How to Download and Install latest Google Apps (GApps). Most of the stock ROMs come with pre-loaded Google Apps like Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google+, Google Search, Google Drive, Google Calendar, Google Sync, Google Voice, Google Music and much more. Most of these apps can even be downloaded directly from the Google Play Store itself.

How to Download and Install latest Google Apps

Due to licensing restrictions, the developers does not include the Google Apps or GApps in the AOSP based custom ROMs. It is therefore required that you flash them separately via a custom recovery. Remember that you need to install these GApps every time you flash a new custom ROM. Without these Google apps, you won’t be able to use any google services on your android device.

Hence in this tutorial, we’ll discuss some easy step by step procedure on how to download and install the Google Apps on your Android smartphone. Whether it is Android 8.0 Oreo, Android 7.0 Nougat, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 5.0 Lollipop or Android 4.4 KitKat, here you’ll get the latest Google Apps (GApps) for any Android versions. 😎

Requirements:
  • Phone charged atleast upto 60% to avoid any interruption.
  • Rooted Android device.
  • Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP installed on your phone.

Procedure to Install Google Apps (GApps):


Downloads:

  1. Download GApps for any Android version.

Procedure:

Method 1: Using TWRP Recovery

Step 1: Download the GApps package file from the link given above.

Note: Do not extract the zip file.

Step 2: Then copy that GApps.zip file on your Android device.

Step 3: Boot the device into TWRP recovery mode using your recovery combo buttons. If you don’t know which buttons to press, use the ‘Quick Reboot’ app from Google Play Store.

Step 4: Once you are in TWRP recovery, click on the Install option present there.

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Step 5: Then navigate to the GApps.zip file which you’ve copied earlier and select it.

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Step 6: On the next screen, swipe right to initiate the Google Apps flashing process.

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Step 7: Be patient and wait until the flashing process finishes. As soon as it completes, you’ll see a successful message on the screen.

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Step 8: Then restart your Android device by selecting the Reboot->System option present on the TWRP recovery mode itself.

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That’s all! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Google Apps using TWRP recovery on your Android smartphone.

Method 2: Using CWM Recovery

Step 1: Download the GApps package file from the link given above.

Note: Do not extract the zip file.

Step 2: Then copy that GApps.zip file on your Android device.

Step 3: Boot the device into CWM recovery using your recovery combo buttons. If you don’t know which buttons to press, use the ‘Quick Reboot’ app from Google Play Store.

Step 4: Once you are in CWM recovery, click on the install zip from sdcard option.

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Step 5: On the next screen, click on choose zip from sdcard option.

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Step 6: This will show you all the files located on your phone. Just navigate to the GApps.zip file which you’ve copied earlier and select it. On the next screen, press yes to initiate the Google Apps flashing process.

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Step 7: Wait as the flashing process will hardly take few minutes to complete. As soon as it completes, you’ll see a successful message on the screen.

Step 8: Then click on ++++Go Back++++ and restart your Android device by selecting the reboot system now option present on the CWM recovery main menu.

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That’s it! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Google Apps using CWM recovery on your Android device.

Success

Awesome! The latest Google Apps (GApps) has been successfully flashed using TWRP/CWM recovery on your Android smartphone. Do share your experience after following this guide. Also if you comes across any issues, feel free to contact me through the comments section given below. Till then keep smiling and have fun! 😘🤘🏻