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mohayta

Senior Member
Jun 13, 2015
50
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Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
Hi Everyone,

A big announcement!

Recently we announced the ability to create your own customized NikGapps builds

Well, now we've moved on to the next level to speed things up for you, reducing the turnaround time of merging your pull requests.

Now, you can get your customized builds in less than 30 mins of sending a pull request!

We've worked on setting up an ecosystem where your pull request will be validated against the standards in less than 30 mins of your pull request, building the custom builds right away. The config files which are invalid/unacceptable as per the standards, will be handled manually for obvious reasons.

In the best case scenario, you will get your builds in 10-15 mins of raising a pull request!

This was a manual process until now where we used to validate and merge the pull request and wait for nightly cycle to build custom gapps. No more!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to config repository and start building your own gapps.
I meant to flash core but accidentally flashed full over arrowos vanilla and now i cant get rid of it. I even tried formatting data and pushing the arrowos gapps package via adb and flash it without your gapps package but it still calls some backlog from somewhere and insist on restoring to your configuration and messing everything up. How can i fix this ?
 

Nikhil

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Sep 26, 2012
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I meant to flash core but accidentally flashed full over arrowos vanilla and now i cant get rid of it. I even tried formatting data and pushing the arrowos gapps package via adb and flash it without your gapps package but it still calls some backlog from somewhere and insist on restoring to your configuration and messing everything up. How can i fix this ?
Set execute.d=0 in nikgapps.config
Reflash your Rom.
 

mohayta

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Jun 13, 2015
50
2
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
The thing is i dont even have nikgapps.config file anywhere in the internal storage. I formatted data which wiped everything then i pushed arrowos to a clean internal storage and flashed it. It did that backup and restore things and created a folder structure in the internal storage which continues like this: NikGapps/addonLogs/addonlogfiles and there 45 log files in it each named after an app name.
 

Nikhil

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Sep 26, 2012
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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
The thing is i dont even have nikgapps.config file anywhere in the internal storage. I formatted data which wiped everything then i pushed arrowos to a clean internal storage and flashed it. It did that backup and restore things and created a folder structure in the internal storage which continues like this: NikGapps/addonLogs/addonlogfiles and there 45 log files in it each named after an app name.
If you can delete files from your system

Delete /system/addon.d/<all scripts starting with 50->.sh

If you can't delete files from your system, use NikGapps debloater. Add following line in debloater.config and flash Debloater zip

/system/addon.d

If you don't have nikgapps.config, you can create NikGapps folder manually and push nikgapps.config via adb.

There are many ways to get out of that loop you're in. ;)
 

mohayta

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Jun 13, 2015
50
2
Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC
I edited a nikgapps package as execute.d=0 set and reflashed the arrowos vanilla and nikgapps, its now bootlooping to twrp. How do i proceed from here ? There is no addon.d in system folder btw.

Edit: Nvm, i did without flashing the gapps package, it didnt trigger the script this time and phone booted. Thanks for all the help.
 
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js-xda

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Aug 20, 2018
228
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New Release is up!

Changelog
  • Fix unzip command failing to recognize '-p' arg and eventually failing the installation (thanks to @glx33807 and @OneWayGamer)
  • Allow dirty flashing Gboard/Clock upon dirty flashing Rom
  • Script Optimization (comparatively faster installation)!
  • Rename NikGapps log name to reflect device and file name
  • Abort the installation when system available size is 0
  • Fix gapps failing for devices not having /system as block
Enjoy!
Saw only now that there was another build on 210704 - can you share what the difference to 210703 (used it on the very same day) is as I can't find a changelog? Any reason to flash 210704 if 210703 appears to do so far a good job?
 

Nikhil

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Sep 26, 2012
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Ahmedabad
OnePlus 7 Pro
Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
Saw only now that there was another build on 210704 - can you share what the difference to 210703 (used it on the very same day) is as I can't find a changelog? Any reason to flash 210704 if 210703 appears to do so far a good job?
Nope, below is the answer to your question.

 
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Pundy

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Jan 4, 2013
208
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Essen
OnePlus 6
Hi Everyone,

A big announcement!

Recently we announced the ability to create your own customized NikGapps builds

Well, now we've moved on to the next level to speed things up for you, reducing the turnaround time of merging your pull requests.

Now, you can get your customized builds in less than 30 mins of sending a pull request!

We've worked on setting up an ecosystem where your pull request will be validated against the standards in less than 30 mins of your pull request, building the custom builds right away. The config files which are invalid/unacceptable as per the standards, will be handled manually for obvious reasons.

In the best case scenario, you will get your builds in 10-15 mins of raising a pull request!

This was a manual process until now where we used to validate and merge the pull request and wait for nightly cycle to build custom gapps. No more!

