i have a SM-J7008 which was recently flashed but has no google apps installed. i read it was possible to in stall them using busybox. i would like a little more detail with the method mentioned here:

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.

Install BusyBox
Use busybox lunzip to extract the .tar.lz files in Core/
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. Install GoogleServicesFramework.apk as system app. In my experiments it sometimes fail if not installed as system app. 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.

  • Are you answering the question you asked yourself? If yes, crop the answer part out and put it in a proper answer; else, make it clear what the whole latter part is for (maybe it belongs in a blockquote?). – Andy Yan Jul 15 '17 at 1:58
  • i am knew to this.i copied a response which i believe can help me but i need a little more detail on how exactly to go about it – Tarick006 Jul 15 '17 at 2:08
  • I put it in a blockquote for you. To me the instruction seems quite clear: if you are rooted or has a custom recovery, you could proceed to just flash the GAPPS zip; if not, just don't think about it. As for busybox, it's just how the zip itself handles the installation, it's not what we as end users should care about. Just go get root or custom recovery figured out. – Andy Yan Jul 15 '17 at 2:20
  • That text looks very familiar to me. I think it's my answer :) – iBug Jul 15 '17 at 2:25
  • i am rooted but a custom recovery is not available for my model SM-J7008 – Tarick006 Jul 15 '17 at 2:25

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