Gapps are Google apps and services that are packaged together. Gapps include apps like Play store, Talk, Now, etc. You are required to flash Gapps while installing a custom ROMs. Custom ROMs usually do not contain gapps and they have to be flashed a later stage. Gapps can be downloaded from www.goo.im, but these packages are outdated as Google has rolled out updates for all of it’s Gapps.
So here is a packaged Gapps which are updated to the latest version and also applied many useful MODs.
The full list of contents of Gapps are:
- updated Google Play Store v3.10.10 (mods: no auto-update, no restrictions, multi-dpi, zipaligned)
- updated Google Now v188.8.131.525405
- updated Google TalkBack v3.2.1
- updated Google Sound Search v1.1.7 (mods: transparent widget)
- updated News & Weather v1.3.11 (mods: transparent widget)
- added updated Google Play Services v2.0.12
- added updated Google Calendar v201212060 (script will remove ROM Calendar.apk from /system/app)
- added updated Gmail v4.2.1
- added updated Google Maps v6.14.1 (mods: full accelerated version, Samsung TTS voice navigation support + world navigation activated!)
- added updated Google Street View v184.108.40.206
- added updated YouTube v4.2.16 (mods: HD Playback WiFi+3G – Screen-off Playback)
- added updated Apollo v1.1 (removed from Play Store!! script will remove ROM Apollo.apk from /system/app)
- added updated Notes v4.4.3
Here are the download links to each Gapps as per your Android version:
Note: It is recomended to Install GApps during a clean install of the ROM.
- Works only for AOSP based custom ROMs
- Connect the device to PC and transfer the file to sdcard of your device.
- Reboot Device into recovery mode.
- Navigate to install zip from sdcard.
- Navigate to the downloaded file and flash it.