If I understood correctly, you would probably need to flash it via a custom recovery. Alternatively, you could also try to use Flashfire, but I had no success with it so far.
There is also an option to flash a .zip file in the standard recovery via adb sideload, but it seems to be insufficient for most deep rooted changes. But I haven’t really fully grasped the difference yet. MAybe someone could elaborate?
hm, most of it is a bit alien to me… I was hoping to find a step-by-step instruction.
It is kinda weird that their download page is so easy and nice but then there is no documentation on the site or wiki at github on how to proceed…
Could it be the procedure is different on different devices?
I feel quite stupid for this question, but how can we install openGAPPS on Fairphone Open OS?
When I download a package from their website, I get a .zip file… can anyone tell me please, what to do with that?
I got my Fairphone today and I am considering installing the Fairphone OOS.
So right now I am still downloading the repo and I want to try to compile it later on. The question whether I actually try to flash my Fairphone depends on how flexible I will be to install google apps later on.
(This is my first Android Smartphone and I cannot yet see if I will be able to live without the Google Play Store).
On the openGAPPS FAQ there is no entry for “how to install”, so it must be something super obvious I am not aware of…
No, but because the only thing open about openGAPPS is the way they are installed. In fact the apps are identical to GAPPS, nothing open about them, as discussed in this topic. (Which is where I moved the previous two posts from)
I tried to install openGAPPS pico, but don’t succeed.
It seems to work to install the zip file from the recovery. MD5sum is OK. On the next boot it optimizes 12 apps. It also asks for credentials and set up.
However, after the OS is started, GAPPS crashes: “Google Play Store was closed”.
The same happens when trying to open the play store from the app menu.
Is there anything else that need to be considered when installing openGAPPS?
I was thinking maybe privacy impact could be issue, because it never asked about opening the play store (though it is enabled).
I tried to install it with TWRP on FPOSOS now, but it just tells me that it failed, because the zip signature verification failed. Any ideas what I should do? I assumed that I have to download the ARM for Android 5.1…