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PA GApps for Android 5.0.x has its own NEW HOME
SEE HERE for Complete Details and Download Links

WHAT WE OFFER
  • We consider these apps as important as our ROM. It is sad that the ROM scene deals with so many broken/outdated or buggy packages
  • All packages should work fine on any custom Android 4.4.x ROM
  • All 4.4.x GApps packages and addons are compatible with both ART and Dalvik runtimes
  • Frequently updated Google Apps: Updates are posted when we get the chance.
    - Development focus has shifted to Lollipop GApps
  • All apps are untouched, we do not change or modify Googles' applications but deliver them as-is
  • Automatic Backup: It is not necessary to re-flash GApps or modules when you flash a ROM update. Most ROM's support this function.
  • All installers measure your device's system partition size and will notify you, BEFORE making any changes, if it finds any problems
  • We offer several variations from a Google Stock Package (based on what Google ships on Nexus devices) to smaller, more minimal packages
  • All packages can be customized to your individual preferences using our exclusive Advanced Features and Options
  • To know what is in each Package, Please refer to GAPPS PACKAGE COMPARISON

GAPPS PACKAGE COMPARISON



GOOGLE STOCK PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


DOWNLOAD LINKS (~423MB)
Android File Host


FULL MODULAR PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


DOWNLOAD LINKS (~363MB)
Android File Host

MINI MODULAR PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


DOWNLOAD LINKS (~239MB)
Android File Host


MICRO MODULAR PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


DOWNLOAD LINKS (~189MB)
Android File Host


NANO MODULAR PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


DOWNLOAD LINKS (~136MB)
Android File Host


PICO MODULAR PACKAGE
See Post #4 for Advanced Features and Options


Proper DPI Play Services¹ (recommended)
DOWNLOAD LINKS (~99MB)

Android File Host


Universal DPI Play Services¹
DOWNLOAD LINKS (~38MB)

Android File Host




¹ The Proper DPI version will install the proper version of Google Play Services for your device (resulting in a smaller installed footprint on your device).
The Universal DPI Play Services version is for users with limited download bandwidth. You will still receive a silent update (from Google) to the proper version for your device (if needed).



² Google Gallery is installed (by default) on supported Nexus devices with a rear camera
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SUMMARY OF RECENT CHANGES


MARCH 08, 2015 - 20150308
  • Google Play services updated to v7.0.87 (1766486-03x) [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
  • Google Play Store updated to v5.3.5 [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
  • Google Calendar updated to v5.1-1768105 [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
  • YouTube updated to v10.09.56 [Stock/Full/Mini]
  • Hangouts updated to v3.0.87531466 (#22260166) [Stock/Full/Mini]
  • Maps updated to v9.5.0 (#905008124) [Stock/Full/Mini]
  • Google Drive updated to v2.2.083.19.36 [Stock/Full]
  • Google Play Books updated to v3.3.31 [Stock/Full]
  • Google Talkback updated to v4.1.0 [Stock/Full]
  • Cloud Print updated to v1.16b [Stock/Full]

MARCH 01, 2015 - 20150301
  • Google (Search) updated to v4.2.16.87075793.arm [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano]
  • Google Calendar updated to v5.1-1739691 [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
  • YouTube updated to v10.08.52 [Stock/Full/Mini]

FEBRUARY 21, 2015 - 20150221
FEBRUARY 15, 2015 - 20150215
  • Google Play services updated to v6.7.74 (1723905-03x) [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
  • Google Play Store updated to v5.2.13 [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
  • Google+ updated to v5.0.0.85934159 [Stock/Full/Mini]
  • Maps updated to v9.4.0 (#904011124) [Stock/Full/Mini]
  • YouTube updated to v10.06.3 [Stock/Full/Mini]
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COMMON QUESTIONS & ANSWERS (FAQ)
  1. I'm getting a 'Status Error 6' when I try and install these GApps with CWM. What can I do to fix it?
    It likely means you're using CWM v6.0.4.7 Recovery, which is NOT compatible with any of our GApps packages. If you update your recovery to a newer version of CWM (older versions should also work fine), you will be able to successfully install any of our GApps packages.

