Gapps get installed to /system/app and when you flash a nightly, it formats and rewrites the /system partition. So you will need to flash gapps whenever you flash any ROM unless they have been included but that is unlikely since google frowns upon that.
Good call on backuptool.sh being able to backup and restore gapps. Often the script isn't set up for the custom ROM it's included in so it gets skipped but it could be modified to work.I think it depends on how the backuptool.sh script is written. Before the June 8th build of Jaybob's GB, there was the same issue. Aosp/cm7 you were able to just flash over as well, but there hasn't been an update in a while. I'll take an extra gapps flash for a good Rom though.
I love this rom. It's speedy as **** and very responsive. The only issue I'm having is getting Sprint VVM to work. I've installed the .48 version and the extracted titanium back up files. I've tried flashing fresh 2.1 and backing it up manually. I've also tried flashing decks gapps with VVM included and still got nothing. I'm convinced it's rom related. Does anyone have any useful advice? Please don't recommend Google voice. It ****ing sucks. I don't want my damn texts on the internet and I like using gosms.
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I dunno if you tried the Voicemail apk from the Deck Gapps. I pulled the apk from the zip file and installed it normally. No flashing back to Sense to configure, no backing up data and reinstalling. It's been running flawlessly for me for months on aospCMod. Here it is if you wanna give it a shot. Hopefully it works on this ROM too. It'll only take you a few minutes to find out.
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