Google unveiled Android 12 as an upgrade to Android 11 during its I/O event. Many improvements have been made by Google in Android 12, such as the material you, fluid and seamless UI, and new user interface. However, it has been speculated that Material You in Android 12 would be limited to Pixel or smartphones running Stock Android. Anyway, getting back to the point, we’ll go over how to download and install Android 12 GApps in this post.
What is Android 12 GApps?
There are numerous custom ROMs available on the internet and it’s not necessary that all of them come with Gapps inbuilt. GApps is a zip file that contains all the Google application which is responsible for the day to day usage and operations of the device. If you are planning to install a vanilla build of any custom ROM, then you will have to flash the GApps separately to make the device run and work seamlessly. There are many devices that have got the port ROM of Android 12 developer preview and some of them don’t come with GApps. So we’ll look at how you can download and install GApps (or Google Apps) on any vanilla build of Custom ROMs.
Download Android 12 GApps
You can download the Android 12 GApps from any sources mentioned below. Just go through the on-screen instructions of the website and you can successfully download the GApps (or Google Apps) for Android 12 Custom ROM. Here are direct download links:
- Android 12 BitGApps: Click Here (Available)
- Android 12 NikGApps: Click Here (Available)
- Android 12 OpenGApps: Click Here (Coming Soon)
- Android 12 FlameGApps: Click Here (Coming Soon)
How to Install GApps Package
As soon as you have completed downloading the GApps zip file, you will now have to flash or install the Android 12 GApps on your smartphone. To install GApps, there are two different methods,  Using GApps apk and  Using TWRP recovery.
1. Using GApps apk
The easiest and the fastest method using which you can install GApps in your smartphone is by using the GApps installer apk. To use it, you will first have to download and install the GApps apk. Just like the Gapps zip, you can also get GApps APK installers online.
2. Using TWRP recovery
If the first method hasn’t worked for you, you can try this method. But do note that this method is a bit complicated and if you did something wrong then it can cause hardware-level damage to your device too. First of all, boot your device into the recovery mode, as soon as your device boots up on recovery mode, click on the Install or Install ZIP button. Now select the GApps zip file and flash it. Whenever it has completed flashing the Gapps zip, clear cache and dalvik cache of your device. Now you can reboot the device. Note that it might take some time to boot, so don’t worry.
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