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How to install the Google Play Store on the Xiaomi Mi Box Mini



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.

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  1. Kamil

    Jan 4, 2016 at 10:06

    Hi, i am not able to install ask witch chines letters “Error posing the package” any ides ?

    • johnny

      Jan 4, 2016 at 13:39

      did you try again ? or can you give me screenshot ?

    • johnny

      Jan 4, 2016 at 13:40

      did you try again or can you give me screenshot ?

  2. Sakat

    Jan 9, 2016 at 20:27


    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!

  3. Jack

    Jan 10, 2016 at 02:17

    Instead of getting the orange on from the chinese app, I get blue. What should I do?

  4. Mr.q

    Jan 10, 2016 at 10:56

    Hi, i signing done but not connect on mibox pro. Please help

  5. Mr.q

    Jan 10, 2016 at 11:02

    Hi, I’m signing done. But play not connect. Please help on mibox pro

  6. Ralf Berghoff

    Feb 3, 2016 at 08:39

    Hi, Box is rooted sucsessfully, i missing the chinese Letter Icon ? I think i have delete it.
    Can everyone post it ?



  7. ahmadi

    Feb 19, 2016 at 19:12

    I cant found the google apk with chinesse letters… Kindly share the link?

  8. Nishant

    Feb 23, 2016 at 05:25

    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.

    • johnny

      Feb 23, 2016 at 16:19

      Great 🙂

      Thank you Nishant

      • balaji gopalan

        Jun 28, 2018 at 17:51

        hi johnny
        can i try it in xiaomi projector

    • Rexhep

      May 13, 2016 at 19:57

      Chinese letter icon not installed on my box mini can you upload it apk file to install it?

      • johnny

        May 15, 2016 at 15:22

        sure, just check my article, there you can find download links.

  9. francisco

    Mar 12, 2016 at 22:30

    it says that the service is not connected :S what should i do i have a mi box 2

    • johnny

      Mar 14, 2016 at 16:47

      can you try again ?

  10. hasan

    Mar 17, 2016 at 02:09

    hi bss ı try your thıng but someting goıng wrong can u take a video for us.

    thank you so much

  11. Ong

    Mar 24, 2016 at 06:20

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

    Any fix?


  12. Ong

    Mar 24, 2016 at 12:16

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


    • J2dw

      May 12, 2016 at 07:20

      Having the exact same issue too. Please help. 🙂 thank you

      • johnny

        May 12, 2016 at 11:55

        did you try this method above ? 🙂

  13. Sky

    May 2, 2016 at 14:16

    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!

  14. Robson

    May 18, 2016 at 15:25

    Thank you! Excellent!

  15. Robson

    May 18, 2016 at 16:52

    I did everything I had . Only it does not appear the HDXpoused module to install ?

  16. hanggoroz

    Jun 22, 2016 at 00:41

    Can I use this on Xiaomi Mi Tv3?

  17. Sean

    Aug 27, 2016 at 16:51

    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 ?

  18. ahpo

    Sep 21, 2016 at 11:44

    ya, im having same problem as Sean.. failed to get root acess 🙁 how?

    • ahpo

      Sep 21, 2016 at 13:19

      oh yeah, successfully rooted. But Google play is not working.. unable to open. 🙁

  19. Eimie

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:26

    Hello, is it the same for xiaomi tv box 3?

  20. Shane

    Dec 3, 2016 at 04:54

    Can’t get passed the framework install. Nothing happens

    • Shane

      Dec 3, 2016 at 05:56

      Actually it says it is not compatible, so now what??

  21. rolf

    Jan 20, 2017 at 23:18

    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

  22. Laxmikant

    Feb 28, 2017 at 01:39

    Hi can i use on mi TV 3 s

  23. hl

    Mar 10, 2017 at 01:39

    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

  24. Elmar

    Apr 24, 2017 at 21:16

    Can I delete framework and app with chinese letters? To many apps I have to install)

  25. Ashok

    Jun 22, 2017 at 07:42

    After rebooting there is no loading happening to click blue button. it only shows the white button

  26. Tran Khai Kiet

    Aug 20, 2017 at 06:05

    Does this method support all MiBoxes?

  27. Giovanni

    Jan 2, 2018 at 15:29

    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

    • Giovanni Sebastiani

      Jan 4, 2018 at 16:42

      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.

  28. Selva

    Aug 17, 2018 at 13:15

    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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How To Receive Donations Online



Accepting donations on your website is sometimes a quite tricky affair. There are so many facets involved that usually website owners choose to settle for a simple option like, say, direct PayPal transfers.

While there are obviously certain advantages that come with going with an option like this, there are also more than enough shortcomings that make it undesirable in a long run.

The ideal solution, then, would be to have a sort of embedded feature on the website that handles all facets of receiving donation, and gets it done in a simple and effective manner.

While such a feature used to be quite difficult to find back in the days, recently it’s become a lot easier. An example of one of these platforms – and arguably foremost option available today – is Donorbox.

What is Donorbox?

