How to Install Play Store on Redmi K20 (Mi 9T)

How to Install Play Store on Redmi K20 (Mi 9T) 1

This article simply guides you to the right way on how to install Play Store on Redmi K20 without rooting. There are basically two ways. The first way requires no bootloader unlocking. The second one needs TWRP custom recovery.

Redmi K20 is a mid-range Android phone. Even better. Its level is slightly above Redmi Note 7 Pro but is below its older brother Redmi K20 Pro. It is almost a flagship killer.

The Qualcomm SDM730 Snapdragon 730 SoC raging under the hood gives Redmi K20 its horsepower. Thanks to its Octa-core CPUs and Adreno 618 GPU, the phone is capable to run heavy duty tasks including most of the graphic-demanding games.

Redmi K20 was announced in May 2019. It was available first in China followed by its global release not long after it.

However, the device inherits a different naming structure. Instead released under the company’s Redmi brand, the K20 is available globally as Xiaomi Mi 9T.

Both devices are basically the same device. The Mi 9T and Redmi K20 have same codename which is Davinci.

The only different is Google Apps existence. While the Mi 9T comes with Google Apps and Services running on it, the Chinese Redmi K20 don’t. Unless you buy either Mi 9T or India version of Redmi K20, you won’t find apps like Play Store, Gmail, Drive, Youtube, Photos, Google Maps, and so on.

However, buying Redmi K20 without any GApps is not a big mistake. It is basically easy to install Google Apps. Well, as long as you have Play Store installed.

It is not a difficult task as well. Simply try one of these two methods.

Install Play Store on Redmi K20 without Unlocking Bootloader

Follow these steps:

Step 1. Download the essential GApps package for Android 9.0 Pie here.

Step 2. Extract the GoogleAppsMIUIPie.zip file using either Winzip or Winrar. You’ll get six apk files.

Step 3. Copy all the apk files to your phone. You can use its USB cable for this task.

Step 4. Open up File Manager app.

Step 5. Locate the APK files in your phone.

Step 6. Now install it one by one starting from the APK file number one to the number 6.

Step 7. Once all installed, go to Settings >> Manage apps >> Google Contacts / Calendar Sync. Enable Autostart and give all possible permissions such as write and read permissions over your contacts / calendar events.

Step 8. Finally, restart your phone to apply changes.

Voila! You have Play Store installed.

Install Open GApps on Redmi K20

Step 1. Unlock your phone’s bootloader following this guide.

Step 2. Flash LR.Team TWRP recovery (or the official one if available).

Step 3. Download OpenGapps here or from our mirror direct link here. Choose ARM64 Android 9.0 Pie. Do not extract the zip file. Copy it to your phone.

e.g: open_gapps-arm64-9.0-nano-20190209.zip

Step 4. Boot into TWRP recovery. Turn off your phone completely then press the Power and Volume Up buttons simultaneously.

Step 5. Choose “Install” from the main menu of TWRP.

Step 6. Now locate the Open GApps zip file.

Step 7. Tap on its file name to select it.

Step 8. Do the “Swipe to confirm flash” action.

Step 9. Wait for it to finish its job. Once done, choose “Reboot” then “System“.

Voila! You have successfully flashed Play Store and all its essential services on Redmi K20 codename Davinci.

Ran into problems? Do not hesitate to drop comments below.

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