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Installing Google Apps

Unread postby fth » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:45 am

Much easier way(1-click installer which was developed by abn) to install Google Apps.

For Android 4.4.2
http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=4475&start=20#p36481

For Android 4.2 or 4.1
http://forum.odroid.com/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=2769#p22757

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In order to install Google apps you need to perform following steps;

(If you didn't already install)download and install odroid adb driver : http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_board/nfile_board_view.php?keyword=&tag=&bid=22

Download android sdk; cause we need Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

extract zip files and copy system folder to the folder where adb.exe is located. In order to copy files to your odroid box;
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adb remount


then execute following command;
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adb push system /system


That's all :)
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:37 am

Awesome! Making it sticky! :) Also moving to how-to/guides :)
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby deggaa » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:17 pm

fth wrote:In order to install Google apps you need to perform following steps;

(If you didn't already install)download and install odroid adb driver : http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_board/nfile_board_view.php?keyword=&tag=&bid=22

Download android sdk; cause we need Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

extract zip files and copy system folder to the folder where adb.exe is located. In order to copy files to your odroid box;
Code: Select all
adb remount


then execute following command;
Code: Select all
adb push system /system


That's all :)


For the U2, you can also just unzip http://cyanogenmod.org/rc/odroidu2-recovery.zip to the root of the fat32-partition along with the zip for gapps, and the next time you start your u2 you are in recovery mode and can install gapps.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby Surge1974 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:18 pm

Nevermind, got it! Thanks guys
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ntovik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:27 am

Looks like the Odroid ADB driver is for Win XP. Is there one for Linux?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:38 am

ntovik wrote:Looks like the adb driver is for Win XP. Is there one for Linux?


it isn't required :) just plug and it will work.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ntovik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:18 am

mdrjr wrote:
ntovik wrote:Looks like the adb driver is for Win XP. Is there one for Linux?


it isn't required :) just plug and it will work.


I plugged, but nothing happened, cant see any partitions from the U2. I have no display connected to the U2, though. Do I need to set up the connection from the U2 first, as I had to when I tested the cable by connecting my mobile to the Linux PC?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 6:17 am

Partitions on adb?

type adb devices see if its there..

run as root to test.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ntovik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:28 am

mdrjr wrote:Partitions on adb?

type adb devices see if its there..

run as root to test.

root@ubuntu64Nils:/home/nils# adb devices
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
List of devices attached
BABABEEFBABABEEF device

root@ubuntu64Nils:/home/nils# adb devices
List of devices attached
BABABEEFBABABEEF device

Found a device , but no partitions showing up, now what ? :?:
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:37 am

Partitions on what? I don't get it.. adb doesn't show partitions..
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ntovik » Sun Mar 03, 2013 4:46 pm

mdrjr wrote:Partitions on what? I don't get it.. adb doesn't show partitions..

Shouldnt I see the partions on the Odroid amongst the other media mounted when I use the file manager in Linux? Thats the way it works when I connect my Samsung mobile phone.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:16 pm

When I connected my U2(JB/ICS installed) to my Ubuntu PC via micro-USB cable, data partition and FAT32 partition are mounted automatically and I could read/write files.

But the system partition is read-only.
So you need to remount it with adb command and push the Gapps related file in to system partition with adb command.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby kruppin » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:41 am

If you don't have a PC at hand, couldn't you use CM recovery to flash gapps on HK android too? It's the same partition, is it not? And maybe, for some, that is easier than to tinker with adb.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby hfs » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:05 am

Thank you thank you thank you. THANK YOU!
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ntovik » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:40 pm

deggaa wrote:
fth wrote:In order to install Google apps you need to perform following steps;

(If you didn't already install)download and install odroid adb driver : http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_board/nfile_board_view.php?keyword=&tag=&bid=22

Download android sdk; cause we need Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

extract zip files and copy system folder to the folder where adb.exe is located. In order to copy files to your odroid box;
Code: Select all
adb remount


then execute following command;
Code: Select all
adb push system /system


That's all :)


For the U2, you can also just unzip http://cyanogenmod.org/rc/odroidu2-recovery.zip to the root of the fat32-partition along with the zip for gapps, and the next time you start your u2 you are in recovery mode and can install gapps.


