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How to install Google Playstore (and other GAPSS) on Xiaomi devices

When you buy a Xiaomi device from China with an original China ROM, you will see that the Google Play Store app and services are not installed on your device. Don’t panic, the installation is very simple when you following our steps below.

The Xiaomi community has build Google Installer V2 app which provides an on-screen installation facility to install GAPPS.  GAPPS is a combination of Google apps including Google Play Store, Google Contact Manager, Google Play Service and so on. The Google Installer V2 works on all MIUI versions which run on Android KitKat, Lollipop and Marshmallow.


Step 1: First download the Google Apps Installer V2 here.
Step 2: Enable installing from “Unknown source” in your settings.

Step 3: Tap on the downloaded installer file and installing process will begin.
Step 4: You’ll see the following figure. Tap on install.

Step 5: After installing restart your device
Step 6: This is an extra step, disable the option to install from “Unknown sources” to protect your smartphone again.

You can remove the installer afterwards. It is possible that the installed software is out-of-date. No worries it will be updated now.

That’s all!