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Android 4.2 Google Apps Package Bundled and Available for Flashing on the Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.2 has been announced to the world, but not released into our greedy hands yet. Thanks to a leaked system dump, the Google Apps package from Android 4.2 has been bundled and released for download if you are in a tinkering mood. We’re talking Gmail, Calendar, Clock, keyboard, camera, etc. It’s worth noting that Google split the package to not include Google Wallet, but there is a separate download for a new version of that. 

The Google Apps (GApps) package comes in a flashable .zip that can be used through your favorite custom recovery. Be warned however, you might want to check with the developer of your ROM to see if this will cooperate, or you could make a backup of your current build before flashing these, just to be safe. It never hurts to air on the side of caution when installing packages like these.

The Google Wallet is a .apk file that can be installed like any other sideloaded app.

Update:  We hearing from Keyan X, the man who bundled the apps, and he wanted us to note that stock ROMs are having some issues. These apps should work fine in AOKP or other ROMs, but 100% stock phones are having problems.

Download:  GApps (.zip) | Google Wallet [mirror] (.apk)

Via: AndroidSpin | @KillDroidHack

  • gr

    I cant creare a new file for my messages on gmail 4.2 on my nexus7 even if i want to delete a old one i have use my laptop. Help….

  • Jacob Bowen

    I am about to install this Wallet APK, but I haven’t been able to add a card for a while, anyone else have any experience with getting around this. (Note, G-Wallet works just fine on my N7)

    Galaxy Nexus Running BB 31 October release

  • Sean

    Does anyone’s “Tiny Planet” feature work?

  • DanSan

    flashed this and my AOKP clock app is gone. or at least i dont have access to its widgets anymore. no biggie

  • Zhang

    Will this work on a galaxy s3 Verizon?

  • David Cosme Jr.

    Flashed and wiped dalvik. Now it seems that I am not syncing with Google (grey, not blue data icon). Any ideas on how to fix this?

  • The keyboard is old. It’s the one that was built in September and not shown off in The Verge’s 4.2 video.

    This is why I don’t trust most of what @KillDroidHack ever says. He’s a poor developer and a tool.

  • ddevito

    These aren’t final builds – I’m waiting.

  • steven sullivan

    Works great on aokp m5.I really like the new keyboard. they also added chrome. Is there anything better than owning a galaxy nexus right now?

  • AndroidSpin and @KillDroidHack? Yikes.

  • djkoz78

    Ok anyone had a chance to checkout the Google Wallet apk? I know in the post they mentioned you can side load it like any other app but then they also mention to be careful. I’m using a non rooted VZW Nexus & I don’t want to install the app if there are problems someone please respond to me if they have tested this already and it’s safe. thanks

  • Rob

    Keep getting installation aborted… tried on cm10 and BB… any ideas? also using cmw touch recovery

    • Try redownloading the file. You may have an incomplete or corrupt zip.

      • Rob

        I have downloaded 3 times from 2 different sites… 155mb size and everything… I’m not usually stumped but this has me beat…

        • I don’t know if you figured out the issue. For me, I learned that the issue with Stock was simply the fact that most Custom Roms are deodexed while Stock is not. I later installed a “Stock” Rom that was deodexed, rooted, and zipaligned… then I was able to flash The Gapps zip without any issues. Hope that helps, if you didn’t already figure it out.

  • The Wraith

    Works fine on any DEODEXED ROM

  • Nyko

    A. Where are the Camcorder Video FX? (it’s still in GTalk but not video recording)

    B. Where are my options to DOODLE in Photo Editor?

    Man, I love the new apps (eg Photo Editing lets you compare org & edited by click holding the pic) but taking away features? #UGH

  • cheezer88

    works on 10-10 BB

  • So, can I just get rid of the camera and gallery app that was leaked before and flash this? Or does precaution need to be taken there? Just for organization purposes in my files.

    • Justin Swanson

      I dirty flashed over my Camera/Gallery and it removed my old 4.1.2 and the previously flashed 4.2 apps. Now I only have 1 for each.

      • Good enough for me, thanks!

  • Working fine on AOKP M1.

  • mgault

    Do we have to do anything special so that we dont have two versions of everything???

    • Justin Swanson

      I didn’t, I previously had two (the 4.1.2 and the 4.2 apps) and when I flashed this I only had 1 left.

  • Jake

    Don’t like them taking the lock icon away in Google Wallet.

  • Josh Fischer

    Anyone have the version number on the Google Wallet APK?