This is a quick and easy guide on how to get Google Play Services on Huawei Mate 30 Pro and any other Android smartphone that does not have it pre-installed.
The Huawei Mate 30 Pro launched without Google services and apps pre-installed. Google apps can be easilly installed by side-loading but that would still leave out Google services, which those apps and many 3rd party apps require to function properly. The good news is that a 3rd party Chinese app makes it easy to get Google Play Services on Huawei Mate 30 Pro and indeed any other Android phone in its shoes.
So if you want to purchase the Mate 30 Pro without giving up all the Google-based functionality that you are used to, that is very doable. Note that you carry out the procedures itemised here at your own risk. Note also that it is possible that this hack can be blocked by Google at anytime in the future.
How to get Google Play Services on Huawei Mate 30 Pro
- On your Huawei Mate 30 Pro or other Android phone you want to install Google Services on, go to the Settings menu.
- Scroll down to Advanced Settings and select that.
- Select Security and then Enable installation from Unknown Sources. Follow through to enable that. What this does is let you install apps that are not downloaded from the Play Store.
- Once done, download and install the 3rd party app from HERE.
- Launch the app. You will be required to accept the terms of service, give the app device administrator access, and may also be required to sign in with a Huawei ID.
- Once in the app, you will be presented with a list in Chinese with a blue button at the bottom. Tap the blue button to install to install Google Play Services.
After you have completed the above process to get Google Play Services installed, your Huawei Mate 30 Pro should be able to run all apps that require it. These include Google’s own apps, like Gmail, Maps, YouTube, among others.
Of course, you will need to download those Google apps too, since they are not pre-installed on the device as well. This is as simple as heading to one of the available 3rd party Android app stores. There are a number of them, including Amazon app store, ApkPure, Aptoide, APKMirror, Getjar, and F-droid.
Install the Google apps you need from there and you are good to go. Sign into your Google account to start using them.
If some of the apps you installed do not function well, a restart of your device is needed and should solve the problem.
Sideloading Google Services this way is not an official procedure, but it has been used by others and works. Again, Google may choose to block it at any point in time, or an incompatible software update may mess it up, in which case, you will have to use another method to get Google Play services on your Huawei Android phone.
For example, another method to get Google Play services is to install GMS installer (again at your own risk). GMS installer does the same thing that the above 3rd party app does – it installs all the Google services and frameworks to your device.
Lastly, do not forget to uninstall the 3rd party app, as well as revoke device administrator access, once done.
In the meantime, enjoy your Huawei Mate 30 Pro. It is a great smartphone that anyone who desires deserves to own and enjoy.
Update: After a public outcry over some security implications of using the app, the download site has been taken down. You will no longer be able to install Google Services on the Mate 30 and other Google-free Android phones.