In this guide, we will tell you how to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and install Google Play Store and services. When you talk about custom development, you can not keep Xiaomi out of it as it has always been known for the support it provides to custom development. These devices are much liked by Android enthusiasts because you can unlock the device’s bootloader, flash custom binaries and install a plethora of modules on your device. But all of these tweaks come with risks and some disadvantages. Even though the risks can be avoided by correct flashing and stuff, but you have to live on with some disadvantages.
For instance, you can face many problems with the Google framework and Google Play services if you carry out the above mentioned tweaks on your device such as flashing a custom binary or installing mods etc. This eventually results in many of the Google apps not working properly which also include banking applications such as Google Pay not functioning normally. But you can avoid all of these drawbacks if you use the Mi 11 device. So in this tutorial, we will show you how you can convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and hence install Google Play Store and Services onto your device. Follow along.
How to Convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and Install Google Play Store and Service
This tutorial will be looking over both the important areas of the conversion of Mi 11, from the conversion of Xiaomi Mi 11 from the Chinese ROM to xiaomi.eu ROM along with all the following updates for the xiaomi.eu ROM. All you need to do is to make sure that your Xiaomi Mi 11 is running the latest iteration of the Chinese ROM. If you do not have the latest version, then update your ROM to the latest version by going to the Updater app from Settings and from there, install the latest version. When you are through with that, then follow the steps provided below to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and install Google Play services on it.
STEP 1: Take a Backup
Before you begin, you will have to take a complete backup of your device data. This is because when you convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11, all of the data on your phone will be completely erased. So you must perform a backup in order to keep your data safe.
STEP 2: Unlock Bootloader Xiaomi Mi 11
Once that is done, you are required to unlock your device’s bootloader using the Mi Unlock Tool so that you can flash the xiaomi.eu ROM on your Mi 11. So if you have not unlocked your device’s bootloader, then you should use the Mi Flash Unlock tool to unlock your device’s bootloader.
STEP 3: Download the xiaomi.eu ROM
Next up, you need to download the xiaomi.eu ROM to flash on to your device. You can download the ROM from the Xiaomi.EU Community page. Credits for the ROM go to XDA Senior member ingbrzy. If you are using Windows, then you will have to extract the zip file after you unblock it. You can do so b following the steps given below:
- When the ROM zip file has been downloaded, then right click on the file icon and then click on Properties.
- After that, head over to the general section and then scroll to the bottom. Next to security, you will see an unblock option which you will have to tick.
- Now you will be able to extract the content of the ROM zip file to any desired location on your PC.
Once you are through with these steps, follow the instructions under the next heading to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and install Google Play store and Google Play services.
STEP 4: Boot Xiaomi Mi 11 to Fastboot Mode
In this step, you will need to boot your device into Fastboot mode so that the Fastboot script can perform the commands onto your device. Follow the steps provided to do so:
- First of all, you will need to install Android SDK Platform tools on your computer and then enable USB debugging on your device. This will help your PC recognize your device while it is in fastboot mode. SO for that, head over to your device’s Settings > About Phone > Tap on MIUI number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
- Then you need to connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.
- Now proceed to the platform tools folder and there, you need to type cmd in the search bar and then hot enter in order to start the command prompt.
- After that, key in the command given below to boot your device into Fastboot mode.
adb reboot bootloader
STEP 5: Convert the Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 to xiaomi.eu ROM
Now you can finally convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 to xiaomi.eu ROM and then install Google Play store and Google play services on it. In order to that, you are required to install the xiaomi.eu ROM on your Mi 11. Please make sure that before you perform the steps, your device is properly connected to your PC via a USB cable and that it is booted into fastboot mode. Once that is looked over, then proceed to the ROM zip file on your PC that you extracted and run the fastboot script corresponding to your OS. Keep in mind that you will have to run the file as an administrator.
- For Windows OS: ./windows_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.bat
- Linux: ./linux_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.sh
- MacOS: ./macos_fastboot_first_install_with_data_format.sh
Once the flashing of the ROM is completed, your device will boot into the new OS itself. This will take up to 15 minutes. Once your device has been rebooted, then you will be able to install Google Play store and other apps from Google play services on your device without any problems. So that was it on how to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and install Google Play Store and Google play services. Now it is time to discuss the updates regarding the xiaomi.eu ROM.
How to Update xiaomi.eu ROM on Xiaomi Mi 11
In the section above, we have discussed the steps for the installation of the xiaomi.eu ROM over the Chinese ROM. But you will also need to keep updating the xiaomi.eu ROM as newer versions arrive. Well you do not need to worry as you can do that quite easily by following the steps mentioned below:
STEP 1: First of all, take a backup of your device. Even though the update process will not wipe the data from your device, it is still advised to take a backup in case things go wrong.
STEP 3: Once done, you need to extract the contents of the ROM file to a y convenient location on your computer. In the event that you face difficulty in extracting the contents on the file or face any problems, make sure to unblock the file from its properties as described previously.
STEP 4: After you have extracted the ROM, then boot your device into the Fastboot mode following the steps mentioned in STEP 4 above. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
STEP 5: Now run the fastboot script corresponding to your OS. Keep in mind that you will have to run the file as an administrator.
- Windows OS: ./windows_fastboot_update_rom.bat
- Linux: ./linux_fastboot_update_rom.sh
- MacOS: ./macos_fastboot_update_rom.sh
STEP 6: This will initiate the flashing process. Once the flashing of the ROM is completed, your device will boot into the new OS itself. This will take up to 10 minutes.
So that was all from our side on how to convert Chinese Xiaomi Mi 11 and install Google Play store and Google Play services on it. Along with that, we have also described how you can update your xiaomi.eu ROM on your device. But you also need to keep in mind that as there is no TWRP support, you will not be able to install OTA updates directly. But you can still use the downloaded OTA zip on your device to update your ROM. This can be done by transferring the zip file to your PC, and then extracting and running the associated fastboot update script as described previously.
We hope that you found this guide helpful. If you have any queries regarding the same, feel free to post them in the comment section below.