How to Install Google Apps on Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus

Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Redmi 5 Plus come running MIUI 9 China Stable ROM as for currently at the time of writing. That means that the phones have no Play Store and any other Google Apps (also known as Gapps) installed. That is due to the fact that both phones are released for Chinese users. However, those outside China can still buy the phones from online retailers like Banggood or AliExpress. Still, those phones have no Gapps.

Luckily, there are 3 working workarounds to manually, and easily, install Play Store without rooting. We share all of those methods in this article. Please kindly try the first method and try the other if one does not work.

Redmi 5 (codename Rosy) is released in two variants: the original one and the Plus variant. Some fans say this release replacing the next predecessor of Redmi Note variants. The device is popular due to its beautiful screen design with rounded corners: 5.7″ HD+ and 5.99″ FHD+.

Now let’s go on with the tutorial.

Method #1: Using Mi Store

Step 1 – Grab your Xiaomi phone and tap on the Settings app to launch it up.

Step 2 – Now go to following path:

Additional settings >> Privacy >> tick or activate Unknown Sources

That will allow you to install any apps from unkown sources.

Step 3 – Now open up Mi Store app.

Step 4 – Now in the search bar, type “Google Play” and hit enter.

Step 5 – Next, tap on the one with the green icon (see image below). That is the Google Installer app (not the Play Store itself). Now install it.

(click on image to view larger version)

Step 6 – Go back to your home screen and find the newly installed Google installer app. Tap on it to launch it up.

Step 7 – Next, tap on the blue Install button then wait till the process has reached 100%.

The process will install following essential parts of Gapps: Google Services FrameworkAccount ManagerPlay serviceCalendar synchronization, and Contact synchronization service. ..

Step 8 – Now simply tap in the Install then tap OK when asked.

Step 9 – Finally, restart your phone. This is necessary to make all Google services loaded completely. Once done, you will now see the familiar Play Store icon.

Just tap on its icon to launch it app. This method install very basic parts to have Play Store and Google services on your phone. It means that you have to manually install other apps like GDrive, Gmail, Hangouts, Duo, Youtube, Photos, etc.

Method #2: Using GApps Installer App

Step 1 – Download the Gapps Installer app below and transfer the .apk file into your phone.

File name :
Google-Installer-2.0.apk
Version 2.0 | 5010 downloads | Size: 166 KB

Step 2 – Next, tap on the Settings app to launch it up.

Step 3 – Now go to following path:

Additional settings >> Privacy >> tick or activate Unknown Sources

That will allow you to install any apps from unknown sources.

Step 4 – Open up File Explorer and locate the copied .apk file. Double-tap on it to install it.

The process will install following essential parts of Gapps: Google Services FrameworkAccount ManagerPlay serviceCalendar synchronization, and Contact synchronization service. ..

Step 5 – Now simply tap in the Install then tap OK when asked.

Step 6 – Finally, restart your phone. This is necessary to make all Google services loaded completely. Once done, you will now see the familiar Play Store icon.

Method #3: Using APK Files

Step 1Download Google Apps APK files package here.

Step 2 – Extract the zip file in your computer using either Winzip or Winrar or any similar software.

Step 3  – You will then get several .apk files namely:

  • Google Play Store (apk)
  • Google Play Services (apk)
  • Google Play Games (apk)
  • Google Account Manager (apk)
  • Google Services Framework (apk)
  • Google Calendar Sync (apk)

Step 4 – Install each apk file one by one but never run any of them until you have installed them all.

Enjoy!

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