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By superstick1, Senior Member on 23rd March 2011, 01:35 AM
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Hi. I am planning to flash CM7 for a try. but i notice in some threads they mentioned installing GAPPS. what is this actually? an app available in market?
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23rd March 2011, 01:51 AM |#2  
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GAPPS stands for Google Apps... That includes stuff like the gmail app, google maps, google goggles, etc.

you can find some of these apps on the market, but not necessarily all of them. (I couldn't download gmail from the market)
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23rd March 2011, 01:53 AM |#3  
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Without GAPPS you have no Market, as Market is included in GAPPS.
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23rd March 2011, 09:13 AM |#4  
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Ic. so its apps related to Google's own app. Alright, thanks alot. x)
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thanx so much for d info
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Thank you for asking the question and all the answers. It helps.
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And here's a link to all the GAPPS you'll ever need:

http://goo.im/gapps

(At least I hope that's all you'll ever need!)
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Use archiver program (such as 7zip, WinRar... etc) to open, delete all unneeded and flash
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Use archiver program (such as 7zip, WinRar... etc) to open, delete all unneeded and flash

What's unneeded?

I happen to have a problem installing gapps, if you would be so kind as to have a look at it here, I'd be most appreciative.
31st October 2012, 04:31 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by superstick1

Hi. I am planning to flash CM7 for a try. but i notice in some threads they mentioned installing GAPPS. what is this actually? an app available in market?

I don't ever recall having to flash gapps with cm7. Please correct me if I'm wrong. However I've had to flash gapps with ICS and jellybean.

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31st October 2012, 04:47 PM |#11  
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Originally Posted by superstick1

Hi. I am planning to flash CM7 for a try. but i notice in some threads they mentioned installing GAPPS. what is this actually? an app available in market?

there are many unnoficial CM ROMs out there and each ROM reccommends a different set of GAPPS.
GAPSS are just a compiled list of apps and some might have calendar, some might not, every package is different.

They were made to reduce flashing time and reduce bloat, plus some regions of the world cannot use some apk's and need a localized GAPPS package (as some regions like Germany cannot download gmail and calendar fro the market)
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