Install Google apps and Play Store on any Chinese Android phone including Gionee GN5001S



When it comes to buying a smartphone, our choices differs. Some choose to go for the chinese branded smartphones, while others prefer the mainstream brands. If you have recently purchased a good chinese branded Android phone, you'll notice instantly that there's no Google apps pre-installed. We all know that chinese companies offers great specs at a low price, and thus a lot of people will definitely choose to stick with a chinese phone without minding the hassles. For the folks living in China, they'll certainly blend in with their chinese Android phone even without having the Google apps and Play Store. But when you relocate outside of the chinese territory, then you will discover that the aforementioned apps are essential.

The Gionee GN5001S for instance is a top-notch chinese branded Android phone that offers plethora features. The device brings a whopping 3GB RAM and 16GB ROM which can be expanded with 128GB memory card coupled with a 4000mAh li-on battery. If you have recently purchased this device (or any other chinese branded smartphone) and you got faced with the issue of installing Google Play Store, then there is no need to ditch it aside for a mainstream brand. For there is always a workaround to everything in life especially when it comes to Android category. Hence in this article, we're going to unveil and also guide you on the perfect procedure to install Google apps and Play Store on any Chinese Android phone.
Note: This guide will only work on Gionee GN5001S. Don't try it on any other Chinese phone or you might encounter a soft brick.

Prerequisites

  • Rooted Chinese Android Device
  • Install Root Explorer
  • Install ZArchiver

Root Your Phone

To begin with, you will need to install root access on your Chinese Android phone. This procedure sadly is compulsory and it must be carried out in other to modify and sideload necessary files to the "system memory" on your Android device. Fortunately, we have previously discussed the perfect method to root any Android phone and with this guide, the geeks over at techviola where able to install root access on Gionee GN5001S. All thanks to KingRoot.


Download CHPLAY_5X.7z File & Install Root Explorer

Once you've successfully rooted your phone, the next step is to download the required  files that will give your Chinese Android phone the permissions to allow all the Google apps and Play Store to run on your device. This files once sideloaded into the appropriate "system folder" will automatically install Google Play Services and Play Store on your chinese device. So to get this one going, download the CHPLAY_5X.7z file from above link, followed by root explorer which will come in handy since it auto enables read/write and hence allows you to easily move the files to there specific folder in the system directory.


Install ZArchiver & Copy Files to System Memory



When you're done downloading the file with the name "CHPLAY_5X.7z", install ZArchver and using it to extract the downloaded file to your SD card. Now open root explorer and navigate to the system directory. From here, switch between tabs and locate the file you extracted earlier in your SD card. Open it and you'll be greeted with 5 folders (app, etc, framework, lib, priv_app).


Under "app", copy only the folder named GoogleContactsSyncAdapter and paste it in /system/app. Under "priv_app", copy the folders inside it and paste it in /system/priv_app. For the remaining folders (etc, framework, lib), copy only the files found in there and paste them in their rightful or respective location in the system directory.


  • /System/app/
  • /System/etc/
  • /System/framework/
  • /System/lib/
  • /System/priv_app/

If you are​ prompted to merge, overwrite or replace already existing file, simply tap Yes. Note, apart from the "app" and "priv_app" folder, Do not copy the whole folder found inside (etc, framework, and lib). Simply open each of the sub folders and at the end, copy and paste only the "files" to their respective locations. When you are done, reboot your phone.




Enjoy Google Play Store

Once your device is back on, you will notice that Google Play Store has been installed successfully. Simply open it and sign up. From here, download all the Google apps including Gmail, YouTube, Google map, Google+, Google drive and even Google photo. You can go further to update the Google Play Services to its latest version which will enable apps such as Snapchat and Google Play Games to work perfectly.


Wrapping Up

With this procedure, you can install Google Play Store and other Google apps on your Chinese Android phone without any hassle. I have tested this method on a friend's Gionee GN5001S and it worked perfectly. Hence it'll work on other Chinese Android phone provided you follow the instructions correctly. If you encounter any difficulty or if it worked for you, kindly use the comment box below to share your experience.
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  1. Wonderful! This works like a charm, thank you very much for sharing this guideline. One small comment for those who might be confused in the same way that I was: You copy the folders in the priv_app straight into system/priv_app. Goodluck!

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    1. I'm glad it worked for you, and thanks for the contribution.

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  2. Thanks for this great article. It offers hope for people like us who use China android ROMs.

    However, I HV a an issue, after meticulously following ur direction on installing Google playstore on Gionee GN 5001s, which is d phone I use, I restarted but I didn't see google play store on d phone, I had to double check and even recopied d files, still nothing.

    I really don't know what am getting wrong but I noticed that there were some folders which does exist on d root system but exist on d extracted file that was downloaded, I did just copy d files in d folder but d folder as well since d folder name does not exist in d phone's root directory. I hope this didn't affect anything since you mentioned not to copy folders but the files in d folders apart from app folder?

