Xiaomi Google Apps Installer for MIUI China ROM

Xiaomi Google Apps Installer for MIUI China ROM 1

Download the easiest app to install all Google Apps you need on any Xiaomi phones running MIUI China ROM. Meet Google Installer v2 and v3! This app is not the Gapps itself, instead, it automatically detects, downloads, and installs the compatible Play Store for your smartphone.

Using this installer is obviously the easiest way to get GApps installed. First, it does not require you to unlock the bootloader nor to root your device.

Second, the app is very small in size. The app acts as a bridge between your device and the necessary Google Apps. It will first download all the basic apps and services required to get Play Store running. Hence, it does not bloat your phone.

You can then install any other Google Apps from the Play Store.

Obviously, compared to the third-party GApps package such as OpenGapps, using this installer is easiest. OpenGapps does provide you with options to choose which packages you wish to install: Aroma, Stock, Micro, and so on. Each has different apps included and of different sizes.

Moreover, you will need to learn which one is the correct package to download. Please remember that you have to grasp which Android version is your phone’s MIUI is built-on. Choosing a wrong package and flash it through custom recovery would be risky. Not to mention uninstalling the wrong Gapps and cleaning its traces from your phone would be arduous.

Why would I need Google Apps?

Xiaomi rolls out two different versions of their phones: the China and the Global versions. All devices released in China are running MIUI China ROM. On the other hand, devices released worldwide outside China run MIUI Global ROM.

The main differences between the two ROMs are the existence of Google apps and services. China version of MIUI ROM does not have Google Apps, obviously. Additionally, the languages availability is also limited in China ROM. Its users can only choose between China and English.

Google services are not available in China for some reasons. Xiaomi has replaced Play Store with Mi Apps Store. This is not a major problem to some extent. However, those who live outside China and have bought a Xiaomi device meant for China market will find it difficult.

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On top of that, Xiaomi has expanded its operations worldwide entering not only developing countries but also major countries in Europe, including the UK. Nevertheless, there are still users who cannot wait for the device to be released officially on their countries. Purchasing directly from China through online stores such as Alibaba, Aliexpress, Banggood, etc., is the solution.

The minor shortcoming of Mi devices bought directly from China is the absence of Google Services.

Check also: Mi Account Authorization Tips: Check and Apply for it!

Download Google Apps Installer

There are two versions of the apps, the first one below is for MIUI China based on Android 4.x Kitkat, 5.x Lolipop, and 6.x Marshmallow. The next version is for devices running Android 7.x Nougat and 8.x Oreo.

These work on all versions of MIUI 8, MIUI 9, and MIUI 10 China ROMs. Just make sure you have checked which Android version is running. Go to Settings >> About Phone >> check the Android version:

  • 6.x.x is Marshmallow
  • 7.x.x is Nougat
  • and 8.x.x is Oreo.

Google Installer v2 APK:

File name :
Version 2.0 | 86020 downloads | Size: 166 KB

Google Installer v3 APK:

File name :
Version 3.0 | 111858 downloads | Size: 176 KB

We cannot confirm whether the 3rd version is compatible with Android 9.x Pie. Meanwhile, using Open Gapps is the most viable option.

Check also: A Ready-to-use Play Store Package for MIUI 8 and MIUI 9.

How to install

  1. Download the apk file.
  2. Install it on your phone.
  3. Open the Google Installer app.
  4. Tap the blue-ish Install button.
  5. Wait for the process to finish.

Make sure your Internet connection is available during the process.

Xiaomi Google Apps Installer for MIUI China ROM 2


The app above does not work flawlessly on recent MIUI versions. New devices such as Redmi K20 Pro, Mi 9, Redmi Note 7, etc., are not compatible with the app above.

Alternatively, you can use this pre-built GApps package for Android 9.0 Pie. Download the essential Google Services and Play Store APK files and install it manually on your device. There is no need to unlock bootloader nor to flash TWRP.


