[Guide][WindowsAndroid] Install Gapps on WindowsAndroid

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grilledbacon32

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Download the program from: WindowsAndroid

Run as administrator and install the program.

Install Gapps:

1. Download gapps for ICS HERE.
2. Unzip the gapps.
3. Find the system folder that was unzipped, then go into the apps folder. Copy all of the apks
4. Go to C:\SocketeQ\windowsandroid_root\system\apps
5. Paste all of the apks in that directory.
6. Restart Windowsandroid
7. Enjoy gapps.

Note: You will now be able to add a Google account and get into Google Play but there is not really anything in the Play Store at this time.

Note #2: There have been reports that, this may not work on AMD processors. Intel seem to work just fine.
 
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knoxploration

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Very cool. Like you say, little you can do with it so far and very regular crashes even just using Play Store and built-in apps, but definitely one to keep an eye on.
 

ratatattata

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The emulator won't even start. :(
I get an error in the cmd window that app_process(4776) terminated abnormally.
I got some screenshots if it helps.
 

mymolosser

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I run windowsandroid that in WIN7,force stop.Below is a screenshot.Please help solve.ths
 

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grilledbacon32

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I run windowsandroid that in WIN7,force stop.Below is a screenshot.Please help solve.ths
Are you running it as an administrator? If so try removing the program from Add or Remove programs. Then going to your C: drive and delete the file SocketeQ. Re install the program, once it is installed open WindowsAndroid first. Then close it and install the Gapps after running it one time. See if that helps anything.
 

ratatattata

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Issues encountered

Issues with WindowsAndroid encountered so far - post will be updated.
  • Play store - All apps incompatible, shows few apps
  • Voice search doesn't work
  • Developer options makes crash
  • Impossible to change layout and screen size
  • No Security settings
  • No unlock to camera (at least not with no webcam)
 
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grilledbacon32

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so what apps do run on this? or is a way to force an app to run, maybe changing the device id?
As of right now you just have to try and see what you can get to work. This is a very early release and so there are a lot of things that need fixed. I just want to let people know that this is out there and that its something to look out for.
 

knoxploration

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so what apps do run on this? or is a way to force an app to run, maybe changing the device id?

Installed through the Play store, nothing. Even if you can find an app listed as compatible, they won't download. Manually installed, try it and see.

Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk 2
 

raphok

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I'm having trouble loading the program... can anyone help me, please?

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    Download the program from: WindowsAndroid

    Run as administrator and install the program.

    Install Gapps:

    1. Download gapps for ICS HERE.
    2. Unzip the gapps.
    3. Find the system folder that was unzipped, then go into the apps folder. Copy all of the apks
    4. Go to C:\SocketeQ\windowsandroid_root\system\apps
    5. Paste all of the apks in that directory.
    6. Restart Windowsandroid
    7. Enjoy gapps.

    Note: You will now be able to add a Google account and get into Google Play but there is not really anything in the Play Store at this time.

    Note #2: There have been reports that, this may not work on AMD processors. Intel seem to work just fine.
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    Has anyone found out how to switch to Full-Screen or change resolution yet?
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    Did you try what I suggested on my previous post.

    I tried on the school laptop (intel processor) and it worked great. Still not working on desktop (AMD) though.
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    This will work with build.prop modifications. Its already posted on their website.
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    Issues with WindowsAndroid encountered so far - post will be updated.
    • Play store - All apps incompatible, shows few apps
    • Voice search doesn't work
    • Developer options makes crash
    • Impossible to change layout and screen size
    • No Security settings
    • No unlock to camera (at least not with no webcam)

    I can replicate all of those problems on my intel machine. I would also add that it requires a fairly large resolution to run in tablet mode, and there are no home row buttons available in the phone mode.

    Looking forward to seeing this work, god knows I have spent enough money in the play store, now that I don't have a android device as a main device, it would be nice to get my moneys worth.
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