The final developer preview for Android Nougat 7.0 update is out, and Google has announced the release date for the official release of Android Nougat to be the end of Summer 2016, which will be sometime in the month of September.
As soon as Android Nougat update is out for the Nexuses, Google will also release AOSP (Android Open Source Project) source code for Android 7.0 within the next few days. And once source code for Android 7.0 is out, a number of AOSP based Android Nougat custom ROMs will be releasing, most popular of them being the CyanogenMod 14 (CM14) ROM.
Why do you need Nougat Gapps?
Since AOSP based ROMs don’t come with Google services pre-installed, you need to manually install them by flashing a compatible Gapps package from TWRP or any other custom recovery.
Android Nougat Gapps will come in handy if you’re installing an Android 7.0 based AOSP ROM like CM14. We’ll releasing the first set of Android Nougat Gapps once factory images of Nougat update is available for supported Nexus devices.
Android Nougat Gapps will be available in various sizes, from a small/minimal package of 80-90MB to full-blown 400MB size zips.
Installing Android 7.0 Nougat Gapps is similar to flashing any .zip file from a custom recovery. If you’re on TWRP, simply go to install menu and select the Nougat Gapps package you downloaded on the device. Check out the guide below for detailed instructions to flash Android 7.0 Gapps.
Download Android 7.0 & 7.1.1 Nougat Gapps
Dynamic Gapps for Nougat (283 MB):
Dynamic Nougat Gapps is the best package if you’re not sure which version of ARM your device belongs to as the script does it all for you. Plus, it’s the least cluttered and minimal gapps package that works for all types of Android 7.0 ROMs. Dynamic Nougat Gapps package includes a combination of Google Apps which most users need or use on their Android devices.
For more packages, visit our dedicated page Dynamic Gapps for Nougat.
OpenGapps Android 7.1 Gapps
Stock Nougat Gapps (490 MB):
This is the most appropriate package for most devices, comes with all Google Apps that come pre-installed on the Nexus 6P and 5X.
Full Nougat Gapps (441 MB):
This is a slightly modified Stock Gapps package which doesn’t replaces some of the AOSP apps like Browser, Camera, SMS app, etc.
Mini Nougat Gapps (228 MB):
This is the ideal package if you don’t want to go in with all the Apps Google offers on newer Android devices. It contains the popular Google apps, plus some more apps that aren’t up for download on the Play Store.
Micro Nougat Gapps (142 MB):
This is even more tight than the Mini package, contains only the most popular apps: Gmail, Calendar and Google Search (Now), plus some more apps that aren’t up for download on the Play Store.
Nano Nougat Gapps (91 MB):
This is another level down from the Micro package above, but it still includes extra apps that aren’t up for download on the Play Store.
Pico Nougat Gapps (49 MB):
This only gets you the the Play Store app, plus framework files required to make Play Store work. Nothing else.
Pre-requisites for installing Nougat Gapps
To install Android Nougat Gapps to your Android device you must have the following installed on your device:
- An Android 7.0 Nougat based AOSP ROM like CM14, Paranoid Android, SlimROM, etc.
- A custom recovery — TWRP, CWM, PhilZtouch, etc.
- At-least 20% battery on device.
└ Although, installing Nougat Gapps won’t take more than 3-5 minutes. But make sure you’ve ample battery should things go wrong.
- At-least 150MB or 500MB of free space (depending on the Nougat Gapps package you chose) on your device.
How to Install Android 7.0 Nougat Gapps
- Download and transfer Nougat Gapps package to your device.
- Boot into a custom recovery (TWRP preferably).
- Install/Flash the Nougat Gapps package .zip file you transferred in Step 1.
- Reboot phone.
That’s all. If you’ve any queries about Android 7.0 Nougat Gapps, feel free to ask us in the comments section below.