How to Install Google Play Store on Mi 5 Running MIUI Android 6.0

Method to Install Play Store on Mi 5

Install Google Service Framework and Play Store on Mi 5 Running Marshmallow-based MIUI – Xiaomi finally sell its flagship device, the Mi5, for public around the world starting this June – at least for people live in India and Indonesia. I’m not quite sure on what MIUI version it runs since I didn’t see any Global Stable ROM for Mi 5 so far (at the time of this writing). Furthermore, many people around the world have had this marvelous device before its official worldwide availability. Generally, the phone comes running MIUI7 China Stable version – even users can than install Global Developer version – with no Google Play Store installed.

Also read : How to install Google Play Store app from Mi Store.

Consequently, many users are wondering on how to properly install Google Play Store easily on Xiaomi Mi 5. There have been few ways out there involving flashing Gapps from TWRP or using Google Installer file which sometimes not fully compatible. This time, you’ll see easiest way to install Google Play Store including all required services like Services Framework, Play Service, Calendar and Contacts Sync. The only condition is that your Mi 5 should run Marshmallow-based MIUI version. So, make sure you have upgraded its MIUI ROM to version 7.3 (or newer version like MIUI 8), and then check the Android version from About page in Settings area.

Also read : MIUI 7.3.4.0 MAACNDD Android 6.0 for Mi 5.

Installing Google Apps

Step 1 – On your phone, please enable installation from Unknown Sources in the Settings.

Step 2Download and install ES File Explorer app, an alternative File Manager app with ability to unzip .zip file.

Step 3 – Download GApps for MIUI Marshmallow into your phone’s internal storage.

Step 4 – Open up ES File Explorer and go to the location of where you’ve downloaded Gapps .zip file. Extract the file using ES File Explorer (long press the file name to display more options).

You’ll then get 6 different folders named :

  1. Google Account Manager
  2. Google Services Framework
  3. Google Play Service
  4. Google Calendar Sync
  5. Google Contacts Sync
  6. Google Play Store

Step 5 – Please then install each of those apps one by one sequentially from app no. 1 to no. 6.

Step 6 – Once done, it is better to reboot your phone to make sure all new changes are applied.

Alternative methods :

  1. Install Play Store on Mi 5 Running MIUI 7.
  2. Automatic Google Apps Installer for Mi 5.

That’s all. You can now enjoy using Play Store and you should be able to firstly login to your Google Account to make sure all Google Services work well. Please share your experience in the comment section below.

  • Naresh Krishna

    Can anyone tell me how to install Google apps for mi5 China beta ROM . I can’t flash gapps and also can’t use twrp. Is there any other way ? Recently phone phone update from marshmallow to nougat and all Google apps even games I had stopped working . Please anyone if I know anyway to make it work tell me

  • 6 MAJ

    It is not working on my MI 5 running MIUI 8.2 I Stable 8.2.1.0 (MAACNEB)

  • Andy Hwang

    Thank you and its work for me.