    The problem is due to CWM v6.0.4.7 overwriting the installation script, thereby making it impossible for the installer to do its work. Thankfully, CWM realized the error in doing this and fixed the issue in newer versions. This 'bug' is only found in CWM v6.0.4.7, so even an older version should work, although upgrading your Recovery would be preferable to downgrading.

    Also, since CWM is no longer being updated by its original developer (ClockWordMod), it is highly recommended to change to an actively supported Recovery, such as TWRP (TeamWin Recovery Project)
  2. My GApps install failed with the message 'Insufficient storage space available in System partition'. My device has 16GB (or more) of storage available. How can this be?
    Your ROM and GApps are installed in the system partition. The system partition is a separate, fixed-size, stand-alone partition of storage that varies in size by device. (READ HERE for a complete explanation of the Android File System Structure.) While today's newer devices often come with 1.5GB (or more) of storage in the system partition, most devices that are more than a year old have 1GB or less of system storage available. This, coupled with the fact that Google's applications have doubled in size in the past 18 months, means that your device may not be able to accommodate our larger GApps packages.

    The reason you won't get this error message with other GApps packages is because our installers use a System Partition memory detection system to insure a successful installation and the ability to restore GApps after a ROM update. Most other GApps installers do no such checking and leave the responsibility on you to know if your device has sufficient space available. In addition, our installer will generate a detailed log that will show you exactly how the system space on your device is being used. You will find this log (pa_gapps_log.txt) in the same folder as the GApps zip file, after the installer has completed. Please refer to it for complete details.

    You can choose to install a smaller GApps package or you may want to take advantage of our exclusive Advanced Features & Options and remove certain apps you do not use or need (Remember, you can always install these apps later from the Play Store).

    If you would like further assistance, please post your pa_gapps_log.txt so we can best give you what options you may wish to consider
  3. I received the message that 'Google Keyboard/Calendar/Camera/Email can only be installed during a Clean Install or as an update to an existing GApps Installation.' What does this mean?
    Experience has shown us that users who install these applications FOR THE FIRST TIME during a 'Clean install' GApps installation almost never have issues or problems with these apps. However, there have been several reports of users experiencing FC's or other strange behavior when they have tried to install these apps later (with GApps), after their device has been set up.

    To insure the best possible user experience, our GApps installer will only allow these applications to be installed FOR THE FIRST TIME as part of a 'Clean' install (data wiped) installation. Updates to an existing System (GApps) installation will also install fine, plus you can still freely update these apps from the Play Store and have the GApps installer update them later with the next GApps update.

    A 'Clean' install consists of the following:
    1. Factory Reset (or manually wipe (format) Data partition - Internal Storage wipe is NOT necessary)
    2. Manually wipe (format) your System partition
    3. Flash your ROM
    4. Flash GApps package
    5. Flash any Addon Modules (optional)
    6. Wipe the Dalvik & cache
    7. Reboot

    NOTE: YOU WILL LOSE ALL OF YOUR DATA AND APPLICATION SETTINGS using this method. Be sure to do a nandroid backup prior in case you want to restore later.
  4. I'm having problems with a GApps package. What information do you need to help me?
    At a MINIMUM you will need to post your pa_gapps_log.txt (Attach it to your post while logged in to XDA from a web browser - this will not work using Tapatalk). However, the best method to receive support would be to post your debug logs (pa_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz), using the same method. You will find both of these logs in the same folder as the GApps zip file, after the installer has completed.

