This TV media player is primarily intended for the Asian market and because of that it does not have Google play Store. Still many online shops like Gearbest are selling the Xiaomi Mi Box Mini, and there are already instructions online for installing Google play Store.

But this instructions are not working anymore because they are delivering this box with newest software. Also it has to be rooted to install the Play Store. And I also recommend to use Bluetooth mouse or keyboard with touchpad because it is much easier to complete all steps for installing Google Play Store.

First, you need to setup the Xposed Framework

  1. Download the Xposed Framework APK
  2. Install the Xposed Framework onto your Mi Box Mini
  3. Launch Xposed Installer on the Mi Box Mini
  4. Select Framework

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_2015353435. Select Install/Update to install the framework

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_20150621-13434336. Select Grant if the SupreSU popup

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_2015345345437. Select Ok to reboot

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_201545345435Second step, setup the HDXPosed Module

  1. Download the HDXPosed module
  2. Install the HDXPosed module onto your Mi Box Mini
  3. After rebooting, launch Xposed Installer
  4. Select Modules

XiaomiMiBoxMiniscreenshot_201534234325. With a Bluetooth mouse or touchpad connected to the Mi Box Mini, check the HDXPosed box in the upper right corner.

XiaomiMiBoxMiniscreenshot_20152432436. Exit to the Mi Box Mini screen and reboot the box

Third, setup the Google Play Store

  1. Download all Google APKs from here and here
  2. Install all APKs onto your Xiaomi Mi Box Mini
  3. Launch apk with Chinese letters

2015_11_28_13.10.574. After you launch this apk click on white button in the middle

Screenshot_15. Be patient and wait to correct problems

6. After that it will be shown a red screen, just click the orange button at the bottom

Screenshot_27. Be patient again and confirm to install Google play Store

8. Now you will need to reboot the box

9. Launch apk with Chinese letters again and after loading click blue button

10. After that you just need to configure Google play Store

screenshot_234343434311. Select Existing account and enter your email and password

screenshot_2015543533412. Select Accept Google’s terms of service

screenshot_254345435413. Now you can use the Google Play Store 🙂

2015_11_28_16.55.59It is also known that the Google Play Store does not know Xiaomi Mi Box Mini capabilities, so most applications are not compatible. But I have written a guide how to get work working on the Google Play Store. This guide you can find here.

42 COMMENTS

  1. Hi!

    Thanks for your tutorial but I’m having some problem. I’m using a Xiaomi Box Enhanced edition (小米盒子增强版, MDZ-09-AA, Android 4.4.2) with freshly reinstalled last update (v1.3.111). I’m in China but using a working VPN (I can open Youtube in Chrome).

    Everything went well until Google asked me to sign-up. I tried to reboot, change the VPN server, force quit and clear the data of all Google apps, enable the localisation, change the local time to the one of the VPN I’m connecting through… nothing helped.
    Then I installed Youtube separately and it told me that I first need to update Google Play Service which brings me back to the “Add a Google Account” page. The version of Google Play services installed was 4.4.52 (1178655-036). So I downloaded the new version from apkmirror. Then Youtube (version 10.47.54) runs but tell me “there was a problem while playing” when I open a video and I still can’t sign in.

    I have the following version installed:
    – Google Account Manager: 4.4-927798 (code:19)
    – Google Play services: 8.4.89 (2428711-036)
    – Google Play Store: 6.0.5 (code:80430500)
    – Google Services Framework: 4.4-927798 (code:19)
    – Youtube: 10.49.59 (code:108959634)

    Do you have an idea how I can fixed the video that can’t be played on Youtube (the app, not in Chrome) and that loggin that takes ages?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Thank you very much for this guide. I could finally install playstore on my Xiaomi tv2 55″ and it works! To thos of you can’t find the google apk with chinese characters, it’s actually in the second HERE in the links provided to download.

  3. I follow your steps. But when i open my playstore, it always displayed “error retrieving information from server-RH-1”.

    Any fix?

    Thanks

  4. I followed your steps but I get Error retrieving information from server [RH-01]. DO you have any solutions?

    Thanks

  5. Quick question, I think my mibox came rooted so I was wondering, how do you ‘install’ Xposed Framework? Do you load it on an SD card or what? Thank you!

  6. When I press install it tells me failed to get root access
    MAke sure that your device is rooted properly and you have not blocked shell comands

    What do I do ?

  7. hi, there appears no red screen after clicking the white button on the chinese apk. everything is checked and ok but no red screen with orange button. only a blue button and some green chinese letters to choose.

    please help

  8. after restarted, everything goes back to square one. I have to open the chinese apk and do step 6 (After that it will be shown a red screen, just click the orange button at the bottom) again. After restarted still not installed

  9. Hi,
    With Mi box mini, after all when I try to log in to my Google account I see:
    There was a problem communicating with Google servers.
    And now?
    PS: I tried today. To find the orange bottom I’ve searched on the right menu!!
    Thanks a lot

    • finally i install play store. I’ve repeated the procedure and now it work. unfortunately when i meke a research play store is close. but i can download with my accont the apps that i can see in the home of google play.
      thanks

  10. When I press install it tells me failed to get root access
    MAke sure that your device is rooted properly and you have not blocked shell comands
    What do I do ?
    Same issue as others.
    Pls help.

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