Android Marshmallow update is out for many devices, still many users stuck with old Android Lollipop. Many devices which have stopped updating their version to Marshmallow will try Custom ROMs like CM12.1. But after flashing a custom ROM, you need to flash Gapps to get Google Services. We provide Gapps for Android 5.1/Lollipop so that your device will function without any problem. If you are planning to upgrade your phone or wants to flash CM12.1 based ROM, then you need to download gapps for cm12.1 or gapps for Android 5.1.

Download Gapps for cm12.1

Gapps are the Google-based application such as Google play store, chrome, youtube, etc. which comes pre-installed on almost every device. Without Gapps, you can’t use Google services. Any custom ROM you flashed comes without any gapps you have to download google apps for Lollipop and flash it via custom recovery. We provide you the link with that you can easily Download Gapps for CyanogenMod 12.1 or Android Lollipop. So download gapps for cm12.1 before installing a new custom ROM and use your device without any problem. Most of the developers are using CyanogenMod 12.1 as the base for their ROMs, and most of other custom ROMs like Resurrection RemixParanoidAndroid, OmniROM, SlimROM etc are based on Android 5.1 or 5.1.1 Lollipop. So you need CyanogenMod 12.1 Gapps for all these ROMs. Most of the people don’t use all Google Apps like Google Games, Google Newsstand, Google Movies, Google Books and other.That’s why we list all types of Gapps package for CM12.1, which works fine on Lollipop based ROMs.

Download Gapps for CM12.1 or Lollipop based ROMs – 

1) Open Gapps for CM12.1 – 

Open Gapps is the most popular and one of the best Gapps for CM12/12.1. If you want to download gapps for cm12/12.1, you should definitely try this one. It comes with a different packages stock, mini, micro, pico, or nano gapps for cm12.1 etc. you should check the difference and download any gapps. Better to download nano gapps or Pico gapps both of these are light weight and includes only play store and play services. After that you can download any Google apps you used from play store. Download Open gapps for cm12.1 from the link below.

Download Pico Gapps for lollipop pack (61MB)

Android 5.0 Pico Gapps – 

Android 5.1 Pico Gapps –

Download Nano Gapps for Android Lollipop Pack (97MB)

Android 5.0 Nano Gapps – 

Android 5.1 Nano Gapps – 

Download Micro Gapps for Android Lollipop Pack (159MB)

Android 5.0 Micro Gapps – 

Android 5.1 Micro Gapps –

Download Mini Gapps for Android Lollipop Pack (238MB)

Android 5.0 Mini Gapps – 

Android 5.1 Mini Gapps – 

Download Stock Gapps for Android Lollipop Pack (238MB)

Android 5.0 Stock Gapps – 

Android 5.0 Stock Gapps – 

For all other open gapps visit –

2) Google Apps Minimal Edition for Android 5.1 & 5.0

This package provides minimal edition Gapps with proper installation of play services.  The goal of these packages is to provide the smallest GApps pack for android lollipop possible in addition to de-bloating your custom ROM. These gapps is for both Android 5.1 and 5.0. Download minimal gapps for cm12.1 from the link below.

3) TK GApps for Android 5.1 & 5.0

As we know PA Gapps for Android Lollipop was discontinued so goal of this Gapps are to provide the official continuation of the original PA GApps project from the original PA GApps Developers. Download PA gapps for cm12.1 from the link below.

Download – TK Gapps for Android 5.1

4) Slim Gapps for Android 5.1 – 

The purpose of this Gapps is to provide small size gapps so the package includes slim mini gapps and Slim Zero Gapps for android 5.1. If you want to download gapps for cm12.1 based ROM this one is one of the best and small size Gapps available. Download Slim gapps for Cm12.1 from the link below.

Download – Slim Gapps for Cm12.1 

5) Delta Gapps for CM12.1 – This Gapps package is created by XDA member @Deltadroid. This gapps package automatically changes the dpi according to your device dpi. This package is available for all 32-bit devices. Download Delta gapps for cm12.1 from the link below.

Download – Delta Gapps for Android 5.1.1 

Download – Delta Gapps for Android 5.0

How  To  Install  Gapps  On CM12.1 ROMs –

1) First you have to download Gapps for cm12.1 or Lollipop 5.1 & 5.0 and save it on your device.

2) Now boot your phone into recovery mode.

3) Once you are enter in recovery mode, you see the main screen like this.

    CWM RECOVERY  TWRP recovery

4) Now if you are using TWRP recovery click on ‘Install’ and select Gapps package or if you are using CWM click on install zip from sd card and select Gapps package.

5) After selecting the Gapps simply flash the zip file. Also clear cache and Dalvik Cache after flashing the Gapps.

So this the Complete guide of where to download gapps for cm12 and how to install gapps on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop. Comment below if you have any doubts.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


  1. Thanks for the tips. I am using Android 5.1 and would like a free upgrade to the Android 6. Hope this tutorial helps a bit to get my operating system upgraded.

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