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:
- 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 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:

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