Install Motorola Droid 3 Camera App On Photon 4G


photon-4G-camera appLooks like development on the Motorola Photon 4G is picking up pace. This time we have a port of the camera app from the Droid 3 for the Photon 4G for those who are aesthetically more peculiar about their core Android apps. Credit for porting this app goes to XDA-Developers forum member ballerx43 who also ported this with the idea of bringing a panorama feature to the Photon 4G’s camera, which however is already included in the original.

So we guess if you fancy trying out new things on your Photon 4G strictly out of the lack of customization options available as of right now, you could go ahead and give this Camera app a shot. We must mention that the panorama feature as of right now is not functioning with this app, so really if you do try it out, do let us know WHY you tried it out?

As for getting this up and running on your Photon 4G, here’s how you can do that.

Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process.



  1. Download the app and copy it to the platform-tools folder in the Android SDK. For example in c:\android\platform-tools.
  2. Now run command prompt and enter the following commands:
    adb push BlurCamera.apk /sdcard/

    adb shell


    /bin/mount -o remount,rw /system

    cp /sdcard/BlurCamera.apk /system/app

  3. In the root explorer app navigate to the /system folder and set the permissions to rw-r–r–
  4. Now simply reboot the device.

For updates and queries related to this app, refer to the forum thread at XDA-Developers.

  • JosueRuiz

    It BRICKED my phone! Don’t try it honestly. I had to do a whole long process in order for me to recover it.

  • LiLNosh

    Ay this bricked my phone also. I had to go through a long process of unlocking my bootloader (because for some reason when i tried to run the newest sbf file it still would get stuck) and then rlock it and reroot. Just too much. Then i lost my camera totally. Currently trying to regain that.