Looking for the working Google Apps packages for your Xiaomi, Redmi, or Redmi Note phone running Android 10 Q, 9.0 Pie, or 8.1 Oreo? Look no further as you can find it below.
Google Apps (Gapps) is a set of applications suite released by Google as the maker of Android OS. It contains at least all required systems and frameworks for Google Apps to run. Usually, the mandatory app to become available is the Google Play Store app.
Nowadays, custom ROMs such as LineageOS becomes Google-less. It means that the operating system still can run smoothly without and independently from any Google apps and services. Hence, such a custom ROM does not include Gapps within its package.
Nevertheless, the popularity of the Play Store and the indispensable Google Apps such as Gmail, Drive, Calendar, and so on are inevitable. They are just too tempting to install, too interesting to deny, and too useful to avoid.
Why Open Gapps?
First, because not all custom ROMs are coming with Google Apps included. Therefore, you have to install it manually from third-party sources. Of course, you can search for its APK files but it’s just too arduous. Open Gapps, on the other hand, provides all the required files within a single package that simply works.
Second, because Xiaomi phones (Mi, Redmi Note, or Redmi series) bought directly from China online retailers are usually running MIUI China Stable build. Any Xiaomi phones running MIUI China ROM does not come with any Gapps installed due to government restrictions.
You can download the flash-able zip file of OpenGapps by visiting its official homepage at https://opengapps.org/. You can choose which variant and which version of Gapps you wish. Don’t worry, it’s free!
Alternatively, you can also download it from the mirror links below,…
Please choose the correct variant for your phone.
Opengapps Micro for ARM64 Android 10 Q
Opengapps Micro for ARM32 Android 10 Q
Opengapps Micro for ARM64 Android 9 Pie
Opengapps Micro for ARM32 Android 9 Pie
Opengapps Micro for ARM64 Android 8.1 Oreo
Opengapps Micro for ARM32 Android 8.1 Oreo
Currently, OpenGapps for Android 10 is still in beta stages.
We really recommend you to download from the official homepage. Use mirror links above only if you have difficulties in downloading.
Any Xiaomi phones are also compatible with these Gaapps. Just make sure to unlock its bootloader.
What are inside the Open Gapps Micro?
Micro OpenGApps package contains the core Google system base, Google Android Shared Services, off-line speech files, Google Play Store, Google Exchange Services (replaces stock/AOSP Exchange Services), Face Detection for Media, Face Unlock, Dialer Framework, and the following Play Store applications:
- Device Health Services
- Google App (Search)
- Google Calendar (replaces stock/AOSP Calendar)
- Google Pixel Launcher
- Google Package Installer (replaces stock/AOSP Package Installer)
- Google Play services
- Google Text-to-Speech (for Android 6.0+)
- Google Wallpapers
- Google Pixel Icons
- Google Sounds (for Android 9.0+).
Need other Google Apps not included within the Micro package? Simply grab them through the Play Store app.
How to Install?
- Unlock the bootloader.
- Flash TWRP.
- Download the Gapps package.
- Boot into recovery.
- Flash Gapps zip file through TWRP.
Which one should I download?
Open Gapps packages are made specifically for either 64bit or 32bit system architecture. Most recent and mid-range Xiaomi phones are powered with ARM64 (64-bit), mostly mid-range and high-end devices. Only a few Redmi phones such as Redmi 7A are powered with the 32-bit chipset.
Flashing Gapps ARM64 on 32-bit devices or vice versa may prevent the phone from functioning (bricked).
On top of that, make sure you choose the package made for the Android version of your phone runs. Recently, Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 11 for many phones. However, not all MIUI 11 updates are based on Android 10 Q. Hence, double-check it through Settings >> About phone >> Android version.
Lastly, the above Gapps package for Android 10 was built with system-as-root aware. This is due to the fact that starting from Android 10, the root filesystem is a resident part of the system image. Confused? Please don’t. You don’t have to understand this paragraph. Simply grasp it as some dispensable technical details.
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