Gapps (Google apps) package is a most essential element with installing a custom ROM like CyanogenMod. Because custom ROMs does not include Google apps (due to licensing issues), you need to flash a compatible Gapps package to get Google Play store and other services. However, the problem is finding compatible Gapps package for your Android phone and updating it to latest version.
Fortunately, ‘Open GApps’ app by Open GApps website (a best source for Gapps package for different device’s architecture) solves these problems. Open GApps app assists you to download compatible Gapps package for your device and custom OS version and update automatically.
The Open GApps app can be downloaded free from Play store. With the aid of this app, you can download compatible Gapps package for your device and Android OS version. You do not need to know device’s architecture (ARM, ARM64, x86, x86_64), Android OS version and Gapps variant (full, mini, micro, nano, pico).
Also, the app can automatically flash Gapps package on your device via TWRP custom recovery, if you chooses to grant root access to the app.
If you are a fan of custom ROM like CyanogenMod, then the ‘Open GApps’ app can be a great help. Go to Play store here, install the app and update your Gapps package.