If you’ve rooted your phone, installed a custom ROM, or have about one of the three Android phones that don’t come with the Google ecosystem, you probably don’t have Google Play Services – the package that allows various applications and services communicate with each other and perform various background functions.
The good news is that until your Android phone is old, you should be able to download and install Google Play services on your Android phone. Once you have services, you can also use the Google Play Store, for which we also have an installation guide.
First, you will need to authorize applications from unknown sources on your phone.
Indeed, you will download the Play Services and Framework APK files from a third-party site called APK Mirror via your browser. It is a trusted and popular site for downloading APK files (basically, compressed archives of Android applications, which you download and install on your phone).
Then you will have to download version of Google Services Framework corresponding to your Android version number. Once it’s downloaded, go to the Downloads folder on your device and install it.
Go to Play Services APK Mirror page. Then download the APK Play Services corresponding to the architecture of your phone’s CPU chipset. We recommend that you first search for the SoC on your phone and then enter that SoC name in WikiChip to find your phone’s chipset architecture (ISA).
You will find that some variants of the APKs of the reading services work for both v7a and v8a architectures. Get one of them (unless you have an x86 architecture.
Once you’ve chosen the right variant, scroll down and tap “Download APK”, then tap OK to download.
Open the APK file on your phone, and then tap Install. And you’re done!
If you want to keep playing on your Android phone, check out our list of the best hacking apps for Android. If you are inclined to root your phone, we also recommend installing the excellent TWRP recovery to help manage the data of your rooted phone.
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