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hOme.beardedDonkey - HOWTO: Install Google Play Store / Services onto Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro 5G Chinese ROM
HOWTO: Install Google Play Store / Services onto Xiaomi Redmi 10X Pro 5G Chinese ROM 
I bought a Redmi 10X Pro 5G phone and didn't realize it only comes with Chinese ROM (Nov 2020) which does not ship default with anything to do with Google. This means, no Google Play Store. No Google account, no GMail, no Google Maps etc.

To remedy this situation, you can do the following:

1. Download "GoogleInstaller_3.0.apk" to your PC - this app is shown being installed from the (Xiaomi) Mi App Store in YouTube videos. On the 5G model of the Redmi 10X Pro, you wont be able to do what they do in the videos. Maybe its because the MIUI version on this phone is v12 ? or maybe by Nov 2020 they have updated the Mi App Store app and it is different now? I don't know, but it doesn't work like in the videos. So get the Google Installer APK instead, it is 176Kb according to Windows Explorer. I got it originally from: this page.

2. On the RM10XP5G phone, open the internet browser and go to sendfilestotv.app and click on the "Get It On Aptoide" button. This takes you to Aptoide website, it will be in French, but there will be an orange button icon you can click to download the SendFilesToTV app APK. Get the APK onto the phone and install it.

3. Run SendFilesToTV on the phone, tap "Receive"

4. Install the SendFilesToTV software onto your PC. Run it. In the system tray, opposite click the tray icon for the program, and select "Send files...". Choose the Google Installer APK file and then select which device to send it to (The phone should appear automagically in a list as long as its on the same network as the PC)

5. Now on the phone, use the Files app to open the Google Installer APK file and install it. It should auto-run (going from my sketchy memory). It will be in Chinese, but basically if you see a big blue circle with Chinese writing, you can press that to continue the process of the app. It will install the Google Services Framework and Play Store etc. etc. all the good stuff.

Now that you have Google Services on the phone, you can install your favourite launcher and softwares etc.

I have not trialed this phone completely at time of writing (Nov 2020) as I just got it. I have read some ppl saying there's issues with Maps and GPS, amongst other things, usually to do with the fact it's meant to be a Chinese phone. The hardware is pretty good for the price and I got it mostly to compare the camera quality against a Redmi Note 9 Pro because my wife wanted a phone with better camera ability - so I'll see how it goes.

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