    As with most support forums, the more information and work you do up front the better the feedback you're likely to receive. We're a friendly, supportive group, but if you're not willing to put any effort on your end, you'll likely receive nothing from the forum, either.
  5. I'm having problems with Google Camera after installing Google Stock GApps (or GoogleCamera Addon). Please fix it!
    While Google does say that Google Camera 'Works on phones and tablets running Android 4.4 and up', they clearly didn't intend to include every 4.4+ ROM on XDA. They likely meant this to include devices running stock or factory versions of Android 4.4.x with proper drivers and kernels. In addition, Photo Sphere and Panorama require a gyro sensor and Photo Sphere, Panorama, and Lens Blur require at least 1 GB RAM. And HDR+ is only available on the Nexus 5 and 6, according to the Play Store description

    While even legacy devices are able to run KitKat with a custom ROM, many of these ROM's do not have properly updated KitKat drivers and/or kernels. Instead, they're using modded, patched, or hacked versions of older drivers and kernels. It's likely these situations that lead to problems and/or incompatibilities with Google's new camera app. This means that there's NOTHING the OP can do to fix this problem for you. Your only likely option is to NOT use the new Google Camera on your device or try installing it from the Play Store instead.
  6. PA GApps packages are so big. Will I have any space left over for my stuff after I install?
    PA GApps will use LESS of your device's available storage than using a 'bare bones' GApps and downloading the apps from the Play Store. This is because GApps are installed entirely in the System partition, leaving the Data (User) partition for your non-Google apps. Since the System partition is a fixed size, installing GApps here uses storage that would otherwise be left unused (and unavailable for other use).
  7. Why are PA GApps packages so much larger than other GApps packages?
    PA GApps are larger than other GApps packages for a couple of reasons:
    1. The main reason is that all our GApps packages include the PROPER version of Google Play services for YOUR device. Instead of installing a generic, obsolete, or a potentially improper version, our installer detects the hardware dpi of your device and then installs the PROPER version of Google Play services that was intended for your device. This means that our GApps packages must include multiple versions, which significantly increases the size of our packages.
    2. Google Stock GApps also includes Google Gallery for all supported Nexus Android 4.4 devices with a rear camera. Since Google Gallery is different for each device, that means our GApps has to include four separate Galleries. Only the correct Gallery for your device is installed, however.
    3. Our Google Stock GApps include all of the Google Apps that come standard on a Google Nexus device. Since our intention is to enhance the Google Android experience, we don't think it makes sense to limit the apps included in our GApps package.
  8. I'd like to switch to PA GApps from another GApps provider. What do I need to do?
    PA GApps can only be installed on top of an existing PA GApps installation, OR after wiping your system partition. This is to prevent conflicts that could arise from switching GApps packages. If you use the method outlined below, you won't lose any of your data or application settings

    In order to switch to PA GApps from another GApps provider or remove an Addon Module you're no longer using, you will need to (from Recovery - In the order listed):
    1. Manually wipe (format) your System partition
    2. Flash your ROM
    3. Flash GApps package
    4. Flash any Addon Modules (optional)
    5. Wipe the Dalvik & cache
    6. Reboot

    NOTE: You won't lose any of your data or application settings using this method. This method MUST be used when switching to PA GApps from another GApps provider.
  9. Can I use these GApps to update the Google Apps on my Stock ROM?
    The short answer is No. PA GApps have always been designed to be installed with custom Android AOSP based ROM's. If you're using a stock ROM, you should continue to only update your apps through the Google Play Store.

