[Working] Install Google Play Store on MIUI 8 for Xiaomi Mi Max, Mi 5, Redmi Note 3, Redmi 2, Redmi 1s and More

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MIUI 8 Beta Supported Devices

MIUI 8 was recently launched Xiaomi’s smartphone lineup as you can see in this image. MIUI 8 is pretty tweaked and includes loads of features over previous generations. The major problem is China version and Beta doesn’t include Google Play services and Google Play store which is pretty frustrating for a non-Chinese user like me. Today I’ll show you how you can install Google Play Store on your MIUI 8 powered devices like Mi Max, Mi5, Redmi Note 3, Mi 4i and more.

The guide below is only for MIUI 8 if you are on a different version please check out distinctive guide for those.  for MIUI 7 click here. for MIUI 6 click here.

Method One – To install Google Play Store and Google Services

  • Enable USB debugging on your smartphone. To enable USB debugging Navigate to Settings >> About Phone and tap on MIUI version seven times to open Developer Options.
  • Open Developer Options and Enable USB Debugging of your Xiaomi handset.
  • Navigate to the Phone Additional Settings >> Privacy and Enable Unknown Sources.
  • Connect your smartphone to your computer via USB cable.
  • Now visit the link mentioned and download the GApps_Mi5_MiMax.zip file on your desktop and extract the contents of the zip file on your desktop. Click here.
  • There you will find a packaged folder and Google App executable file.
  • Now Open Developer Options on your mobile. Open Security Apps >> Permissions >> Settings Icon >> Off Install via USB.
  • Run “Google Apps.exe” to start the program. Press any key to install Google Apps.
  • Now it will install Google Play store and Google services on your MIUI 8 powered device.

Method Two – Installing Google Play store and Google Services on MIUI 8 via Google Installer

  • Enable USB debugging on your smartphone. To enable USB debugging Navigate to Settings >> About Phone and tap on MIUI version seven times to open Developer Options.
  • Navigate to the Phone Additional Settings >> Privacy and Enable Unknown Sources.
  • Download Google Apps installer Apk file on your smartphone. Click here to download Google Installer Apk
  • Now install the application and open it.
  • Hit the Blue button to commence installation of Google Apps on your smartphone.
  • This will install Google Play store and necessary Google Applications on your device.

If you are facing and issue then head over to the comments section below.

15 COMMENTS

  1. In my case reinstall google play service couldnt work, so i open google play service setting and click uninstall previous update then reboot the android, it works again, no annoying message show up in my miui8

  2. Excellent!!! I used Method One above and it installed all main google apps that i was willing to install in my Xiomi Redmi Note 4G from long time. I did try to install google play store, maps, gmail etc but i could not (some error all the times). But thanks to this post, well done buddy!!. Some of less imp apps failed installation with code Install_Failed_Older_SDK not sure about the reason but thats fine.. 🙂

  3. Could not find this step(Now Open Developer Options on your mobile. Open Security Apps >> Permissions >> Settings Icon >> Off Install via USB.) in miui 8. There is no security apps option under ‘Developer option’ in my phone

  4. Dear Sir,
    I have install Google installer lot’s of time and done every process as you mentioned,do several times factory reset but…same problem

  5. Hello, I have Xiaomi Mi Note Pro on MIUI8.2 8.2.1.0(LXHCNDL), I followed method 2. google play store was succesfully installed. however once i try dowloading an app. it stays on “Downloading pending”. So i can not install any app at all.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks !

  6. All files are downloaded successfully but…..

    Play Store is loading after it…… Not white screen appears…. I hd waited for half an hour but as it is…

    Hope to get response as early as possible

  7. All apps i.e. 6 apks are successfully​ installed but on clicking playstore icon….. White screen appear…..no response at all

    Can u guide me?

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