Following the release of the Huawei P30 series, the phones that were launched after did not have the usual Android-based Google Play Services installed due to the trade war currently going on between the U.S. and China.
Although the Huawei Mate 30 Pro‘s hardware is amazing, we’re sure many users still miss the apps and services they got used to, provided by Google, and while alternative apps are doing a great job, some might say it’s not the same.
However, there are always ways to address this issue with a set of instructions. Below is a list of steps that will help you get Google Play Store on Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
How to Get the Google Play Store on Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Before you proceed with the steps below, make sure the phone is connected to a charger; this is because you wouldn’t want to run out of battery mid-way through, which would cause some issues. Also, ensure the phone’s files are backed up in case something goes wrong, and it might need a factory reset.
Be sure to read the instructions carefully and proceed exactly as advised. They are not difficult but need to be followed as showed.
- Download the LZPlay.rar file
- Get a USB drive and extract the files to the drive’s root folder, then connect the drive to your phone
- Open the Huawei App Gallery, search for an app called ‘Backup’ and tap on the ‘Update’ option
- Launch the Backup app and select ‘External Storage’
- Choose ‘USB Storage’ and tap on the file named after a day, month, and year
- Ensure that the ‘Apps and data’ option is selected and tap on the ‘Restore’ button
- Enter the password that appeared in the prompt
- Wait for the process to complete, then tap on ‘Done’
After the process completes, head back to the Home screen. You’ll notice a new app with a ‘G’ icon and Chinese text. To continue the installment, follow the instructions below.
- Launch the ‘G’ app, tap on ‘Activate’ and then on ‘Allow’
- Clear your device’s memory and open the ‘G’ app again
- Tap on the blue button at the bottom of the application and head back to the Home screen
- Open the ‘Files’ app, tap on ‘Categories,’ and select the USB drive
- Now head to the ‘Google Installation’ folder
- Install the first six apps by tapping on each of them
- After the apps are installed, head to your phone’s settings menu, find ‘Users & Accounts,’ tap on the ‘Add account’ option, then on ‘Google,’ and ‘OK,’ and finally select ‘Existing’
- Sign in with your Google account and tap on ‘Next’
Now, if you want to use more Google accounts you have, add them now as you won’t be able to do it later. After adding the accounts you want to use, it’s time to clear your phone’s memory again. As soon as this process completes, follow the next steps.
- Launch the ‘Files’ app, select your USB drive and head to the ‘Google Installation’ folder
- Install the seventh app which will be ‘Google Services’ – you’ll receive some error messages, but if you’re annoyed by them, you can temporarily mute notifications
- You’ll also see that the ‘Google Play Store’ is updating
- Once installed, open the Google Play Store app, search and download the ‘Device ID’ app developed by VTechSevi – it has a purple icon with the Android logo in it
- Launch the app after it’s been installed and tap on the ‘Allow’ option
- Again, clear your device’s memory
- Head to your phone’s settings menu, open the ‘Apps’ section and tap the three-dot icon to the top right corner of the screen, then select ‘Show system processes’
- Search for ‘Google Play Services’ and tap on it, then on ‘Force Stop’ and ‘Uninstall’
Again, clean your device’s memory and get ready to install the GMS Core Mod 1 file to further the process of installation of Google’s services.
- Go back to the phone’s ‘File Manager,’ select your USB drive, and head to the ‘Google Installation’ folder
- Tap on the eight app which is the ‘GMS Core Mod 1’ file and tap on ‘Allow’
- Clear your phone’s memory, and head to ‘Settings,’ then to ‘Apps’ – tap the three-dot menu and select ‘Show system processes’
- Search for ‘Google Services Framework’ and tap on it, then on ‘Storage,’ followed by ‘Clear Cache’ and ‘Clear Data’
- Clear your phone’s memory and open the ‘Device ID’ app to see whether the Google Services Framework ID is gone. Clear the memory of the phone again
- Launch the Google Play Store app
- An error message should appear, with a ‘Retry’ button – if you don’t see it, close the app and relaunch it until it appears. When it does, click on the ‘Retry’ option
- Keep switching back and forth between the Google Play Store and Device ID app by tapping on ‘Retry’ until the Google Services Framework IS appears in the Device ID app
The Google Services Framework ID has been successfully regenerated as soon as the Google Play Store loads, and you can see apps that are available for download. The error messages should have stopped by now. Finally, there are a few more steps that need to complete the process.
- Go to your phone’s ‘Settings’ and tap on the ‘Apps’ section
- Tap the three-dot menu and select ‘Show system processes’
- Search for ‘Google Play Services,’ then tap on ‘Force Stop’ and then on ‘Uninstall’
- Head back to your phone’s ‘File Manager,’ select your USB drive, and go to the ‘Google Installation’ folder
- Install the ninth app called ‘GMS Core Mod 2’
As soon as the process completes, restart your device, and you should now be able to use Google Play Services on your Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphone. The instructions are not difficult, but rather many that repeat, so the installation process should go pretty neat.
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