Without Google Play Services, the user experience of the Mate 30 Series will prove to be lacking for most users outside of China. Here’s how to install Play Services and Play Store on this device
Although Huawei continues to disagree and find several ways, forms or forms of work for the ongoing ban by the US government, the company is still moving forward and launching two completely new smartphones into the world in September 2019: Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
As far as it was clear at the telephone launch that the company hoped that the order would be finished now, that did not happen. As such, the two new Mate Series devices have extraordinary hardware and the latest version of Huawei’s own EMUI 10 (above Android 10) but there is no mention of Google Play Services – an almost essential part of the user experience on every Android phone that released outside. from china.
Although the absence of Google Play Services is perhaps the biggest obstacle to the success of Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro on store shelves, all is not lost. And, in fact, Huawei now says that even if allowed to enter Google applications and services it won’t, and it has been confirmed that Chinese cellphone makers including himself, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo are working together to create their own alternatives.
If you feel comfortable using services from seemingly unknown sources, there is a simple way to add Google Play Services to Huawei Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro and other Huawei handsets that don’t have it, running EMUI 9.1.1 or newer.
The updated solution appeared after the original was killed by Huawei and the rogue application developer in October 2019, but the new solution works on Mate 30 Pro and potentially works on other compatible Huawei or Honor phones without Google Play Services pre-installed.
Note: Our successful efforts were achieved using the pre-launch Chinese Huawei Mate 30 Pro – lockable bootloader.
Here’s what you need to install Google Play on your Mate 30 Pro:
- Windows PC (sorry Mac users!)
- Huawei HiSuite (download)
- Google App APK (download)
- Backup HiSuite Mate 30 Pro file (download)
- Install and open the HiSuite application on your Windows 10 PC.
- Connect your Huawei Mate 30 Pro to your PC via a USB-C cable.
- You will see a pop-up on your cellphone asking if you want to use HDB – approve this. If you don’t see the pop-up, go to Settings> Security> Other Settings and activate the option to allow HiSuite to use HDB.
4. The HiSuite application must be installed automatically on Mate 30 Pro. Open the application, and enter the 8-digit verification code in the HiSuite application on your PC.
5. If it is successfully connected, you will see a menu as shown below:
6. Create the C: \ temp directory if your PC doesn’t have one, and create two new folders in the Temp folder; one is called backup and one is called application.
7. Extract the contents of the LZPlayBackup.zip file to C: \ temp \ backup.
8. Extract GoogleApps.zip content to C: \ temp \ apps.
9. In the HiSuite application for Windows, click the Restore button.
10. In the pop-up window that appears, press the Edit icon (with what looks like a pencil in a pot) and navigate to C: \ temp \ backup. The application must find the file you extracted earlier, and it displays like this:
11. Press the Restore button. You will then be asked for a password; enter a12345678 and press the Enter key to start the process. It should only take a few seconds, and contrary to the Restore function, it won’t actually delete your Mate 30 Pro. You should see the LZPlay application on your mobile, but ignore it for now.
12. In the HiSense application for PC, click My Devices and then select File Browser on the left. Copy the six APK files that you extracted earlier to the Downloads folder on your Mate 30 Pro. It doesn’t have to be a Downloads folder – you just need to make sure you can find it easily.
13. Disconnect your Mate 30 Pro from a PC – you no longer need to use a PC or the HiSuite application.
14. Open the Files application in your Mate 30 Pro and navigate to the Downloads folder.
15. Install all six Google APKs – it doesn’t matter what order, as long as everything is installed. When you install the application, make sure to allow access to the various permissions needed to operate correctly.
16. After you have installed all six APKs, open the LZPlay application on your mobile. It should look like a weird purple hexagon with a Google icon in the middle.
17. You will then be asked to activate the application as a device administrator – tap Activate to continue (don’t worry, you can revoke this permission later).
18. You will see many Mandarin on the next screen, along with some exclamation marks that look scary, but ignore this – the work is basically done at this point.
19. Restart your cellphone.
You must then have access to Google Play and the services that Google offers on Android. There are some apps that won’t work, Netflix due to lack of SafetyNet support, but most social media, productivity and banking applications have to run without problems – we haven’t had any problems with apps downloaded through Google Play so far.
Once installed, please go to Settings> Applications, tap the LZPlay application (this is in Chinese so it’s easier to find the icon) and tap Uninstall. You will then revoke the device administrator settings and allow you to delete the application. As simple as that!