What To Do: If You Want To Enable Electronic Image Stabilization On LG’s Nexus 5X

Enable Electronic Image Stabilization On LG’s Nexus 5X

Image stabilization systems for the cameras of Android devices enable users to take great photo’s with their camera phone.  Google recently released the Nexus 5X which has a pretty powerful 12.3 shooter but, if you want to enhance the quality of your photo’s even further, you should enable Electronic Image Stabilization.


Electronic Image Stabilization or EIS is a feature that can help you ensure that your images are stable after they have been caught by your cameras CCD.  It manipulates the image electronically.  When the CCD or light-sensing chip of your camera detects the image, the EIS moves the image to make sure the CCD does not lose the image’s place.  It basically eliminates the shakes from an image.

EIS is similar but better to optical image stabilization but it puts less of a burden on your phone camera’s sensor.

Does EIS sound like a feature that you will want on your Nexus 5X?  If so, you can enable it on your device by following our guide below.

How To : Enable The EIS (Electronic Image Stabilization Feature On A LG Nexus 5X

  1. The first thing that you will need to do to enable EIS on your LG Nexus 5X is to download ES File Explorer. You can download ES File Explorer here
  2. After you have downloaded ES File Explorer, open ES File Explorer on your Nexus 5x.
  3. You will need to slide from left to right to open ES File Explorer’s menu.
  4. When you have opened the menu of ES File Explorer, scroll down to tools. Under tools you should see the option to enable Root Explorer.  Enable Root Explorer.  If you are asked for root rights, grant them.
  5. Slide from left to right again to open menu. Another way is to tap the menu key that is located at the top-left of the screen.
  6. Look for Local and then tap Device. This should open the device’s root.
  7. Still in device, tap on system.
  8. When in system, scroll down until you see build.prop. Tap on this file to open it.
  9. You should see a pop-up appear. It will ask you what app you want to use.  Select ES Note Editor.
  10. From ES Note Editor, look for the small pencil located at the top right. Tap it to enable you to edit build. prop.
  11. Add the following code to your build.prop: persist.camera.eis.enable=1
  12. Tap the back key found on the top left.
  13. Save the file.
  14. Reboot your device.
  15. Go to Camera Settings> Resolution and Quality > Enable video stabilization



Have you got EIS on your Nexus 5X?

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