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i was wondering if we could flash/install an app through custom recovery like we do with gapps and other stuff.

The thing is that I wanted to have an app as system app without rooting it. So I came up with an idea to flash it via recovery but the thing is that I don't know whether it will work or not?

If not then is there any another way to make an app as system app without rooting.

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Yes, it is definitely possible and is done many times. The method to do so is in this article.

Briefly, the main steps from the provided link are following -

  1. Download any similar zip template
  2. Extract it 2 folders will be there - META-INF & system
  3. Make a folder with name app inside system folder
  4. Paste your apk files in app folder
  5. Zip META-INF & system into a file
  6. You are ready to flash !!!

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