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I am looking for the packages I need to get the Google Play Store running on a device (Android 4.4.4), and while I could find the Google Play Store and Google Play services, I cannot find the Google Service Framework, except on "unreliable" sites that I don't trust. However, this package is required for running Google Play Store, as I was told.

Was the Google Services Framework superseded, or canceled? Does it even exist at all? Is there a different reason?

  • Any reason not to flash GApps? – Firelord Nov 1 '15 at 12:05
  • @Firelord it's not for me, but a friend. He doesn't know how to flash etc and he's not particularly well versed with these things to learn it (I assume you mean something using ADB?) :) Best would be simply if I could collect the APKs he needs and he could install them one after another. It's a Xiaomi Mi4 – Johannes Schaub - litb Nov 1 '15 at 12:09
  • @Firelord does the services framework come with some GApps packages then? – Joe Nov 1 '15 at 12:24
  • Yes. The most important part of a GApps package if the Google Services Framework. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Nov 1 '15 at 12:34
  • It is a system-level software which can only be distributed with an OEM license, hence you can't get it's apk except on untrusted sites. – Tamoghna Chowdhury Nov 1 '15 at 12:36

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