30 thoughts on “Xiaomi Google Apps Installer for MIUI China ROM”

    1. Redmi 6A on MIUI 10 China Stable? Is its bootloader unlocked? If yes, you can flash TWRP then flash Mind The Gapps or Open GApps.

    2. This is base on experience and I hope it will help you through these method I used. Since every time I tried to use the Google Installer, it just got stuck to 0% and seemed like it’s not downloading itself. So, what I did was… First things first, I suggest you move all the important files on your sd card and remove it along with the sim card. Also, you have to make sure that you know your Mi account’s password.

      So then, first, do the ‘hard reset’: 1. Power off the phone and leave for 10 secs. 2. Press and hold the power button + volume up button together till the ‘mi’ logo shows up for recovery mode. Use (Volume Button) to select the option and press (Power Button) to Ok or Confirm or Choose. Please choose the ‘Wipe All Data’ and then go back to reboot. Wait until your phone finishes the process and it will start again like new. Once it’s done, insert back your sd and sim card. But the first thing you’ll gonna see is something written in Chinese, it will ask you for a password of your Mi account for security something, and you can’t skip it. To do so, tap and the first option and put your password there. It’ll be fine if you know or remember your password.

      Now then, for the Google Apps. First of all, I didn’t set, change, or arrange anything from the phone. I directly head to the browser and manually download the necessary apps for you to successfully use the Play Store.
      Below is the link.
      *Google Play Services apk

      *Google Services Framework apk

      *Google Account Manager apk

      *Google Contacts Sync apk

      *Google Calendar Sync apk

      And lastly is for the *Google Play Store apk

      But after each one of them is done downloading and installing, don’t open then yet. Wait till you installed all of them and then go to settings > installed apps > permissions from these 6 apps. You just have to ensure if the necessary permissions are in check. Once you’ve all done then high five! I hope this will work.

    3. using the google installer, it just stays at 0% on the first step after tapping the blue install button. any ideas?

    4. hey, i have the miui 10.1 and google play services on the phone, the apk tries to update v7.. but my play services v. is 11 .. so it cannot install because it says it can not downgrade google play services.. what can i do? i tried to uninstall all updates, doesnt work..

    5. hello ..
      may i ask you some .. i hv tiny China phone Melrose s9 cannot access google app… after intall v 2 n 3…
      framework error always appear … pls help me for solutions thx …

    6. Good day, and I hope for a reply. I’m using a Xiaomi Redmi 6 China rom and in MIUI 10.2. I downloaded the Google installer in all kinds of resources that I could found including this site of yours, but all is failed. The installer just stays in 0% even though I have an excellent internet connection, it just stay like that. I left it for half an hour and it confirmed that it’s not working. I’ve tried downloading the Google apps manually and same, the apps automatically closing when I opened it. I can’t really figure out the solution of this problem so, please help us out on this. Thank you in advance.

    7. i have mi9 transparent…and when installing google play services appears error… cant downgrade…
      its at 84 %… any solution??

      1. Thank you for this post. A really big help, however it has solved the issue. I just want Google Play Services in my phone as it will allow me to use other apps that requires the said services.

        I managed to Unlock my Redmi 6 prior to these steps you have given, in hopes that I can change the China to Global ROM. Unfortunately, Global ROM for Redmi 6 is still in existent.

        I have been trying every thread on the Internet now, and this step you have provided does not seem to work on my phone. Google Installer is already on my phone but it is stucked at 0% which is all Chineses. After reviewing your post I see that the installation is stuck on Google Framework. I have a stable internet while this is going on with no luck. I have tried installing the Google Installer from Mi App Store too, I even downloaded Google Play Services and Google Play Store at the Xiaomi’s App Store. Needless to say, I am pretty much clueless now what is the best step.

        I have also tried manually installing the Google Play Apps using these link :
        https://mega.nz/#!PmwHFKYB!gH6EY … SAPZFa_F8heCSQFIIFk

        I hope you can forward me an email with more help.
        My device is Redmi 6 MIUI 10.2 | Stable

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