Download Google Apps (GAPPS) for Lineage OS Android Nougat. Ever since CyanogenMod announced its retirement, Lineage OS has become the most popular Custom ROM to provide Custom ROM based on Stock on Android but with plenty of customizations for a better performance.
Android OS is developed and maintained by Google and hence it delivers all the Google apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Calendar, Google Mapps and much more. But being an open source, Android gives you the opportunity to customize it even further.
So developers have made their version of Android. A good example is CyanogeMod. Even though it is based on source code of stock Android, CyanogeMod ROMs have their own features that make these ROM being very popular among Android users. But back in 2009 during the development of CM 4.1, Google sent a letter to the CO-Founder of CyanogenMod to remove all the Google apps from their firmware and since that Google app are available separately.
Starting with CyanogenMod now Lineage OS follows the same trend to keep the Google apps out of the firmware. If you want to use them you should download as third-party apps and install on your device. In this article, you are going to download Google Apps (GAPPS) for Lineage OS Android Nougat.
You need GAPPS because the first time you install Lineage OS and turn on one for the first time, you will notice that there are missing a lot of apps you are used to seeing in all Android device. You will notice that apps like Play Store, Camera, Calendar and many others are missing. To get all these apps you should install Gapps
Download GAPPS for Lineage 14.1 OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Google Apps you’re going to find in this post work only on Android 7.1 Nougat. Linage OS comes only as Lineage 14.1 and it’s based on Android 7.1 Nougat.
- Download Lineage 14.1 Android 7.1 Nougat GAPPS | Download
You can choose between many packages available such as nano, micro, mini full and more.
How to install Gapps on Lineage OS Android 7.1 Nougat
To install Lineage 14.1 OS Gapps you must have Lineage OS already installed on your phone. This ROM is available for a plethora of devices and it can be installed as all the others Custom ROM. If you have installed the ROM it means you have already installed a custom recovery such as TWRP. We recommend looking for the latest build of TWRP which comes with handy features.
- Download GAPPS from the link above and move it to your phone internal storage.
- Turn off your phone and boot into recovery.
- Wipe Cache and Dalvik Cache.
- Go to the install section and select the GAPPS package you already downloaded.
Once the phone is turned on you will see the Google Apps like Google Mapps, Paly Store, Framework services and more. If you experienced any issues installing Gapps on Lineage OS do let us know in the comment section below.