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How To Guide Install Google Mobile Services (GMS) on EMUI 11 or Harmony OS 2.0 W/O rolling back to EMUI

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You can find the video instructions in the following:
part 1 video:
part 2 video:
Video of successfully installed Google apps:


This method has been tested on the following devices running on Harmony OS 2.0:
Mate X Series: X2
Mate 40 Series: 40 / 40 Pro / 40 Pro+
Mate 30 Series: 30 4G / 30 5G / 30 Pro 4G / 30 Pro 5G,
P40 Series: P40 / 4G / Pro / Pro+
Mate Pad Series:Pro WIFI / Pro 5G

In the video, I am showing you how to Install Google Mobile Services (GMS) directly on Huawei Harmony OS 2.0 without rolling back your devices to EMUI 11 / 10 or even earlier. (this video is using Mate X2 - the foldable OLED screen as an example).


Preparation:
1. Download the ZIP file (if the links are no longer working, let me know)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I_BFLRH1afSSik1AH_54-G1XBFD1OsBQ/view?usp=sharing
or
https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak-kCL-8hOhTauLbc5gqLz28tCE?e=iz6WxM

2. Copy folder “GMS” onto your phone at step 8 in the instructions
3. Copy folder “Huawei” onto a USB-C storage device for restore backup purpose
4. Copy folder “PC_platform” onto to your computer (recommend saving it onto C drive root directory and rename it to “111” for easy navigate later on


Step by Step instructions:
1. Factory Reset your device (phone/tablet), ensuring it is in clean condition
2. Go to Settings---About Phone----“Quickly click the Build number at least 7 times (this guide here is using 2.0.0.165 (C00E165R9P3patch04) to activate the “Developer options”
3. Go to “System & updates”, and turn off the ”App Guard” (skip this if using EMUI 11)
4. Return to Settings, at the top search section, enter keyword “HDB”, select and turn on “Allow connection via HDB”
5. Go to “Settings & updates” --- “Developer options”, turn on “USB debugging”
6. Use your cable to connect your device with computer
7. Swipe down from the top of your screen and change the connection from “Charing via USB” to “Transfer files” mode. Enter the “Connection verification code” that is showing up on Hisuite screen from your phone onto the Hisuite on your computer
8. Copy the GMS files onto your device
9. In your computer, click ”WIN” key,then enter “cmd” to enter “Command Prompt” (skip this if using EMUI 11)
10. Enter below commands one by one (make sure you see the message “success” before entering the next command. (skip this if using EMUI 11)
1) Cd\111
2) adb uninstall com.huawei.localBackup
3) adb install oldBackup.apk

11. after finish entering the commands from computer end, return to your device. Install “Backup & restore” following the instruction from the phone. (skip this if using EMUI 11)
12. Disconnect your cable
13. Go to “Files” and the folder where you save “GMS folder that we downloaded earlier. Install “01- googlefier.apk”, unmark “Check apps from external source…” and check mark “Don’t ask again”, then click “ALLOW” and “INSTALL“ to continue the setup. Once, finished, select “OPEN” to open Googlefier.
14. Continue selecting “Next” until you see “Let’s Go”, then you will need to “ALLOW” multiple times. Click on the only option in the app, and it takes you to “Date & time”. Turn off “Set automatically” and change the date to Nov 11, 2019 or earlier.
15. Continue your USB-C storage device, wait for 30 seconds then go to “System & updates” ---“Backup & restore”, continue selecting “ALLOW”,then select “External storage”--- “USB storage”,select and restore“the 5:21am, Nov 11, 2019” backup; enter password: “a12345678”
16. Go to HOME screen, you will see and new app called “谷歌服务助手”, open it. Select “ALLOW” (you will delete this app after you have no issues running Google Suites), then “ACTIVATE”; You will see lots “!”, ignore that and click “开始下载”(start download),it will fail to download anything, ignore it as well. As soon as you see the loading spin, go back to HOME screen (do NOT close the app, just return to main screen)
17. Go to “Googlefier” once again,select “01 …” and it takes you back to “Date & time” again. Turn back on the “Set automatically” to correct the date, then click return to “Googlefier”
18. After returned to Googlefier, select “01…” again, install ”MicroG – Huawei Fix EloyGomezTV”。Unmark “Check apps from external source…” and check mark “Don’t ask again”, then click “ALLOW”
19. The first time you click “SIGN IN“” will fail to open, it is normal, click “SIGN IN” once again to login to your Google account. Once success, click “ I agree” and “CANCEL” to return to Googlefier
20. If you have multiple google account, select “02 …” to login another account, otherwise “03 …” to continue the installation. Keep selecting “INSTALL” and “DONE“ (make sure select “DONE” and do NOT select “OPEN”) until you see the “Hint” and click “OK”, you will be in “App ingo”, select “FORCE STOP ”(MicroG – Huawei Fix EloyGomezTV) and then “UNINSTALL” ****** IMPORTANT ****** after finish uninstall, do NOT click "OK", and go back to main screen directly.

