Gapps is it necessary or important to update with recovery mode?

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Debolacha

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Is important​ or necessary flash the latest gapps , with custom recovery , like trwp ? I mean I have it installed but everyday there's a new version maybe I should update it every week ?
 

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Is important​ or necessary flash the latest gapps , with custom recovery , like trwp ? I mean I have it installed but everyday there's a new version maybe I should update it every week ?
No, because they'll update through the play store, just like any other ordinary app.

The only time you would need to re-flash Gapps is when you are doing a clean flash. Gapps survives dirty flashes via an addon.d script specifically so you can flash updates to your ROM without having to re-flash your Gapps.

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Is important​ or necessary flash the latest gapps , with custom recovery , like trwp ? I mean I have it installed but everyday there's a new version maybe I should update it every week ?
No, because they'll update through the play store, just like any other ordinary app. The only time you would need to re-flash Gapps is when you are doing a clean flash. Gapps survives dirty flashes via an addon.d script specifically so you can flash updates to your ROM without having to re-flash your Gapps. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
I believe that you may be referring to flashing an updated, Nightly, firmware via TWRP and if a GApps package is also required as well.

If so then the answer is No but, it is encouraged.

The only caveat to this is if you have SuperSU previously installed, then you should re-flash it after the firmware because updating the Nightly firmware will undo some of the SuperSU changes and SuperSU will need, at least, the binaries reinstalled.

If that wasn't your question then... Please disregard... LOL!


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    Is important​ or necessary flash the latest gapps , with custom recovery , like trwp ? I mean I have it installed but everyday there's a new version maybe I should update it every week ?
    No, because they'll update through the play store, just like any other ordinary app. The only time you would need to re-flash Gapps is when you are doing a clean flash. Gapps survives dirty flashes via an addon.d script specifically so you can flash updates to your ROM without having to re-flash your Gapps. Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
    I believe that you may be referring to flashing an updated, Nightly, firmware via TWRP and if a GApps package is also required as well.

    If so then the answer is No but, it is encouraged.

    The only caveat to this is if you have SuperSU previously installed, then you should re-flash it after the firmware because updating the Nightly firmware will undo some of the SuperSU changes and SuperSU will need, at least, the binaries reinstalled.

    If that wasn't your question then... Please disregard... LOL!


    "Live Long and Prosper..."
    ~Ambassador S'chn T'gai Spock

    Sent via Communicator [D2VZW] from the Bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise