This article helps Redmi 6 users (and 6A users) getting Google Apps installed on their devices running MIUI China ROM. This requires no root access nor unlocking bootloader.
Hence, I hope it will guide you to the easiest direction to install Play Store and any Google Apps you want on your Redmi 6/6A. Perhaps you purchased the Chinese version of the phone directly from China online stores like Gearbest or AliExpress. Despite shipped with English language, Xiaomi devices running MIUI China ROM has no GApps.
This tutorial will also assist you effortlessly. You don’t need to unlock phone’s bootloader. You don’t even obligated to root the device with Magisk. Moreover, no custom recoveries were involved within the process. It is a pure easiness.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 and 6A are both budget-friendly Android phones powered with MediaTek chipset. Both are entry-level devices. However, Xiaomi’s CEO has committed to press company’s profit from selling their device to a minimal level. Therefore, customers and all Mi Fans around the world can enjoy a satisfactory Android device with great price-to-performance ratio.
Read also: Google camera app for Redmi 6/6A that works.
Now let’s get back the main topic.
What we are going to do is installing Play Store as well as fixing the Google Contact Sync error.
Steps to Install Play Store
Step 1. Download the MIUI Google Installer here. The APK file is very small. It won’t consume megabytes of data. Grab its latest version available.
Step 2. Launch the installer by tapping on its APK file. During the process, your phone may ask you to allow permission for installation from external sources. Just allow it.
Step 3. Tap on the big Install button and tap next, next, and next. The process will start consequently.
Step 4. Once the installation process is done, DO NOT PRESS OPEN.
Step 5. Now exit the app and open up the Security app.
Step 6. Tap on Manage >> Permission >> and find the “Google Contact Sync” app.
Step 7. Allow all permissions available.
Voila! You have finally installed Play Store on your phone. You are now safe to open the Play Store app. Next, find all Google Apps and install all you want from it.
Simple and easy, isn’t it?
This trick is not limited to Redmi 6. You may try the same procedure on different Xiaomi devices running MIUI China ROM.
Credits and thanks go to Mitch002, to Google for creating Android, and to Xiaomi for selling great budget devices.