The easiest way to install Google Play Services on MIUI 8 [video guide]

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MIUI 8 China ROM and Global Beta ROM is rolling out for supported devices. Many of Xiaomi user has already upgraded to MIUI 8.

MIUI 8 China ROM will not have Google Play Services pre-installed. This article will show you the step by step guideline to install Google Play Services including Play Store on MIUI 8.

Here is the step by step guide to install Google Play Services on MIUI 8:

Step 1:

First, you need to download Google Installer APK. Click here to download the Google Installer APK

Step 2:

Click on the downloaded app to install it. It’ll prompt to enable unknown sources. Enable it.

Step 3:

After completing the installation open the app. Click on the blue button. This will install all the play services.

Step 4:

Whenever you got a prompt just make sure to hit “install”. Do not open the individual app. Just click done until you have installed all the services.

Step 5:

After installing all services go to Security app and give auto start permission to all Google Apps. Next, go to permission and give proper permission to each app. See the video for details.

Step 6:

You have successfully installed Google Play Services. Now reboot your device and enjoy. If you have face error in Google Play store just go to Setting->Apps. Then clear cache/data and reboot again.

Here is the video showing step by step guideline to install Google Play Services on MIUI 8:

  • arun prakash

    installation stops at step 3- google play service install, says installation failed. what to do ? after that it remains stuck at 81% only.

  • e ped

    Same issue :MiPad 2

  • Tan Chek Chow

    mipad and xiaomi redmi pro phone too, thinks its the program faulty

  • Duncan M D Pringle Jr.

    I get it all installed but just get a white startup screen with a green spinning circle loading sign when trying to run Play Store, tried managing space and clearing data but it won’t let me manage space, cleared cache and rebooted to see if that helps but issue persists. 🙁

  • Android test

    installation stops at step 3- google play service install, says installation failed. what to do ? after that it remains stuck at 81% only.

  • Huijin Kong

    Thanks for this super detailed video.

    I did everything and yet keep getting a screen thta says “checking info” across all the google apps. It prevents me from setting up google accounts, for email, contact, etc. What is the solution?

  • Trevor McRyde

    Hi there,
    My problem is getting stucked on ”checking info…” while opening google play app.
    Any idea for me? I’m with mi 6 at the moment.
    Regards,
    THAM