So what are you waiting for? Head over to config repository and start building your own gapps.
Thank you so much! That's great!
 
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ktkhaled

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Hello, i want to replace the AOSP keyboard with Gboard, how can i do this? (I have the basic nikgapps)
 

Bitfridge

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Hi, I seem to need to install Andorid Auto in system since the USB connection does not work otherwise. So I flashed the AndroidAuto addon in addition to the basic package. The log shows some "File Successfully Written!" messages and no apparent errors.
Should the app now show in the app list? It does not, unfortunately.
 

highdiver_2000

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Aug 10, 2012
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HI, I have flashed Core Apps, can I just dirty flash a stock version?

Do I need to edit the conf file ?

Is there a table listing the differences between core, basic, omni, stock and full?

TIA
 

highdiver_2000

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Aug 10, 2012
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HI, I have flashed Core Apps, can I just dirty flash a stock version?

Do I need to edit the conf file ?

Is there a table listing the differences between core, basic, omni, stock and full?

TIA
To answer my own question, I can dirty flash any time to add or remove Google apps.

I flashed full version to get Text to Speech. Flash again to remove Pixel stuff.
 

lifesaver38

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Jan 1, 2019
154
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Grenoble
Hey Nik i need help please. I have a Redmi 7 onclite, when i flash the rom, your gapps and magisk (in that order) the phone doesn't pass the bootlogo, the screen flash and it takes me back to the recovery again... What im doing wrong? Im just doing what I do with every other Gapps package.

PD: It happens with the Pixys os and lineage os, and only with NikGapps.
Exactly the same problem with Crdroid... RN8T, clean flash with Orange Fox, NikGapps-stock-arm64-11-20210718-signed
With Core version of NikGapps, it works. Strange...But SMS app don't works when I want to tipe a message. That's why I want replace the SMS app by Google Message with Gapps more complete
 
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DannyDD

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Hi, quick question that's been buggin' me...


How to clean flash NikGapps update without losing data?
  • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder
  • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps-addon.sh
  • Dirty flash Rom
  • Flash newer version of NikGapps"

Everytime i go to update nikgapps (before i update my crdroid rom) i look for the nikgapps folder in the system folder (system/system/addon.d) and can't find any folder there, just a bunch of *.sh files with the name of the addons the pack has...

do i need to delete all those files also?

this is the second time i look the the folder and can't find it so i go ahead updating rom and nikgapps pack and it doesn't give me problems...

What am i missing??
 

highdiver_2000

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Aug 10, 2012
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Exactly the same problem with Crdroid... RN8T, clean flash with Orange Fox, NikGapps-stock-arm64-11-20210718-signed
With Core version of NikGapps, it works. Strange...But SMS app don't works when I want to tipe a message. That's why I want replace the SMS app by Google Message with Gapps more complete
Interesting!. I am facing SMS problems too I can't receive reliably and can sometimes send. So 2FA is a pain. I might just flash G Message.

Nitrogen OS on Poco X3 NFC
 
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    My location doesn't work on navigation apps, weather app or sort of apps. Is it something to do with gapps or the rom?
    Did you flash the gapps after first boot or before first boot?

    As long as you have flashed gapps before you first time booted in your rom, it should work fine.
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    Hi Everyone,

    Here I'd like to Introduce you with my custom Gapps package that I use on day to day basis when I flash a new Rom. As I've observed many people struggling with finding the correct version of gapps to flash, I decided to build a package of my own which lets you flash stable google apps with a lot of variants so you can decide for yourself which package suits you.

    What is NikGapps?
    • NikGapps project started with the goal to provide custom gapps packages that suits everyone's needs. A package that a user needs but cannot find and ends up setting up the device installing more apps and removing unwanted apps manually.
    • NikGapps is a gapps package built from my own device. As my device is always updated with latest version of Google Apps, every time I build a new package, I am on latest and stable version of Google Apps
    • NikGapps also comes with Android Go package for low end devices.
    • NikGapps is a bit different than other Gapps packages (written from scratch, it isn't a port of OpenGapps). It focuses on providing apps that most of the people uses but can't find it in other Gapps packages and ends up installing the apps manually
    • NikGapps doesn't have stock YouTube, instead it has YouTube vanced (v14 with separate addons for v15). It doesn't have Pixel Launcher, instead it has Lawnchair launcher (Till Android Q, discontinued starting Android R)
    • NikGapps supports split-apks
    • NikGapps also comes with nikgapps.config and debloater.config which allows you to control your installation and debloat unnecessary stuff from your Rom respectively.
    • NikGapps is built on a different architecture, the installation method is completely different (Every Package comes with installer.sh that installs itself). Also, it installs the gapps to /product partition instead of /system partition
    • NikGapps also allows you to configure the installation, it can be installed to any partition (be it /system or /product or any other partition which may get added in future)
    • NikGapps also allows you to keep the aosp counterpart of google app if you want (just by using nikgapps.config you can choose whether to remove the aosp counterpart or remove it)
    • NikGapps allows you to dirty flash it anytime you want, it also supports installing on top of Roms with Gapps (except for the pixel flavored Roms)
    • NikGapps also comes with addon packages (useful ones) so that users don't have to flash the whole gapps package just to have the app installed.
    • NikGapps supports the Privileged Permission Whitelisting, providing the necessary permissions to the privileged apps.
    • It supports addon.d so you need not flash the package again and again after every nightly flash
    • NikGapps addon.d functionality is built from scratch which allows you to completely control which app you want to backup/restore on dirty flash.
    • It also allows optimizing Google Play Services (when you turn off Find My Device) so that you can sleep with peace without having to worry about Google play services eating your battery. (Requires support from Rom too in order to work)
    Also, since these are custom build, I can include as many packages as I want (which I do, you can pm me if you want that package)

