Finally, MindTheGApps 8.1.0 is now available for download. It is supported on both Android 8.1 Oreo and Android 9.0 Pie. Those who dabble with custom ROMs you must have observed how ROM developer always suggest using the GApps pack they provide with their ROM. Needless to say, compatibility is a big reason why they suggest to do so. Also, developers will not be able to guarantee a stable running of the ROM if users install different GApps packages instead of using the recommended pack.
Below we have discussed why MindTheGApps is mostly suggested by the LineageOS developers. LineageOS 15.1 was not compatible with the OpenGApps during the release of the first build. So, MindTheGAppsis the primary GApps that accompanies LineageOS 15.1 and Lineage OS 16. MindTheGApps is maintained independently by XDA developer javelinanddart.
Also later in the post, you can find the official download link to get the latest MindTheGApps.
Why MindTheGApps Is Recommended..?
A package that hasn’t been tested by the developer there can be issues occurring on using it. It may lead to crashing of Apps. Same is the case why OpenGApps are not suggested by Lineage developers. Also, OpenGApps are more supportive of the device for which the ROM was originally intended. So, using OpenGApps on a custom ROM pack (LineageOS in this case) may cause breaking of certain Apps. A good example of the same would be any ported App modded to be used on other devices than original.
Open GApps does not support the upcoming backup tool v2 in LineageOS as of now. Backup tool v2 is a new version of an already existing tool in LineageOS that is useful for back up and restoring /system add-on files.
Download MindTheGApps 8.1.0/9.0.0 Package For Android Oreo Custom ROM
Here is the direct link to download the MindTheGApps 8.1.0 package for Android Oreo.
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How To Install MindTheGApps 8.1.0 Package
It's quite simple to flash the latest MindTheGApps 8.1.0. After you flash the required custom ROM, simply flash the GApps provided by the ROM developer through the recovery. That's it.
So, that's pretty much about it. So, remember the points above and only flash the GAps that your custom ROM developer provided.
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