21. Go back to “Files”,Install “02-Gplay.apk”
22. Go to “Settings”---“Users & accounts”, click “Google”, and then click “your account”, turn on all the sync options
23. Go to “Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search keyword “Goo” ,click the “4 docks” located at the right top corner”,select “Show system processes”,select “GoogleContacts Sync”----“FORCE STOP” then “UNINSTALL”
24. Back to “Files”, then install “03.Contacts Sync-29-v10”
25. Go to “Settings”---“ Users & accounts”, click “Google”, and then click “your account”, you should be able to see all the syncs are successful
26. Return to home screen, click “PlayStore” (WARNING: DON’T get too exciting and do NOT stop here. This is NOT done yet, otherwise I am sure you will see lots of errors while using the device. Do NOT even try to do anything until you finish this guide). Search and install “device id” which is the one from VtechSevi but not other developers,open “device id” once done,check if you can obtain the Google Service Framework (GSF) number
27. Go to “Settings”---“Apps and services”---“Apps”---search “Google Play services” ,click “FORCE STOP” then “UNINSTALL”
28. Go to “files” and install“04.GMS Fix.apk”
29. Go to main screen,Click “Play Store”, check if it is still running properly
30. Back to main screen,close all apps and click on “Play Store”,check again if it can run properly (check only twice including step 30, but no more than this)
31. Go to “Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search keyword “Goo”, click the “4 docks” located at the right top corner”, select “Show system processes”, select “Google Service Framework”----“FORCE STOP” (if it goes blue again, keep forcing it stop until it is grey), then click “Storage”---“CLEAR DATA”
32. Press the power button---Restart your device---after finish restarting, wait for at least 2 mins to ensure the startup is done before moving to the final steps
33. Go to“Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search “Google Play services”, click “UNINSTALL”, you will be in “device administrator, then click “DEACTIVIATE AND UNINSTALL”
34. Go to “Files” and install “05.GPlayServices2”
35. Return to main screen, restart your device and wait for at least 2 mins until the startup is done
36. Open “Play Store”, check if it is working fine
37. GMS installation is done

NOTE: if you fail to follow the instructions, Go to “Googlefier”, select “05…” then restart the device and continue to start from step 19. The worst case, factory reset and re-do the entire processes again.

Good luck and enjoy!!!
 
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simmoyo

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Thank you ThatsYisy!!

I'm guessing if I need to add more google accounts I just need to: “Googlefier”, select “05 then start from step 17 again.

Have you tested this with a gsuite account that requires more security than normal gmail accounts?

Thanks
 
Thank you ThatsYisy!!

I'm guessing if I need to add more google accounts I just need to: “Googlefier”, select “05 then start from step 17 again.

Have you tested this with a gsuite account that requires more security than normal gmail accounts?

Thanks


Hi Simon, you are correct. Gsuite account is tested in G Classroom with no issues. However, i found that if you have downloaded and upgraded variety of system apps, directly running 05 and restart from step 17 may still result in glitches of running Gmaps. Factory reset is recommended.
 
