If you have updated your Xiaomi phone to the latest build of MIUI 9 China ROM, then you must be knowing about the absence of the Google Play Store. For starters, not only you have to find a different way to install apps, but you also miss out on Play Store services.
In this article, we will explore two different options to install Google Play Store on MIUI 9. While the first method makes use of the Google Installer APK file, the second method uses a backup file of Google Play Services.
Once done, enable the Unknown Sources. This option can be found under the Additional settings > Privacy > Unknown Sources.
Please note to turn off the Unknown Sources option once you are done with the installation services.
Step 3: Install the File
Now all you need to do is install the APK file. Head over to the phone’s file manager and hunt for the downloaded file.
A tap is all it needs to install and open the Google Installer file. Once done, tap on Install which will take around 2-5 minutes to complete. All you need to do is tap on install for whenever prompted for the separate services.
During the installation process, keep WiFi or the cellular network turned on.
Now, just reboot your Xiaomi phone to enjoy the benefits of the Google Play Services.
The second method follows the same drill — download and extract. Aforesaid, instead of an APK file, it makes use of an already existing backup file. So it can be used if the first one is failing for some reason.
Step 1: Download Backup File
Naturally, the first step involves downloading the backup file. Head over to your browser, paste the link and download the file.
Now that the files have made their way to the intended location, it’s time to install them. Go to Settings > Additional Settings > Backup and Reset > Local Backup and tap on it.
This will install the Gapps or Google Play Services to your Xiaomi device running MIUI 9. The process will take a couple of minutes and once done, reboot your device and bam! Google Play Store and Google Play Services have been safely installed on the MIUI 9 China ROM.
So, this was how you can get Google Play Store on MIUI 9 easily and quickly. But of course, these are not the only two ways of doing it. A third, but a bit lengthy way is to install the Google Services through TWRP.