You can employ this delicious tutorial to guide you on installing Google Play Store and all basic Gapps on your Xiaomi Mi 6X device that runs on MIUI 9 China build either Stable or Developer/Beta ROM. As you may have noticed that an MIUI device that runs China version of MIUI ROM does not come preloaded with Play Store nor any other default Google apps. This is due to some reasons but we are not going to talk further about it. Instead, we will find out a workaround of installing and running GApps on the device.
The Mi 6X, which is dubbed as the next Mi A2, is Xiaomi’s another dual-cameraphone that sports Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660 chipset that sports Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260), 20MP front camera, 20MP+12MP rear camera setup, Adreno 512 graphics processor , and is available in there different variants of RAM and storage: 4GB/64GB, 6GB/64GB, and 6GB/128GB.
- A Xiaomi Mi6X device.
- At least running MIUI 9.
- Google Installer v3 APK file.
- An internet connection to download the apps.
- A piece of Donut or Pancake.
- About 10 minutes of your time.
Step 1 – Download Google Installer for Mi 6X v3.0 app on your phone.
Step 2 – Now open up the apk file to run it. You can do this either by tapping on its file name on your browser Download manager or by opening File Manager app search for the app in the Downloads folder and tap on it.
Step 3 – Once you open up the Installer app, your phone system will ask for a confirmation. Simply hit the “Install” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.
Step 4 – Now click “Open” to launch the GApps Installer.
Step 5 – You will then see an app with Chinese character. Simply tap on the big rounded Blue button.
Step 6 – The app will then download and install the Google Services Framework. Tap the “Settings“. You will need to first enable installation from Unknown Sources.
Step 7 – Enable the “Allow from this source” option.
Step 8 – Hit the Install button again, then click on “Done” button once it’s done.
Step 9 – Next, the installer will then fetch Google Play Services and automatically initiate the installation. Simply tap on the “Install” button and “Done”.
Step 10 – Now the next app will be installed is Google Calendar Sync. Just do the same thing.
Step 11 – Also do the same with Google Contact Sync app.
Step 12 – Finally, the installer will download the main app: The Google Play Store.
Step 13 – Once all above apps have been installed, you will notice that GApps installation will automate the Google Account setup process. Simply go through the process and follow on-screen instruction.
Step 14 – That’s it and voila! You have successfully installed Play Store on your Mi 6X device.
Enjoy and happy downloading new Android apps from Play Store. From here, you can then install all other basic Gapps like Drive, Gmail, Maps, Duo, Photos, and of course Youtube.
Credits: Mitch002 from MIUI Forum.