Google APPS for CyanogenMod (GAPPS)

Google Apps are the proprietary Google-branded applications that come pre-installed with most Android devices, such as the Play Store, Gmail, Maps, etc. Due to licensing restrictions, these apps cannot come pre-installed with CyanogenMod and must be installed separately. The Google Apps are not required to boot or run CyanogenMod, however many users find them beneficial to take full advantage of the Android ecosystem.

These Apps have been packaged by a developer independent of CyanogenMod, and download links have been provided for your convenience. It is possible to perform a “backup” of the Google Apps on your device and then “restore” them, but this does take additional steps which are not covered here.

The Google Apps packages are NOT SUPPORTED in any way by CyanogenMod.


The packages below are for CyanogenMod 11 and above (or compatible Android builds based upon the same AOSP versions). These packages are DPI and architecture-independent, so you only need to match your OS version. In addition, only apps which are required to provide the basic Google frameworks are supplied to reduce the download size. “Missing” applications can be installed or updated from the Google Play Store. For older CyanogenMod versions see below

Version Package
CyanogenMod 14.1
(Android 7.1)
CyanogenMod 13
(Android 6.0)
CyanogenMod 12.1
(Android 5.1)
OpenGApps or CGApps
CyanogenMod 12
(Android 5.0)
OpenGApps or 20141212 on AFH
CyanogenMod 11
(Android 4.4)
OpenGApps or 20140606 on AFH


The Google Applications packages should be installed via recovery. Exact steps vary, but the general process is the same as that used to install CyanogenMod, or any other flashable zip:

  1. Copy the gapps .zip-file to /sdcard/
    • Using adb: adb push /sdcard/
  2. Reboot your device to recovery via any one of these methods: 1) using the power-on key combo for your device; 2) running adb reboot recovery from your computer; 3) or via the Advanced Reboot power menu (enabled in Developer Options).
  3. Choose “install zip” or “Apply update” from within recovery, and navigate to the zip-file loaded earlier.
  4. Reboot from recovery back to Android.


Google Apps packages are not generally supported by the CyanogenMod team, or by their distributors. The good news is that there is very little that can go wrong! If you are experiencing problems, here is a list of different things you can try (each one a bit more extreme/destructive than the last):

  1. Reboot your device
  2. Verify all apps are up-to-date in the Play Store
  3. Re-flash the Gapps package (via recovery)
  4. Wipe the /system partition and reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (as long as if you don’t wipe /data, your data will be preserved)
  5. Wipe /system, /data and /cache and reinstall both CyanogenMod and Gapps (this will delete all of your data, i.e. like you’re starting from a clean slate)

If you still have problems consider googling for alternative Google Apps installation package.

Older Releases

Version Package
CM 11

Download: AFH
md5: ea0894b45481c4f56e7ea43a650150c9
Only for devices with “small” /system (under 500MB)

CM 10.2 20130813

Download: AFH
md5: 1f51b5cc6370c1f45dc951109b6ce6ed

CM 10.1 20130812

Download: AFH
md5: 5f22f046e37038a3856eeb825e73d4ed

CM 10 20121011

Download: AFH
md5: 4e9e7ec3c22b0b3471bd05d62b8a659d

CM 9 20120317 AFH

md5: dc560aa235e8dd8cb00df0cefb5abd38

CM 7 20110828 AFH

md5: 1647897d8ac3efb04723d2ad2c361a3f

CM 6 Tiny: 20101020

Download via AFH
md5: bf7b653a4320dc33b15ad945a41cd56c
MDPI: 20110501
Download via AFH
md5: c97b8375ca53148fb8281216a5e583ca
Tegra: 20101020
Download via AFH
md5: 03e15f1fe1dd1bfd56eb6c67a64826e3
HDPI: 20101114
Download via AFH
md5: bd6362e156c374ae8ce1f7b1c3dcd488

CM 5 Tiny: ERE36B

Download Unavailable

CM 4 Tiny: DRC83

NOTE: Flash DRC83 BEFORE CyanogenMod 4.2
Download Unavailable

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