GApps for Android 12 is needed as none of the custom ROM based on Android 12 will have that included due to copyright reasons. This article lists all available GApps for Android 12 based custom ROMs such as: AOSP Android 12, LineageOS 18 etc.
These Android 12 GApps file comes in a zip file package which can be flashed through a TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery.
Android 12 GApps Download
Typically the GApps packages are available based on the architecture type such as: ARM64, ARM (32-bit) and x86 etc. and the same is true for Android 12 as well.
In addition, there are many flavors of the GApps such as: OpenGApps, BiTGApps, ExLiteGapps, FlameGApps, NikGApps, etc. out of which OpenGApps is the most popular one but that seems to have been discontinued officially.
There were no such good development we have seen for the Android 11 GApps though.
As far as the credibility goes, as of now we have the FlameGApps working and I hope the others will follow very soon as the Android 12 source code has been released and we already have some custom ROMs already available.
Below are the available GApps for Android 12 categorized by GApps creator and Architecture type.
OpenGApps for Android 12 – ARM64:
As of now the official OpenGApps for Android 12 is not available, but there is an unofficial build available.
Below are the available Android 12 compatible OpenGApps builds to download.
NikGApps for Android 12 – ARM64:
NikGApps provides wide range of options, survives across OTA updates, frequent updates etc. For Android 12, this is the one that came first and has been updated almost daily.
Brought to you by Nikhil Menhgani! If you like his work, a small contribution is very much appreciated:
Donate to Nikhil (the developer behind NikGApps)
MindTheGApps for Android 12:
Latest build date: 12th April 2021
MindTheGApps was created and maintained by javelinanddart (a developer from the LineageOS team) typically for LineageOS ROMs.
This one was created by Alessandro Astone (not the original dev) but still the core values remain intact and this might be compatible with LineageOS 18.1.
FlameGApps for Android 12 – ARM64:
FlameGApps provides very minimal and optimized Android 12 GApps package. Designed to be bloat free, battery optimization and optimized CPU usage.
FlameGApps is created and maintained by ayandebnath. If you like his work, a small contribution is very much appreciated to keep the project going:
Donate to Ayan (the developer behind FlameGApps)
BiTGApps for Android 12 – ARM (32-bit) and ARM64:
BiTGApps is a very minimal and optimized GApps package built for Android 12. Designed for better battery optimization, always upto date, no Google setup wizard after reboot, built-in SafetyNet patch etc.
BiTGApps is created and maintained by TheHitMan (Kartik Verma). If you like his work, a small contribution is very much appreciated to keep the project going:
Donate to Kartik (TheHitMan) (the developer behind BiTGApps)
How to Install GApps on Android 12 ROM using TWRP Recovery?
All the GApps for Android 12 are built in a zip file format which is designed to be flashed through TWRP recovery or any custom recovery. So, you need to have a custom recovery to be able to install GApps on any Android 12 ROM.
Below is a step by step guide to install GApps on Android 12:
- Download and copy the Android 12 GApps zip file to your phone.
- Restart your phone into TWRP recovery mode.- Power off the phone and then press and hold the Power + Volume Up button to boot into recovery mode.
- Select Install from TWRP home screen, then navigate to the directory where you have copied the Android 12 GApps zip file and then select the GApps zip file and slide the Swipe to Confirm Flash on TWRP screen to install the GApps.
- Wait for TWRP to install the Google Apps (GApps).
- Once the flashing is done just reboot your phone, setup Google account and ENJOY.
That’s all on this Android 12 GApps download article for Android 12 based custom ROMs. If you find some GApps which is not included in this post, then please take a step forward to add a link in the comments section. I will verify and include the link into this list as early as possible.
If you are facing any issues while installing GApps on Android 12 custom ROM then just leave a comment with the problem details to get an instant reply. Stay tuned for more Android 12 updates.