Download and Install Gaaps for Android 6.0 and aboveby Saqib Mushtaq 11th October 2015
Google has released the next Android OS known as Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and almost all the developers are busy in developing Android 6.0 custom ROMs, so that the devices can be updated with this latest OS. If you want to flash a custom ROM that is based on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow, for that you will be required to flash the Google Applications Package (GApps) too. This is because all the custom ROMs are lacking the Gapps in them because if the developers merge these Gapps in to the custom ROMs, then there are some copyright infringements issues.
If you flash a custom ROM, then you have to flash the Gapps too in the same manner so that all the Google Apps works properly on your Android device. Below users can download the Gapps that are purely for the Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the steps are also explained so that users can easily flash them in their Android devices.
Android 6.x.x Marshmallow and CM 13-based ROMs:
Download Google applications package (Gapps) for android devices
Pico Gapps | Download | File: open_gapps-arm-6.0-pico-20151008.zip (45.8 MB)
This package includes the Google system base, google calender, google Play store and the Play Store apps.
Zero Gapps | Download | File: Slim_zero_gapps.BETA.6.0.build.0.x-20151008a.zip (93.4 MB)
This package includes core Google system base, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Calendar Sync, Google Play services and Google Search.
Mini Gapps | Download | File: Slim_mini_gapps.BETA.6.0.build.0.x-20151008a.zip (173.7 MB)
This package includes the core Google system base, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Exchange Services (replaces stock/AOSP Exchange Services), Face Detection for Media, Face Unlock, and the following Play Store applications Clock (replaces stock/AOSP Clock), Google+, Google Calendar (replaces stock/AOSP Calendar), Google Now Launcher, Google NFC Tags (replaces stock/AOSP NFC Tags), Google Play services, Google Search, Google Text-to-Speech, Gmail, Hangouts, Maps, Photos, YouTube.
BokROM Gapps | Download | File: aosp-6.0-20151007-bokrom-gapps-hammerhead.zip (377.7 MB)
This Packed includes almost all the applications, which are not available on this package are Google Camera, Google Keyboard, Sheets, and Slides.
Full Gapps | Download | File: Slim_mini_gapps.BETA.6.0.build.0.x-20151008a.zip (475.0 MB)
This Packed includes all the Google applications, fully stock version.
Steps to Install Google application package (Gapps) On Marhmallow ROMs
Step No. 1
First you have to download the Gapps from the links given above for your Android devices
Step No. 2
Connect your Android device to your Laptop/PC after you have downloaded the zip file.
Step No. 3
Turn off your device and then you need to boot into the recovery mode.
Step No. 4
In custom recovery menu, you need to tap on the option saying “Install Zip from SDcard” and then select the “choose Zip from SDcard”
Step No. 5
Now locate the Zip file that you have transferred to your Android device and install it.
Step No. 6
After the successful installation, Reboot your Android device and you can see the Google applications installed on your Android device.