Android is all about Customization, and many tech geeks like to install custom ROM to get the maximum output of their daily drivers, but Installing Custom ROM is not as easy as it sounds. Every time when we flash a custom ROM, we have to take extra care of flashing Gapps package. Every year Google launched an updated version of Android OS and provides source code for updating custom ROMS with the latest version. Custom ROMs like Lineage OS, Resurrection, Crdroid, etc. create their custom ROM based on most recent the. But, you might have noticed that many of the custom ROMs are not coming with Google Apps, which is important to have in an Android Mobile.
So, In this story, we are going to tell you How you can manually flash Gapps, every time you Flash a new Custom ROM. The main reason why Gapps don’t flash in many of the custom ROM is that Android OS is AOSP but Google Apps like YouTube, Gmail, Maps are not AOSP. So we have to flash them manually.
So, Now you know about flashing Gapps manually, but another thing to take care is that You cannot flash any version of Gapps because of Gapps available for the different android version which completely depends upon the version of your Custom ROM. So, we are listing download link of Open Gapps for ARM and ARM64, supporting Android 8.1/9.0. We are recommending Open Gapps because it is the most famous and trusted Gapps package. So you can use it before any second Thought.
At the time of downloading Open Gapps package, you may find different files of different size. So, here comes a Quick Tip: If the internal storage of the device is limited, simply download small Gapps package, or if you have sufficient internal storage download Gapps package with large size. More size of the package will contain more Google apps.
Open Gapps for Android Pie 9.0 (UNOFFICIAL)
ARM: Download Open Gapps 9.0 ARM Zip
ARM64: Download Open Gapps 9.0 ARM64 Zip
Thanks to Nezorflame from XDA Developers.
Open Gapps for Android Oreo 8.1 (OFFICIAL)
Our first recommendation for Gapps package will be Pico Package, it’s quite famous, and we have used it many times too. The best part of Pico Package is, It consumes very few spaces in your internal storage, and it has basic, and important Google Play services.
Users who are looking for a good number of Gapps you can go with Nano app package, make sure your Internal storage has sufficient space.
The name of the package says its feature. Users with the good number of storage memory can use Micro Package. It has more application than Nano package.
Users with very limited internal storage are recommended to use Mini Package; it contains most important Google Apps like – Gmail, YouTube, Map, Google Chrome, Google Play, etc.
Now this package contains all the Google application, that you get with a new Android Device. You will find all the Google apps in this package. The package size is big too.
This package is primarily for those who are looking for all the Google Apps, with extra features like Google Android Share, Off-line speech files, Face detection, face unlock, Dialer and other Google Apps.
Here is the direct link to download all versions of the Open Gapps 8.1 package for Android Oreo.
How to Install Open Gapps on Android 8.1 Oreo and 9.0 Pie
So, this additional information is for those who are flashing Custom ROM for the first time; Installing Gapps package is quite simple. After Flashing the custom ROM, you have to flash Gapps through ROM developer recovery mode.