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Opengapps Alternatives

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  • GitHub repo GmsCore

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    The Magic Mask for Android

  • GitHub repo plexus

    Remove the fear of Android app compatibility on de-Googled devices.

  • GitHub repo adeb

    A debian-based shell environment designed for Android and adb

  • GitHub repo microg_installer_revived

    Install microG GmsCore, GsfProxy, FakeStore and DroidGuard Helper to /system/priv-app

  • GitHub repo backdoor-apk

    backdoor-apk is a shell script that simplifies the process of adding a backdoor to any Android APK file. Users of this shell script should have working knowledge of Linux, Bash, Metasploit, Apktool, the Android SDK, smali, etc. This shell script is provided as-is without warranty of any kind and is intended for educational purposes only.

  • GitHub repo ungoogled-chromium-android

    Android build for ungoogled-chromium

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Posts where opengapps has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-04-09.
  • I got rid of Microsoft for me and all my family, dived deep into Linux, still learning and open-sourcing my entire life more every day. Now, time to deal with the Phones. Please explain what I should do. | 2021-04-10
    - There are many ways to use Lineage, depending how far you are ready to go. You can use Lineage without any google apps, use F-Droid as main store, and AuroraStore for apps you need from the playstore. This gives you access to all apps, but some will not work without google apps. You can use Lineage with the actual google apps (feg. by installing a package from, this way apps can use all the frameworks provided by google. Or you can install microg instead: It's an open source implementation of those services. Everything that's running on your phone is open source, but it still does communicate with the google servers (that's kind of the main point of microg), and google will still be able to collect data on you, although less data is sent compared to the official google apps. The problem left: Stuff trying to verify you do not run a modified android version. This is the real pain in the ass. The main part here is googles SafetyNet. You have to use Magisk to pass the SafetyNet checks, many apps like banking apps, Pokemon etc. require it. This is a constant cat and mouse game: At the moment it works nicely, but it does break when google changes how SafetyNet works, there is no guarantee it will work forever, and some apps use different methods to detect a modified android. There is also Widevine, a DRM technology, that currently can not be bypassed. Not that important imo, because not too many apps use it, and those who do usually don't fully break without it. For example: When using Netflix on a device without Widevine L1 certificate, it will just limit your resolution, and I don't really need 4k on a 6" screen.
  • How do I revert back from MicroG to Google Play Services on a rooted phone?
    I'd start with a reflash of the rom so it's clean. Then try the official ones (not a fork) or
  • HELP | 2021-04-08
    Okay since you have TWRP installed unless you want to factory reset then ID recommended install one of open gapps projects and flash it with TWRP
  • LineageOS on my Huawei MediaPad M3 (BTV-W09) | 2021-04-07
    GApps - ARM64, 10.0, nano
  • 18.1 Google Applications | 2021-04-02
    This page has not been updated in a while because many users do not report the issues & obviously is does not contain reports for Android 11 beta versions: | 2021-04-02
    You can here the progress for the Open GApps Android 10 packages here:
  • google pixel 2 system partition not large enough for LineageOS 17.1 + open gapps | 2021-04-02
    You can flash any Open GApps package & use a gapps-config file as described in Open GApps Wiki - Advanced Features and Options to exclude some of the apps that you don't want or to make the install smaller and use Play Store to add the apps you want so that they will be installed in the Data partition instead of the System partition if it's too small on your device.
  • Which Android OS? | 2021-04-01
    LineageOS is the obvious choice, I use Aurora Droid and Aurora Store yet have still not found an app I need Play Services for. If not, it's possible microg has implemented the feature you need, otherwise there's the OpenGapps pico variant which will almost certainly be sufficient.
  • Unsuccessful OTA update 17.1 Redmi Note 7 | 2021-03-29
    To downsize or downgrade to a smaller package on a current device setup that already includes Open GApps you can dirty flash (do NOT wipe System & Data!) Pico over Nano to downsize because as you can see in Open GApps Package Comparison Nano only removes & replaces the Stock/AOSP version of Package Installer just like Pico does.
  • Has anyone installed LineageOS 17.1 on their Galaxy Tab S3? | 2021-03-28
  • NooB needing help compiling Android TV 10 | 2021-03-28
  • How to use the Kill Switch on a Samsung Tablet? | 2021-03-28
    If the upgrade to Android 8 or higher is not available for your tablet, which it seems to be in your case, there are two solutions I see, flash a custom ROM of Android on it or buy a newer device. For the ROMs, it can allow you to get more superior versions, you can get these ROMs on forums like XDA Developers, which I recommend. On the other hand, I want to tell you some warnings, some features may not work or malfunction, this is usually specified and also, there is an absence of Google services, you should use MicroG, MindTheGapps or Open GApps to have them, choose the one that is recommended by the developer of the ROM you have chosen. If you don't follow the installation instructions correctly, it can cause consequences, like device bricking, it never happened to me personally, I always followed the different guides well, so at your own risk.
  • Using a fuller Open GApps on Pixel 2 with LineageOS | 2021-03-25
    You can flash Open GApps Mini & use a gapps-config file as described in Open GApps Wiki - Advanced Features and Options to exclude some of the apps that you don't want or to make the install smaller and use Play Store to add the apps you want that are included in Stock & not in Full.
  • Error 70 (not enough space on system partition...but there's plenty of space) | 2021-03-24
    Then I followed the "clean install" instructions here:
  • Phone keeps restarting after installation of Lineage. I forgot to install the google app package, so I formated again and I installed lineage again this time with gapps. | 2021-03-22
    See Open GApps Package Comparison.