In mid-March, our colleague David Mateo documented in the relevant article the only way to install Google Services on a Huawei phone not certified by the company. Three months later, this method is no longer functional, making it impossible for us to install Google Play on a Huawei mobile. That was until a month ago. Eloy Gómez (eloygomeztv on YouTube), a well-known Spanish-speaking youtuber , has documented in video a new way to install Google on a Huawei mobile using a process very similar to the original method provided by the same youtuber . This time we have documented this process on a Huawei P40 Pro Plus to install Google applications on any phone from the Asian firm.
The steps that we will describe below are compatible with all brand phones with Android 10 . Huawei P40 Lite, P40, P40 Pro, Mate 30, Mate 30 Pro, Honor 9X, Honor 9x Pro… For Android versions based on Android 9 Pie we recommend you take a look at the original video by Eloy Gómez on his YouTube channel.
index of contents
- Install Google Services on a Huawei mobile, all you need to know
- Step 1: download the necessary files and copy them to an external drive
- Step 2: delete the Backup application from your Huawei mobile
- Step 3: install the Backup application from the folder STEP 1
- Step 4: unzip the COPIA.zip file to the root of the external drive
- Step 5: apply the backup of the Huawei folder
- Step 6: open the application with Chinese characters that will appear on the desktop
- Step 7: install all the applications from the folder STEP 2
- Step 8: add a Google account on your Huawei phone
- Step 9: Install Google Services Framework app from STEP 3 folder
- Step 10: install the Device ID app from the Google Play Store
- Step 11: clear the cache and data from the Google Services Framework app
- Step 12: reboot and check that everything works correctly
- Step 13: if Google Play doesn't connect, follow these steps
Install Google Services on a Huawei mobile, all you need to know
We have already commented at the beginning of the article that most of the methods exposed in web portals and forums have been outdated. This may be due to an update to Google Services to prevent installation on non-certified phones. As of June 15, 2020, the method that we will explain below is the only functional method that we have been able to find on the Internet. Let's see the steps necessary to proceed with the installation.
Step 1: download the necessary files and copy them to an external drive
Before we get down to work to install Google on a Huawei phone we will have to download the necessary files that Eloy Gómez himself has provided in his MEGA account to later transfer them to an external storage unit, which can be a hard drive, a pendrive or even a memory card .
- Download required files
The next thing we will have to do is unzip all the files in a single folder and transfer it to an external drive. The result should be similar to the following image:
With the folder copied to the external drive, we will have to use a USB adapter to connect said drive to the phone . We can also use a memory card, although it is best to use a pendrive or an external hard drive.
Step 2: delete the Backup application from your Huawei mobile
The next step will be to delete the Backup application (Backup if the system language is set to Latin Spanish) from our Huawei mobile. To do this, we will have to go first to the Huawei Settings application, specifically to the Applications section. Within this section we will click on the upper search bar and write the word 'copy' or 'backup' to find the application that we want to uninstall.
Now we just have to click on Uninstall to proceed with the uninstallation of the application. As simple as that.
Step 3: install the Backup application from the folder STEP 1
With the external storage unit connected to our mobile, we will go to the Huawei Files application that we can find in the directory of installed applications. Now the application will show us a list with all available storage units (internal storage, SD card, USB drive ...). We will only have to select our unit to access its content.
The process from this point on is as simple as going to the folder where we have stored all the previously downloaded files, more specifically to the STEP 1 folder . Inside this folder we will click on the file with the following name:
- com.huawei.KoBackup_10.1.0.560-210100560_minAPI21 (nodpi) _apkmirror.com.apk
Step 4: unzip the COPIA.zip file to the root of the external drive
Inside the STEP 1 folder we will find another file with the name COPIA.zip . Without leaving the folder in question, we will unzip the file at the root of the external drive, that is, in the main directory of the hard drive, pendrive or memory card.
