Powered with Intel-based chipset (and of course CPU and GPU), the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is really an awesome Android tablet. Unlike many other Xiaomi devices, the Mi Pad 2 is quite distinctive and it can easily run either MIUI Android or Windows 10. Planted under the hood are Intel X5-Z8500 chipset, Intel Atom Quad-core 2.24 GHz CPU, and Intel HD Graphics GPU. It comes shipped with MIUI 7 by default, it has intuitive UI displayed on its 7.9-inches touchscreen display.
For you who are being so lucky to have Mi Pad 2 on hands, you may find it runs MIUI 7 China Stable version. It means most-likely you won’t find Play Store app or any other Google Apps pre-installed within your tablet. Luckily, there is a GApps Installer tool has been specially made for all Android devices powered with Intel Chipset (and CPU as well as GPU). This Windows-based tool has ability to automatically install many Google Apps in an instant, with just a single push of a button on the keyboard.
List of Google Apps included within the installer package :
- Google Backup Transport
- Market Feedback Agent
- Google Service Framework
- Google Account Manager
- Google One Time Initializer
- Google Partner Setup
- Setup Wizard
- Google Contacts Sync
- Google Play services
- Google Play Store
- Google App
- Google Plus
- Google Play Games
Basically this Google Apps installer tool is capable to install GApps on any Intel-based phones / tablets which means it is also compatible with Mi Pad 2. Follow steps below to install all most popular Google Apps on your Mi Pad 2 :
How to install
Step 1 – Download GApps Installer Package for Intel Chipset into your computer. Extract the .zip file using either Winzip or Winrar.
Step 2 – On your Mi Pad 2, enable Developer Options. Doing so is easy. Just go to Settings >> About phones >> tap on the MIUI Version 7 times. You can skip this step if you have it enabled previously.
Step 3 – Now enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings >> Additional Settings >> Developer Options >> enable USB Debugging.
Step 4 – Next, connect your Mi Pad2 to your computer using its USB cable. Just wait few seconds till your computer fully recognizes your device.
Step 5 – Open up Windows Explorer and go to the location of where you have extracted the GApps package.
Step 6 – Now simply run the tool and follow on-screen instruction which is to press any key to start the GApps installation process.
That’s it and enjoy.
What if my computer cannot recognize my device? What if my device is not shown in list of attached devices? The workaround you can try is to uninstall / remove current USB ADB Drivers and reinstall it again on your computer. You can download USB ADB Drivers here or simply install Mi PC Suite.