    With the recent update to our GApps 2.0 installer, we added a system check to only allow GApps updates to an existing PA GApps installation. This change was made to prevent the possible existence of conflicting Google apps (from other sources) that might interfere with PA GApps after restarting your device. Since stock ROM's already come with GApps installed, this means the installer will not be able to perform an update install on stock ROM's.
  10. Is it necessary to reinstall GApps and/or addon modules EVERY time I update my ROM?
    Probably not. If your ROM supports addon.d backup functionality (most ROM's do - including PA), it's not necessary to install GApps with each ROM update - as long as you don't manually wipe the System partition. The backup script will backup your installed GApps (or Addon modules) and restore them after your ROM has been updated. However, it is a good idea to install an updated GApps from time to time as functionality may be added or improvements made.
  11. What if an app is updated in the Play Store? Should I install the update or wait for a GApps update?
    Go ahead and install the update. The next time you update GApps, Android automatically will remove the app you installed from the Play Store if the GApps version is the same or newer than the version you installed from the Play Store. Just be certain to wipe Dalvik and cache after flashing the updated GApps.
  12. Can I install an updated GApps package without updating my ROM?
    Certainly! Simply install the GApps package directly from Recovery and wipe Dalvik and cache after flashing the updated GApps.
  13. How come you don't include {MyFavoriteApp} in PA GApps?
    For an application to be included in PA GApps, it has to meet the following criteria:
    1. It must be a Google App (GApps = Google Apps.)
    2. It must be an application that comes standard on Google Nexus devices.
    3. It must be a globally used app (not language or country specific)
  14. There are a couple of apps I never use. Can I uninstall them?
    Using our exclusive Advanced Features & Options, you can actually bypass the installation or remove any GApps installed application from your device. You could also choose to freeze / disable the app. This will prevent the app from using valuable system resources and leaves the unused app lying dormant in the System partition where it's not using any of your available storage. Plus, the app will remain disabled even after you update GApps.
  15. How do I Freeze / Disable an app?
    If you have Titanium Backup (highly recommended!) you can simply "Freeze" the app from the Backup/Restore screen. You can accomplish the same thing by going to Settings > Apps > {scroll to ALL} > {select app} > Disable.
  16. Can I use Titanium Backup to integrate GApps updates into the ROM?
    It is NOT recommended to use Titanium Backup to integrate GApps updates into the ROM. The reason is, using Titanium Backup to integrate GApps updates is going to be hit or miss, at best. That's because Titanium Backup does not integrate the supporting libraries (*.so files). Therefore, if an application update includes updated libraries, the integration will fail or fail to offer complete functionality. The reason it "seems" to work sometimes is that supporting libraries are often not updated when the application is updated. In those cases, the integration will work fine because the older libraries are the correct ones. If an application doesn't have supporting libraries then Titanium Backup integration works fine. However, our recommendation is to NOT use Integration.
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ADVANCED FEATURES & OPTIONS


The features outlined below are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL and designed to allow advanced users the ability to modify the default behavior of the GApps installers. Without the use of these options, the installers will function exactly as outlined in Post #1 above.

To modify the default behavior of the GApps installer, create a text file called .gapps-config or gapps-config.txt (.gapps-config will take precedence) and place it in the same folder as the GApps zip or in /sdcard/PA-GApps (zip folder will take precedence). Once you've created the gapps-config file, simply type in the Key Word options you want from the lists below.
  • To perform a test installation, that will only simulate an install, add the Key Word Test to your gapps-config. The installer will perform all system space calculations and generate a detailed log pa_gapps_log.txt (in the same folder as your gapps-config), but WILL NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES to your device. This should be helpful for trying to find just the right combination of apps that will work with your particular device.

  • By default, the installer will generate Debug Logs - pa_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz - a compressed file that contains a set of files to help the devs troubleshoot any problems you might experience with the install. This file can be easily attached to any post on XDA, making it easy for you to provide the devs important information to help troubleshoot any issues you're having. You will find pa_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz in the same folder as your pa_gapps_log.txt. You may disable this feature by adding the Key Word NoDebug to your gapps-config.

  • You can use Presets with any GApps package. This allows you to downsize any GApps package to one of its 'little brothers' by adding one of the following Key Words to your gapps-config. This will transform ALL INSTALLER BEHAVIOR (including default removals AND applications available for install) - effectively turning it into a new GApps package.
    Valid options are:
    FullGApps - To downsize the following package to Full Modular GApps. [Stock]
    MiniGApps - To downsize any of the following packages to Mini Modular GApps. [Stock/Full]
    MicroGApps - To downsize any of the following packages to Micro Modular GApps. [Stock/Full/Mini]
    NanoGApps - To downsize any of the following packages to Nano Modular GApps. [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    PicoGApps - To downsize any of the following packages to Pico Modular GApps. [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano]
    NOTE: ALL BEHAVIOR OF THE INSTALLER WILL BE TRANSFORMED TO THE NEW PRESET, including default removals AND applications available for install.

