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I know we can download it in a zip format in order to flash in recovery mode, for exemple from opengapps project. What are others solution to install GApps on any android device without to flash? Edit : without root and without flash

GApps : Google applications + Google play services and framework

  • What else are you expecting instead of flashing? – esQmo_ Apr 25 '17 at 10:53
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    If you want to install without modifying /system then it's impossible. But if you simply wany to DIY without using a custom recovery, it's OK. – iBug Apr 26 '17 at 0:05
  • @esQmo : In others words, how to have GApps when recovery is missing and the device is not rooted. – NicolasSmith Apr 26 '17 at 12:11
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If you want to install without modifying /system then it's impossible. So the answer is "No, you can't" with neither root access nor recovery flashing. But if you simply wany to DIY without using a custom recovery, it's OK.
Takine OpenGApps as example. Download their ZIP and extract it.

  1. Install BusyBox
  2. Use busybox lunzip to extract the .tar.lz files in Core/
  3. Move files other than APKs to /system. You will find things to be merges into etc/ and framework/. Take care of file mode (permissions) and owner/group.
  4. Install GoogleServicesFramework.apk as system app. In my experiments it sometimes fail if not installed as system app.
  5. Install the rest of the APKs as normal.

You can't install GApps without modifying /system. As you see, there are quite a few configuration files that will be merged into /system/etc during installation, and a few essential framework JARs to be installed to '/system/framework. They won't work if installed elsewhere.

  • It seems to be a solution with root access. I edited my question to add without root. – NicolasSmith Apr 26 '17 at 12:07
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Google for play services framework and play store APKs (hosted third party) (I believe running the play store will install/update the framework, so that might be the only one you need), then install the rest of them from the play store. If you're rooted, titanium backup can try to convert some of them to system apps.

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