor.

We haven't been able to test this personally, but several users over on XDA have reported success with this method. Give it a shot and let us know how well it works for you!

How to Hack the Front-Facing Camera on Your Nexus 7 to Record 720p HD Video [XDA via WonderHowTo]


Comments

    Wtf the nexus doesn't come with any native camera app? I never knew that!

      yes... tell me about it...

      I found out too late after I bought one. I had to download it from the Play store. and the Camera is not great as you now.

    As a front facing camera, it's use for taking photos is limited. It's more intended to be used for video chat.

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