How To Install Gapps On UDOO Running Android
UDOO NEO board ships with a custom build of vanilla Android operating system, the original Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Like you may have noticed when you run Android for the first time, there is no trace of any Google Mobile Services or applications such as Google Play Store, Gmail or others, usually known as Google Apps.
You can easily install Google Apps in the newest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for UDOO NEO using the
Install from zip function of the TWRP recovery we provide with the image.
First of all you need to download the
OpenGApps package. You can download the package directly on the UDOO Android image running the
Navigate to OpenGApps and download the right package version choosing:
Variant: You can choose different variants depending on the apps you want to install. We usually use and test the
nanovariants that contains only Play Services, Play Store and few Apps to not overburdening the system.
Alternatively you can download GApps package on your external PC and copy it in Android using an USB Drive. When you connect an USB Drive you'll find the partition mounted in a folder like:
Navigate in this folders with the App
CMFileManager (the Root Access option is needed) and copy the package in the Android SD partition, for example in the path:
Once you have the .zip file in the Android SD card partition you can reboot the board in Recovery Mode to run the
You can find info about how to reboot the board in Recovery Mode reading the
Reboot in TWRP recovery section of the UDOO Android Settings page.
TWRP recovery is loaded, enter in the
Install menu. Navigate the folder list on the left to find the open_gapps zip package downloaded and click on it.
You need to
Swipe to confirm Flash. The procedure that install the GApps will start and will take few minutes. Once the procedure end successful you can press the
Heads up! The first time you reboot the system after GApps installation a Setup Wizard will start. The wizard will fail but this is an expected behavior(this Google wizard is through to be executed after a fresh Android installation). Just ignore the message by clicking
At this point the Google Apps are installed in you system. You can check it navigate the App Menu. Enjoy.
Heads up! The first time you reboot the system after GApps installation, and after you set a Google Account, the system could appear slowed because the Google Services and Apps are updating itselfs.