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Archibald1963

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Dear ThatsYisy,
please let me know... your thoughts.. I already installed google with googlefier, but some applications are not working and missing push notifications... if I uninstall google play store and follow your steps from the point 21...
I fully understand this is my responsibility, only main.... I have mate x2 harmony 2.0.0.168
 
Dear ThatsYisy,
please let me know... your thoughts.. I already installed google with googlefier, but some applications are not working and missing push notifications... if I uninstall google play store and follow your steps from the point 21...
I fully understand this is my responsibility, only main.... I have mate x2 harmony 2.0.0.168
push is still a known issue for some apps that are fully relying on Firebase. For a temp. fix, you can either download the app from Huawei App Gallery if it is available, then the push notification should work fine; or you may need to keep the app running at the background. I know neither is the good solution, but unfortunately I do not have better suggestions right now and still working on it.
 
Device is not play protect certified after completing all steps. I'll reset several times not sure if I'm missing a step. I have a Mate x2
if you are sure that you have followed all the steps in the video, then it is due to the random GSF# you received in your device. Unfortunately, i would recommend you factory reset the device and continue to work on it once again.
 
After do all steps: ...
"Device is not Play Protect certified"
? How to solve it ?
recommend factory reset then re-try again.

if you want to try shortcut, you can go back to Googlefier, select the last option (broom icon) to uninstall all the installation files, then start again from step 16. If it the problem remains, then factory reset and restart from the begining.
 

androaa

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recommend factory reset then re-try again.

if you want to try shortcut, you can go back to Googlefier, select the last option (broom icon) to uninstall all the installation files, then start again from step 16. If it the problem remains, then factory reset and restart from the begining.
I was try this before.
Also with (broom icon) to uninstall all the installation files, then start again from step 16....
Also factory reset and restart from the begining.
But the problem still remains...
it is a huawei Mate 30 pro 5G
System is HarmonyOS 2.0.0.168
 

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    I was Instaling this on a HarmonyOS 2 Matepad 11 and when I try to do the step 20 the google accunt n the settings app deletes itself with the uninstalled applicaton so I cannot continue. I am basically stuck here please help.
    Ps. When I add the google account there is no "CANCEL" button coming up on the screen returns directly to the googlefier app and the 1st option disappears.
    1
    Can you get me the reddit link?
    I have the same problem as you and it really bothers me
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Huawei/comments/q21adu
    1
    Hi,
    This is a very nice article, congratulations !
    However, I would need an extra help, I am blocked at step 10, indeed, when I am typing Cd\111 and then click on "enter" computer says that "Le chemin d'accès spécifié est introuvable" (the specified path way was not found), any suggestion ?
    The easiest way is to go to the destinated folder (111) and hold shift and right click. Then click on "open PowerShell/CMD here"

    If it opens PowerShell, simply type "CMD" and hit enter and you're in CMD
    Then you can proceed with uninstalling the backup app
    1
    The easiest way is to go to the destinated folder (111) and hold shift and right click. Then click on "open PowerShell/CMD here"

    If it opens PowerShell, simply type "CMD" and hit enter and you're in CMD
    Then you can proceed with uninstalling the backup app
    Thank you, it works :)
    1
    Hey XDA,

    Anyone else just suddenly getting: this device isn't play protect certified

    I can't get rid of it, tried reinstalling google Play services etc.
    Yes, this happened earlier this week.

    Here is the solution
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    You can find the video instructions in the following:
    part 1 video:
    part 2 video:
    Video of successfully installed Google apps:


    This method has been tested on the following devices running on Harmony OS 2.0:
    Mate X Series: X2
    Mate 40 Series: 40 / 40 Pro / 40 Pro+
    Mate 30 Series: 30 4G / 30 5G / 30 Pro 4G / 30 Pro 5G,
    P40 Series: P40 / 4G / Pro / Pro+
    Mate Pad Series:Pro WIFI / Pro 5G

    In the video, I am showing you how to Install Google Mobile Services (GMS) directly on Huawei Harmony OS 2.0 without rolling back your devices to EMUI 11 / 10 or even earlier. (this video is using Mate X2 - the foldable OLED screen as an example).


