Google apps also called Gapps is a one of the essential application for the Android devices. Most of the Android open source project (AOSP) based, after market firmware such as CyanogenMod, AOKP, Paranoid Android are release without these application. As a result of that, after you installed these custom ROM, some of the useful Google services such as Gtalk, sync, calendar, face lock and even the Google Play store app can’t see.
Without the Google play store app, you can’t access and install any app on your phone (if you don’t have the apk file). Now this is not a serious issue. Gapps zip file have all of these essential Google applications. But it’s not include Gmail, Map, YouTube etc add-on applications. You can download them from the Google play store market.
This zip file install using the recovery, when you installed the ROM, after that you have to install the Gapps zip file. This zip file contain files are saved (push) into the System partition. Therefore every time when you’re updating or reinstalling your Android phone, tablet ROM, you have to install this file. Otherwise you will lost Google application log-in details on your phone as well as above mentioned Google services. But if you factory reset your device it’s not affect to these apps.
Gapps zip files are categorized according to the Android firmware version. This mean, you can’t install any version Gapps zip file on your phone, tablet. You have to select the correct zip file, you can’t select the latest Gapps. For an instance you can’t install Android 4.2.2 jelly bean Gapps zip file on Android 4.1.2 Jelly bean custom ROM. You have to keep it in your mind.
Download Google apps [ Gapps ] Zip file to CyaongenMod, AOKP, Paranoid Android and other AOSP custom ROM.
- Download Gapps for Android 4.3 ROM in here.
- Download Gapps for Android 4.2.2 ROM In here.
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- Download Gapps for Android 4.1.1 or 4.1.2 ROM In here or in here.
- Download Gapps for Android 4.0.3 or 4.0.4 ROM in here or in here.
- Download Gapps for Android 2.3.5-7 ROM in here or in here.
- Download Gpps for Android 2.3.4 ROM in here or in here.
Paranoid Android ROM.
- Download Gapps for Android 4.2.2 PA ROM in here.
You can download above zip files using ROM manager , Goo manager and ROM toolbox apps on the Google play store. If you don’t like to waist your mobile connection data plan, you can download them to your computer and transfer them into the internal SD card.
If you have any question regarding these application or its installation, feel free to ask it in the following comment box.
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