HowTo Install Google Play Store on OUYA [Easy]

I received my OUYA gaming console early as I was one of the thousands early Kickstarter backers for the project.

OUYA impressed us with its good set of gaming titles and hackability. More than what OUYA offers, its open for developers and hackers to sideload almost any app. You can get almost any android app running on OUYA as long as you’re comfortable with sideloading them.

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App stores like Amazon app store can be sideloaded to OUYA console, however, you cannot have Google Play Store sideloaded. Thanks to the work of an XDA developer called WonderEkin, installing Google Play Store on OUYA is now possible.

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Pre-requisite for Installing Play store on OUYA

  1. Root your OUYA using this guide or this guide.
  2. A Windows PC
  3. USB cable

How to Install Google Play Store on OUYA

Step 1. Download ps4ouya_script.zip and extract the zip file on to your Windows PC.

Step 2. Download exposed framework (XposedInstaller apk) and sideload to your OUYA.

Step 3. From the unzipped ps4ouya_script.zip, execute RunMe.bat

This will install Play Store onto your OUYA console.

Troubleshooting

If the script fails to work, perform the same steps manually as instructed below:

Step 1. Sideload exposed framework apk.

Step 2. Sideload MOD_PS4Ouya.apk and enable “Play Store Mod For OUYA” in the Xposed app.

Step 3. Push these Google apks to /system/app


adb push com.android.vending.apk /sdcard/com.android.vending.apk
adb push com.google.android.gms.apk /sdcard/com.google.android.gms.apk
adb push GoogleLoginService.apk /sdcard/GoogleLoginService.apk
adb push GoogleServicesFramework.apk /sdcard/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
adb push NetworkLocation.apk /sdcard/NetworkLocation.apk
// enter shell
adb shell
su
mount -orw,remount /system
cat /sdcard/com.android.vending.apk > /system/app/com.android.vending.apk
cat /sdcard/com.google.android.gms.apk > /system/app/com.google.android.gms.apk
cat /sdcard/GoogleLoginService.apk > /system/app/GoogleLoginService.apk
cat /sdcard/GoogleServicesFramework.apk > /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
cat /sdcard/NetworkLocation.apk > /system/app/NetworkLocation.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/com.android.vending.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/com.google.android.gms.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/GoogleLoginService.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/GoogleServicesFramework.apk
chmod 644 /system/app/NetworkLocation.apk
mount -oro,remount /system
reboot

Play store should now be available in launcher and ready to launch.
Note: In case that doesn’t happen, sideload the com.android.vending.apk again like this:
adb install -r com.android.vending.apk

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Troubleshooting 2: If Xposed Installer cannot replace app_process, download this one and push it into /system/bin, chmod 755, reboot and start play store again.

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  • http://hakarune.co.cc/ Hakarune

    Really? I can’t believe you don’t give a massive warning to people!?!

    This process is still experimental and many people are locking up and almost ruining their OUYA’s on the XDA forums; yet you give no indication that this process can fail and lock the device. Nor do you warn the average computer illiterates that they shouldn’t attempt this, EVER. This method plays with very serious commands on the device and it’s not idiot proof; it’s not even nerd proof, look at all the nerds on the forums having problems. CWM is a must have, read the forum; tons of people are getting black screens and breaking things, they’re needing to flash the factory image back on the device.

    EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE CWM INSTALLED BEFORE ATTEMPTING!!

    [QUOTES FROM FORUMS]:
    “I can’t do that. Even entering adb shell is returning an error. As a result, I was able to install su and busybox, but busybox isn’t working.”

    “It’s going into the play store for me but I get “Connection timed out” with a retry button.”

    “When I try to enable the PlayStore Module in the Xposed framework I get the error message:”This module does not provide a user interface”

    “It seems there are some conflicts between the OUYA launcher and google play.”

    “Installed XPosed, rebooted, and now I just get a black screen.”

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  • JCat_NY

    If that’s considered easy, I’d love to see the difficult version.

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  • Rexstar

    programmers work hard with exploiting and they are so generous they share their hard work with us. Than you get people whining all the time. we all know messing around with programming there are chances device can end up useless.

    I did end up with “u” boot loop I wasn’t whining when it messed up, when you take chance s_ _ _t happens. I did managed to recover my ouya and also got google play store working.

    This is my first ever android device, I’m usually ios or should I say apple man.

    P.s if you want nerd free, really easy and want be spoon fed stick to official apps, simpels!!!

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