Many AOSP based Android 5.0 ROMs are surfacing the developer forums since the day the Android 5.0 Lollipop source code was uploaded to the AOSP. Since these are built from pure AOSP source code, they come without the Google services and you have to get a Gapps package to fill this abyss. But the haunting thing is there is no proper Gapps package for the 5.0 ROMs which takes the fun out of these builds.
However, with time there comes a workaround for everything and this time it comes from drewwalton19216801 of XDA in the form of a minimal Android 5.0 Lollipop Gapps package. A complete Gapps package would be around 200-300 MB depending on the number of Google services included in the package. Looking at the size of drewwalton19216801’s Gapps package which is around 117 MB, we can say that it is just a pack of bare bones. You can take a look at the services included from the list below:
- Google Now
- Setup Wizard
- Cloud Print
- Google Calendar
- Google Now Home
- Play Store
- Google Plus
- Base Requred Google Services
Leaving aside the small number of apps included in the package, we can say that this is the only Gapps that was successfully installed on Android 5.0 AOSP builds as of now. Anyway, it’s no crime in getting our hands dirty in the world of Android tinkering. So buckle up and download the Gapps package from the link provided below.
You can follow our Zip flashing guide to flash this Gapps package → Click Here For Guide
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