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highdiver_2000

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Hi, Anyone tried Google (Sound) Recorder? It caused my phone to restart on first use. Thereafter no sound recorded.
 

highdiver_2000

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Why not if they release new versions?
The new versions are those tweaks or just new versions by the compiler of the Gapps, eg OpenGapps BitintheGap or the developer of Nikgapps.

Gapps, most if not all self-updates. So why put out new packages? It saves you from updating the packages from the Play store.

Historical info:
Google Play services, some old versions 6 or 7 do not accept time settings via wifi and crashed. The result is no Play store.

The fix is to manually set the time, for Play services to run so that it can update itself to ver 8 via the Play store. Thereafter it takes network time from anywhere.
 
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Eir Layris

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I had some issues on my phone after installing this gapps pack:
> Pixel Launcher Crash Everytime
> Maps won't work, every I click on it, the crash popup showed up
> Google Chrome can't detect my Google Account even though I've been signed in my account to my phone
> Google Board always send me notification "Missing Google Services", but Google Play Services is already installed on my phone

Gapps that I use: NikGApps-Full-latestrelease-Q
Rom Installed on my Phone: Nusantara Project V2.8
My Phone: Asus Zenfone Max M2 (X01AD)

Any way to fix this? Please help me
 

Nikhil

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Sep 26, 2012
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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
I had some issues on my phone after installing this gapps pack:
> Pixel Launcher Crash Everytime
> Maps won't work, every I click on it, the crash popup showed up
> Google Chrome can't detect my Google Account even though I've been signed in my account to my phone
> Google Board always send me notification "Missing Google Services", but Google Play Services is already installed on my phone

Gapps that I use: NikGApps-Full-latestrelease-Q
Rom Installed on my Phone: Nusantara Project V2.8
My Phone: Asus Zenfone Max M2 (X01AD)

Any way to fix this? Please help me
Did you flash gapps after first boot?
 

t_ted

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Nov 8, 2013
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bondowoso
Been try nikgapps core on latest Redmi note 8 21.8.4 beta rom everything was find until I try to sign in to playstore the sign in button just blinking but not get through and in the account&sync there is no Google option on add an account any suggest sorry for my poor english 🙏🙏
 

Kingsident

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Hello Nik. Awesome work you have going on. I sideloaded your Gapps package along with Havoc OS 4.6 on my Redmi 5 Plus. The problem is i can't add my already existing Google account on Chrome.

When I launch Chrome, then tap on "sign in to chrome" and "add account" it takes me to a page to sign in to Google afresh and this doesn't let me add my already existing Google accounts on my device. When I try to sign in with a different account, the process crashes and restarts Chrome.

Is there anything I can do to resolve this?

Thank you!
 

Nikhil

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Hello Nik. Awesome work you have going on. I sideloaded your Gapps package along with Havoc OS 4.6 on my Redmi 5 Plus. The problem is i can't add my already existing Google account on Chrome.

When I launch Chrome, then tap on "sign in to chrome" and "add account" it takes me to a page to sign in to Google afresh and this doesn't let me add my already existing Google accounts on my device. When I try to sign in with a different account, the process crashes and restarts Chrome.

Is there anything I can do to resolve this?

Thank you!
Give contacts permission to gms and chrome
 

habaka

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Google Play Store has been corrupted on Android R - core package. Even though I checked in the folder /system/product/priv-app/Phonesky there was a Phonesky.apk file, the APK file was corrupted, so the Google Play Store was not installed.
 

73sydney

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@Nikhil

Maddening day here with trying to flash NikGapps-full-arm64-11-20210804-signed.zip

Keeps overwriting my /sdcard/NikGapps/nikgapps.config and installing every bloody package...then failing saying storage is full when its not (i increased my /system_a/b to 3Gb each)

Also trying the same after first reboot into system...same issues, ignored config, storage full

Flashing omni of same date processes the config properly...
 
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Nikhil

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Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro
@Nikhil

Maddening day here with trying to flash NikGapps-full-arm64-11-20210804-signed.zip

Keeps overwriting my /sdcard/NikGapps/nikgapps.config and installing every bloody package...then failing saying storage is full when its not (i increased my /system_a/b to 3Gb each)

Also trying the same after first reboot into system...same issues, ignored config, storage full

Flashing omni of same date processes the config properly...
Can you send me the installation logs when the config doesn't get recognized and it overwrites the original config value?
 

habaka

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@Nikhil Can you fix the "An error occurred while parsing the package" error for the Phonesky.apk file on Android R - core package?
 

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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.
  • 1
    I have been experiencing abnormal communication of 100-300 kbps constantly for several days, so I checked the logs and found that the process called SystemUpdate was looping. Since the log contains the string "gms", is this a bug that has something to do with NikGapps or is it caused by ROM?

    Device: Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 | whyred
    ROM: crDroid 7.10 (Android 11)
    Gapps: NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20211018-signed
    It may not be a fundamental solution, but by blocking ota.googlezip.net in AdAway, that communication stopped.
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    It may not be a fundamental solution, but by blocking ota.googlezip.net in AdAway, that communication stopped.
    Weird, that's out of my control though. This is something you would experience with every gapps out there.
    1
    New Stable Release is up! (Q/R) (25th Dec 2021)

    Changelog:
    - Fixed aosp dialer being unset as default dialer even when GoogleDialer was not flashed (like with core package) (for those who noticed :p)
    - Fixed an issue with installing a few apps such as GoogleWallpaper on android 10 (thanks for reporting)
    - Fixed gapps size being miscalculated in some scenarios
    - Introduce use_zip_config value starting nikgapps.config v19 to use nikgapps.config from zip while installing
    - Update YouTube Vanced apps to latest versions (Vanced YouTube - 16.29.39, Music - 4.57.52, Manager - 2.6.2)
    - Drop PixelTips, GoogleTalkback as those aren't so much useful, Move GoogleTTS from full to separate addons
    - Bring back PixelSetupWizard for now (and also include it in omni, stock and full)
    - Installer script improvements
    - Playstore Updates (25th Dec 2021)

    Note:
    - You can always dirty flash the gapps (although, you need to update gapps only when you clean flash).
    - Take backup before if you plan to dirty flash gapps.
    - v19 is up and I recommend updating your nikgapps.config to v19.
    - you can set use_zip_config=1 in nikgapps.config if you want the installer to pick config file from zip, this can be used while sideloading the gapps or when the /data is encrypted.
    - NikGapps doesn't rely on nikgapps.config to function, nikgapps.config just comes with additional features for you to customize the installation.

    Download

    Thanks for choosing NikGapps!

    Merry Christmas Everyone! :)
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    Hi guys,

    I've got a serious issue to report:

    Why is it possible to see "space available" lower than "Gapps size" and it still proceed to install gapps !!! T.T
    Then ending up with "error no more space available issue" NO SH*T SHERLOCK xD
    But as the package does not revert itself (np as most zip don't anyway) we have to format system ... and reinstall everything :|

    Please add a check to avoid the need to reformat in case we did not choose the right package.
    Can you share the installation logs when that happens?

    To answer your question, few of the google apps replaces aosp counterpart, so if the system has 1 Gb size available and gapps takes 1.1 Gb, there is a chance that it will install successfully because while installing it will replace aosp counterparts which will free up some space.

    You can always uninstall stuff and there's a simple way to do it.

    Delete /system/addon.d folder and reflash your Rom. That will clean all the gapps components and you won't have to reformat the system again.

    I will however, add a check with future releases and prevent the installation from proceeding if the gapps size is more than the available size.
    1
    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
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    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! :)
    9
    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.
    9
    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!