To unzip the file, we will hold down the file in question and click on Extract in . Now we will have to select the root directory to unzip the file completely in the indicated directory. The folder that we will obtain when unzipping the COPIA.zip file will have the name 'Huawei', as we can see in the upper screenshot. This folder contains the backup copy that we will have to apply to the phone.
Step 5: apply the backup of the Huawei folder
So is. And for this we will have to go to the System / Backup and restoration section in the Settings application. Within the application we will select the external unit connected to the phone . It will automatically detect the backup stored in the Huawei folder that we have obtained by unzipping the COPIA.zip file.
Before applying the backup copy on our phone, the system will most likely ask us for an access password to access the backup data. The password in question is the following:
Now the system will restore the backup on our Huawei phone.
Step 6: open the application with Chinese characters that will appear on the desktop
With the restoration of the backup, the system will enable a new application with Chinese characters that will be located in the directory of installed applications or on the main desktop of the phone. We will only have to start the application and click on Activate to proceed with the installation of Google Services.
Once started, we will click on the blue button that will be shown at the bottom. Now we will have to leave the application running in the background to enable the installation of Google Services.
Step 7: install all the applications from the folder STEP 2
The next thing we will have to do is go back to the folder stored on the external drive through the Files application. We will do it with the aim of installing all the applications present in the STEP 2 folder , from Google Play Services to Google Play Store and Google Contacts.
Step 8: add a Google account on your Huawei phone
After installing all the applications in the STEP 2 folder, we will have to add a valid Google account through the Accounts (or Users and accounts) section in Settings. As simple as selecting Add account and then the Google option.
The process from now on is as simple as adding our Gmail email address and access password.
Step 9: Install Google Services Framework app from STEP 3 folder
Once we have added the Google account on our phone, the next step will be to go to the STEP 3 folder that we can find on the external drive . Inside this folder we will find a file that corresponds to the Google Services Framework application.
After installing the application, it is most likely that a series of notifications will begin to execute that will warn us that the device is not certified by Google. To eliminate these notifications we will have to proceed with the next step. The important thing is that we can already access Google Services.
Step 10: install the Device ID app from the Google Play Store
We now have full access to the Google app store. For this reason, the next thing we will have to do is download the Device ID application from the same store . We leave you the download link below:
- Download Device ID for Android
If the store gives us an error when downloading the application we will have to insist as many times as necessary. We can also try restarting the device to fix the download error. Now we just have to open the application to see the identification codes that it provides us .
These codes are necessary to validate our device in the eyes of Google. If we have followed the steps correctly, the application will show us a couple of codes in the Android Device ID and Google Service Framework section . If not, we will have to restart the phone as many times as necessary until the codes appear in the application.
Step 11: clear the cache and data from the Google Services Framework app
The next step after generating the Device ID identification codes will be to delete the cache and data from the Google Services Framework application , a process that we can carry out through the Applications section of the Settings application. Next, we will click on the three points on the top bar of the interface. Then we will select the option Show system processes to view the system applications.
To find the Google Services Framework application we will use the search box on the top bar. Finally we will go to the Storage section, where we can find the options to Delete cache and Delete data. Now we just have to stop the application through the relevant button.
Step 12: reboot and check that everything works correctly
The last step to enable Google Services permanently will be to restart the phone. If all goes well, Google Play will allow us to download applications without any problem . It is likely that some kind of error will be generated when trying to connect with the store. To solve it we will have to insist until the store shows us the content and allows us to download applications.
Step 13: if Google Play doesn't connect, follow these steps
In the remote case that Google Play does not connect, we will have to resort to the STEP 4 and STEP 5 folders to install an alternative version of Google Services. The roadmap is as follows:
- Clear the Google Services Framework cache and data and stop the app.
- Uninstall the application from Google Play Services.
- Install the application from the STEP 4 folder.
- Restart the phone and check that the store works.
If the store still does not connect after several attempts, we will have to repeat this same process again by installing the application from the STEP 5 folder.
- Clear the Google Service Framework data and stop the application.
- Uninstall the application from Google Play Services.
- Install the application from the STEP 5 folder.
- Restart the phone and check that the store works.