How can I install google apps with adb commands ? I don't know how to unzip . I used busybox. But it is not useful. Please guide me . Thanks to all and everythings. :)

  • No chance without unzip if you want to use anything other than the recovery-install-procedure described in Flow's answer. See also: How do I properly install a system app given its .apk?. Note, however, that to my knowledge the adb install doesn't handle system apps (parts of GApps need to be installed as system apps), so this variant won't work for you.
    – Izzy
    Jun 29, 2013 at 12:01

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If you have a rooted phone with a custom recovery, you can do it:

  1. Reboot to recovery
  2. Go into Sideload (might be under advanced - if your recovery doesn't have this feature, then you need to update your recovery.
  3. On your computer, run adb sideload <gapps-version.zip>
  4. Reboot.
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    this works ... note NO need to unzip as other comments suggest May 4, 2016 at 22:25

Good question. While it's technically feasible (mount /system rw, unpack the zip, install the apks), I don't think that it is currently possible.

The gapps are usually installed with help of the recovery. For more information see "How can I install the Google Apps Package (Play Store, …) on my Android device?"

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