Google Apps or Gapps are set of applications form Google that comes built-in with most OEM Android devices. However when you install new custom ROM on your Android tablet or phone, these apps are lost and you have to install them from scratch either by downloading and installing one by one from Google Play Store or by flashing zip file. I think the later is much better, right?
As stated above, these are much have apps and during custom ROM installation on your device, you wipe all of them. For convenience, we will be sharing a package of latest Google Apps or Gapps that you can flash using custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. These apps include:
- Google Play Store
- Google Talk
- Google Sync
- Google Voice Search
- Google Docs
- Google Music
- Google Maps
You must be thinking that if these apps are so necessary, then why they aren’t included in custom ROMS by default? Well, since these are from Google, so they can’t be included in custom ROM as it will break the licensing restrictions.
Download Latest Google Apps (Gapps) for Any Android Custom ROM
We have a list of latest Google Apps or Gapps for Android 5.1.x Lollipop to Jelly Bean. Download the appropriate package for your phone (depending on the Android version of the custom ROM you are installing) and flash them on your phone.
- Download CM12.1 Gapps for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop
- Download CM12 Gapps for Android 5.0.x Lollipop
- Download CM11 Gapps for Android 4.4 KitKat
- Download CM10.2 Gapps for android 4.3 Jelly Bean
- Download CM10 Gapps for android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Download the correct Gapps package for your custom ROM and once you are done with flashing of custom ROM, flash these Gapps using the same method choosing “Install zip from SDcard” option in CWM recovery.
Feel free to ask any question regarding downloading or installation of Gapps on your phone or tablet, you can leave your question in the comments below, we will reply your inquires as soon as we can.