Installing Google Play Store

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VAR-SOM-MX6 - Android Nougat - 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 restrictions, only certified devices can access the Google / Play Store services aka GMS 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:
- 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 or some other 3rd party websites, as they host the apps/apks you can download and sideload via the below adb command:

$ adb install <apk_package>.apk

A possible alternative would be installing GApps and overriding some of the stock packages:

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