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How to Fix TWRP Error 70 while installing GApps

Solve TWRP Error 70 while installing GApps. GApps (Google Apps) is the Google core applications and usually include Google Play Store, Gmail, YouTube, Maps, Google+ and Google Drive, etc. If you have some of these apps, then you already got GApps installed on your device. These apps are always running in the background under the process of com.google.process.gapps. However, due to restrictions, these apps do not come pre-installed with the third party custom ROMs.

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To overcome this issue, users often flash GApps externally as flashable zip package file through a custom recovery. But sometimes while installing these Google apps, users have noticed certain errors like ‘Updater process ended with an error: 70 error installing zip file’ or ‘Error Status 7 Installation aborted’ or ‘zip signature verification failed twrp’. Soon after this error appears in TWRP recovery, the installation process fails.

How to Fix Updater Process Ended Error 70 TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage

Open GApps arm 8.0- Mounting /data /system
- Gathering device & ROM information

- Performing system space calculations...

Insufficient storage space calculations in
System partition. You may want to use a
smaller Open GApps package or consider
removing some apps using gapps-config.
See: '/sdcard/Download/open_gapps_log.txt'
for complete details and information.

- Copying Log to /sdcard/Download

- NO changes were made to your device

Installer will now exit...

Error Code: 70
- Unmounting /system

Updater process ended with ERROR: 70
Error installing zip file '/sdcard/open_gapps-arm-8.0-stock-20190221.zip'
Updating partition details...
...done

What is Error 70?

Updater Process ended with Error: 70 appears in TWRP while flashing GApps (Google Apps). The main reason for this error is the insufficient storage space available in your device system partition. That means you should free some space from your system partition to install the Open GApps package. Sometimes simply updating TWRP recovery can solve this problem. However, it is a very rare scenario.

Along with GApps, even the custom ROM like LineageOS, Resurrection Remix, etc. are installed in the system partition. Every Android phone and tablet has a separate, fixed size, system partition. Moreover, this twrp error code 70 is usually observed in older Android phones with internal storage of 2GB or less. Besides, the size of Open GApps increases with every update. Hence it becomes difficult to flash these GApps and to avoid the TWRP 70 error.

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To solve error 70 in TWRP, you can either flash a smaller GApps package or uninstall certain apps from your device. What if you flash pico GApps and still encounters error code 70? In this easy steps guide, we’ll manually fix twrp error code 70 GApps. This tutorial will guide you to solve TWRP error gapps using easy methods. Interested users may proceed to our actual article given below.

How to Fix Error 70 in TWRP while flashing GApps

In this article, we’ll use three methods to Fix Error code 70 during installing Google Apps.

Disclaimer

Proceed at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for any damage whatsoever for the same.

Method 1: Resize System Partition

At first, we’ll use the Repair or Change File System option in the TWRP custom recovery.

Steps to Fix TWRP Error 70

  • Boot your Android phone into TWRP recovery.
  • As you enter the TWRP, firstly create a Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • From the main menu, select the Wipe option.
  • On the next screen, swipe right to start the factory reset process.

Fix Updater Process Ended TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage TWRP factory reset

  • This step will delete all the data present on your phone.
  • Hence ensure to backup everything before doing this step.
  • Now click on Install option and flash the custom ROM.
  • Again go to the main menu and select Wipe option.
  • Then click on the Advanced Wipe option.

Fix Updater Process Ended TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage TWRP Advanced wipe

  • Tick ONLY System Partition.
  • Now click on Repair or Change File System option.

Fix Updater Process Ended TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage error code TWRP Repair or change file system

  • On the next screen, select the Resize File System option.
  • Simply swipe right to resize the system partition.
  • If the resize system partition process fails, go back and implement the same steps again.
  • As soon as it completes, go back and install the GApps package file.

Fix Updater Process Ended TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage error code TWRP Flash Google Apps

  • Finally! This is how you can flash GApps successfully without getting error 70.

Method 2: Flashing Pico GApps

If Method 1 doesn’t work, and you still get Error 70 in TWRP, then follow Method 2 mentioned below.

Steps to Fix TWRP Error 70

  • Download the Pico GApps package.
  • The Pico variant Google Apps is the smallest and compressed package file.
  • And if you are confused between ARM, ARM64 or x86 GApps package, refer our guide:
  1. Check which ARM, ARM64 OR x86 processor your Android phone uses.
  • Install this GApps Pico variant from TWRP recovery. This time it will be installed without giving any TWRP error.
  • Finally! This is how you can flash GApps Pico without getting error.

Method 3: Using GApps config.txt

In this method, we’ll create a new Google Apps config text file and copy it in the GApps zip file.

Steps to Fix TWRP Error 70

  • On your PC, create a text file.

Fix Updater Process Ended Error 70 TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage error code TWRP Text document

  • Rename that text file as gapps-config.

Solve Updater Process Ended TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage error code Gapps config

  • Open that text file and write these lines in it:
Exclude Books
Exclude Slides
Exclude Sheets
Exclude Keyboard Google
Exclude Messenger
Exclude PixelIcons
Exclude Dialer Google
Exclude ExchangeGoogle
Exclude PlayGames
Exclude VRService
Exclude PixelLauncher
Exclude CloudPrint
Exclude Docs
Exclude NewsWidget
Exclude Camera Google
Exclude Google Contacts
Exclude Keep
Exclude Hangouts
Exclude Fitness
Exclude Chrome
Exclude Earth

Solve Updater Process Ended Error 70 TWRP Gapps Insufficient Storage error code TWRP gapps config text

  • Save the text file.
  • Extract the GApp.zip file on your PC.
  • Now copy the gapps-config.txt file in the extracted GApp folder.
  • Right-click the folder and select Add to archive.
  • Select the zip format and click OK.
  • Install this gapps.zip file from TWRP recovery. This time it will be flashed without giving any error.

Conclusion

Finally! This is how you can flash GApps without getting error code 70. I hope this helps you to successfully flash Google Apps on your Android device. Unfortunately, if you face any difficulty during this process, then kindly comment below.

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