Installing Play Store

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Activate developer mode and get a root shell:

adb connect 192.168.1.x

adb root

adb connect 192.168.1.x

adb shell


and mount /system writable:

mount -o remount,rw /system


Then copy the PlayStore, Google Play Services and Google Services Framework apks to /system/priv-app. Those apks can be downloaded from apkmirror. The files I used were:

Google Services Framework 6.0.1: com.google.android.gsf_6.0.1-23_minAPI23(nodpi).apk

Google Play Store 7.9.30: com.android.vending_7.9.30.Q-all_0_PR_157075589-80793000_minAPI14(240,320,480dpi)_apkmirror.com.apk

Google Play services 11.0.55: com.google.android.gms_11.0.55_(430-156917137)-11055430_minAPI23(armeabi-v7a)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk

adb push playstore.apk /system/priv-app/

adb push playservices.apk /system/priv-app/

adb push gsf.apk /system/priv-app/


Unzip the PlayServices apk and copy the libraries to the tinkerboard to prevent errors. Unzip com.google.android.gms_11.0.55_(430-156917137)-11055430_minAPI23(armeabi-v7a)(nodpi)_apkmirror.com.apk and go to the 'lib/armeabi-v7a' directory and then:

adb push libAppDataSearch.so /system/lib/

adb push libconscrypt_gmscore_jni.so /system/lib/

adb push libgcastv2_base.so /system/lib/

adb push libgcastv2_support.so /system/lib/

adb push libgmscore.so /system/lib/

adb push libgoogle-ocrclient-v3.so /system/lib/

adb push libjgcastservice.so /system/lib/

adb push libleveldbjni.so /system/lib/

adb push libsslwrapper_jni.so /system/lib/

adb push libvcdiffjni.so /system/lib/

adb push libwearable-selector.so /system/lib/

adb push libWhisper.so /system/lib/


Then reboot and go to the android settings, apps and give all the permissions to the apks installed.


The following commands should also be executed on the tinkerboard to prevent occasional Google Play Services errors:

pm grant com.google.android.gms android.permission.ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION

pm grant com.google.android.gms android.permission.ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION


Tested on TinkerOS Android V13.11.0.4.