    I appreciate your effort to assist others as I await ur response.

    Stephen

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    1. First I'd like to apologize for the confusion. The mistake was actually from my side and I've rectified and updated​ the article.

      If you had taken your time to read the first comment, then you'll see the correction.

      Let me summarize it

      Extract the CHPLAY_5X.7z file


      Then under app, copy the folder found inside it and paste in /system/app

      For this folders (lib, framework, etc) copy only the "files" in it and paste in their respective location in the system directory.

      Next, under priv_app, copy the folders found inside it and paste in /system/priv_app.

      That's all. You can read the article again to understand things more vividly.

      Note that all the folders in the "CHPLAY_5X.7z" file exists in your root system...

      Take time to find them and do as instructed.

      Hope this answers your question?

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  3. im stuck because i cant copy thephonesky
    It popped out
    Copy failed
    Phonesky.apk to /system/priv-app

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    1. Hi, this issue usually occurs when your system memory is full.

      Here's how to fix it.

      First try backing up important data on your phone, and perform a factory reset. Once your phone reboots, repeat the steps to install play store on your China phone. Then restore your backup apps.

      Secondly​: you can delete some of the apps you moved to system memory to free up some space.

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    2. Alternatively, Download root explorer and open it. From here, ensure you're on the root tab, then head over to system/vendor/operator/app and delete all the apps you aren't using. Now try the steps over again. Things should work fine this time.

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  4. Pls I need help...I've tried all I could to root my gionee GN5001s 3gb ram with no avail. I gathered I can't install play store unless I root it. Pls I need tutorial on how to root it if there's one.my WhatsApp contact (08094017764) one luv.

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    1. To root your gionee gn5001s, simply install KingRoot.


      From here, ensure you've a Stable and strong internet connection. Then open KingRoot.

      Now allow all checks to be completed via KingRoot and tap the center button.

      Wait for the rooting process to complete, and you should see a green bar.

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  5. Hi, I need help. I have bought gionee m6splus. I have rooted through kingroot. However it says root will be lost on reboot may be because of locked bootloader. I am trying to put files under system app but it keeps saying I don't have permission ? Please help. It says copy failed. I somehow want to install gapps. Tried with root explorer and es file explorer but no success. Please help me.Thanks

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    1. Hi, you're experiencing a temporal root, because your device's bootloader isn't unlocked yet. First Unlock your bootloader, then you can root your gionee m6splus before copying​ files to system memory.

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    2. Hi can you please help me to unlock boot loader ? I have tried all fastboot commands and none of them work. Please help me by guiding way to unlock boot loader. Thanks

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    3. Hi I was able to unlock bootloader. After that I used kingroot and still it says temporary root :( I have still no access to system folder... Anyways Thanks for your help

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  6. Plz hw o hav tried king root on my gionee gn5001 it refuse to root each time it read up to 22 d phone will just hang and reboot it sekf plz help

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    1. Actually didn't experience that issue over here. Keep trying, with strong internet connection.. who knows luck might be on your side.

      Alternatively, you can root your gionee gn5001s using Magisk. Simply head over to xda to see the guide.

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  7. hi, my gionee gn5001s is stocked at GIONEE logo when i turn it on. i've downloaded the firmware file with name Gionee_GN5001S_OTA.zip on ur website. i tried flashing it tru the recovery but i got error "can't udate gn5001s over newer version". i also tried flshing it with sp flash but i got error "invalid scatter file" pls help

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    1. First, I'd like to state that we haven't shared any link to gionee gn5001s stock ROM on techviola. So be mindful of what you're downloading.


      For the brick issue, head over to this thread and search for your device model. Then Download the stock ROM and follow instructions to flash it.


      https://forum.hovatek.com/thread-389.html

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    2. i've been able to install cwm recovery on my gionee gn5001s. what next to fix the boot screen problem? thanks

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  8. Wow like a magic....more ideas,knowledge n undastanding to wu posted Dis.
    It really work for me.
    Thanks bro

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  9. Wow works like a magic...more wisdom and knowledge to who is providing the guideline.....
    Thanks

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  10. Glad it worked for you. Thanks for the comment.

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  11. Hi, I followed through carefully enough, but got stocked when some folders in etc (preferred app) and framework on CHPLAY were not found on the system directory. Didn't know what next 2 do so I just copied the folders in...After rebooting, play store was installed but in updating that's where I'm finding as an issue as it's been 'checking info' for a long time now without any further command. Perhaps I also get prompts like "Application error, stopped etc". Please what do u think I should do 2 rectify this issue...GIONEE GN5001S. Thanks in anticipation

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    1. The (etc, priv-apps and framework ) should be on your system directory. Try to find them... Perform a factory reset and try again..

