GApps (short for Google Apps) packages are essential in the Android aftermarket development community. They are specially crafted optional add-ons for custom ROMs that can be used to get Google apps such as Google Play Services and the Play Store on your device[^1^]. If you have a HyppTV EC6106V5 set-top box (STB) and you want to install GApps on it, this article will show you how.
A HyppTV EC6106V5 STB running Android 4.4 KitKat.
A USB drive formatted in FAT32 with at least 1GB of free space.
A computer with internet access and a USB port.
A GApps package compatible with your device's platform and Android version. You can download one from Open GApps, which offers various variants of GApps packages for different platforms and Android versions[^2^]. For this tutorial, we will use the pico variant for ARM platform and Android 4.4 KitKat.
Download the GApps package from Open GApps and save it on your computer. The file name should be something like open_gapps-arm-4.4-pico-20230407.zip.
Connect your USB drive to your computer and copy the GApps package to the root directory of the USB drive. Do not rename or unzip the file.
Eject the USB drive from your computer and connect it to any USB port on your HyppTV EC6106V5 STB.
Turn on your HyppTV EC6106V5 STB and go to Settings > About > System update.
Select Local update and choose the GApps package from the USB drive. The file name should be displayed as update-signed.zip.
Confirm the update and wait for the installation process to finish. It may take a few minutes and your STB may reboot several times.
Once the installation is done, you should see a message saying \"Update completed\". You can now remove the USB drive from your STB.
Go back to Settings > Apps and look for Google Play Services and Google Play Store. If they are installed, you have successfully installed GApps on your HyppTV EC6106V5 STB.
Launch Google Play Store and sign in with your Google account. You can now download and install other Google apps and services from the Play Store.
If you encounter any problems during or after the installation process, you can try the following solutions:
If you get an error message saying \"Installation aborted\" or \"Signature verification failed\", make sure you have downloaded the correct GApps package for your device's platform and Android version. You can also try downloading a different variant of GApps package from Open GApps.
If you get stuck in a boot loop or your STB does not boot up after installing GApps, you may need to restore the stock firmware on your STB. You can download the stock firmware from this forum thread [^3^] and follow the instructions there to flash it using a USB drive.
If you experience any force closures or crashes of Google apps or services, you may need to clear their data and cache from Settings > Apps. You can also try updating them from the Play Store or reinstalling them using a newer GApps package.
GApps packages are useful for custom ROM users who want to enjoy the benefits of Google apps and services on their devices. Installing GApps on a HyppTV EC6106V5 STB is not very difficult, but it requires some preparation and caution. By following this guide, you should be able to install GApps on your HyppTV EC6106V5 STB without any major issues. However, if you encounter any problems or have any questions, feel 061ffe29dd