Gapps are abbreviated as Google Apps. Every new Android Smartphone comes with various pre-installed apps such as Gmail, Google Play Store, Google Chrome, etc., which are referred as Google proprietary apps or specifically Gapps. These apps are developed under Google Licensing terms in order to prevent usage in any other mobile operating system and modification by the third-party developers. This is the reason that you can’t get your hands-on any of the Gapps after installing Custom ROMs. Nevertheless, Gapps are not necessary to run the Android system but they are solely loaded for the user’s advantage. So, when you flash any Custom ROM on an Android Smartphone, you need to flash Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps along it to get the full advantage of Android ecosystem.
As we know that the Google came up with the new Android version (i.e., Android 5.0 Lollipop) with a redefined interface and features. Indeed, all the Gapps are redesigned featuring a new materialistic interface and updated functionality to support Android 5.0 Lollipop iteration. Well, the good news is that Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps are made available for all the Custom ROMs. So, here is the link to Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps that you really need to flash along with any of the Custom ROMs.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps Compatibility:
- CyanogenMod 12 ROM
- Paranoid Android 4.6 ROM
- PACman ROM
- Omni ROM
- Slim ROM
- Carbon ROM
- SlimBean ROM
- Liquid Smooth ROM
- MIUI ROM
- BeanStalk ROM
- Vanir ROm
- Mahdi ROM
- Dirty Unicorns ROM
- Other too…
- Please charge your Android device at least up to 70% to avoid undesired errors.
- “USB Debugging” option must be enabled.
- Your Android device must be rooted and possess any Custom Recovery to flash Custom ROM and Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps.
How to Install Custom ROM and Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps on any Android Device
Step 1) Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps package from the below link.
Step 2) Copy the downloaded Gapps package to your device root directory. Also, make sure that you have copied the Custom ROM package too.
Step 3) Turn your device off.
Step 4) Start your device in to recovery mode by using specific key combination.
Step 5) Once you are in recovery, you have to format the system and clear cache.
Step 6) Finally, you can install Custom ROM and Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps by navigating to “Install zip from SD Card > Choose zip from SD Card > select zip file to flash > give OK“.
But make sure that you must flash the “Custom ROM” first and then “Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps“.
Step 7) That’s it! Once the flashing procedure is completed successfully, restart your device to enjoy whole new Android world.
Download Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps for Custom ROMs
|Android Version||Download Link|
|Android 5.0 Lollipop||Download|
|Android 4.4.x KitKat||Download|
|Android 4.4.x KitKat (Minimal Gapps)||Download|