Download Open GAPPS (Google Apps)

Discussion in 'Android' started by ElyStar, May 20, 2016.

  1. ElyStar

    ElyStar Moderator Staff Member

    The Google Applications packages should be installed via recovery. Exact steps vary, but the general process is the same as that used to install CyanogenMod, or any other flashable zip:
    1. Copy the gapps .zip-file to /sdcard/
      • Using adb: adb push /sdcard/
    2. Reboot your device to recovery via any one of these methods: 1) using the power-on key combo for your device; 2) running adb reboot recovery from your computer; 3) or via the Advanced Reboot power menu (enabled in Developer Options).
    3. Choose "install zip" or "Apply update" from within recovery, and navigate to the zip-file loaded earlier.
    4. Reboot from recovery back to Android.


    Google Apps packages are not generally supported by the CyanogenMod team, or by their distributors. The good news is that there is very little that can go wrong! If you are experiencing problems, here is a list of different things you can try (each one a bit more extreme/destructive than the last):
    1. Reboot your device
    2. Verify all apps are up-to-date in the Play Store
    3. Re-flash the Gapps package (via recovery)
    4. Wipe the /system partition and reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (as long as if you don't wipe /data, your data will be preserved)
    5. Wipe /system, /data and /cache and reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (this will delete all of your data, i.e. like you're starting from a clean slate)
    If you still have problems consider googling for alternative Google Apps installation package.

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2017
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  2. ElyStar

    ElyStar Moderator Staff Member

    3. I'm having problems that I believe are Open GApps related. What can I do to fix it?
    There are 2 things you can do that are almost always guaranteed to fix these types of problems. Please do not post a support request until you have tried these first.

    1. Make certain you are using the latest version of TWRP Recovery for your device.
      • Other Recovery types are not officially supported
    2. Reinstall your ROM and GApps as part of a 'Clean' install
      • This will remove any data corruption that might be causing your issue
    A 'Clean' install consists of the following:

    1. Factory Reset (or manually wipe (format) Data partition - Internal Storage wipe is NOT necessary)
    2. Manually wipe (format) your System partition
    3. Flash your ROM
    4. Flash GApps package
    5. Wipe the Dalvik & cache
    6. Reboot
    NOTE: YOU WILL LOSE ALL OF YOUR DATA AND APPLICATION SETTINGS using this method. Be sure to do a NANDroid backup prior in case you want to restore later.
  3. Alan Bruce

    Alan Bruce Member

    Thanks for clarifying the doubts about Google Apps.
  4. Sobhana123

    Sobhana123 Member

    I am also using android phone but i don't how to download google apps.
  5. telplaza07

    telplaza07 Administrator Staff Member