Installing Google Play Store

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VAR-SOM-MX6 - Android Nougat N7.1.1 - Installing the Google Play Store

Play Store / Google Play services

Unfortunately only authorized devices can install Google Play Services.
Due to Google licensing and distribution restriction, only certified device can access the google / play store services.
This requires a platform CTS report, and the google certification process is quite long and complicated.

- It's a very long and tricky procedure described here:
https://source.android.com/compatibility/
- You can find several hacks in the forums about how to install the apk on uncertified devices, via side load.
- Usually relying on extracting the target apk from a certified device and copying it on yours.
or https://apkpure.com/ or some other 3rd party websites, as they hosts the apks you can download and side load via below adb commmand.

adb install <apk_package>.apk

A possible alternative would be installing GApps and override some of the stock packages:
http://opengapps.org/

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