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This post was edited by zardMi3 at 21:44, Dec-14-2015

ROM Flashing Tips - How to get Google Play Store Working on Developer Rom without Root!
I'm sure that many new Xiaomi users are keen to try out the latest developer roms (latest rom based on KitKat) for their respective device but are facing difficulties flashing!

This thread is prepared to help you!  

What's the difference between this thread from the other flashing guide threads? I'm going to share with you how to get Google Play Store working after you flash a new developer rom.  I tried this, this, this and this but all of them didn't work for me.

Here's the latest thread by Nanana on the latest MIUI ROM 4.6.20.  You will see the link to download the latest rom for your device.  In my case, it is for the Mi3.
There's a flashing guide link next to the developer rom download icon. You can follow the guide to flash your rom (if you happen to use the Fastboot method, note that the lastest developer rom for Mi3 are missing some files in the zip you downloaded.  Compare the stable version and you will know which files are missing.

In my case, my Mi3 has the stable rom for WCDMA Singapore.  After flashing the developer rom 4.6.20 using the Updater method, go into Mi-recovery by pressing buttons Volume+ and Power.

Do a Wipe Cache (don't be worried to see the wipe screen progress stay a long time at 98%, be patient and wait, it will complete) before rebooting your device.  
If you encounter errors, get back into Mi-recovery and do a Wipe Data.  Reboot.

In case you are not aware, the developer roms doesn't include Google Play Store.  As mentioned earlier, those methods didn't work for me.  The following method works for me.
1. Go to http://www.opengapps.org.  Select ARM, 4.4 and nano. Click to download.

2. Unzip it.

3. Copy the following apks to your device internal storage (by OTG cable or through USB cable connected to your Computer).

a. GoogleLoginService.apk
b. GoogleOneTimeInitializer.apk
c. GoogleServicesFramework.apkd. Phone sky.apk
e. PrebuiltGMSCore.apk
f. SetupWizard.apk

4. Click on each of them to install and reboot.

5. Look for Google Play Store icon and click on it.

6. Enjoy a working Google Play Store.



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This post was edited by zardMi3 at 13:19, Jun-23-2014
hydraprime replied at 2014-6-23 06:59
I came from stable Singapore version rom. After applying this update, I can't go back to the SG rom. ...

I know what you mean as I'm experiencing the same sort of issues.  I upgraded on Saturday (after trying very hard) and finally got it working.  Last night, I had system ui issues and had to Wipe Cache and Userdata in Mi-recovery.  I noticed that after I reboot, I was able to start from fresh.  On the other hand, some of my earlier apps were still there.  If it happens again, I'll try a Wipe All Data at the same time.

In your case, I suggest you do fastboot roms to return to WCDMA stable, then use the above method to flash the SG WCDMA stable rom.  I'm pretty sure it should work.
Edit on 23 Jun 14 @ 13:13:
Had issues again.  This time round, I did a "Wipe Cache" and "Wipe All Data".  Upon reboot and after initial setup, none of my installed apps remains.  The device storage also doesn't have any of the files that I had copied over from my USB OTG thumb drive.  So it seems that Wipe All Data seems to give the outcome of "format /data" in CWMR (ClockworkMod recovery).  The Wipe Cache is equivalent to "format /cache".   

My guess for "Wipe SD Card" in Mi-recovery maybe equivalent to "format /sytem" in CWMR.

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I came from stable Singapore version rom. After applying this update, I can't go back to the SG rom. There's error updating even after wiping cache and data; I've tried updater and recovery.

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zardMi3 replied at 2014-6-23 11:27
I know what you mean as I'm experiencing the same sort of issues.  I upgraded on Saturday (after t ...

How do i do the fastboot roms? Sorry but im new to flashing. Thanks!

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hydraprime replied at 2014-6-23 12:14
How do i do the fastboot roms? Sorry but im new to flashing. Thanks!

It's stated in the link above.  Anyway, here's the direct link.  Fastboot rom flashing is the 3rd method.
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