Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been rolled out to several Nexus devices, not just that, the source code is also has been uploaded to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). Now can see many ported AOSP ROM floating around for specific devices. In addition, the most popular aftermarket firmware – CyanogenMod already began to build the CM13.0 ROM. We can expect to be able to download the experimental or even nightly build for your device in the next few weeks or months.
Custom ROMs like CyanogenMod, Slimroms or other ROM based on AOSP shouldn’t bundled with Google apps (Gapps), this does not take place in Marshmallow, but also on KitKat, Lollipop and earlier Android version. So you will not be able to find Google Play Store, GMail, or any other Google’s apps installed after installing the Android 6.0 ROM. Due to licensing, the Gapps must be installed separately after you have successfully installed the ROM.
Although optional, in other words, you still can run your device without Google Apps installed. For the vast majority of Android users, the presence of Gapps on CM13 or other AOSP ROMs are mandatory. The main reason is to install the Google Play Store, the most complete Android app store, nothing can beat a collection owned by this app store, you can download more than 1 Million free and paid apps or games.
Download CM13 Gapps / Android 6.0 Marshmallow Google Apps
Listed below is a list of some of Gapps we have found. Before downloading the Gapps installer package, make sure you find out your device’s CPU architecture, whether arm (32-bit), arm64 (64-bit) or x86.
|1||Full >> Lite||Open Gapps Team||
|2||Base Apps||TheXGX||arm (32bit)|
This list is temporary, we will update it when we see a new and working Gapps with numerous options (Lite, Minimal and Full) for many architecture (arm64 and x86), and it should compatible with the latest CM13.0 nightlies or other Marshmallow AOSP based custom ROMs.
Just like Google apps package installer in general, we need to install custom recovery like TWRP or CWM, and it performed after we managed to install a custom ROM package.