    NikGapps comes with following packages
    » Core
    » Basic
    » Omni
    » Macro
    » Stock
    » Full
    » Go (for low end devices)

    Although these packages cover a large user base, there are few users who like things differently that is where NikGapps Addons Comes into picture. These Addon packages are separate and meant to flash over NikGapps original packages.

    Everything about NikGapps

    Flashing Instructions for A/B devices (Clean Flash is recommended)

    • Flash Rom in Slot A, Flash twrp, reboot to recovery
    • Flash Rom in Slot B, Flash twrp, reboot to recovery
    • Flash NikGapps
    • Flash Debloater (Optional)
    • Reboot

    Flashing Instructions for A-only devices (Clean Flash is recommended)
    • Flash Rom
    • Flash NikGapps
    • Flash Debloater (Optional)
    • Reboot
    How to clean flash NikGapps update without losing data?
    • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder
    • Delete /system/addon.d/nikgapps-addon.sh
    • Dirty flash Rom
    • Flash newer version of NikGapps
    How to remove/uninstall an Addon or Package?

    Method 1 (Faster and Recommended)
    • edit nikgapps.config and set <Addon>=-1 (e.g. YouTube=-1)
    • set mode=uninstall
    • Reflash the zip you flashed in first place to install the addon/package
    Method 2
    • Uninstall any playstore updates you have for the addon
    • Delete the <addon>.sh file from /system/addon.d/nikgapps folder (e.g. YouTube.sh)
    • Reflash the rom
    Enjoy the package! hope it helps you somewhat!

    Downloads
    40
    Credits
    » osm0sis (for the shell scripting template)
    » Arya (for logo and his suggestions and help)
    » Vanced Team (for YouTube Vanced)
    » maartenfonville, nezorflame for creating and maintaining opengapps
    » Lawnchair Team (for Lawnchair)
    » HootanParsa (for MixPlorer)
    » xXx (for his NoLimits module - Amazing work!)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    ChangeLog
    10
    Downloads
    NikGapps Basic
    NikGapps Stock

    Changelog:

    -Fixed FC with Face Unlock
    -Added Google Sounds
    -Added Pixel Launcher
    -Updated YouTube Vanced to latest
    -Updated Google Camera to latest
    -Latest Google Apps (25th June)

    I've created Telegram Release channel for NikGapps. Those who find this useful can get the builds there faster.

    Enjoy! :)
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    Hey can we have a package which will replace the default ROMs aosp apps like Google calendar, Google clock, Google dailer, Google contact, google message, google calculator, google gboard, youtube vanced, pixel launcher and wallpaper, Latest Gcam with all the goodies like playground ar sticker included if you cant provide it in a single zip then provide gcam all in one zip separately. Rest all other apps can be downloaded but these apps are needed as default apps in the ROM.

    +1 to this but without the pixel launcher because I like the built launcher
    I'll create one tomorrow. I'll exclude pixel launcher as we can install it separately and there are ported versions available which are preferred over stock.
    As for ar sticker in Google camera, I'll create a separate addon zip as the file size will increase tremendously and not everyone wants to install it.
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    Time for another Q update! (12-Jan-2020)

    Changelog

    - Fixed NikGapps installation issues with config values not reflecting in installation
    - Added a nikgapps.config value "2" to retain aosp apps (set the value to 2 if you don't want the installer to delete the aosp counter part of Google app)
    - Aosp Dialer is now deleted by default starting omni package to maintain the uniformity.

    Note: set Dialer=2 in nikgapps.config before flashing if you want the gapps to skip removing aosp Dialer, the installer will remove the Dialer by default.

    Full Changelog and download links are in OP

    Thank you for choosing NikGapps!