When I unpacked GAPPS for ICS there were also folders in addition to the System folder : Meta-Inf ond Optional. What are they for and should I push them as well to the U2?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:20 pm

Nope, just system.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby jtm920 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:20 am

WIN 8: I have located odroid in several locations. Computer: was labeled as (generic) removable disk when i tried to update driver windows said that it was already using the best driver for the device. Device manager, shows up as odroid: driver not installed code 28. I plug in driver, it starts then on second bar run it stops and reports that: "The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby nemorigolo » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:15 pm

deggaa wrote:
fth wrote:In order to install Google apps you need to perform following steps;

(If you didn't already install)download and install odroid adb driver : http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_board/nfile_board_view.php?keyword=&tag=&bid=22

Download android sdk; cause we need Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

extract zip files and copy system folder to the folder where adb.exe is located. In order to copy files to your odroid box;
Code: Select all
adb remount


then execute following command;
Code: Select all
adb push system /system


That's all :)


For the U2, you can also just unzip http://cyanogenmod.org/rc/odroidu2-recovery.zip to the root of the fat32-partition along with the zip for gapps, and the next time you start your u2 you are in recovery mode and can install gapps.



hello,
can I use the odroidu2-recovery.zip to my odroid-x2 for installing official gapps please? I think it's more simple to copy a zip in my sd card than install adb.

thanks for your answer.
bye
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby Hamiko » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:58 pm

jtm920 wrote:WIN 8: I have located odroid in several locations. Computer: was labeled as (generic) removable disk when i tried to update driver windows said that it was already using the best driver for the device. Device manager, shows up as odroid: driver not installed code 28. I plug in driver, it starts then on second bar run it stops and reports that: "The hash for the file is not present in the specified catalog file. The file is likely corrupt or the victim of tampering.


Windows 8 is just SHIT! I had so much problems with the most USB-Hardware, that I changed back to Win 7. It's not that better, but I can work on this. For all other things, there is Ubuntu or for me Mac OS (my preferred OS for writing stuff) Hopefully, Microsoft will see their failure and fix Vista 8.

For your problem:
You need to deactivate a Security Feature in Win 8, which controls the installation of third party drivers.
This should solve the problem for you!
http://laslow.net/2012/03/14/disable-driver-signature-enforcement-in-windows-8/
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby Hamiko » Sun Mar 17, 2013 6:59 pm

nemorigolo wrote:
deggaa wrote:
fth wrote:In order to install Google apps you need to perform following steps;

(If you didn't already install)download and install odroid adb driver : http://com.odroid.com/sigong/nf_file_board/nfile_board_view.php?keyword=&tag=&bid=22

Download android sdk; cause we need Android Debug Bridge (adb.exe) : http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

extract zip files and copy system folder to the folder where adb.exe is located. In order to copy files to your odroid box;
Code: Select all
adb remount


then execute following command;
Code: Select all
adb push system /system


That's all :)


For the U2, you can also just unzip http://cyanogenmod.org/rc/odroidu2-recovery.zip to the root of the fat32-partition along with the zip for gapps, and the next time you start your u2 you are in recovery mode and can install gapps.



hello,
can I use the odroidu2-recovery.zip to my odroid-x2 for installing official gapps please? I think it's more simple to copy a zip in my sd card than install adb.

thanks for your answer.
bye


I really think, when it's possible, someone provided us with this information? :) But adb is not that big deal, you can do it! I believe in You!
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Is there anybody who can make a simple installer apk?
Because ODROIDs are rooted with pre-installed busybox by default, it should be possible.
None developers just open a web-browser and download the apk and install and run it...
It should be the easist way to install the google apps..

