[Official] MindTheGApps for Android 8.1 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie

MindTheGApps Package for Android Oreo and Android Pie is now available for download. If you are looking for an alternative to OpenGApps Package, then this is what you are looking for!

Google announced Android 9.0 Pie couple of months ago. While it is a known fact that manufacturers take their own sweet time to deliver the latest update to Android devices (albeit only for flagships), there are already Android Pie custom ROMs available for many devices. Just like previous versions of Android, we started seeing Android Pie Custom ROMs for many devices, just as soon as the official version was released. Reason? Project Treble. Thanks to Google’s latest feature, Project Treble, a lot of devices have already tasted a stable version of Android Pie.


Anyone who has tried to install a custom ROM on their Android device would know that the very first step that you should take after installing custom ROM on any Android device is to install the corresponding GApps Package for it. In this article, we are bringing you the latest MindTheGApps Package for you to download.


What is a GApps Package?

GApps (short for Google Apps) is nothing but a bunch of Google Apps and Services which will enable Google services to work properly on your Android device. In case if you didn’t know already, almost all the custom ROMs are built on the basis of Pure AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROM, which does not have any Google Apps or Services and is fully open-source.

So, in order to use apps like Google Play Store, G Mail, Hangouts, etc, you need to have Google Services enabled on your device. And flashing the GApps Package via a custom recovery does exactly that. It simply enables Google Services and also installs a few essential Google Apps based on the package you choose.

What is the difference between MindTheGApps and OpenGApps?

If you are looking for an answer which says which one is better than the other one, the answer is either. There’s not really any “better” or “worse” in this comparison. Both are intended for different purposes and they are pretty good at it.

MindTheGApps is a bare-minimum GApps needed to make Google-related things work on a custom ROM. It provides just that and nothing more. There is just one version of the GApps Package, so there is no confusion. So – Simple but no customization.

While on the other hand, OpenGApps provides a more customizable experiece. The user can customize and download which GApps package they want, based on their needs. For beginners, this can get a little bit confusing. So – lots of customization but not simple.

Download MindTheGApps v8.1.0 and v9.0

You can get the latest version of MindTheGApps Package by clicking below:

Steps To Install MindTheGApps Zip Package

  1. Copy the MindTheGApps Zip file to your device.
  2. Boot your device into TWRP Recovery.
  3. Once you are in TWRP Recovery, flash the MindTheGApps Zip on your Android Device. To do this:
    1. Go to TWRP main screen.
    2. Tap on ‘Install’.
    3. Browse and select the MindTheGApps Zip file and ‘Swipe to Confirm Flash’.Download-MindTheGApps-2
  4. Once the installation is complete.
  5. Once all the above procedures are complete, reboot your device.
  6. Done.

That is all, you now have successfully installed MindTheGApps on your Android device!

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