Installing a custom ROM offers many advantages, changing UI if you are not satisfied, for example. The process, however, requires measures such as deleting native Google apps. With an application like Gapps Manager you can automatically find the most suitable version of the so-called Gapps for the new ROM of your device.
Google apps (also known as Gapps) is a bundle of important programs and services like the Play Store, Gmail and Google Calendar. Few custom ROMs install these applications automatically. As a rule, Gapps need to be flashed after ROM.
Gapps Manager takes care of finding the right app package for your ROM, and works from Android Gingerbread. The corresponding file will be downloaded to your device, but you will need to flash the package yourself. The following versions are currently supported:
- 2.3.x – Gingerbread
- 4.0.x – Ice Cream Sandwich
- 4.1.x to 4.3.x – Jelly Bean
- 4.4.x – KitKat
The application also lists packages that are compatible with the new ART environment. Click here to find out if you need one.