If you want to use all Google service on your mobile phone with custom ROMs Installed, You need to install GApps.
Are you wondering what GApps is?
Well, Google Apps (or GApps Package) is an android program that allow you to enjoy all Google services and programs like Gmail, GTalk, Google Voice, Calendar, Google Play Store, Google Maps, Goggles, Google Contacts and all the other applications on your phone. Without Google apps package, you cannot enjoy these services on your android phone with custom ROMS.
Although, most of these stock ROMs comes with most Google Apps pre-installed. But if you have a custom ROM , you will need to install or flash those apps manually.
So if you happen to have a custom rom on your device, so here you have various GApps download link for all the latest Custom ROMs.
NOTE: Each time you install a new custom ROM on your device, you will need to flash GApps on your phone again. But if you are only upgrading your ROM, You wont need to install it all over again.
Download Links for Google Apps (GApps) for Android
Here are download links for all Google Apps, You can select the once that suits your device.
- Download GApps for Paranoid Android 4.x ROMs from HERE.
- Download GApps for all Android 4.4 KitKat custom ROMs from HERE.
- Download GApps for all Android 4.3 JB and CM 10.2 ROMs from HERE.
- Download GApps for all Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean based ROMs from HERE.
- Download GApps for Jelly Bean Android 4.2.x / CM 10.1 from HERE.
- Download GApps for Jelly Bean Android 4.1.x from HERE.
- Download GApps zip file for other Android versions from HERE.
Once you download the package, all you need to do is to install the files using CWM or TWRP recovery and you should do this immediately after you install your custom ROM. You can do so by clicking “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard”option, then pick the file you downloaded. and click on YES.
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