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  12. I tried to install Google Store in the Tablet MEDIAFLY M8000 and now it is stuck in the logo, I can't locate a stock rom and can't access to download or recovery mode.
    Please help :(

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    1. This guide is only for gionee gn5001s. If you are not able to find a stock ROM for your phone, then I suggest you give it to the device manufacturers. They'll be able o fix it.

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  13. It works for me like spark.For me, it all started like a joke coz it's unbelievable journey after searching endlessly for the way forward but ham very happy after I found this write up in techviola and after all due process are followed, it all ended wit practical realities. My advice to others is that it works when all the prerequisites are followed or better still looking for someone who understand computer language than us to interpret these step-by-step instructions for us.That's what I did and it's a success story today. I'm very happy now because am now enjoying Google play store in my gionee gn 5001s like magic on my phone. And am using the opportunity here to show my gratitude to techviola and their crew members for this type of love showing to us all. No wonder in one of his quote---"if I'm too busy to help my fellow man,then it means I'm not doing the right job."Bravo Mann!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks

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    1. Glad it worked for you and thanks for the comment. We appreciate it

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  14. will this method work on htc desire 826?

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  15. No dice my man. All these apps failed, even Kingroot that keeps rebooting my phone over and over once it gets to 17%. Any advice?

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    1. Try to factory reset your phone. Then ensure you've strong and stable internet connection (this is essential).

      Now open KingRoot and use it to root your phone. Keep the screen on and don't minimise during the rooting process.

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    2. I followed the steps meticulously after rebooting I found play store but it refused to launch because everytime I open it, it closes please what can be done about that??

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  16. I have installed it in mu Samsung Note 4 SM-N9100. But after 30 min again the service stop working and no service of google can be accessed. PLs help

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  17. I guess dis guide is strictly for gionee5001s cos i tried 2 install it on my coolpad note 3 lite, bt it resulted 2 bootloop and now, my device is useless...

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  18. Hello Essential I have tried doing everything you directed but when I want to copy files from the root explorer /app CHplay to /system app it does not allow me to copy the files

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  19. I have successful rooted my Gionee 5001s but my challenge is copying the extracted fold to the supposed location. It keeps telling copying failed.. What should I do next?

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    1. Hi Marvin,

      This error usually occur when your system memory is full. Here's how to solve it.

      First, download root explorer and open it. From here, ensure you're on the root tab, then head over to

      system/vendor/operator/app

      and delete all the bloatwares (useless apps) you aren't using. Now try the steps over again.

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    2. How did you root your gionne 5001s?

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    3. How did you root your gionne 5001s phone? i have the same phone but no luck rooting it

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  20. Thanks a lot. Finally I was able install Play store in my On5 G-5520 China Samsung Phone. First I replaced some files when it prompted me. Boot failed. So I flashed ROM again and this time I didn't replace the file. Just copied new files.

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    1. Wow... Didn't know it'd work on non-gionee gn5001s device. Thanks for the feedback.

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  21. Hello,any idea how to change the language on my gionee g5001s local browser tfrom Chinese to english

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  22. Sir, do you have any idea how to change language from Chinese to english on local browser on gionee gn5001s

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    1. Yeah. Provided your device is rooted, you can try this guide

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  23. Keep saying "this folder is read only" what can I do to remove this restrictions?

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    1. You'll need to switch to "read and write". Simply open root explorer and tap the "Mount R/W" button. It's located at the top of the app.

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  24. Hi Bro, I tried it on Gionee F105. It installed Google play but it doesnt come up. All the procedure was followed. Kindly assist further. Meanwhile .I still see all those Gionee apk on the system root folders.

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  25. Hello m using the gionee gn5001...I've rootedsuccessfully...ive transffered the files...ive rebooted but i havent seen the playstore pleaee wer did i go wrong...reply me asap please

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  26. I am thinking of buying the one that has been done but my issue is can the phone be unrooted after the successful process? Can the phone still accept system software upgrade without bricking even when it has been unrooted? Thanks.

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  27. Will this procedure work on gionee GN3003?

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    1. We're not sure on this. But you can give it a try at your own risk.

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  28. Admin my own is just gn5001 without s can't the above procedure still work? Thanks as you reply

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  29. Thanks admin, I follow the instructions and it worked. But the problem I now encounter is updating my play store and some other Google store apps don't work while other needs an updated play store. Pls how could I go about this? Thanks

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  30. hello...ive donr it. it didnt work
    even tried it afresh. same thing. No playstore after reboot

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  31. Pls I'm using a gionee gn3003 with no success in installing any google app. Pls can any help be rendered to my category of phone users? I await your response. Thank you

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  32. Please I'm a gionee GN3003 user with no success in installing a Google app. Please can any help be rendered to my kind? Thanks.

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  33. I have been trying to download the file above from Google drive. It needs the admin's permission, please help...

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