Some countries have very strict policies for using the apps developed in other territories. One such country is China. Chinese internet industry does not allow their people to use Google Apps like YouTube, Gmail, Maps, Docs, Snapseed etc. There is also a restricted use of Google search. Facebook and other Social sites are also blocked in this country. Due to the complete block of all Google Apps, it is very difficult for running some supportive apps which rely on Google Apps.
The OS developed for China are barred from Google Apps and therefore it is quite difficult to download the Gapps. The Chinese forked Android OS for various devices like Xiaomi MIUI, Oppo ColorOS, Meizu, Alcatel, Gionee, OnePlus Hydrogen OS, LeEco, Huawei, ZTE etc have their own App Store.
It is important to note that Google Play is not banned in China. Few phone manufacturers in China do pre-install it. However, it is Google who bans all paid apps and apps with in-app purchases for Chinese users.
Today I have come up with one of the best solutions to use all Google apps on your Smartphone without much difficulty. All you need is download the Google Installer Apk on your Mobile and enjoy all Gapps.
Download and Install the Google Installer Apk (Gapps)
Here I will provide the complete guide to install the Google installer on your Chinese Mobile.
Key Features of Google Installer:
- All Google Apps.
- Google Play Store and Play Services Availablity.
- Support Android 4.0+
- Google Sevices Framework.
- Google data sync.
Steps to Install Google Installer Apk
- Download the Google Installer APK file on your Android mobile.
- Go to Settings → About Phone → Tap 7 times on Build Number. This will activate “Developer Options.”
- In Developer Options → Allow Mock Location, enable it.
- On your Android phone, go to Settings → Security →Unknown Sources (Enable it).
- Now locate the downloaded apk file in the storage and install it.
- Open the app. You will see a blue circle tap on it.
- Click on the yellow circle.
- Now install Google Services Framework on your smartphone.
- Tap the Red button on the screen.
- Accept the Terms and allow all the permissions.
- Holla! You have just made your Android phone ready for Google Apps.
- I recommended you to first install Google Play Services and other related Apps and then go with Maps and Play Store.
⇒ Google Installer For Meizu Devices – Download
The steps are same for all the China ROM devices just. You can also use ES Explorer to locate the Installer APk and further download the Google Play Store and other GSM Apps.
Steps to Install Google Installer on Xioami MIUI 8 & MIUI 9
Method 1. Using Installer APK (China ROM)
Download Google Installer for MIUI 9 – Here
1. Enable the Uknown Sources on your phone. Go to Settings → Additional Settings → Privacy and Enable Unknown Sources.
2. Locate the Google Install apk and tap on it to install.
3. Once the file is installed, a new icon with the Chinese language is available in your app drawer.
4. Now open that app on your phone to start the installing process. A new page will open on your screen with Blue Circle. Tap on it and install the Google Files on your phone.
This will take some time near about 5 minutes.
5. Once all the files are installed on your phone. You will see the Google Play store app on your phone. Now you can install your favourite app like Gmail, Youtube, Chrome from the Google Play Store.
Method 2. Using Xiaomi App Store (Internal ROM)
Step 1. Go to Tools → Downloads → Tap three dots in the upper right corner → Settings → Download Size Limit → Select Unlimited.
Step 2. Launch App Store. Search “Google” as a keyword. Find the Google Installer icon then click on Install.
Step 3. Holla! Google Installer has been installed on your device.
Install Google Play Store and G-Apps
As Google Services Framework is installed you can now install and run Google Play Store and enjoy all the Google Apps on the device. You can also install Google Play Services on the phone which is required for running of Google Apps and other Apps Service like Snapchat, Tinder etc.
Google Installer Alternative
There is Freeware App store which installs Apps from Google Play Store without any requirement of G-Apps Suite or Google Account. This App store is called Yalp Store.
Most custom ROM developers make their ROMs available without the Google Mobile Services Suite due to it’s not so good effect on a device’s battery and performance. Yalp Store lets you download APK’s and install updates directly from the Google Play Store without having to install Google Apps or the GMS suite.
You can manually download Google Apps one by one on your device to avoid unnecessary G-Apps to take your device space. If you wish you can log in to your Google Account or by default use a fake Yalp Account to access the Play Store.
Note & Conclusion: The post above would have helped you to install the GApps on your Android if you are running on China ROM, or a Custom Built ROM.
I hope the post was helpful. Do comment below for any assistance or support if needed.