  • You can choose either the apps you WANT installed (called an Include Install) or the apps you DON'T WANT installed (default behavior - called an Exclude Install). To select ONLY the apps you WANT installed, add the word Include to your gapps-config file. The installer will now install ONLY THOSE APPS you have listed in your gapps-config. (Since the default behavior is an Exclude install, it is not necessary to add Exclude to your gapps-config). Stock/AOSP removals (see below) function the same whether you're doing an Include or Exclude Install.

    Type the name of the application you want to Exclude/Include inside your gapps-config file.
    Valid options are:
    Books - To Exclude/Include Google Play Books [Stock/Full]
    BkSync - To Exclude/Include Google Bookmarks Sync (installed by default when Stock/AOSP Browser is NOT removed) [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
    CalendarGoogle - To Exclude/Include Google Calendar [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    CalSync - To Exclude/Include Google Calendar Sync (installed by deault when Google Calendar is NOT being installed) [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano/Pico]
    CameraGoogle - To Exclude/Include Google Camera [Stock]
    Chrome - To Exclude/Include Google Chrome [Stock/Full]
    CloudPrint - To Exclude/Include Google Clould Print [Stock/Full]
    Drive - To Exclude/Include Google Drive [Stock/Full]
    Ears - To Exclude/Include Sound Search for Google Play [Stock/Full]
    Earth - To Exclude/Include Google Earth [Stock/Full]
    EmailGoogle - To Exclude/Include Email [Stock]
    FaceUnlock - To Exclude/Include FaceUnlock [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    GalleryGoogle - To Exclude/Include Google Gallery *See instructions below to use on a non-Nexus device [Stock]
    Gmail - To Exclude/Include Gmail [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    GoogleNow - To Exclude/Include Google Now Launcher [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    GooglePlus - To Exclude/Include Google+ [Stock/Full/Mini]
    GoogleTTS - To Exclude/Include Google Text-to-Speech [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro]
    Hangouts - To Exclude/Include Hangouts [Stock/Full/Mini]
    Keep - To Exclude/Include Google Keep [Stock/Full]
    KeyboardGoogle - To Exclude/Include Google Keyboard [Stock]
    Maps - To Exclude/Include Maps [Stock/Full/Mini]
    Movies - To Exclude/Include Google Play Movies & TV [Stock/Full]
    Music - To Exclude/Include Google Play Music [Stock/Full]
    NewsStand - To Exclude/Include Google Play Newsstand [Stock/Full]
    NewsWidget - To Exclude/Include Google News & Weather [Stock/Full]
    PlayGames - To Exclude/Include Google Play Games [Stock/Full]
    Search - To Exclude BOTH Google Search AND Google Now Launcher [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano]
    OR
    Search - To Include Google Search [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano]
    Speech - To Exclude/Include off-line Speech files (Required for off-line "Okay Google" support) [Stock/Full/Mini/Micro/Nano]
    Street - To Exclude/Include Street View on Google Maps [Stock/Full/Mini]
    Sunbeam - To Exclude/Include the Sun Beam Live Wallpaper [Stock/Full]
    Talkback - To Exclude/Include TalkBack [Stock/Full]
    Wallet - To Exclude/Include Google Wallet [Stock/Full]
    YouTube - To Exclude/Include YouTube [Stock/Full/Mini]

  • To manage the removal of certain Stock/AOSP applications type the name of the application inside your gapps-config file.
    Valid options are:

    Browser - To remove the Stock/AOSP Browser
    CalendarStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Calendar Application (automatically removed when Google Calendar is installed)
    CameraStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Camera Application (automatically removed when Google Camera is installed)
    EmailStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Email Application (automatically removed when Google Email is installed)
    ExchangeStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Exchange Services (automatically removed when Google Email is installed)
    GalleryStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Gallery (automatically removed when Google Gallery is installed)
    KeyboardStock - To remove the Stock/AOSP Keyboard (automatically removed when Google Keyboard is installed)
    Launcher - To remove the Stock/AOSP Launcher(s)
    MMS - To remove the Stock/AOSP SMS Application
    PicoTTS - To remove the Stock/AOSP PicoTTS
    Studio - To remove the Stock/AOSP Movie Studio Application

