Install Google Apps on Chinese Samsung, OPPO, Xiaomi, Huawei Phones

This tutorial is on how to install Google apps and services on Chinese variants of Android phones. It is somewhat unusual to see that Google Play Store isn’t there on an Android OS device but it is certainly the case with many Chinese low-price devices. We will show you, with this article, how to install something as basic as the Play Store on them. This guide will focus on installing the Play Store and other related Google Apps on devices that don’t come with it straight out of the box. We wont be focusing on one certain model rather we will address a large variety of devices with this guide. You can follow the whole procedure below to install latest Google Play Store and then use it further to install other apps.

These Chinese brands don’t include the stock Play services such as Play Music, Play Store, Play Games etc. either due to legal concerns or to save storage space. However, as these devices run Android and Android is highly customizable, we have a procedure to go around this restriction and remove it. Follow below to find out all the details.

Install Google Apps on Chinese Phones

Install Google Apps on Chinese Samsung, OPPO, Xiaomi, Huawei Phones

There are a few prerequisites you need to follow before implementing the procedure.

  • Your device should be running TWRP or CWM custom recovery.
  • USB Debugging should enabled in Developer Options.

After you have checked all the requirements, read the steps given below:

Step 1 – Download GApps package for your phone, depending on which Android version it is running on.

Step 2 – After downloading the right GApps package, transfer it to your device.

Step 3 – Power off your phone and reboot into TWRP or CWM custom recovery. Usually, it is done by holding Volume Down and Power buttons for 5 seconds.

Step 4 – Once in recovery mode,

  • [For TWRP Recovery] Tap the Install tab and then select the package you downloaded in Step 1.
  • [For CWM Recovery] Tap on install zip from sdcard… and then select the package you downloaded in Step 1.

Step 5 – Once the package is finished installing, reboot the device and now you should have Google Apps installed.

That’s it! If you did everything correctly, all Google Apps should show in your app drawer.

Alternatively, you can also try using the Google Installer v2 app to get all the Google Play Services, Google apps and the Google Play Store working on your phone.

If you run into problems, tell us in the comments and we will get back to you.

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  1. So I’ve uploaded google play services on Chinese Samsung but now this error message appears ‘unfortunately, the process has stopped’. Not a word of Chinese but simply tapped all green Chinese options as it downloaded. Any ideas

    • On samsung it’s better to flash custom recovery then install Gapps through.

      If you get secure check fail when you try to install twrp or cwm… unlock bootloader then go on…

  2. Hi when installing google application. It still says that please install google services framework. When using google installer v2. When using gapps in recovery mode it is saying installation failed. My phone is R15.

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