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#1 gucci09

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 05:06 PM

I just installed CM7 and selected the google apps box from rom manager but they are no where to be seen. It kinda makes android worthless if I can't sync with google to get my contacts and apps. I tried installing my old g-apps but it just sent my phone into an infinite loop. Please help!

#2 banzairx7

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:33 PM

View Postgucci09, on 17 February 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

I just installed CM7 and selected the google apps box from rom manager but they are no where to be seen. It kinda makes android worthless if I can't sync with google to get my contacts and apps. I tried installing my old g-apps but it just sent my phone into an infinite loop. Please help!

I ran into this the last time I updated cyanogen. You have to select "wipe data" from clockwork on the pre-installation pop up screen.Then install the cyanogen rom, then install the google apps using clockwork which you can grab here- http://goo-inside.me...1020-signed.zip

With CM7 I am in the same boat as you right now as that process didn't work this time!!

I don't know why they haven't fixed it yet, it is super annoying having a dead phone!

#3 banzairx7

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:14 PM

Making some progress. My phone would go as far as the android welcome screen and then reset to the cyanogen welcome screen. I was able to hold the power button during the android screen and get the reboot pop up to come up, then selected reboot into recovery. It took a few tries to do it in time but it worked eventually. I have an update.zip file on my SD card which is actually clockwork recovery. Sorry but I can't remember exactly what I did here as I had done this a few months ago. I then used clockwork to install a copy of 6.1 I had on the phone all ready. I then went into rom manager to boot into clockwork recovery and install the gapps zip file. For whatever I have no data or voice connection at this point. I was able to go into the emergency dial and setup wifi so I could connect to the google servers. Rebooted into clockwork recovery once again to install the latest radio version, available here http://www.4shared.c...de_Radio2.html. So now my phone is functioning again. I haven't tried going back to 7.0 yet.

If you're daring try doing a complete wipe then install 7.0. After 30 minutes of bringing my phone back from the dead i'm not so eager to try it right now.

Edited by banzairx7, 17 February 2011 - 07:21 PM.


#4 gucci09

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 07:19 PM

I figured out my problem. I was able to get it to work with the latest g-apps which I got from the wiki. I had to install it directly from clockwork.

#5 Chamgea

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 03:58 AM

What Wiki did you get the google apps from?

#6 gucci09

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Posted 19 February 2011 - 06:47 AM

View PostChamgea, on 19 February 2011 - 03:58 AM, said:

What Wiki did you get the google apps from?


The CyanogenMod wiki here

#7 SlideCraze

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:57 PM

I had this situation, and I was able to solve it.

Try backing up and booting into Recovery. Flash CM7 and then the gapps package off the CyanogenMod wiki. The most recent one for CM7, of course. I have never used ROM manager to flash CM7 or gapps.

Do NOT install any older version of gapps, this will send it into a boot loop.

I have had this problem before, and I did a little research to solve it.

#8 drose424

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:13 PM

I can not install gapps. I flash the latest version and there is nothing on reboot. I have tried re-installing the rom several times. Any ideas?

#9 drose424

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Posted 17 May 2011 - 11:52 PM

View Postdrose424, on 17 May 2011 - 11:13 PM, said:

I can not install gapps. I flash the latest version and there is nothing on reboot. I have tried re-installing the rom several times. Any ideas?

I had to re-partition and it fixed the problem!

#10 Androidarian

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Posted 20 May 2011 - 12:09 AM

Does someone have a suggestion for installing only the Maps application?  I really don't want all the other Google stuff, in particular Talk / gmail.

Thanks

#11 NeoBatman

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 10:41 AM

View PostAndroidarian, on 20 May 2011 - 12:09 AM, said:

Does someone have a suggestion for installing only the Maps application?  I really don't want all the other Google stuff, in particular Talk / gmail.

Thanks

If you're using Windows, you can double-click on the gapps zip file and remove what you don't want. You need the Vendor.apk(Market app) at least.  That's what I've done anyways.

#12 Androidarian

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Posted 23 May 2011 - 05:36 PM

View PostNeoBatman, on 23 May 2011 - 10:41 AM, said:

If you're using Windows, you can double-click on the gapps zip file and remove what you don't want. You need the Vendor.apk(Market app) at least.  That's what I've done anyways.

I found an even better solution.  I don't want the market.  I don't want Google Backup.  I regard all that as spyware.  Google has no reason to have my contact list and all that other stuff.  They have way too much already.

So my solution is, I found out that I did keep a backup of all the original T-Mo apps from before I wiped out my device the first time, and if I install Maps.apk all by itself, it works fine.  It installs as a normal app (so I can un-install it whenever I want to).  I get it without Google Talk, Google Backup, Google Anklemonitor.

I attempted to attach the file but it's 4.88mb, which is too big.  If someone has a file hosting suggestion I'll post it.

#13 NeoBatman

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 02:45 AM

View PostAndroidarian, on 23 May 2011 - 05:36 PM, said:

I found an even better solution.  I don't want the market.  I don't want Google Backup.  I regard all that as spyware.  Google has no reason to have my contact list and all that other stuff.  They have way too much already.

So my solution is, I found out that I did keep a backup of all the original T-Mo apps from before I wiped out my device the first time, and if I install Maps.apk all by itself, it works fine.  It installs as a normal app (so I can un-install it whenever I want to).  I get it without Google Talk, Google Backup, Google Anklemonitor.

I attempted to attach the file but it's 4.88mb, which is too big.  If someone has a file hosting suggestion I'll post it.

So how do you update the app when Google releases an update if you don't have the market?

#14 Androidarian

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:49 AM

View PostNeoBatman, on 23 May 2011 - 10:41 AM, said:

If you're using Windows, you can double-click on the gapps zip file and remove what you don't want. You need the Vendor.apk(Market app) at least.  That's what I've done anyways.

I might try that.  

I've also noticed that the accounts sync and Google Mail applications are always installed, and I want to get rid of it.  Especially accounts sync is something I never want to have installed.  I wonder if I can install CM7 after deleting that from the zip file?  I really want a privacy-enhanced Android system.  Maybe the Guardian Project will at some point do a privacy-enhanced CM distro.

View PostNeoBatman, on 24 May 2011 - 02:45 AM, said:

So how do you update the app when Google releases an update if you don't have the market?

I suppose the Maps.apk won't update.  That's fine.

Anyway, my solution was to boot into the Clockwork Recovery, format SYSTEM, and reinstall CM7 from the zip file, and then install Maps.apk by itself, and not use the g-apps.zip at all.  This is good, but I still want to delete account sync and mail.

#15 CarlosKB24

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 06:12 AM

I created a user today, because i felt that i just needed to through this out there, on installing the vending.apk on CM7... So i was snooping around this the same file explorer that gets install with CM7 and i pressed the home button on the app, that will get you to root of your phone, go to SYSTEM, goto APPS, go all the way down to Vending.apk and install enjoy. I dont know if this was already out there soooo. there you go, an easy way to get the market app without using the gappsxxxxxxx.zip