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[Custom] [GApps] NikGApps [ARM64] [4th July 2021]

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nikolai7

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Feb 16, 2016
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In lineage unofficial 11.0, I installed NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210514-signed and it cant sync contacts, google drive (at least for whatsapp backup) and calendar. It can sync gmail and gmail contacts.
After doing a clean install of lineage I tried the previous version that I used NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210124-signed and it works correctly, so the problem has to be the latest version.

Edit: the call app doesnt work correctly with the latest lineage os unofficial 11.0 and the old nikgapps, or the new one. idk which is the problem, lineage or nikgapps, i just post it here. it works with opengapps test.
 
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Lu5ck

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I notice that "dirty flashing" aka updating nikgapps will almost always end up breaking most of the google apps and any apps that use google related functions. The only solution is to simply reinstall all those apps.

In other words, unless there is a need to, don't update nikgapp.
 
Feb 17, 2021
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Nikhil

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Sep 26, 2012
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New Stable Release is up! (Q/R) (1st June 2021)

Changelog:
- Add support for android 11 go packages
- Add support for go packages in config releases
- Build Go apps addons too
- Script improvements
- Set InstallPartition=default as defailt value to make it simpler
- Update nikgapps.config to v14 (Recommend to update)
- Ability to include addons as part of your custom build in config-releases
- Swap Google Recorder (moved to stock) and Google Play Games (moved to full)
- Remove LOS Recorder with installing Google Recorder
- Clean up /dev/tmp to prevent recovery from crashing in middle of the installation
- Fix finding block on dynamic_partitions
- Enforce clean flashing GBoard and GoogleClock to avoid issues

Note:
- It is really difficult to keep track of existing issues, kindly open a issue on Github with proper details and logs.
- You don't need to dirty flash Gapps build. However, if you wish to flash it, you can.
- Devices with dynamic partitions, if you're getting storage space error, flash rom, reboot to recovery, wipe /data, flash NikGapps

Download

Enjoy!
 

KittensDog

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May 29, 2021
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LG V50 ThinQ
Pls tell me how to fix this while flash nikgapps with adb sideload:
E: failed to find meta-inf/com/android/metadata
E: failed to parse metadata in the zip file
install from adb completed with status 2
installation aborted
 

Kaneki

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Sep 23, 2015
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The steps to configure the rom not appears.

I installed the core variant on an android 11 custom ROM but when boots the configuration not appears. Any idea?
 

themu

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May 3, 2019
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In lineage unofficial 11.0, I installed NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210514-signed and it cant sync contacts, google drive (at least for whatsapp backup) and calendar. It can sync gmail and gmail contacts.
After doing a clean install of lineage I tried the previous version that I used NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210124-signed and it works correctly, so the problem has to be the latest version.

Edit: the call app doesnt work correctly with the latest lineage os unofficial 11.0 and the old nikgapps, or the new one. idk which is the problem, lineage or nikgapps, i just post it here. it works with opengapps test.
Hi nikolai7,
I had the same issue in CRDroid 7.1 (Android 11). There wasn't set a app in the standard-apps for the phone. After i changed this everything was fine.
 

untapped.tap

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Jun 10, 2021
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Hi everyone,

The snapdragon dev kit unfortunately does not come with a pre-installed Google Play Store. As such, I tried numerous times setting it up from scratch with all its dependencies and APKs one by one. After installing everything, it hangs on boot. I tried this endless amount of times each time factory resetting it. I also tried installing NikGapps packages via recovery mode; that did not work either. It throws "\META-INF\com\android\metadata" not found while flashing via fastboot.

Can you please point to me to resources to solve this issue? I am curious to see how this issue has been resolved for any android device with root access and no pre-installed Google Services. Feel free to comment on this if you have any insight. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

spambootle

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Oct 7, 2018
14
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Hello.

I downloaded the version NikGapps-omni-arm64-11-20210612-signed.zip.
I copied it to the memory stick (microsd) on my phone.
I installed it through TWRP.
The installation was successful.

I restarted the phone and I don't see anything installed - there are no settings or any additional applications that were supposed to install.
Am I doing something wrong?

My phone is Galaxy S5 with Android 11 - Lineage Os 18.1 (06.06.2021)
 
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rfpower66

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Jun 18, 2021
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Hey, I installed Linage 18.1 ,and NikGapps Full Arm64 120621 - Everything is working great - Except android auto.
It works standalone on phone, it registers when connecting to vehicle, but it doesnt start on the vehicles display.
It shows on the phone that car is connected, but doesnt show up in the vehicle at all.
This worked fine on the same phone on stock ROM. Any ideas?
 

Nikhil

Senior Member
Sep 26, 2012
1,413
2,326
Ahmedabad
OnePlus 7 Pro
Hello.

I downloaded the version NikGapps-omni-arm64-11-20210612-signed.zip.
I copied it to the memory stick (microsd) on my phone.
I installed it through TWRP.
The installation was successful.

I restarted the phone and I don't see anything installed - there are no settings or any additional applications that were supposed to install.
Am I doing something wrong?

My phone is Galaxy S5 with Android 11 - Lineage Os 18.1 (06.06.2021)
Set InstallPartition=/system in nikgapps.config and flash the gapps
Hey, I installed Linage 18.1 ,and NikGapps Full Arm64 120621 - Everything is working great - Except android auto.
It works standalone on phone, it registers when connecting to vehicle, but it doesnt start on the vehicles display.
It shows on the phone that car is connected, but doesnt show up in the vehicle at all.
This worked fine on the same phone on stock ROM. Any ideas?
Flash Android Auto addon from any past stable releases. Let me know if that works for you.
 

pirogof

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Dec 18, 2009
112
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Hi,
I flashed LoS 11 and NikGapps-stock-arm64-11-20210612-signed with attached configuration. I can't find Google Pay app in any package and for some reason the Play Store won't allow me to download it. Same for Revolut app.
 

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rfpower66

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Set InstallPartition=/system in nikgapps.config and flash the gapps

Flash Android Auto addon from any past stable releases. Let me know if that works for you.
Update - Found it. :) I will try and see. #I have searched everywhere, but i cannot seem to find nikgapps android auto add-on download anywhere..
 
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  • 5
    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!
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    @Nikhil NikGapps-core-arm64-11-20210612 I dont know but in my case phone dialer doesnt show up or I cant make a call in Crdroid or Arrowos Vanilla - poco x3. Thank you for your work brother and I hope someday everything back to normal.
    Did you set dialer as default?
    @Nikhil I'm using Evolution X 5.7 rom on my redmi note 8 pro(begonia), it has gapps preinstalled, but my "hey google" or "voice unlock" thing doesn't work. I want to test your build, which version should I download and do I just flash your gapps build on top of my current rom with preinstalled gapps or is there anything else needed to be done.
    I'd flash core and Velvet addon on top of preinstalled google apps Rom.
    @Nikhil

    Just a quick one, just grabbing the latest config from sourceforge to edit, and noticed that the previous options:

    # Addon.d configs set them to 0 to skip the functionality
    execute.d=1
    mount.d=1
    unmount.d=1


    Seem to be now just:

    # Addon.d configs set them to 0 to skip the functionality
    execute.d=1


    Is it correct the mount/unmount lines have been deprecated?
    Those two config values are now deprecated since addon.d v3 does the mounting and we no longer have to worry about it.
    2
    Why isn't the youtube vanced add-on updated to the latest version 16.20.35? And also, does it require root?
    It'll be updated soon. No it doesn't require root.
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    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.
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    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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    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
    39
    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! :)
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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!