Post #2 = slim rom guide
What is Project Slim?
Many older devices (eg. HTC Desire) have limited NAND storage. This leaves very little space for user apps. This project is intended for such phones and aims to overcome that limitation by freeing as much space from the /system partition as possible - allowing for hboot partitions to be flashed with less space allocated to /system and more to /data. This allows for more apps to be installed with app-to-sd scripts - or even negates the need for such scripts in some cases.
How does it work?
Simply flash the 8mb gapps provided below instead of your normal gapps after a ROM install
If more space is required, see post #2. This guide will walk you though how to easily reduce the size of your ROM on your Windows PC manually before moving to sdcard for flashing. An automated script that does all the work for you can also be found in post #2.
Will it work for my ROM?
The Gapps have been tested on HTC Desire, Galaxy S2, Nexus One - They should work for all devices.
Regarding ROM slimming, the principles the guide is based on remain the same no matter the device, but i can't guarantee the automated script will work on all roms.
I Need more Google apps!
This is the slimmest gapps you'll find. Download Calendar, Hangouts, Maps, etc. from play store.
All files necessary are provided.
Windows PC - if ROM slimming
APKs: Basically just the play store, and the necessities. Note, i've removed 'Google Now' coz u can download that from play store, and "Google Ears" coz that's useless. Also, useless libs for face unlock, google ears, etc removed... Play store also updated to latest version.
Zip size is 8.3mb. Takes up approx. 10mb in system. Normal (trimmed) gapps is 63mb. So that's an extra 53mb free!
(Remeber to hit thanks after downloading )
TOGETHER WITH SLIM-GUIDE BELOW AND SLIM-FACTORY UPTO 134MB CAN BE FREED!!
GET HTC DESIRE (BRAVO) HBOOTS HERE - thanks jmcclue !
(Old 4.2.X Versions)
Version 3 - Black Play Store 26mb
Version 4 - Transparent Play Store 26mb
Version 5 - Normal Gapps 11.6mb version, play store (v4.0.27)
Version 7 - Black Gapps 12mb version, play store (v4.0.27)
Version 8 - Normal Gapps 11mb version & updated play store (v4.1.10),
Old Flashable Android 4.1.x Gapps
Version 1 - Normal Gapps 8mb version,
Old Flashable Android 4.2.x Gapps
Version 9 - Normal Gapps 8mb version & updated play store (v4.1.10),
Old Flashable Android 4.3.x Gapps
Version 1 - Normal Gapps 13mb & play store (v4.3.11),