    The information below pertains ONLY to Google Stock GApps packages.
    To bypass the default removal of certain Stock/AOSP apps when using Google Stock GApps, type the name of the app preceded by a '+' as shown below:
    +Browser - To bypass the automatic removal of Stock/AOSP Browser [Stock ONLY]
    +Launcher - To bypass the automatic removal of Stock/AOSP Launcher(s) [Stock ONLY]
    +MMS - To bypass the automatic removal of Stock/AOSP SMS Application [Stock ONLY]
    +PicoTTS - To bypass the automatic removal of the Stock/AOSP PicoTTS app [Stock ONLY]

    NOTE: The installer will not automatically remove the Stock/AOSP application if its Google counterpart is NOT being installed. For example, if you are NOT installing Hangouts, then the Stock MMS app will NOT automatically be removed (although you can still force its removal by adding it to your gapps-config). The same is true for Google Camera|Stock Camera, Google Email|Stock Email, Google Keyboard|Stock Keyboard, Google Gallery|Stock Gallery, Google Now Launcher|Stock Launcher, GoogleTTS|PicoTTS, and Google Calendar|Stock Calendar.

  • * If you have a Nexus device and have elected to install Google Gallery (GalleryGoogle), the installer will automatically determine the proper files to install for your device. However, if you do NOT have a Nexus device and wish to install Google Gallery, you MUST place one of the following options in your gapps-config to tell the installer which files to install. Failure to do so will result in Google Gallery not being installed.
    Valid options are:
    ForceGalleryHammerhead - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Nexus 5
    ForceGalleryFlo - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Nexus 7 (2013)
    ForceGalleryDeb - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Nexus 7 LTE (2013)
    ForceGalleryMako - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Nexus 4
    ForceGalleryManta - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Nexus 10
    ForceGalleryTuna - Instructs the GApps installer to install GoogleGallery files for the Galaxy Nexus


  • "Protection from Stupidity" is built into the GApps Installer. To prevent you from accidentally leaving yourself with no keyboard, Launcher, or MMS app when you start your device, the installer WILL NOT ALLOW you to remove the Stock/AOSP Keyboard, Launcher, or MMS app if you are not also installing the Google version of these apps. You can, however, override this protection by adding Override to your gapps-config. Be very careful when using this option and make certain you'll have the required app already installed on your device before using this option.

Note: Case, order, spaces, or using separate lines does not matter when using gapps-config.
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WHAT'S NEW IN PA GAPPS 2.0
Summary of Changes and Features


PA GApps 2.0 is all-new and completely re-writen from the ground up in Shell Script. By using Shell Script instead of the limited edify binary normally found in zip-based installers, we are able to add in all sorts of new features to give you COMPLETE control over your GApps installation.

All of the new advanced installation features are COMPLETELY OPTIONAL. If you've been happy using our GApps 'as-is', in the past, then you'll likely notice nothing new going forward. However, PA GApps 2.0 provides users the ability to personalize their GApps installation. Using a simple text file placed in the same folder as your GApps zip, you can tailor your GApps install to include only the apps you want installed on your device.

Below is a detailed list of all of the changes and new features that are built into the new PA GApps installer. Post #4, above, provides a detailed list of all the configuration options that are available for configuring your GApps installation to your particular device or preference.
  1. A simple text file called .gapps-config or gapps-config.txt handles all the customization options.
    - Config file may be placed in the same folder as the GApps zip or in /sdcard/PA-GApps (zip folder will take precedence)

  2. You can now choose the apps you WANT installed (called an Include Install) or the apps you DON'T WANT installed (default behavior) (called an Exclude Install).

  3. New pa_gapps_log.txt is MUCH more readable and informative and contains more diagnostic information to help troubleshoot GApps. A GApps Installation Chart with detailed information is also included to help users with limited system partitions select apps to remove. Plus, there is clear information detailing any issues the installer ancountered during installation.
    - pa_gapps_log.txt log is automatically copied to the same folder as gapps-config, or if gapps-config is not used, the same folder as the installer zip.

