Google Apps are the proprietary Google-branded applications that come pre-installed with most Android devices, such as the Play Store, Gmail, Maps, etc. Due to licensing restrictions, these apps cannot come pre-installed with CyanogenMod and must be installed separately. The Google Apps are not required to boot or run CyanogenMod, however many users find them beneficial to take full advantage of the Android ecosystem.
These Apps have been packaged by a developer independent of CyanogenMod, and download links have been provided for your convenience. It is possible to perform a "backup" of the Google Apps on your device and then "restore" them, but this does take additional steps which are not covered here.
The Google Apps packages are NOT SUPPORTED in any way by CyanogenMod.
The packages below are for CyanogenMod 7 and above (or compatible Android builds based upon the same AOSP versions). These packages are DPI and architecture-independent, so you only need to match your OS version. In addition, only apps which are required to provide the basic Google frameworks are supplied to reduce the download size. "Missing" applications can be installed or updated from the Google Play Store.
|CM 12|| 20141212 |
Download: It Vends
|CM 11|| 20140606 |
| CM 11
| 20140105 |
|CM 10.2|| 20130813 |
|CM 10.1|| 20130812 |
|CM 10|| 20121011 |
|CM 9|| 20120317 Download, Mirror md5:|
|CM 7|| 20110828 Download, Mirror md5:|
The Google Applications packages should be installed via recovery. Exact steps vary, but the general process is the same as that used to install CyanogenMod, or any other flashable zip:
- Copy the gapps .zip-file to
- Using adb:
adb push filename.zip /sdcard/
- Using adb:
- Reboot your device to recovery via any one of these methods: 1) using the power-on key combo for your device; 2) running
adb reboot recoveryfrom your computer; 3) or via the Advanced Reboot power menu (enabled in Developer Options).
- Choose "install zip" from within recovery, and navigate to the zip-file loaded earlier.
- Reboot from recovery back to Android.
Google Apps packages are not generally supported by the CyanogenMod team, or by their distributors. The good news is that there is very little that can go wrong! If you are experiencing problems, try the following, in order, until everything works:
- Reboot your device
- Verify all apps are up-to-date in the Play Store
- Re-flash the Gapps package (via recovery)
- Wipe the
/systempartition and reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (as long as if you don't wipe /data, your data will be preserved)
/cacheand reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (this will delete all of your data, i.e. like you're starting from a clean slate)
If you still have problems consider googling for alternative Google Apps installation package.
Older versions of Android(pre-2.3) did not have a Universal Gapps package, so separate packages are provided for various DPI levels and architectures. Use the compatibility chart below to determine the appropriate package for your device & version, and then download using the links provided below.
|HTC Evo 4G||X|
|Viewsonic G Tablet||X|
|CM 6|| Tiny: 20101020|
Download via Goo.im or AFH
|CM 5|| Tiny: ERE36B|
|CM 4|| Tiny: DRC83|
NOTE: Flash DRC83 BEFORE CyanogenMod 4.2