Of course, disabling auto updates is an easy thing to do.
But those who are new to Android may not immediately know where to begin.
Do not try to install the Google Apps package via Stock Recovery or you might get Well, flashing the Gapps on you rooted Android phone with Clockwork Mod Recovery installed is even easier than installing a custom ROM.
It doesn't look like there are any other meaningful additions in the update, and the changelog purely states that "Brand accounts are back." A number of users will be thrilled with this news – some even had to uninstall all updates and use a much older version of the app in order to get around the problems.
The new update is starting to roll out to people, but it will take a while to reach everyone, so if you really can't wait you can install it manually via APKMirror.
Please not you will have to flash the Google Apps package every time you install a new custom ROM.
In case you are upgrading a ROM, you might or not not need to install the GApps but it is always good to ensure that you have the latest package installed on your device.
While most stock ROMs come with Google Apps pre-installed, it has now become a fashion among the custom ROM developers to provide a separate GApps package rather than include it inside the ROM.
To have those Google apps, you need to flash them separately via CWM Recovery or some other custom Recovery.
Your next stop is the Settings tab, where you’ll find an option.
Click it, and a pop-up window will be launched, letting you select three sub-options, with the first obviously being the one that needs to be checked: Do not auto-update apps; Auto-update apps at any time (data charges may apply); and Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only. You can always come back to change the way your apps are being updated. S.: our short tutorial was made on stock Android 4.4.4 Kit Kat, but things should be roughly the same even if you have an older (or skinned) version of Android.
If any of the Google apps receives an update, your device notifies you to install the new version via Google Play store.
If you have update a single app, you can do it easily, but if there are many updates, it is better to find the latest GApps for your OS version and flash them via a custom Recovery program like Clockwork Mod Recovery or TWRP.
I have gone through such a situation while using a custom ROM on my Galaxy S2 last year.