If you have followed my guide to install the Google Play Store on Xiaomi Mi Box Mini. It is possible that you are disappointed now because most apk does not work. Most apps are marked as incompatible. Because of that I will show you how in easy way you can trick the Google Play Store. After you do that most applications will work normally.


  1. Your Mi Box Mini must be Rooted. Follow my guide here to root.
  2. You need to have the Google Play Store instaled on your Mi Box Mini. Follow my guide here.
  3. Launch the Google Play Store apk and login

Instructions for tricking the Google Play Store

  1. Download Market Helper apk from here
  2. Install the Market Helper on your Mi Box Mini.
  3. Launch the Market Helper
  4. Under menu select device and select Tablet

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_201534234325. Select Asus Nexus 7 3G

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_2011231236. Select United States

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_20152343247. Select AT&T from the Select Operator

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_20134543548. Click the Activate button

9. Select Grant if the SuperSU popup

10. Click OK

MiBoxMiniscreenshot_201575675After that the Google Play Store should see your Xiaomi Mi Box Mini as Asus Nexus 7 3G, and you can now install most applications. Also you can try with different device if you want. Also you need to know that the Market Helper settings get reset if the Mi Box Mini reboots or shutdown. So because of that you will need to do that every time you need to go Google Play Store.


  1. Not working for me. I mean, I did every step, everything happened as described until step 10, sometimes, when I press Activate is loading endlessly, probably because Googl Play can not connect to internet every time, finally I restart the device or just close all aps until Google Play can acces the internet (the problem is not the device or the wireless, the other apps have internet), I manage to activate it. But after activation, it still doesn’t show compatibility with all apps or they just don’t work: I installed Youtube, mange to login in, when I play something it stop after 1 second, it just says it was an error, that’s all; I managed to install HBO GO, I connected to my account, when I plaied to first movie, it stopped after a few second, and since then, the app doesn’t open anymore, it’s just black screen even after reinstalation by Google play.I even changed the location and the operator. No change, I used USA/ROMANIA; NEXUS 7, GALAXY S5, ZPERIA Z ULTRA, T&T MOBILE, VODAFONE, still not functional Youtube or HBO GO. I can see the device activated in Device Manager from Google…