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Consolidated GApps Central

Following the retirement of Paranoid Android GApps Provider TKruzze and subsequent deletion of GApps from his BasketBuild account, Senior Member TheXGX stepped in to fill the void left behind. In his new consolidated thread you can find most of the available GApps packages from around XDA including PA Gapps.

Make Your Own Gapps Package with Ease

Much of what users commonly refer to as "Android" isn't actually a part of the OS itself, but rather first-party Google applications that have become integral to Android's functionality or look and feel. This includes apps like Gmail and the Google Play Store. And for most people, it's optimal to use these first party Google applications. But if you're...

Get the Latest Gapps with 0-Day PA Gapps Compilation

It's no secret that pairing your device's custom ROM with a good Google Apps package is quite important. This is especially true thanks to the emergence of ART, and its incompatibilities with certain Gapps packages.In the past we've featured quite a few ways of getting Gapps on your device with minimal struggle. But thanks to XDA...

Download the Correct GApps Fast and Easily with Gapps Manager

If you've ever used a custom ROM, you know that due to legal reasons, most of them are released without Google's proprietary applications, simply known as GApps. Those packages can be a bit finicky, as every version of Android needs a particular package, so sometimes it's hard to choose the correct file to download.In the...

Effortlessly Download Gapps Packages with EasyGApps

Finding and downloading the correct Gapps package can sometimes be a daunting task, especially for those who are new to flashing custom ROMs.  Goo.im and its corresponding Android application, GooManager, are great tools for the more experienced users who understand how to navigate its file system and how to read file names. For less advanced...

Nook HD+ Gets Alternate Root Method, Gapps, and More

A couple of weeks ago, we brought you news that the Nook HD and Nook HD+ had gotten permanent root. This is of course great news, as the Nook HD and HD+ run their own Android-based OS, and were in serious need of some more traditional Android goodness. Now, there is a new method for...

Core Android 4.2 Apps and Gapps on Any Jelly Bean Device

Ever since Google revealed Android 4.2, we have seen several apps from Android's latest version surfacing here at XDA. Now that the Nexus 4 system dump has been out for a while, things are only ramping up. Recently, Android hacker Kill Droid Hack extracted all core Android 4.2 apps as well as the latest Google Apps from...

Nabi 2 Tablet for Kids Gets Root, Recovery, and Gapps

Usually when we do pieces for rooted devices, they are devices that have their own forum sections. Of course, we make exceptions for unique devices. The Nabi 2 is an interesting exceptions for two reasons. First and foremost, it is a tablet for children. Second, and perhaps more importantly, it has better specs than 2/3...

Get Gapps in Tablet Mode without Tablet Mode

We have all seen Paranoid Android, which features a true hybrid mode interface that allows users to change virtually any application's DPI and layout. However when activated on a device with a smaller screen, tablet mode does not necessarily look all that neat. Depending on a lot of factors, you may want to revert back...

Don’t Like Proprietary Applications on AOSP ROMs? Join the NOGAPPS Project

As most of you are aware, XDA is dedicated to a spirit of openness in both hardware and software. One thing that proponents of open source ideals have long rallied against is the bundling of closed source proprietary software, especially when that software is required for the operating system to retain full functionality. Even Google...

How to Do Everything With Android

At XDA we strive to make Android easy. Below is our compendium of how-to guides, tutorials, best-of lists, and more. Android How-To Guides How to backup Android How to root any device How to download and install Google Apps (GApps) How to install a custom recovery How to install a custom ROM How to boot into recovery How to install CyanogenMod Android wallpaper Android device...

How To Install Custom ROM on Android

Custom ROMs are one of the best things about Android! If you’re ready to ditch your stock ROM and reap the many benefits of loading a custom ROM such as improved battery, better performance, and updates to the latest Android versions, then follow this guide. Backup your data before you proceed! If you want to learn...