Download the Android 4.2 Google apps for rooted Galaxy Nexus and AOSP-based devices

Daniel Bader

November 6, 2012 8:07 pm


This is for the Android enthusiasts in the house. If you’re running a Galaxy Nexus, rooted with a custom recovery — or any AOSP-based ROM such as CyanogenMOD 10 or AOKP — the GApps (Google Apps) from Android 4.2 are now available to flash.

This includes Gmail, calendar, clock, keyboard and camera/gallery, including Photo Sphere. Flashing the package will replace all of Google’s older system apps with their newer Jelly Bean equivalents, and users will benefit from pinch-to-zoom in Gmail, a gorgeous new clock interface, and the aforementioned UI updates in the Camera app.

While these files are not running so well on pure stock ROMs — that is, the version that came with your Galaxy Nexus — CM10 or AOKP users shouldn’t have a problem with them. Just remember to make a Nandroid backup before taking the leap; who knows what danger lurks ahead?

Head to Dev-Host for the 154MB download.
Via: Android Spin

  • Tyler Durden

    What makes the same clock with the dots connected into a circle “a gorgeous new clock interface”? I wonder…

  • Non

    Awesome stuff and thanks for providing the dowload link

  • no1

    Dear google. YOU SHOULD HAVE MADE THE NOTE2 A NEXUS DEVICE! DAMN THAT ISH IS CRAZY! Still.. not bad for the N4.. Just saying..

  • Bloomg

    RIP Microsoft

  • tom

    will these work on bb10?

  • asdf

    The camera on the GS3 (i747M) froze and crashed when I used it. Anyone else have same issues?

  • mattprime86

    You posters with the BB10 jokes aren’t funny. Do you really live that sad of a life? Grow up

  • Kid.Canada

    @Matt it’s the same fool with a sad life posting the same sh!t with different names.

  • HwyXingFrog

    Worked awesome on my Galaxy Nexus with Paranoid Android 2.53 that previously had the Gapps with Picasa Sync installed.

    Didn’t seem to break any of my settings either, was a very smooth and clean upgrade to the Gapps. This should definitely tide me over until 4.2 comes out.

    Now to figure out why my phone has been sluggish, even in recovery mode, for the last few weeks.

  • HwyXingFrog

    I almost forgot to change my default keyboard back to Android instead of Swype Beta to try out the new Android Keyboard style of swiping. Seems pretty good with my quick tests.

  • Is this Bb10?

    I want nexus 4 now!

  • David

    I just want Jelly Beans on my GS3 i747m… is it too much to ask ?

  • John

    @David.

    Just root and load a Custom Rom.

    Been running JB for over a month now.

  • Dave

    Didn’t work at all on my GS3 on CM10

  • Kristian

    confirmed this is working great on AOKP JB milestone 1 on my Galaxy Nexus!

  • astro_man

    Is this signed by Google, where does it come from? Security concerns are stopping me from flashing this. Anybody can confirm?

  • EmperumanV

    This won’t work with stock JB 4.1.2 from Google right? Despite having ClockWorkMod installed?

  • PGill

    I installed 4.2 apps on mu Galexy nexus running on Black bean 4.1.2 AOKP based ROM.New calendar is not syncing. Anybody else having same issue?

  • JasonWilkes

    I’m going to try with my bb10 later!