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    The μG (also called microG) is a thin and open source re-implementation of Google Play Services for Android. The following information is partially reposted from this forum discussion.

    Note: We do not supported microG, OpenGApps or alike. This installation guide only applies to RPi3 and was worked out by our community. It does not work for RPi4 and other emteria versions based on AOSP 11.


    To install microG on your device with emteria.OS, the following steps have to be performed:

    1. Navigate to Settings > Emteria Settings and enable Signature spoofing
    2. Open F-Droid and add the microG repository (see F-Droid repository) to download microG related files.
    3. Follow installation steps on the official microG website
    4. Android applications that require Google Play Services should install/work fine.
      Please note: The microG project is in heavy development stage, so no stability can be guaranteed by emteria.
    5. Install FakeStore from F-Droid to get access to third-party applications.

    The FakeStore emulates the real PlayStore installed in Android, so that you can install most paid-for apps that DO NOT call on any PlayStore API’s. There are a few other steps that advanced users can do to add paid apps to emteria.OS:

    1. On your Android phone, you can install an app called APKShare that will make backups of the app onto your phone.
    2. Take those app(s) and install them via adb.

    As stated above, there is a chance your paid games or apps may not work due to the need for full API use from PlayStore. A list of currently known problems can be found here.

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