How to Fix Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

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Got error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP? This error prompts up when your partition storage size is lesser than the size of the respective Gapps package.


Gapps are Google Apps, including the core Google application, like Gmail, YouTube, Google Play Store, Maps, etc., when you are flashing any custom ROM in your device, so due to some restrictions, GSuite apps aren’t pre-installed with third-party custom ROM’s.

To resolve the issue, the user often installs Gapps externally by using a flashable zip package file via custom recovery.

While installing Gapps, many people encountered certain errors like the ‘Updater process ended with an error: 70 error installing zip file’ or ‘Error Status 7 Installation aborted’ or ‘zip signature verification failed TWRP.’

Such glitches prevent you from a successful installation of a custom ROM.

Also, Read: Beans GApps Or Open Gapps; Which One to Choose?

Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

If you also got stuck with such errors and want to get rid of this, so read this article to resolve error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP.

Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

Here, in this post, we will discuss the causes of the error, and you can get out of it. So, let’s get started

Reasons for Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

The primary reason which causes the error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP is lesser space in the device system partition.


That means you need to remove some apps and free some space so that the Open Gapps package can install. This issue is mainly observed with older Android devices with 2GB of storage or less.

Because custom ROM like Lineage OS is also installed in the system partition along with the Gapps package, and Android or tablet devices have fixed system partition space.

So, the device system partition size should be enough to store all the packages. Besides this, Gapp’s package size increases with updates.

So this makes it tough to flash the Gapps and resolve the error, but don’t worry, we will discuss some methods to help you resolve the error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP.


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The error will look like this or similar

Open GApps arm 8.0- Mounting /data /system 

- Gathering device & ROM information 

- Performing system space calculations... 

Insufficient storage space calculations in 
System partition. You may want to use a 
smaller Open GApps package or consider 
removing some apps using gapps-config. 
See: '/sdcard/Download/open_gapps_log.txt' 
for complete details and information. 

- Copying Log to /sdcard/Download 
- NO changes were made to your device 

Installer will now exit... Error Code: 70 
- Unmounting /system 

Updater process ended with ERROR: 70 
Error installing zip file '/sdcard/' 
Updating partition details... 

Fixes for Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

Resize System Partition

The aforementioned smaller system partition is the leading cause of error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP.

So, by this method, we will try to resize the system partition; this will help us to fix error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP. To do so, follow the given steps:

  • Reboot your Android device into TWRP Custom Recovery mode.
  • After entering TWRP, take the Nandroid backup of your current ROM.
  • Now, choose the Wipe option from the main menu.
  • On the next screen, swipe right to reset factory settings
TWRP Error 70
  • This will clear all the data on your device (That’s why it is recommended to take a backup of all of your files).
  • Click on the Install option to flash the custom ROM.
  • Now, go to the main menu again.
  • Choose the Wipe option.
  • Click on Advanced Wipe Option.
  • Now, mark the box check in front of the System.
  • And click on Repair or Change File System.
Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP
  • Now, on the next screen, choose the Resize File System option.
  • Now, swipe right to resize the system partition.
Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP
  • If the process executes successfully, then proceed next steps; otherwise, go back and implement the above steps again.
  • Now, install the Gapps package file.
Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

That’s it. You have successfully resized the system partition; this may resolve error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP. If this doesn’t resolve the error so, proceed to the next method.

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Flashing Pico GApps

Pico GApps are the smallest and most compressed package file of GApps. To install them on your device and to resolve the error 70 while installing Gapps in TWRP, follow the following steps:

  • First of all, go to OpenGApps‘ official website.
  • Choose PicoVarient.
  • Choose the appropriate Platform/ Architecture for your system. Match the below terms with your phone’s architecture
    • ARM: ARMv7 or armeabi.
    • ARM64: AArch64 or arm64.
    • x86: x86 or x86abi.
Pico GApps
  • Also, make sure to choose the correct version when you are choosing CyanogenMod for Google apps.
    • Mod 11 is for Android 4.4
    • Mod 12 is for Android 5.5
    • Mod 12.1 is for Android 5.1
    • Mod 13 goes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • That’s it; this time, it will install GApps without any error.
Error 70 While Installing Gapps in TWRP

This method resolves 90% of cases encountered with the error 70 while installing GApps in TWRP. You can try one more method to resolve the same.


Also, Read: Download Latest GApps for Android 11

Using GApps config.txt

In this method, we will create a new GApps configuration text file and copy it into the zip file of GApps. To do so, follow the given steps

  • Create a text file on your computer.
  • Name the text file as gapps-config.
  • Open gapps-config in any text editor, and write the following lines
Exclude Books 
Exclude Slides 
Exclude Sheets 
Exclude Keyboard Google 
Exclude Messenger 
Exclude PixelIcons 
Exclude Dialer Google 
Exclude ExchangeGoogle 
Exclude PlayGames 
Exclude VRService 
Exclude PixelLauncher 
Exclude CloudPrint 
Exclude Docs 
Exclude NewsWidget 
Exclude Camera Google 
Exclude Google Contacts 
Exclude Keep 
Exclude Hangouts 
Exclude Fitness 
Exclude Chrome 
Exclude Earth
  • Save the changes.
  • Now, copy the GApps Zip file into your computer.
  • Extract it using your favorite archiver.
  • Copy the gapps-config text file into the extracted folder.
  • Zip the GApps file again.
  • Now, Install the file from the TWRP recovery.

This method has resolved the error, and now you can flash GApps on your device easily without any error.

Also, Read: How to Remove Pre-Installed Android Apps


These are some methods that will help you fix the error. I hope the error 70 while installing GApps in TWRP recovery on your Android device has been resolved.

Unfortunately, if you are still facing some errors, kindly discuss it with us, and if you have another method to resolve error 70, please let us know in the comment section.

