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How to install Google Play Store on the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

How to install Google Play Store on the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2

My Mi Pad 2 originally came with a custom Rom that had Play already installed and multi-language support. Unfortunately, for me when I updated to the latest stable release, I lost Google Play functionality. I had to reinstall it to get it to work pass the connection issue.

It’s not hard to do, just download and install the following GApps apk’s in the order outlined 1-4. If you do already have Play installed. Uninstall it first. If it still doesn’t work clear the caches and reboot.


  • Uninstall Google Play (If installed)
  • Move all the 4 Apks included to the internal storage via USB type-c cable.
  • Install them in the order outlined by 1-4.
  • Reboot the tablet.



Connection issues, try clearing the cache of Google Play. And manually adding a Google account via accounts.


Mega link if Drive is blocking the download: https://mega.nz/#!IVFWWY7L

Google Play For Mi Pad 230.9 MiB4908
Mi Pad 2 Googleinstaller-20.2 MiB3104
Mi Pad 2 Play Store28.7 MiB2822
Mi Pad 2 Play Store Apks35 KiB2760
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  1. Profile photo of Margaret

    My xiaomi mipad2 64GB arrived from geekbuying. It had google play already installed. However, it is not allowing me to download apps . ‘errorcode 963 keeps appearing’ .
    It came with MIUI Global 7.2 Stable (LACCNDA) with Google Play Store pre-installed (so had no way of uninstalling).
    Using Google play store it would download an app – so 90% downloaded, then 100% then would start downloading it again. Eventually times out with Play Store error 924.
    Followed all the instructions of clearing , etc
    I updated to MIUI 8 but it did not have Play Store: http://en.miui.com/download-296.html
    I downloaded your zip files (many thanks) (just unzipped on my PC, used the USB cable to transfer across the 4 .apk files to the MiPad (internal storage folder), then clicked on each of the .apk files in turn).
    Same problem of downloading then re downloading.
    Deleted my google account from other accounts.
    Now when downloading eg. Google Play Books, just sits there (10+ mins) with waiting to download.
    Downloaded kindle app from amazon.com and I can read any ebooks that I’ve purchased from Amazon (but not other ebooks purchased elsewhere).
    Can use MIUI browser, though despite device set to English, search will display often in Chinese.
    Tried the MIUI app store to download Firefox, but FF settings options in Chinese.
    So can read kindle-purchased books, simple browsing – but oh so frustrated.
    I want to use the MiPad to install apps eg. GoPro app, but these I can download only fro Play Store.
    Many thanks

    • Profile photo of Margaret

      All solved – I had to flash the MiPad.
      All working in MIUI 8

      • Profile photo of Rayhan Rashed

        Margaret. I have alao bought a tab from Geekbuying. and Facing the same problems, you described. What are the specifics I need to do? Flushing as shown in the link you gave, then? Your reply will bee a great help. Thanks.

      • Profile photo of Rayhan Rashed

        And one more thing, the link you shared, the flushing guide, will the language of the mipad 2 will still be English? I mean there is no difficulty at all after flushing? Thanks in advance, Margareta.

        • Profile photo of Margaret

          Yes, after MIUI 8 is flashed, as part of it’s installation procedure (after flashed to the MiPad attached to your pc) you set the language to English.
          The google installer is mostly Chinese on the install screen, but all you need to do is click on the big blue button highlighted in the http://en.miui.com/thread-435297-1-1.html (this note http://en.miui.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=435297&page=1#pid8157328)
          There are many mipad apps that are installed that are Chinese but I do not use any of these apps Eg Browser app can be replaced by Chrome/FireFox installed fro Google Play Store.

          All good.


  2. Profile photo of jim

    Hi! Installed the Google Play for mipad 2 zip file, it worked great! Youtube Works as it should etc! Thanks alot! 🙂
    But do I need the rest of the zip files as the Google installer for example?! Will it enhance it someway?

    Anyway I thank u alot, after many hours its now working 🙂

  3. Profile photo of Susan

    Hi Chris.
    My xiaomi mipad2 64GB arrived from gearbest yesterday. It had google play already installed. However, it is not allowing me to download apps . ‘errorcode 963 keeps appearing’ . I have tried to uninstall the app in settings however, it still remains on the tablet . I have tried to follow your steps bus as I am not very skilled with technology I am struggling. How do I move the apps to internal storage? I have attached USB type c cable from laptop to tablet and it’s not giving me the option to move anything.
    Any assistance will be greatly appreciated.
    many thanks,

    • Profile photo of Chris G

      If it’s in the ROM then the seller has flashed another ROM with Play, ask them for the fix or try a factory reset and see if that helps.

      • Profile photo of RO RO

        Hi Chris,

        I can’t install the gapp following your instructions.

        I have installed the China rom MIUI 8 6.12.1 I think it is the development rom , I receive update often..

        do you know how should I solve it?

        thank you.

        a lot

    • Profile photo of jim

      I did it within the tablet itself and it worked. Download > move to internal storage, not to any folder> extract it within internal storage> Open the extracted folder and install> reboot. Hope it works for u too.

  4. Profile photo of danny smith

    The order of installation is perfect, but please update Google Play Services or it stops during google account setup. The Google Installer 2.0 among your downloads seems to have problems in the order of installation, I have to delete my account, clear caches and re-add my account after installation, or you cannot download apps from Google Store.

    In addition, I am experiencing apps breaking out frequently without warnings, including YouTube. Does anybody know why???

  5. Profile photo of gyula

    Cant download via mega, need the key for the download.could you fix it please?

  6. Profile photo of Christopher Lim

    Hi can you repost the files again as after download it says the archive is corrupted. I have a Mi Pad 2 as well and can’t seem to find the right version of Play Store.

    • Profile photo of Jay

      This is my problem as well. Kindly seems to be corrupted. Is it really supposed to be 35.4KB?

    • Profile photo of Chris G

      I’ve uploaded the Mi Pad 2 Google installer, try this. Sorry about the problems.

    • Profile photo of Chris G

      Uploaded to Mega: https://mega.nz/#!IVFWWY7L

  7. Profile photo of Nizar Oukhchi

    Hello Chris, can you tell us about the tablet wirless quality ?

    • Profile photo of Chris G

      Very good, 5Ghz Wireless works well. Range is good.

  8. Profile photo of Syed M. Aahab

    Does the Mi Pad 2 bootloader/UEFI allow booting another OS off the usb port? Like how a Windows installation pen drive would boot?
    I ask because I want an x86 tablet on which I can run a Linux distro, ports etc. aren’t really an issue as it’ll just be for hobbyist aims, and the Mi Pad 2’s build and quality is beyond anything else under $300 even.

    • Profile photo of Chris G

      Hi, I don’t think it can, seems locked down. Maybe the Windows 10 version might be able too.

      • Profile photo of Syed M. Aahab

        Hmmm, ok thanks. Well there is always chroot on Android… I’m honestly torn between this (premium, amazing features, great performance) and the hi8 Pro(hdmi and sd card slot, much cheaper, but question mark over thermals), will look forward to your review of the latter when you’re back in Spain. Cheers

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