Download & Install Google Apps (Gapps package) On Android Device Running on GB/ICS/JB or Older- Latest Gapps For Android

By | 23/09/2013

Its fell great when you have an Android (Google Android) powered Smartphone as it’s comes with many amazing services from the Google itself which we usually not found on any other mobile platform. Google Apps (or most commonly known as Gapps) are the proprietary applications of the Google which included on most of the android devices. The main beauty of any android powered mobile device is lies in the fact that its equipped with the great apps like Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google+, Google Sync, Google Play Store and more. Its really hard to imagine modern Smartphone without having all these apps by the internet giant Google. By default your android device integrated with most of the above Gapps but you can always download, install or update Latest Gapps for Android from the Google Play store.

Latest Gapps For Android

If you don’t know, Google Apps or Gapps package includes Google Play Store, Google Search, Google Voice search, YouTube, Gmail, Gtalk, Google Maps, Google Music, Google Sync (For adding/syncing Google accounts), Google Docs, Google Backup Transport, Google Currents, Google Calendar, Car Home. Most of the above Gapps can be downloaded from the Google Play Store itself.

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I guess, you’re little bit confused with the point that why I need to install Gapps manually where android preloaded with the package? Well, there might be several possible reasons when you need to install Gapps package manually on your android device. Most of the stock ROMs or official firmware comes with Gapps pre-installed but those who like to flash custom ROM on their android device, need to to install separate Gapps package as most of the Custom ROM developers are no more including the Gapps in their ROM due to Licensing Issues. So, after flashing custom ROM you have to flash Gapps separately via custom recovery like CWM or TWRP Recover to have those great Gapps.

It may happens, you installed custom ROM and Gapps but later you find that any of the Google Apps not working properly. So, in that case you might need to download and install that app separately. There may an another situation when you might need to install Gapps manually on android device- Google Apps are updated periodically to add new features or fixing any bug. Your device get update notification when ever a new version is available via Google Play store. The operation will be easy when you have single app to update but if there are many updates, you should find a Gapps package for your android version and flash through custom recovery program like CWM or TWRP Recovery.

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Important Note: You have to install latest Gapps for android every time you flash a new custom ROM on your android device. However, if you are upgrading your ROM then you might not need to install Gapps package separately but ensure that you have latest Google Apps package installed on your device. One more thing to note that, don’t use the stock recovery to install Gapps package that might end up with a “Signature Verification” error or might create internal conflicts. If you want to update any of the Gapps then do it via Google Play Store only.

Download Latest Gapps For Android

In this article you will find Google Apps or Gapps package for almost all android versions (Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, Gingerbread and older) and exclusive Gapps package for some of the popular custom ROM like CyanogenMod, Paranoid Android, Slim ROMs, MIUI and many more. If you are not finding the exclusive Gapps for your Custom ROM here, then you can install the Gapps package of your android version from the list below.

Download Gapps For Android Jelly Bean ROMs [Android 4.1.x To 4.3.x]

Universal Gapps Packages (Android 4.3 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.2.x (Android 4.3 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.2.x (Android 4.2.2 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.3.x and also not recommended for 4.2.1 (Android 4.2.2 Gapps)-  Not compatible with Android 4.3.x and also not recommended for 4.2.1

Android 4.2.2 Gapps Minimal (Minimal Gapps)

Android 4.2.2 Gapps Multi Dpi (Multi Dpi Gapps) (Android 4.2.1 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.1.x (Android 4.2.1 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.1.x (Android 4.2.1 Gapps)- Not compatible with Android 4.1.x (Android 4.2.1) (Android 4.1.2 Gapps) (Android 4.1.2 Gapps with Picasa sync enabled)

Download Gapps For Android ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) ROMs [Android 4.0.x]

Universal Gapps Packages [Enable Face Unlock but not recommended for devices doesn’t have front facing camera or small/system partitions]

Download Gapps For Android Gingerbread ROMs [Android 2.3.x]

Universal Gapps Packages [separate Zip file to be flash on top of 20110828 package to get new Gtalk app] [Tegra architecture]

Download Gapps For Android Froyo ROMs [Android 2.2.x]

HDPI Devices [The package support only for HTC Desire HD (ace), HTC Desire (bravo, bravoc), HTC Droid Incredible (inc), HTC Nexus One (passion, Motorola Droid (sholes), HTC EVO 4G (supersonic), and HTC Vision]

MDPI Devices [Package supports HTC Wildfire (buzz), HTC myTouch 3G Slide (espresso), HTC Hero (hero), HTC Hero CDMA (heroc), HTC Legend (legend), HTC Aria (liberty), and Commtiva Z71]

MDPI-TINY Devices [Package officially supports HTC Dream (dream), HTC Magic (sapphire), and Geeksphone ONE]

MDPI-TEGRA Devices [Officially support MSI Harmony]

Download Gapps For Android Eclair ROMs [Android 2.1.x]

HDPI Devices [Officially supports HTC Nexus One (passion) and Motorola Droid (sholes)]

MDPI Devices [Officially supports HTC Dream (dream) and HTC Magic (sapphire)]

Download Gapps For Android Donut ROMs [Android 1.6]

MDPI Devices [Officially supports HTC Dream (dream) and HTC Magic (sapphire)]

Download Latest Gapps For CyanogenMod ROMs [CM10.2 Android 4.3] [CM10.1 Android 4.2.2] [CM10.1 Android 4.2.2] [CM10.1.x Android 4.2.2] [CM10.0.x Android 4.1.x] [CM9.x.x Android 4.0.x] [CM7.1 to 2.x Android 2.3.5 to 7] and [For Google Talk with Video Chat Add-on] [CM7.1 to 2.x Android 2.3.5 to 7] [CM7.0.x Android 2.3.3]

Download Latest Gapps For Paranoid Android ROMs

Paranoid Android Gapps [Go to the page and download required Gapps]

Download Latest Gapps For MIUI ROMs [MIUI Jelly Bean Gapps] [MIUI ICS Gapps]


MIUI Gapps [Go to the page and download Gapps]

Download Latest Gapps For Baked ROMs

Backed ROM Gapps [Go to the page and download Gapps]

Download Latest Gapps For SLIM ROMs





How to Install Gapps on Android Device

If you have a rooted android Smartphone with ClockWorkMood Recovery (also known as CWM Recovery) installed then you can easily flash Gapps. Installing Google Apps is like a simple fun for those who frequently flash Custom ROM but if you are a newbie then follow the below simple guide as it is. Make sure that your device is rooted and CWM Recovery installed.

  1. Download the latest Gapps for android zip file available for your android version from the above list
  2. Save the Gapps zip file to your phone Internal or External SD card
  3. To flash Gapps just after a custom ROM installed- Switch off your device and boot in to ClockWorkMod Recovery
  4. Install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard option. Navigate to the file, select it, choose “yes” when asked.
  5. To flash Gapps over an older version- Turn off your device and boot in to Stock or ClockWorkMod Recovery
  6. Go to the “advanced” option and select “wipe dalvik cache”. Go back to main menu in Recovery and install the GApps  using “install zip from sdcard> choose zip from sdcard” option.
  7. Go back to the main menu and select “reboot system now”
  8. Finish

Hope all the above listed latest Gapps for android work for you and with the help of above guide you can flash Gapps as well. If any of the above Gapps link not working or you facing problem in downloading Gapps then feel free to contact with us using the comment form below. Also if you are looking for any specific Gapps package that not included in the above list, you can request in the comment too, we will back to you as soon as possible.