Leave a Comment
  • Thanx mate the pico method worked like a charm for me on my sm-p900!!!

  • I tried all the methods mentioned in this article for my Google Nexus 10. Unfortunately, none worked. I finally use LitGapps and succeeded to give my old Nexus 10 a second life. Please find below the link for LiteGapps:

  • Hyun. Ma.

    정말 많은 도움 되었습니다.
    Galaxy Note 8.0 에 리니지 18.1 롬 올리면서 이 글로 인해 처리가 가능해 졌습니다.

  • I got a solution for this almost endless issue: a smaller Gapps

  • Stefan N


  • Nathan white

    Wow! You are awesome! Thank you so much for your post it was precisely on point to every exactitude I could have ever asked for! It worked perfectly for my galaxy Note 3 ! Thanks again.

  • ERROR 70 on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-P7300)

    # Begin Open GApps Install Log
    ROM Android version | 7.1.2
    ROM Build ID | N2G48C test-keys
    ROM Version increment | eng.r.20170807.195230
    ROM SDK version | 25
    ROM/Recovery modversion |
    Device Recovery | TWRP 3.0.2-0-a9882652
    Device Name | p5
    Device Model | GT-P7300
    Device Type | tablet
    Device CPU | armeabi-v7a,armeabi
    Device A/B-partitions | false
    Installer Platform | arm
    ROM Platform | arm
    Display Density Used | 160
    Install Type | Clean[Data Wiped]
    Google Camera already installed | Clean
    VRMode Compatible | false
    Google Camera Compatible | true
    New Camera API Compatible | false
    Google Pixel Features | false
    Current GApps Version | No GApps Installed
    Google Camera version | Legacy
    Installing GApps Zipfile | /sdcard/
    Installing GApps Version | 20210825
    Installing GApps Type | pico
    Config Type |
    Using gapps-config | Not Used
    Remove Stock/AOSP Browser | false[NO_Chrome]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Camera | false[NO_CameraGoogle]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Dialer | false[NO_DialerGoogle]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Email | false[NO_Gmail]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Gallery | false[NO_Photos]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Launcher | false[NO_GoogleNow/PixelLauncher]
    Remove Stock/AOSP MMS App | false[NO_Messenger]
    Remove Stock/AOSP Pico TTS | false[default]
    Ignore Google Contacts | false
    Ignore Google Dialer | true[NoRemove]
    Ignore Google Keyboard | false
    Ignore Google Package Installer | false
    Ignore Google NFC Tag | true[NoRemove]
    Ignore Google WebView | false
    Total System Size (KB) | 683344
    Used System Space (KB) | 442244
    Current Free Space (KB) | 241100
    Additional Space Required (KB) | 29612 << See Calculations Below
    # End Open GApps Install Log

    INSTALLATION FAILURE: Your device does not have sufficient space available in
    the system partition to install this GApps package as currently configured.
    You will need to switch to a smaller GApps package or use gapps-config to
    reduce the installed size.

    NOTE: The Stock/AOSP NFC Tag is not available on your
    ROM (anymore), the Google equivalent will not be removed.
    NOTE: The Stock/AOSP Dialer is not available on your
    ROM (anymore), the Google equivalent will not be removed.
    # Begin GApps Size Calculations
    | Current Free Space | 241100 | 241100
    Remove | Existing GApps | + 0 | 241100
    Remove | Obsolete Files | + 0 | 241100
    Remove | extservicesstock | + 16 | 241116
    Remove | extsharedstock | + 12 | 241128
    Remove | provision | + 12 | 241140
    Install | Core | – 228096 | 13044
    Install | calsync | – 2548 | 10496
    Install | googletts | – 30892 | -20396
    | Buffer Space | – 9216 | -29612
    Additional Space Required | 29612

    # End GApps Size Calculations

    # Begin User's gapps-config

    # End User's gapps-config


  • I have the ERROR 70 on my tablet Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-P7300). // I wrote this in 2021-08-29
    – Performing system space calculations

    Insufficient storage space available in System partition. You may want to use a smaller Opan GApps package or consider removing some apps using gapps-conig. See: ‘/sdcard/open_gapps_log.txt’ for complete details and information.

    – Coping Log to /sdcard

    – No changes were made to your device

    Installer will now exit…

    Error Code: 70
    – Unmounting partitions

    Updater process ended with ERROR: 70
    Error installing zip file ‘/sdcard/’
    Updating partition details…

    Add file “gapps-config” with list excluded apps – and have the same ERROR 70.
    In my case “gapps-config” – do not help.

  • Tom Tobblestop

    The ‘resize’ action should really be called something else since it doesn’t do anything unless there’s unallocated partitions lying around. I nominate we call it autopoop.

    If you actually want to resize, you’ll have to download a version of TWRP that has hh_repart. A version that worked for me is described here: .. I used this custom TWRP: which successfully bumped my Nexus 5 from a 1GB to 1.44GB, enough to put on Lineage 18.1 and OpenGapps Arm 11.0 Pico.

  • I have the same problem with my Samsung Nexus 10! I install my rom from TWRP and when I want to install GApps I get error 70 🙁 could not resolve the problem.

    • Tom Tobblestop

      You may want to try the solution I’ve commented below.

    • Shekhar Vaidya


      Thanks for visiting TechLatest.

      Trying to implement the above-mentioned solutions. These are tested solutions. Other than that you can install other gapps, like BitGapps, NiksGapps, etc.


      • Thanks for your sharing. I flashed my old “XiaoMi 2S aries” and no Opengapps “pico” and BitGapps could be installed. After trying your recommendation to install NiksGapps, it works. Thanks again.

  • Cristina

    I’m facing this issue with my google nexus 10.

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