Donorbox is quite simply an embedded program on your website that handles every aspect of receiving donations. It ensures every facet of the process is automated on the company side, and therefore a whole lot smoother and easier for the users.

Donorbox works by being integrated into a website through either a popup widget, or an embedded page where visitors can make as much donation as they would like.

The system features a simple yet detailed donation form, ability to take recurring payments, an option of languages based on the visitor’s location, and an array of payment options to choose from.

What Sets Donorbox Apart?

As mentioned earlier, going with a simple, direct donation system like PayPal transfers might seem desirable on the surface, but tend to cause certain inconveniences in the long run.

For instance, there’s the question of recurring payment and customizations.

With Donorbox, however, users are able to customize their donations for recurring payments, get pre-filled forms based on their previous details, and have forms served to them in their preferred language.

Donorbox Benefits

The above are just a few of the numerous benefits to be gotten from integrating the online donation platform on your websites. Below are some of the other advantages the platform has to offer.

Recurring Payment

As mentioned earlier, Donorbox offers the ability to customise your donations to automatically facilitate recurring payments based on your visitor’s decision.
Recurring payments can be made monthly or yearly, and easily adjusted and managed by the user.

Comprehensive Donation Form

Donorbox offers a comprehensive and easily customizable donation form that also has the advantage of being pre-filled for returning users based on the details entered on last visits.
The job of customizing the form, of course, falls on the owner of the website or organisation. You get to decide what details you want to collect.

Easy Embed

Another particularly impressive aspect of the Donorbox platform is the ease of integration. One of the reasons website owners choose to go for a simple donation system with little features is to avoid the stress of integration.

With Donorbox, it takes no more than fifteen minutes to get the widget or page set up and ready to go.

Payment Options

Perhaps the best part about integrating Donorbox into your website is the degree of flexibility it gives users regarding the payment options they’d like to go with.

With Donorbox visitors get to donate with their cards, through Apple Pay, Google Pay, low-fee bank transfers, and even PayPal!

Language Flexibility

As mentioned earlier, Donorbox also gives visitors the luxury of filling out donation forms in their preferred languages. Currently the available languages on the Donorbox platform are Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, and Swedish.


Apart from your website security, Donorbox also integrates additional security features and software into their payment systems. An example of these are the SSL/TLS security, encrypted and tokenized card details, and fraud detection algorithms that is capable of identifying and blocking malicious actors.

Multiple Currencies

Finally, Donorbox gives users the opportunity to make their donations in their desired currencies.. These include USD, EUR, CAD, GBP, AUD, and whole lot more.

These are all benefits Donorbox offer that you probably will not get elsewhere.

Conclusion is a donation platform that can be easily integrated on to websites to fully optimize the donation process. There’s a lot of reasons Donorbox can be highly desirable for most websites and charity organisations. You can find them all listed above, along with further explanations on how the platform works.

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NEC develops touchless, multimodal biometric authentication terminal with the world’s highest level of precision



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NEC Corporation announced the development of a multimodal biometric authentication terminal incorporating face and iris recognition technologies that have been recognized as the world’s No.1 in benchmark tests for identification technologies conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and are core technologies of NEC’s multimodal biometric authentication brand, “Bio-IDiom”.

This reinforces NEC’s ability to provide high levels of authentication accuracy and convenience for users throughout a wide range of environments.

Photo: NEC

In recent years, biometric authentication, which analyzes the physical or behavioral characteristics of individuals, such as facial and iris features, has been rapidly expanding throughout the world, including biometric authentication with smartphones and entryways to a wide range of facilities.

NEC has implemented more than 1,000 biometric authentication systems in approximately 70 countries and regions around the world. The high levels of accuracy, convenience and security of these systems enable them to be reliably deployed as an important part of social infrastructure supporting the safety and security of daily life, ranging from corporate applications to entertainment and personal use.

NEC’s multimodal biometric authentication, which combines multiple biometric identification technologies, such as face and iris recognition, is easy for individuals to use and achieves high levels of authentication accuracy.

NEC’s newly developed multimodal biometric authentication terminal integrates face recognition technology with iris recognition technology that have each been recognized as the world’s most accurate.

This enables stable, high-precision and high-speed authentication in large-scale systems that need to respond to numerous physical characteristics and in usage environments that require strict identity verification.

Multimodal biometric terminals are expected to be widely used for a variety of applications, including systems targeting large numbers of users, access to and exit from offices that require high levels of security, access to food plants that require hygienic clothing and masks, clean rooms in factories, medical facilities, as well as identification of customers at ATMs and prompt payment at stores.

NEC aims to begin offering this terminal for payment and access control by the end of FY2021.

Photo: NEC

Multimodal biometric authentication terminal features:

Photo: NEC

1. High-precision authentication that achieves a false accept rate of less than one in 10 billion

NEC’s proprietary algorithm integrates the matching results of face and iris recognition, enabling authentication with a false accept rate (4) of less than one in ten billion (5).

By performing authentication using biometric information from three sources, face information and iris information from the left and right eyes, NEC has achieved high-precision authentication.

