ARCore, AR Stickers, and Playground

Instructions to use Google's AR apps on non-Pixel phones and other AR related apps on phones without official ARCore support.



Important notes:


Phones with official ARCore support:

Steps for devices officially supported:

1. Install the latest ARCore via Play Store or APKMirror (download the arm64/v8a variant).
2. Install the modded AR Stickers (Android 8+) or Playground (Android 9+) pack available below. Pick one, we can't have both installed.
3. Open Google Camera and select "AR Stickers" or "Playground".

Phones without official ARCore support:

Only for phones without official support.

There are two options avaible. Both require Magisk:

Option 1: Quicker. Changes the phone's fingerprint and unlocks installation/updates of ARCore via Play Store (click to expand »)

Limitations:

Steps:

Start by changing the phone's fingerprint:

1. Download the module and install it via Magisk Manager:
- ARCore-enabler-1.3.zip (2019-02-19, Pixel 2 fingerprint)
2. Reboot your phone.

Now install the apps:

1. Install the latest ARCore via Play Store or APKMirror (download the arm64/v8a variant).
2. Install the modded AR Stickers (Android 8+) or Playground (Android 9+) pack available below. Pick one, we can't have both installed.

Notes:

Option 2: More steps, less likely to break the SafetyNet, allows you to pick other fingerprints, optional ARCore updates via Play Store (click to expand »)

Limitations:

- This changes our phone's fingerprint to make it appear to be an ARCore supported phone, and may break system update checks. It does NOT change the phone's manufacturer nor model and has no side effects except for making OTA system updates not appear.
- You may have to temporarily disable the Magisk module before checking for updates. All changes can be reverted by disabling or removing the Magisk module.

Steps:

Start by installing the apps:

1. Install the latest ARCore from APK Mirror (download the arm64/v8a variant).
2. Install the modded AR Stickers (Android 8+) or Playground (Android 9+) pack available below. Pick one, we can't have both installed.

Now change the phone's fingerprint:

1. Using Magisk Manager, install the MagiskHide Props Config module and reboot.
2. (screen recording) Using a terminal app (e.g.: Termux), type su, press "enter" on your keyboard, and grand root access.
3. Type props > press enter > type 1 (to change fingerprints) and confirm by following the instructions.
4. Use one of Google's phones. The Pixel 2 fingerprint works very well.
5. After changing the fingerprint, choose the option to reboot.

After booting, you'll be able to use "AR Stickers" and "Playground" from inside Google Camera or any other AR related app.

Optional:

You can install ARCore via the Play Store (and receive updates for it) wit this Magisk module: ar-playstore-enabler-v2.zip


Downloads:

ARCore:

Download the arm64/v8a variant, Playground and Stickers will crash if 32bit ARCore is used.

Playground:

For Android 9+ and GCam 6+. You can choose between two versions:

Old files (click to expand »)

AR Stickers:

For Android 8+ and GCam 5+.

Old files (click to expand »)

Other AR Apps:

Installing ARCore also allows you to run other AR related apps (eg: Google Measure). If they're not available for your phone via the Play Store, download the apk file from APK Mirror.

Screenshots:

AR Stickers with GCam Arnova8G2 V8 running on the OnePlus 3:

AR Stickers