Fisrt of all, we need to find a proper method to remount the system partition to obtain the read/write permission in terminal or application :?: :?:
If you have any idea, please let me know.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby midel » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:08 am

@odroid:
Found this library that easily uses Root to give an application root and remount the system partition:
http://code.google.com/p/roottools/
The remount is handled as:
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RootTools.remount(file, mountType);
# Example
RootTools.remount("/system/", "rw");

Then it's as simple as pulling the zip file from the web, unzipping it. Copying and replacing the files in the /system folder, and then requiring the user to reboot.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:15 pm

midel wrote:@odroid:
Found this library that easily uses Root to give an application root and remount the system partition:
http://code.google.com/p/roottools/
The remount is handled as:
Code: Select all
RoorTools.remount(file, mountType);
# Example
RootTools.remount("/system/", "rw");

Then it's as simple as pulling the zip file from the web, unzipping it. Copying and replacing the files in the /system folder, and then requiring the user to reboot.


Great... This is a really essential information to make a One-Click Google Play Installer.
As you told, it can be a scripter... :mrgreen:
Busybox has the wget command.. so it will be very easy..
Thank you !!
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby kibergus » Thu Mar 21, 2013 2:59 pm

I was horrified how hard is it to install adb on linux. So here is a simpler way. May work for windows to if you install ext filesystem drivers.

0) Mount system partition of SD card. It is 1Gb one and it has "app", etc", "lib" folders on it

1) Download gapps;
for ICS => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip
for JB => http://goo.im/gapps/gapps-jb-20121011-signed.zip

2) Unpack them.
unzip gapps-ics-20120422-signed.zip

3) Copy files to system partition
sudo cp -rv system/* /media/<place where the partition is mounted>/

?) Now you have google anal plug in your odroid

4) PROFIT
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby codewalker » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:15 pm

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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:23 pm

codewalker wrote:http://codewalkerster.blogspot.kr/2013/03/gms-apps-install-without-pc-for-odroid.html


This is a great tutorial of Google Play installation without PC. :o

1. Boot your ODROID
2. Run web-browser
3. Download G-apps
4. Uncompress it with file manager
5. remount system partition
6. copy & change permission
7. Reboot & enjoy

( You need a USB keyboard ! )
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby bobbyblitz » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:06 am

codewalker wrote:http://codewalkerster.blogspot.kr/2013/03/gms-apps-install-without-pc-for-odroid.html


Very nice and easy, works like a charm, now for the cpu control.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby lgael » Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:37 am

Hi,

I tried to install google apps by cp -Rv <unzipped>/system to emmc system from linux (as root) but nothing appears in u2...

Before that I upgraded my emmc image to JB (android 4.1.1 in android settings) from this img : http://www.mdrjr.net/odroid/mirror/dn.o ... ta_1.5/U2/
So I used the second link :


All adb stuff described is only for windows, isn't it ?
Any idea why this is not working ?

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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:46 am

adb will work for Linux And Windows.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby lgael » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:56 am

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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby kagesars » Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:36 am

Hello, I'm having issues with the terminal commands, when I get to "mount -o rw,remount /system" and enter it, nothing happens, just opens another command line =\
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby ricckardo » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:54 am

(On the Odroid U2 using 8gb emmc)

After writing
#mount -o rw,remount /system

i get just another line of code (sorry i cant see the full screen yet on my monitor, need to fix the resolution]
[-r] [-w] [-o options] [-t type] device directory .....

What can i do to finish installing google play?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby bigjimchester » Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:01 am

I did the "mount -o rw,remount /system" and also did not get the line of text he shows. Just go down to step 7 and type
"/system/bin/busybox cp -rv /sdcard/download/gapps/system/* /system/" and finish it up with the lines in steps 8 and your good too go. also note that my download directory was Not Download, and I unzippes the google stuff to "gapps" since I am not typing all the other crap.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Mon Jun 10, 2013 4:43 pm

If you use our official Android Beta 1.6 or 1.7.x or higher, you can use much simpler way to install the Gapps.
It is descrbied in below link.
http://www.hardkernel.com/?b150
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby KevinMartin » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:54 pm

