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Fix Low FPS Video Recording On Droid 3 In Low Light Conditions [Guide]

The recent Motorola Droid 3 system update was the best cure for blue tint while recording videos on the phone. However, as a “fee” for removing the tint, Motorola restricted video capture / recording capability for Motorola Droid 3 to 12 FPS in environments with low light. This means that if you were to record a party, you’ll probably end up with jittering video and low quality output. The Android development community realized this glitch and Senior XDA Member, Rotkaeqpchen, came out with a fix that restores fast FPS video capture of Droid 3 in low light conditions. The workaround discovered by above mentioned XDA member [Yes, the nick name is really hard to pronounce and spell twice] is basically a method to restore FPS settings back to what they were before you updated with phone.

Here is the step by step guide to fix low FPS video recording on Droid 3 in low light conditions: Droid-3

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. The first step is to make sure that you have root on your device or you can access internal system files. You can use AddictiveTips search bar to find multiple instructions to root the Droid 3.
  2. Now connect your Droid 3 over a stable Wi-Fi internet connection and download ES File Explorer from Market.
  3. Once you have the ES File Explorer, go to settings and enable read / write and mount System from the menu options.
  4. Now go to /System/Etc/TICameraProperties.xml, long press the file name and click on Edit File in File Editor.
  5. After the file editor opens the file, Search for <prop-framerate-range-default>12000,30000</prop-framerate-range-default>.
  6. Once you have found the command, change 12000 to 20000 for 20 FPS recording capability.
  7. Once done, save the edited file and exit file explorer.
  8. Now reboot your device.
  9. Once your device reboots normally, try to record video in low light conditions and see if you can fee the difference.

In case you are facing any issues or have something to contribute, then join the discussion on XDA thread posted here.

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