Google Apps are a collection of all services and apps made by Google for Android devices. This including all the necessary Google services and the must have Play Store app.
Xiaomi devices released in China have no Google services and apps running within the system. That’s why Xiaomi incorporates Mi Apps store. However, its existence still cannot replace Google Play Store for some people.
Play Store becomes world standard for Android users to find, download, and install various interesting apps, games, even books and movies.
Xiaomi devices released globally run MIUI Global Stable build. It has built-in Play Store and some other necessary services. On the other hand, due to government’s policy, MIUI China Stable build has no Google Apps (GApps) installed.
This is quite unfortunate for all fanatic Mi Fans around the globe. There are a number of Mi Fans that really eager to get latest Xiaomi devices on hand. Xiaomi always releases any device variant within company’s country first. Global release usually awaits for few weeks or even after a couple of months.
This doesn’t stop people to get newest Xiaomi device from China. There are some online stores provide Xiaomi phones available for purchase directly from China. Gearbest, Banggood, and Alibaba/Aliexpress are just few of them.
Now, are you one of them? Are you a die-hard Mi Fan with a China variant of Xiaomi device on hand? Then you are going to need one of these GApps packages.
Xiaomi has its a dedicated Google Installer app. What it does is exactly like its name. It installs necessary Google services along with Play Store.
The app may work for some users but it may not also work for others. This where third-party GApps package comes in.
One of popular pre-built packages of GApps is OpenGapps Project. The project provides several flavors of Google Apps packs. Each pack contains different apps. The smaller pack variant is Pico which is the bare minimum to get Google Play functionality. The highest one is Super. The Super OpenGapps pack offers the most complete version. It has all Google Apps ever shipped on an Android device.
Inevitably, the Super pack has the biggest file size compared to other lower variants. Hence, most people opt to use the mid-range pack which is Nano.
Check also: MindTheGapps for Android 9.0 Pie and 8.1 Oreo.
OpenGapps is a free project which you can download it for free. You can choose which variant to download from its official page below:
Why should you download from its official page?
First, because you can choose which variant to download. Second, you can always obtain the latest version available. Last, you can make sure the package is original.
All the files are also hosted on reliable cloud servers hosted on Github. You can enjoy unparalleled download experience.
Mirror Download Links
Nevertheless, there are some people that experience difficulties downloading from its official page. A number of factors influence this issue.
Despite rarely occurs, such a problem really exists.
That’s why you may need mirror download links.
There are some drawbacks of downloading OpenGapps from third-party sources. First, you cannot get the latest version available. Most versions are the outdated ones. Second, you will always need to make sure the originality of the packs. Make sure to scan the pack using your favorite Antivirus software. Lastly, the number of available variants is limited.
Below you can download OpenGapps Nano variant compatible with MIUI ROM and custom ROMs based on Anddroid 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, and 7.1 Nougat.
The Nano pack provides the core Google system base, Google Android Shared Services, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Calendar Sync, Face Detection for Media, Face Unlock, Dialer Framework, Device Health Services, Google App (Search), Google Package Installer (replaces stock/AOSP Package Installer), and of course Google Play services.
You have to download the correct build according to your device system architecture: either ARM or ARM64.
The files are hosted and mirrored by Archive.org.
OpenGapps Nano for Android 9.0 Pie ARM64
OpenGapps Nano for Android 9.0 Pie ARM
OpenGapps Nano for Android 8.1 Oreo ARM64
OpenGapps Nano for Android 8.1 Oreo ARM
OpenGapps Nano for Android 7.1 Nougat ARM64
OpenGapps Nano for Android 7.1 Nougat ARM
We provide the mirror links above for informational purpose only. The files are hosted and mirrored by Archive.org, a public digital library of many things.
We strongly encourage you to download OpenGapps from its official page.