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Download and Install latest Google Apps (GApps)

How to Download and Install the latest Google Apps (GApps). Most of the stock ROMs come with preloaded 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.

Download GApps for Android ROM

Due to licensing restrictions, the developers do 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 procedures 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.

Disclaimer

Proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder are not responsible for any damage.

Requirements

  • Phone charged at least up to 60% to avoid any interruption.
  • Rooted Android device.
  • Custom Recovery like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP installed on your phone.

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GApps (All Versions)

Steps to Install Google Apps (GApps)

In this article, we’ll use TWRP as well as CWM custom recovery to install GApps on custom ROMs. Let’s get straight into it.

Method 1: Using TWRP Recovery

  • Download the GApps package file from the link given above.
  • Do not extract the zip file.
  • Then copy that GApps.zip file on your Android device.
  • 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.
  • Once you are in TWRP recovery, click on the Install option present there.

Install GApps using TWRP recovery install Google Apps screenshot 1

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

Install GApps using TWRP recovery select Google Apps zip package file screenshot 2

  • On the next screen, swipe right to initiate the Google Apps flashing process.

Install GApps using TWRP recovery swipe to flash google apps package screenshot 3

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

Install GApps using TWRP recovery google apps flash complete screenshot 4

  • Then restart your Android device by selecting the Reboot→System option present on the TWRP recovery mode itself.

Install GApps using TWRP recovery reboot system screenshot 5

  • Finally! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Google Apps using TWRP recovery on your Android smartphone.

Method 2: Using CWM Recovery

  • Download the GApps package file from the link given above. Do not extract the zip file.
  • Then copy that GApps.zip file on your Android device.
  • 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.
  • Once you are in CWM recovery, click on the install zip from sd card option.

Install GApps using CWM recovery install zip from SD card screenshot 1

  • On the next screen, click on choose zip from sd card option.

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  • 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.

Install GApps using CWM recovery flash google apps package file screenshot 3

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

Install GApps using CWM recovery reboot system now screenshot 4

  • Finally! You’ve successfully flashed the latest Google Apps using CWM recovery on your Android device.

Conclusion

Finally! 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 come across any issues, feel free to contact me through the comments section given below.

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