Samsung introduced their newest camera software addition, Surround Shot, in their newest handset released, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It consists of a mode that draws parallels to Photosphere introduced with Android 4.2, which it allows users to stitch together multiple individual photos of the surrounding environment into one, spherical image. The problem is that the app is only available for the Note 3.
Settings the compatibility issue aside, XDA Senior Member LastStandingDroid has made sure that users of the Galaxy S4 will also be able to enjoy such novelty by backporting the Note 3′s camera app to the S4. Tested to work on Android 4.3 with Samsung’s Touchwiz, it has been reported that all features of Note 3′s camera app are working as intended, including the aforementioned Surround Shot.
Installation is simple, requiring users to flash the provided zip file through a custom recovery, and it is always a good thing to make a Nandroid backup before hand. Sadly but somewhat expectedly, users of any AOSP-derived ROM will not be able to get their hands on the port, as LastStandingDroid has made such incompatibilities clear in the forum post.
All Galaxy S4 users running Touchwiz and Android 4.3 who would like to give the Note 3 camera a try without having to change devices could visit XDA’s original thread for more information and download.
Thank you XDA Developers for providing us with this information.