The offers launched by Chinese stores are very attractive. For this reason, there are many people who have purchased mobile phones in one of these stores. However, the problem with this is that sometimes the Chinese version of the smartphone is purchased and not the global one. And this not only means that it will come with another language by default (although changing it is very easy), but also that may bring certain restrictions.
In this way, if you buy a Xiaomi Chinese version, it will come with a ROM that does not have Google apps pre-installed. Why? Because China’s well-known problem with the big G that has restricted the use of its apps. But don’t worry, if you have a Xiaomi with MIUI Chinese version and you want to use the Google Play Store or Gmail right away We explain a simple way to install these apps.
How to install Gmail and Play Store on MIUI Chinese version
Fortunately, Xiaomi is aware of the importance of Google apps. Therefore, some Chinese versions of MIUI (not all) come with a native function that enables Mountain View applications automatically. Activate this function that allows you to have the Play Store, Gmail installed and other Google apps is very easy, you just have to follow these steps:
- The first thing you should do is enter the menu setting of your Xiaomi.
- Now you have to look for the option Accounts & sync.
- Here at the bottom you will see a section called Google. In it you must click on Basic Google services.
- Lastly, you just have to enable these apps by pressing again on Basic Google services, and that’s it.
After doing these steps The Google Play Store should automatically appear on the home screen of your mobile. If this doesn’t happen, just download the APK from the Google store from any repository to install it.
What if the MIUI Chinese version of my Xiaomi does not have this function?
As we discussed earlier, not all Chinese versions of MIUI come with this feature that allows us to quickly enable the apps of the great G. If this is your case, you will need to do a few extra steps. In fact, you have to install the TWRP recovery on your Xiaomi to use a ROM that has Google services and apps. If you have questions about this tutorial, let us know in the comments.