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[Verizon] What is GAPPS?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sideout, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. sideout

    sideout Member
    Thread Starter

    Sorry if I missed it, as I did do a search, but can anyone explain to me what GAPPS is all about?
     


  2. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    I'm 99.9 percent sure it means Google apps.
     
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  3. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It is a package of Google apps that is flashed in recovery when flashing an aosp custom rom.
     
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  4. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    ^^^^bingo x 2 ^^^^ !!!
     
  5. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    I ninjad someone. Sorry jhawk :p
     
  6. sideout

    sideout Member
    Thread Starter

    That's what I thought as well....It's just that I do not see mention of it much anymore when viewing a custom ROM....what's the need for it?
     
  7. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    That's twice today :p
     
  8. Liamo_210

    Liamo_210 Android Expert

    You'll get me back but not if I can help it :cool:
     
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin'

    It is used for core apps that the phone needs to operate; like the play store, camera, gallery, keyboard, Google now/voice search, etc.
     
  10. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
    Moderator

    And might I add that some roms include those apps. Like TW etc.
    Most, if not all AOSP roms will need to have the GAPPS package flashed in addition to the rom like jhawk mentioned earlier.
    If the rom description says to flash the GAPPS, then so be it.
    If it makes no mention of it, then no need to flash.:)
     
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