If you have download and install custom Android ROMs such as CyanogenMod you will notice after flashing that all of the Google’s applications are missing – Play Store, Voice Search, Maps, etc. This is because these are part of the GApps package, which custom ROM developers aren’t licensed to distribute.

The solution to this is to download and flash the appropriate GApps package for your device separately. Though, you can download the package from goo.in/gapps in your browser, the problem here is every version of Android needs a particular package, so it is hard to choose the correct file to download.


Gapps Manager

To help you easily find and download correct GApps package for your device, an XDA forum member released a simple application called Gapps Manager. It lets you download proper Gapps (Google apps) flushable zip package to install on your custom ROMs.


Gapps Manager supports Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and above devices. Also, you can download GApps compatible with the new ART compiler introduced in Android KitKat. You can use this app to download the appropriate Gapps package directly to your device, so you can flash it right from there.

“Never bother with searching for compatible gapps again, or waste your time ending up with Gapps that don’t work properly for you”. Download Gapps Manager at this XDA link.

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