2. High-speed identification by simultaneous acquisition of face and iris information

The built-in camera of this authentication terminal automatically adjusts its tilt according to the height of a user, detects the face and the iris at the same time, and identifies individuals based on the integrated results of the matching scores.

In order to reliably and accurately capture iris information, which is difficult to obtain in comparison to face information, NEC developed a technology that quickly and accurately locates the position of the iris based on face information, then automatically adjusts the focus and lighting instantaneously.

This enables high-speed authentication in approximately 2 seconds without imposing a burden on users, even if they are different heights.

3. Successfully recognizes individuals wearing face masks

The application of multimodal biometric identification technology utilizing face and iris information enables touchless identification of individuals to be achieved, even when gloves and face masks are worn or when both hands are occupied with baggage.

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Some Information About Clipping Path Service



The clipping path service is the special type of the image editing service, which is the close vector path used to make changes to the small part of an image. This is done mainly with the Photoshop pen tool. The Photoshop designers use a pen tool and create a path for each object. Also, you can use the path to change any part of your image. The need for photo editing services is increasing day by day. Regardless of the business, you’re in, in any way, you should use the digital image manipulation for the attractive aspect of social media. Typically, choosing the best clipping service provider using the online media can be a difficult decision for the agency or your personal needs.

Basic clipping path

The designers begin to learn to clip by practicing the basic objects of the clipping path. It is the simple process which takes reasonably less time to finish the clipping activity than any complex or compound clipping path service. The basic activity is just to remove background from the image or to make color corrections, for example, trying to make a product shiny than it was there before.

The simple clipping path services

This is the first step on a clipping path. At this part, the price range is low, and clipping takes less time. In this case, the clipping is done a few times. Worldwide, the demand for the simple clipping path is a bit high. Clipping Path Graphics essentially is the clipping service company known worldwide. They offer the outsource editing image services for large companies at a flexible price. This image appears to be relatively easy compared to other online images, and it will take less time when compared to others.

Compound clipping path services

This service is relatively tough compared to other techniques of the clipping path. It takes a little longer when compared to others. Photoshop can require several layers to wind up the image path. The image is large and has various parts for clipping, which include fruit pot, bicycle, various parts of a cycle, etc. You must make the clipping for each part. It is a bit difficult and will take a long time. The price varies for the compound clipping path, which starts at $3 and goes to $7. This may vary depending on an object. If an object provided is a bit difficult, you may make it a little expensive. When used to this service, it can be simple for all images of every type. Using this service, you will discover the new ability of the photo editing services, which is very important.

Complex clipping path service

This is actually the most difficult clipping services that you can come across. It takes a long time to finish to the end, and the price is relatively high compared to others. It can be the picture of a ring, a bicycle, ornaments, and an umbrella, among others. Usually, the charges of this are between $3 and $7. In fact, it depends on how the image is hard and how long it will take to complete the activity. This can be a good challenge to you if you want to clip something complex. In this service, the clipping of the bicycle and its parts can be done where all parts of the image will be removed and, no doubt it will be used as desired.

Super-complex clipping path service

This is generally the most difficult clipping technique path mentioned ever. It takes more time to finish clipping the single image, and its price range is wider than any clipping path service. Typically, it can cost between $7 and $10 per image to clip, service making, and correction, among others. There is a need for the professionals who can pass you through the whole process. This means they can process about 3000 images a day. When talking about the super-complex clipping path service, the jewelry ornaments have to be mentioned. The price difference is very high, and it took more time to finish the clipping activity. Most often, the jewel requires the color correction service, the background removal, and occasionally the image masking service.

Why is the clipping path service very important to the business?

With the increasing popularity in the editing photos method, the clipping path service comes in. This clipping path method allows you to separate particular objects into the photo using the vector path for the error-free clipping. Alternatively, the clipping path service allows you to cut unnecessary or additional sections of the photo.

High-quality photos

High-quality images ensure good attention. With the photo manipulation using this service, you can improve the images and get excellent viewing content. Every time you look at magazines, catalogs, billboards, you will find the images that leave a lasting impression. If the company uses a clipping path service, it will increase the regular customers.

Save time and money

Clipping path service is the best way because it benefits everyone. It is discounted, and it increases the employment opportunities to develop their regions. In addition to their low prices, these services also offer fast delivery times. Anyone who meets the deadline will indeed have someone to count on.

No effort required

It is possible to edit and process the photos, but it may take a long time before someone with additional responsibilities of processing them. With specific instructions and precise details, clipping path services provides a flawless result.

Under one umbrella

You should not confuse these services with background manipulation and vector cutting. These services offer virtually all types of photo editing programs. Flash animations, a complicated but very interesting feature, are often integrated into clipping services. Image masking, drop shadow adjustment, vector scanning, and color correction services come together under one umbrella.

Specialized hands

Post-production is very important and must be done by a specialist. An experienced person can advise the best and observe the errors in the photos and correct accordingly. Outsourcing companies generally have monitoring systems, correction steps, and repeating review that guarantee a perfect result. The work is done by professional designers who have highly qualified, experience, and determined not to make any mistake.

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