Download GApps for Nougat 7.1 ROMs

When we flash a Custom ROM, you must have noticed that most of them do not come with the official Google Apps most of us love. This leaves us confused as we expect to have Google Apps pre-built and first time ROM-flashers are confused what to follow next. Luckily for us, Google Apps and Services (Gapps) can be flashed easily from the custom recovery.

With the release of Android 7.1, various AOSP ROMs have popped up, including Cyanogenmod 14 (CM14) based on 7.1. You can follow these steps to obtain Gapps for your favorite 7.1 ROM.

Downloading the GApps package for Android 7.1 Nougat

You can download your desired variant depending on your processor variant down below.

GApps Pico: The Bare minimum to get Google Play functionality. This is the smallest of all the packages – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Nano: Minimal installation, but including the extra functionality not available from Play Store – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Micro: Limited set of Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Google Now) plus extra functionality not available from Play Store – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Mini: A smaller set of the most popular Google Apps, plus  plus extra functionality not available from Play Store – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Full: Very similar to stock, but does not replace the non-Google stock applications – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Stock: Includes all google apps that come standard with the last Nexus device – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Super: All Google Apps which were ever shipped on a Google device – ARM | ARM64 | x86

GApps Aroma: Graphical installer of the Super Package which lets you select what applications to install – ARM | ARM64

Installing GApps on a device using TWRP

  1. Download your desired variant choosing from the list above and copy the zip file to your device’s Internal Storage.
  2. Reboot your device to recovery mode using the suitable hardware-key combo of your device.
  3. Tap Install and locate the zip file you copied. Tap the zip file and you should be prompted to “Swipe to Install”. Proceed and you should now be installing your GApps package.
  4. Reboot your device to System and enjoy the official Google Apps!

Note: In some custom ROMs, you are required to install GApps immediately after flashing the ROM. In this case, flash the ROM first and then flash GApps immediately after that (i.e. do not reboot to System without flashing GApps).

We have now successfully flashed GApps on our device! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Source: OpenGapps