  4. Installer now includes all versions of Google Play Services and will install the PROPER version for YOUR device.
    - While this increases the size of the installer by about 60MB, it eliminates the need to use a separate Play Services Updater

  5. Google Email will now be included in Google Stock GApps and will replace the Stock/AOSP version of email (see below for further details)

  6. Google Calendar, Google Camera, Google Email, and Google Keyboard can only be installed for the FIRST TIME during a 'Clean' install (data wiped)
    - Updates to an existing System (GApps) installation will also install fine
    - User can still freely update these apps from the Play Store and have the GApps installer update them later with the next GApps update.
    - This change is made to prevent FC's and Play Store issues that often occur when these apps are installed in System partition AFTER a ROM has been set up.
    - Installer will also bypass the automatic removal of the Stock/AOSP Calendar, Camera, Email, or Keyboard if the above 'Clean/Update' criteria is not met.

  7. Installs of Google Keyboard, Google Camera, Google Email, and Google Calendar all REQUIRE that the Stock/AOSP version of these apps MUST BE REMOVED to prevent problems when both are installed in system partition. If you wish to retain use of both versions, you will need to install them from the Play Store.

  8. Added a new 'Debug' mode. By default, installer will create pa_gapps_debug_logs.tar.gz in the same folder as 'pa_gapps_log.txt'. This compressed file will contain a set of files that will help the devs troubleshoot any problems you might experience with the install. It's also very easy to attach this file to any post here in the support thread. You can disable the creation of Debug Logs using your gapps-config.

  9. Added a new 'Preset' option. You can now 'downsize' any gapps package to one of its 'little brothers' by adding it's name followed by 'gapps' to your gapps-config.
    - ALL BEHAVIOR OF THE INSTALLER WILL NOW BE TRANSFORMED TO THE NEW PRESET, including default removals and applications available for install.

  10. Added a new 'Simulated Install' option. By placing the word 'Test' in your gapps-config, the installer will perform a simulated installation and generate the log files, but WILL NOT MAKE ANY CHANGES TO YOUR DEVICE.

  11. If you want to install Google Gallery, but don't have a Nexus device (Nexus devices are handled automatically) you will need to specify which Nexus device's files you would like to install (see gapps-config instructions for complete details).

  12. Google Stock GApps Changes:
    - Although the Stock/AOSP Browser, Calendar, Launcher, MMS, and PictoTTS are still replaced by default with their Google counterparts, they will no longer be automatically removed if you choose not to install the Google app counterpart (i.e. if you elect NOT to install Chrome, then the Stock/AOSP Browser will not be automatically removed, although you can still add it to gapps-config to force its removal).
    - You also have the ability to bypass the default removal of the Stock/AOSP Browser, Launcher, MMS, or PicoTTS apps (see gapps-config instructions for complete details).

  13. Google Bookmarks Sync will automatically be installed if:
    - the Stock/AOSP Browser is NOT being removed
    - 'BkSync' is NOT in gapps-config
    - OR, when specified, on an 'Include Install

  14. Google Calendar Sync will automatically be installed if:
    - Google Calendar is NOT being installed
    - 'CalSync' is NOT in gapps-config
    - OR, when specified, on an 'Include Install

  15. Old Stock and Full GApps would bypass the installation of Chrome Browser if there was insufficient space in System Partition. New GApps no longer does this, giveing you the opportunity to decide what apps you want removed if your device is unable to install the complete GApps package or the apps you've selected.

  16. You can now freely change among PA GApps packages without having to do a system wipe. However, this will mean that ALL Addon modules, with the exception of the Chrome Beta Addon Module, will need to be reinstalled with EVERY GApps install.

  17. "Protection from Stupidity" is now built into the GApps Installer. To prevent you from accidentally leaving yourself with no keyboard, Launcher, or MMS app when you start your device, the installer WILL NOT ALLOW you to remove the Stock/AOSP Keyboard, Launcher, or MMS app if you are not also installing the Google version of these apps. You do, however, have the ability to override this protection (see gapps-config instructions for complete details).
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