For all AOSP and LineageOS based custom ROMs i.e. LineageOS 14, you need to separately flash all the Google apps. These Google apps include some critical apps which are required for Android like the Play Store.
These apps have been compiled for Android 7.1 Nougat, once configured, you would be able to update all of these apps to the latest version via the Google Play Store.
Since its first release, Open GApps has gradually went on to become the most recommended GApps package out there. It allows users to choose from ARM, ARM64, and x86 platforms, with supported Android software versions ranging from Android 4.4 KitKat to Android Oreo.
You can use this process right after you flash the custom ROM and complete all of it’s installation.
How To Install GAPPS Android 7.1 Nougat
- Please click on the link below to download GAPPS for Android 7.1 Nougat
- Now reboot into TWRP
- Choose Install. Browse and select the open_gapps-arm-7.1-pico-20180318.zip file which you copied earlier to your phone’s SD card in the second step. Swipe to Install/Flash in order to begin the flashing process.
- Once the Gapps installed, and then select “Reboot System” button.