In December I had posted an article on frequent crashing of Google Play Store and other Google applications for people who migrated from MIUI v5 to MIUI v6 without clearing cache and user data. The issue was eventually resolved in that post but the Applications used in previous method is now removed/not available in the Mi App Store. The absence of Google Installer has been quite a head ache for me and I know most of the users. To tackle this issue again I am back with another article.
MIUI 6 is really a worth upgrade over MIUI 5 because most of the glitches, heating issue and ram management issue are fixed in the latest version of MIUI 6 and most importantly it gives a whole new interface for enthusiast like me.Frequent crashing for Google Play Store and inability to access Google Applications in MIUI 6 will be resolved in this post.
The Idea is simple If you just flashed MIUI 6 over MIUI 5 hoping to retain you installed application then I am really sorry you cannot save them. You have clear all your user data it’s better to have a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP because wiping data from Mi Recovery will also remove your personal data store on SD card (Redmi 1s and Redmi Note) and data on internal storage (Mi3 and Mi4). Install a custom recovery first.
Method One (Not Tested Personally)
After downloading Google Application package move the zip file to you smartphone internal or external depending on your model/phone. Then reboot into recovery and flash that Google Application package using a custom recovery. Make sure you Wipe Cache, Dalvik cache and User Data before flashing.
This would eventually solve the issue but I haven’t tested this because of high chances of SystemUI crashing issue.
Method Two (100% Working Tested Personally)
Download Google Applications package on you smartphone or transfer package from your computer and then, Using MIUI’s zip extraction feature extract that zip file. Now browse a folder “priv-app” or similar folder where files are extracted. In this folder, you will find necessary Google Applications to help work your smartphone smoothly. From these applications install Google Service Framework.apk, Google Login Service.apk, GMSCore.apk (Google Play Services), SetupWizard.apk and Phonesky.apk (PlayStore). Now just login to your Google account and install app from play store on MIUI 6.
Update – Our guide to install Google Playstore and Google Applications for MIUI 8. Click here