You Can Still Use OnePlus 8 Pro “See Through” Color Filter Camera Via ADB
Among the wonders of OnePlus 8 Pro is a dedicated 5MP color filter lens that applies the camera’s filters manually using the lens coating and some post-processing. OnePlus said it could turn “ordinary scenes into a surreal landscape.”
But the OnePlus 8 Pro’s unique feature was also the most controversial. Previously, the camera filter coupled with photochromatic mode allowed users to see through plastic objects and fine clothing. OnePlus has disabled access to photochromatic mode after a lot of uproar, but brought it back with the Oxygen OS 10.5.10 update.
However, according to many OnePlus users, the functionality no longer behaves as before. OnePlus, via Android Authority, said the photochromatic filter now needs more light to capture good images. Nevertheless, it is safe to say that the flair is now gone.
Fortunately, there is still a way to give glory to the OnePlus 8 Pro color filter camera. An XDA member discovered that you can get the functionality on how it originally came via ADB and the Factory Mode app.
OnePlus 8 Pro See Through Camera Filter: Here’s How To Get It Back
To recover the “real” color filter camera, OnePlus 8 Pro users must open the Factory Mode application via ADB. Here’s what you need to do –
- Enable USB debugging on your device.
- Connect your device to a PC and open the command line.
- Type “adb devices” and press Enter to see if your device is recognized (you will need the ADB tools installed on your PC).
- Type “adb shell” and press enter. Then type “am start -n com.oneplus.factorymode / .camera.manualtest.CameraManualTest” and press Enter again.
This will launch the Factory mode application on your OnePlus 8 Pro. Tap the camera switch icon in the lower right corner and select the fourth camera filter. Now you can finally use the camera filtering camera, as originally provided by OnePlus.