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I built Android 4.1.2 from source for my Nexus S using these instructions. Later I found that there are no Google Apps on the phone and so I cannot set up my Google account or use the Play Store or Google Maps. I tried to download the Google Apps from here and installed them from the SD card but nothing happened. How can I get them installed?

Also, is there any other way I can install Google Apps?

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    How exactly did you install the gapps package from your SD card? Did literally nothing happen, or did it claim to succeed or something else entirely? – eldarerathis Jan 28 '13 at 17:57
  • No while installing it did not give me any error. It said installed, I did it from the recovery. But when I reboot the phone, I do not see any Gapps in my phone. – Pow Jan 28 '13 at 18:01
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I tried to download the Gapps from here and installed them from the SD card but nothing happened. How can I get them installed?

perhaps there is not enough memory in system. Check and flash a lighter version with only essential apps(or trim down the package on your own)

  • It should not be the case since I flashed everything and tried to install it again – Pow Feb 19 '13 at 22:34
  • When you do not have enough space in system partition, it does happen. – spexy Feb 24 '13 at 5:00
  • I understand.. But in my case it has huge memory available – Pow Feb 26 '13 at 1:21
  • check out this link and try one of these. – spexy Feb 28 '13 at 6:40
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in windows, install/use Nexus Root Toolkit to install the playstore .apk, then re-install missing gapps direct from playstore.

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