Would like to much obliged for imparting this with us..I am just amazed by this steps..These are really helpful..
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby jacakk » Mon Nov 11, 2013 7:13 pm

odroid wrote:If you use our official Android Beta 1.6 or 1.7.x or higher, you can use much simpler way to install the Gapps.
It is descrbied in below link.
http://www.hardkernel.com/?b150


this does work for XU ?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby codewalker » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:47 pm

http://codewalkerster.blogspot.com/2013 ... p.html?m=1

jacakk wrote:
odroid wrote:If you use our official Android Beta 1.6 or 1.7.x or higher, you can use much simpler way to install the Gapps.
It is descrbied in below link.
http://www.hardkernel.com/?b150


this does work for XU ?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby memeka » Mon Nov 11, 2013 8:59 pm

@codewalker: can you help with this: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=2750 ?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby jacakk » Mon Nov 11, 2013 10:38 pm

codewalker wrote:http://codewalkerster.blogspot.com/2013/09/odroid-xu-updatezip.html?m=1

jacakk wrote:
odroid wrote:If you use our official Android Beta 1.6 or 1.7.x or higher, you can use much simpler way to install the Gapps.
It is descrbied in below link.
http://www.hardkernel.com/?b150


this does work for XU ?


I did it... now I have all the time "GMail app stopped working" :evil:
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby odroid » Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:31 pm

Much simpler & easier way. This works well with X/X2/U2/XU.
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=2769
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby taratsatsoin » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:43 am

You must have chosen the wrong topic : odroid adb is not google apps ;)
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby koolmoo » Thu May 08, 2014 1:18 am

Hi guys, I'm a new ODROID-U3 owner and pretty much a noob at anything related to Android development. After getting frustrated with the 4.4.2 Alpha 3.3 issues, I went ahead and reimaged my card with Alpha 3.4.

I understand there's an easy 1-click for GApps on 4.4.2 by abn (link here) but I wanted to pick and choose which apps I installed. So I simply downloaded the apk for Google Play Store (from here) and tried installing it. It installed without error, but when I opened the app, it immediately closed before anything loaded.

From my readings on this forum, I assume this is because the permissions aren't set correctly for this app to load? If so, could someone explain, or post a link that explains, the steps necessary for installing any app (not just GApps) successfully on the ODROID?

I appreciate all the work that's been done here to make things easy for non-developers, but I'd like to improve my knowledge and learn to become a developer, and the ODROID seems like a great tool to do this. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Thu May 08, 2014 1:22 am

Here -> http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Google_Apps

Download the CM11 gapps package and unzip it.. you'll see what's needed to get it working.. its not a single APK.
Its tons of "undocumented" stuff.
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby koolmoo » Thu May 08, 2014 5:41 am

I see.. So it's really just the GApps that require the extra attention? Most 3rd party apk's can be sideloaded directly with no problem?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Thu May 08, 2014 6:01 am

koolmoo wrote:I see.. So it's really just the GApps that require the extra attention? Most 3rd party apk's can be sideloaded directly with no problem?


Normally Android apps will be a single Apk. I never saw an app that requires more then a single APK.

Gapps adds several libs and relays on other apks on that package..
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby jromero » Thu May 08, 2014 6:11 am

Hej guys, I follow the instructions and downloaded de JB unzip it and adb push system /system and seemed to work perfectly:

79 files pushed. 0 files skipped.
7939 KB/s (97815309 bytes in 12.032s)

But when I restart the android I get a fantastic message saying "Unfortunately , the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" and I can kind of see a SuperUser request on the back. After some seconds the Super User request dissapear without been able to grant permisions and I get a message "Unfortunately, setup wizard has stoped"

Very newbie @ all this, can someone point me in the right direcction??

Regards
/Jose
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Thu May 08, 2014 6:13 am

Files permissions, missing files or wrong gapps versions.

Those can be the reasons
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby jromero » Fri May 09, 2014 5:50 am

The files were belonging to root on my system... should they belong to another user?
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby mdrjr » Fri May 09, 2014 7:10 am

File permissions? you have to check all that..
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Re: Installing Google Apps

Unread postby stadros83 » Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:52 pm

I'm a little bit disappointed ... I've just received my U3 and discovered that the Google Play is not installed by default ...

It would have been nice to write on the description of the U3 that the Android OS has not the Google certification ...

I'm actually doing the update to Android 4.4.4 and I hope I will be able to install the Google Play easily with this topic ... otherwise I won't be happy to have lost 200€ ...

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