    Preparation:
    1. Download the ZIP file (if the links are no longer working, let me know)
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I_BFLRH1afSSik1AH_54-G1XBFD1OsBQ/view?usp=sharing
    or
    https://1drv.ms/u/s!Ak-kCL-8hOhTauLbc5gqLz28tCE?e=iz6WxM

    2. Copy folder “GMS” onto your phone at step 8 in the instructions
    3. Copy folder “Huawei” onto a USB-C storage device for restore backup purpose
    4. Copy folder “PC_platform” onto to your computer (recommend saving it onto C drive root directory and rename it to “111” for easy navigate later on


    Step by Step instructions:
    1. Factory Reset your device (phone/tablet), ensuring it is in clean condition
    2. Go to Settings---About Phone----“Quickly click the Build number at least 7 times (this guide here is using 2.0.0.165 (C00E165R9P3patch04) to activate the “Developer options”
    3. Go to “System & updates”, and turn off the ”App Guard” (skip this if using EMUI 11)
    4. Return to Settings, at the top search section, enter keyword “HDB”, select and turn on “Allow connection via HDB”
    5. Go to “Settings & updates” --- “Developer options”, turn on “USB debugging”
    6. Use your cable to connect your device with computer
    7. Swipe down from the top of your screen and change the connection from “Charing via USB” to “Transfer files” mode. Enter the “Connection verification code” that is showing up on Hisuite screen from your phone onto the Hisuite on your computer
    8. Copy the GMS files onto your device
    9. In your computer, click ”WIN” key,then enter “cmd” to enter “Command Prompt” (skip this if using EMUI 11)
    10. Enter below commands one by one (make sure you see the message “success” before entering the next command. (skip this if using EMUI 11)
    1) Cd\111
    2) adb uninstall com.huawei.localBackup
    3) adb install oldBackup.apk

    11. after finish entering the commands from computer end, return to your device. Install “Backup & restore” following the instruction from the phone. (skip this if using EMUI 11)
    12. Disconnect your cable
    13. Go to “Files” and the folder where you save “GMS folder that we downloaded earlier. Install “01- googlefier.apk”, unmark “Check apps from external source…” and check mark “Don’t ask again”, then click “ALLOW” and “INSTALL“ to continue the setup. Once, finished, select “OPEN” to open Googlefier.
    14. Continue selecting “Next” until you see “Let’s Go”, then you will need to “ALLOW” multiple times. Click on the only option in the app, and it takes you to “Date & time”. Turn off “Set automatically” and change the date to Nov 11, 2019 or earlier.
    15. Continue your USB-C storage device, wait for 30 seconds then go to “System & updates” ---“Backup & restore”, continue selecting “ALLOW”,then select “External storage”--- “USB storage”,select and restore“the 5:21am, Nov 11, 2019” backup; enter password: “a12345678”
    16. Go to HOME screen, you will see and new app called “谷歌服务助手”, open it. Select “ALLOW” (you will delete this app after you have no issues running Google Suites), then “ACTIVATE”; You will see lots “!”, ignore that and click “开始下载”(start download),it will fail to download anything, ignore it as well. As soon as you see the loading spin, go back to HOME screen (do NOT close the app, just return to main screen)
    17. Go to “Googlefier” once again,select “01 …” and it takes you back to “Date & time” again. Turn back on the “Set automatically” to correct the date, then click return to “Googlefier”
    18. After returned to Googlefier, select “01…” again, install ”MicroG – Huawei Fix EloyGomezTV”。Unmark “Check apps from external source…” and check mark “Don’t ask again”, then click “ALLOW”
    19. The first time you click “SIGN IN“” will fail to open, it is normal, click “SIGN IN” once again to login to your Google account. Once success, click “ I agree” and “CANCEL” to return to Googlefier
    20. If you have multiple google account, select “02 …” to login another account, otherwise “03 …” to continue the installation. Keep selecting “INSTALL” and “DONE“ (make sure select “DONE” and do NOT select “OPEN”) until you see the “Hint” and click “OK”, you will be in “App ingo”, select “FORCE STOP ”(MicroG – Huawei Fix EloyGomezTV) and then “UNINSTALL” ****** IMPORTANT ****** after finish uninstall, do NOT click "OK", and go back to main screen directly.

