Good Morning. Yesterday I was excited to flash CyanogenMod 12.1 in my other Android device. The process was the same and I did everything correctly. Unfortunately, after flashing Google Apps, the system wouldn't stop showing pop-ups like "google app has stopped", "google services has stopped". Nothing about Gapps works, even the keyboard. I have tried to wipe data/factory reset, using CWM and reflashing CM12.1 ONLY, but it didn't work. The pop-ups are still there. Maybe there's some Gapps fragments in the system... Please, I would appreciate any possible help. Thanks

  • Did you flash the correct version of GAPPS? From where did you download it? – Firelord Sep 25 '15 at 11:23
  • A few years ago you were meant to boot into Android (for the first time after flashing), leave it for a minutes so it's fully boot (don't interact), then reboot. If you didn't, you would get exactly the same symptoms as you have. – Tom Sep 25 '15 at 12:16
  • Since the CM version is not official, but ported, I searched all over the internet to find the correct Gapps version. I didn't find anything, so I flashed Gapps from CyanogenMod link. Isn't that supposed to work on every ROM? (The device is the old, old, old Samsung Galaxy Express) – Flvio Hergersheimer Pinguim Sep 25 '15 at 14:02
  • The gapps is changed for each version of android. Try tk gapps, search it on Google and flag it on your ROM. As I presume as the CM 12.1 isn't an official update, so you are downloading a previous build of gapps, which was for 5.0.2 version of lollipop, or in your case CM12. – Hunter Sep 26 '15 at 11:31
  • I found the correct one! But the problem persists! After all the popups, all google apps that I open says "this app is not installed" – Flvio Hergersheimer Pinguim Sep 27 '15 at 3:01

It is recommended to wipe dalvik/cache, factory reset before and after flashing anything in recovery.

So here are the steps to solve the problem

  1. Enter CWM recovery mode
  2. Wipe data/factory reset
  3. Wipe Cache partition
  4. Advanced > Wipe Dalvik Cache
  5. Flash Gapps for CM12.1
  6. Wipe data/factory reset, Cache partition
  7. Wipe Dalvik Cache
  8. Reboot
  • Great website for a collection of gapps, then does it have tk gapps, it could be resourceful. – Hunter Sep 26 '15 at 11:34
  • For future readers I can confirm that the above 8 steps worked for me. I had done all except the Wipe Dalvike Cache. I think that was the missing key that i was missing. I used it on a Int Note2, a nightly CM13, with OpenGApps for Android 6.0. Thanks Sharath – user184168 Aug 23 '16 at 13:34

A factory reset will not help,

You need to do a system wipe, then reflash CM 12.1 only and then flash gapps.

  • Wipe old system

  • Install new system from zip

  • Install gapps package

  • Wipe Dalvik & Cache

  • Reboot

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