Download and install Google app otherwise referred as Gapps on your Android phone running CyanogenMod 12. So you have installed the latest CM12 ROM based on Android 5.0 Lollipop official firmware and some apps are missing. You are in the right place to learn how to install Lollipop Apps or Google Gapps on CM12.
CyanogenMod 12 has proven to be the best and the most stable ROM you can find for your phone. It brings all the features and optimizations of the latest Android release, 5.0 Lollipop. But probably you have learned what CM12 can offer to your phone since you have installed it.
Sometimes the CyanogenMod 12 ROM doesn’t contain all Google apps or as you may find them called as Gapps. You have to download and install them manually after flashing CM12 ROM. Gapps package contains all Google apps such as YouTube, Gmail, Play Store and many others. You may install this apps separately one by one but the Gapps package is still needed to be flashed.
Except the apps, Google package contains also Google Play Services and Google Play Frameworks which are required for the phone to work correctly. If you don’t install the full Gapps package, your phone may experience issues that can be very annoying. So remember always after flashing a CM ROM, you have to install also the Gapps package in order to have a fully working device.
So you have installed the ROM and now you want to know where to find these apps and services if you want your phone to run smoothly and without any issue. To install Google App or Lollipop Gapps on CyanogenMod 12 jump into the tutorial below.
How To Install Google Apps On CyanogeMod 12
Before continuing to install Google apps for CyanogenMod 12 ROM, make sure you have already flashed the ROM and then continue with the steps below.
- Download Lollipop Gapps (Google Apps) zip file from here.
- Move the downloaded file somewhere on your phone when you can easily find it.
- Turn of your phone.
- Boot into Recovery.
- Wipe Data and Cache.
- Flash the Gapps.
- Enjoy !
Wait for your phone to turn on and once it’s on you will see the new apps installed and running perfectly on your phone.