    21. Go back to “Files”,Install “02-Gplay.apk”
    22. Go to “Settings”---“Users & accounts”, click “Google”, and then click “your account”, turn on all the sync options
    23. Go to “Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search keyword “Goo” ,click the “4 docks” located at the right top corner”,select “Show system processes”,select “GoogleContacts Sync”----“FORCE STOP” then “UNINSTALL”
    24. Back to “Files”, then install “03.Contacts Sync-29-v10”
    25. Go to “Settings”---“ Users & accounts”, click “Google”, and then click “your account”, you should be able to see all the syncs are successful
    26. Return to home screen, click “PlayStore” (WARNING: DON’T get too exciting and do NOT stop here. This is NOT done yet, otherwise I am sure you will see lots of errors while using the device. Do NOT even try to do anything until you finish this guide). Search and install “device id” which is the one from VtechSevi but not other developers,open “device id” once done,check if you can obtain the Google Service Framework (GSF) number
    27. Go to “Settings”---“Apps and services”---“Apps”---search “Google Play services” ,click “FORCE STOP” then “UNINSTALL”
    28. Go to “files” and install“04.GMS Fix.apk”
    29. Go to main screen,Click “Play Store”, check if it is still running properly
    30. Back to main screen,close all apps and click on “Play Store”,check again if it can run properly (check only twice including step 30, but no more than this)
    31. Go to “Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search keyword “Goo”, click the “4 docks” located at the right top corner”, select “Show system processes”, select “Google Service Framework”----“FORCE STOP” (if it goes blue again, keep forcing it stop until it is grey), then click “Storage”---“CLEAR DATA”
    32. Press the power button---Restart your device---after finish restarting, wait for at least 2 mins to ensure the startup is done before moving to the final steps
    33. Go to“Settings”---“Apps & services”---“Apps”---search “Google Play services”, click “UNINSTALL”, you will be in “device administrator, then click “DEACTIVIATE AND UNINSTALL”
    34. Go to “Files” and install “05.GPlayServices2”
    35. Return to main screen, restart your device and wait for at least 2 mins until the startup is done
    36. Open “Play Store”, check if it is working fine
    37. GMS installation is done

    NOTE: if you fail to follow the instructions, Go to “Googlefier”, select “05…” then restart the device and continue to start from step 19. The worst case, factory reset and re-do the entire processes again.

    Good luck and enjoy!!!
    2
    I was Instaling this on a HarmonyOS 2 Matepad 11 and when I try to do the step 20 the google accunt n the settings app deletes itself with the uninstalled applicaton so I cannot continue. I am basically stuck here please help.
    Ps. When I add the google account there is no "CANCEL" button coming up on the screen returns directly to the googlefier app and the 1st option disappears.
    1
    Thank you ThatsYisy!!

    I'm guessing if I need to add more google accounts I just need to: “Googlefier”, select “05 then start from step 17 again.

    Have you tested this with a gsuite account that requires more security than normal gmail accounts?

    Thanks


    Hi Simon, you are correct. Gsuite account is tested in G Classroom with no issues. However, i found that if you have downloaded and upgraded variety of system apps, directly running 05 and restart from step 17 may still result in glitches of running Gmaps. Factory reset is recommended.
    1
    Can you get me the reddit link?
    I have the same problem as you and it really bothers me
    https://www.reddit.com/r/Huawei/comments/q21adu
    1
    Hi,
    This is a very nice article, congratulations !
    However, I would need an extra help, I am blocked at step 10, indeed, when I am typing Cd\111 and then click on "enter" computer says that "Le chemin d'accès spécifié est introuvable" (the specified path way was not found), any suggestion ?
    The easiest way is to go to the destinated folder (111) and hold shift and right click. Then click on "open PowerShell/CMD here"

    If it opens PowerShell, simply type "CMD" and hit enter and you're in CMD
    Then you can proceed with uninstalling the backup app