Google apps are the integrated part of the Android ecosystem which handles most of the needs of the user with a wide range of Google services. No Android user can survive a day without the Google apps like Gmail, Google+, Google Maps, Google Playstore, Google Play Services, Google Sync and many more in the list. OEMs load their devices with the latest Gapps when launched but most custom ROM developers omit the Gapps in their builds.
Android 5.1.1 is the most desired build among many users (Android M is still in the inception) as it’s more stable than the earlier Lollipop builds. Many developers and contributors are building Android 5.1.1 ROMs but Gapps for Android 5.1.1 has become pretty tough to find. Most of the Lollipop Gapps are failing on 5.1.1 for unknown reasons but here is one working Gapps package for Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
However, this is just a minimal Gapps package weighing around 91 MB but it’s sufficient for making your ROM a daily driver. This package can be flashed both on Android 5.1 and 5.1.1 ROMs like CM12 or CM 12.1 based custom ROMs. So, here’s what are included in the Gapps package:
- Google Play Services 7.3.26
- Google Play Store 5.4.12
- Google Search App/’OK Google’ everywhere feature
- FaceLock for SmartLock
- Setup wizard
- many more…
As you can see that the Gapps included in the package are minimal but this is the only Gapps package that was successfully installed on Android 5.1.1 AOSP builds as of now. Moreover, this is perfect for those who want to stay minimal and install the other Google apps from Play Store. So, grab the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Gapps package from the below link and flash it from any custom recovery.
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Let us know if there were any issues after flashing this Gapps package.