Originally Posted by butikofer08
Exactly the steps I follow every time....so not sure what the deal is. Its like my gapps aren't part of the backup and they get wiped upon factory reset[COLOR="Silver"]
Interesting...though a bother, no doubt. I must admit, having created nandroids faithfully over the last couple of years of flashing, I've never actually had the occasion to use one. I'd think that the GApps would restore along with the ROM, though.
I created a separate "flash" directory on my virtual SD card. Any time I download a new ROM I copy it there. I also keep a copy of the most recent GApps in there are well. If I'm in a modding kind of mood, I keep mod zips there as well. This way, it's incredibly easy to first up TWRP, wipe the phone clean, and then queue up flashing of ROM, GApps and any mods. I imagine I'd probably treat a nandroid the same way as a ROM, as this would give me the latest GApps, which might be more current than any GApps that were part of the nandroid (assuming it actually DOES include them!).
Galaxy Nexus - (toro) -and- Nexus 10 32GB
Trying various 4.4 ROMs on both devices these days...