Do you feel short for GApps? You can now replace GApps with COSApps and MSApps, which are currently a part of a fresh project, which is being developed by XDA member Ninnix96.

The idea is pretty thoughtful, and for sure is the first of its kind. We have been using GApps since the beginning of custom ROMs. Earlier they we integrated into the ROMs, but due to licensing issues (Read more), GApps were forced to be provided separately as an extra package. We are pretty familiar with them now and use them with almost every custom ROM that we flash.

But there is something new on the horizon, that has emerged with the goal, to change the old-school trend of flashing GApps. And expand the boundaries, where it is not just limited to Google. This project is an interesting yet an experimental idea of XDA member Ninnix96.

I went down reading the XDA thread in the OnePlus One section, and it did interest me, and I was like – “Wow! That’s something new“.

What are COSApps and MSApps?


COSApps stands for CyanogenOS Apps, and MSApps for Microsoft Apps. Its a step towards customizing your current custom ROM with extra apps picked by the developer, over the GApps. So, as the name suggests, it is diverging the installation. These app packages will delete your selective GApps and replace them with that of your chosen pack. View the complete list of apps that will be removed upon installation of any of these packs.

COSApps – DivergenMod Project


The COSApps package is a part of DivergenMod, and will remove the list of apps as stated above. It will then add the following apps from Cyanogen Inc.

MSApps – NoGoogle Project


On second place, MSApps package is a part of NoGoogle Project, and removes all reliability over Google appwill add the complete list of following Microsoft apps:

Apart from the apps, the packages will also tweak your device’s build.prop file for better compatibility.

Replace GApps with COSApps and MSApps

You can download the latest COSApps and MSApps package from the XDA thread. Carefully read the instructions as mentioned by the author on the thread. The DivergenMod and NoGoogle projects contain many more packages that could replace your native GApps and install several alternatives.

I have already flashed COSApps on my OnePlus One along with OmniROM, which is an AOSP derivative and the apps have proved their usage well. I no more feel the need to have a huge list of Google apps on my device now.

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Dhananjay (DJ) is an Android devotee and a Tech Blogger by profession. He is a keen undergraduate, seeking and working hard on his ambitions to achieve something distinctive in his life. He prefers interacting with his readers in the most reproaching manner possible and his desires here are not just to reach out the tech figures, but also attract those those non-interested minds to our Android universe. He proudly owns Nexus 6P, Nexus 5, OnePlus One and a Nexus 4.
  • Nicolò D’Evangelista

    thanks so much

    • Dhananjay Bhardwaj

      You work is really something different. And you’re welcome.