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jericho246

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So the Magic3 series is already available on sites like giztop, however in the description it always says "No Google play services". What does this mean exactly? From my experience, Chinese models of phones like Oppo or Vivo DO have GMS pre-installed, you just have to install the Play Store apk... No idea if it's the same with Honor here. I don't want to order the Magic3 Pro just to find out it's like a Huawei phone with no possibility of sideloading Google play services.
Does anyone know more on this subject? Thanks.
 

partyonppl

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There is no GMS pre-installed on the Honor Magic 3 series. I've tried many different ways of installing GMS with HW account, Googlfier, manual framework installation, also Ourplay virtual space apps (even this doesn't work as it indicates phone does not have Google Device ID registered), and none works. One main reason that the manual installation of the framework apps don't work is that when all apps have been installed and needs to process the steps to uninstall Google Play Services to be able to install another version, there is no UNINSTALL button in the Apps page (only DISABLE & FORCE STOP) unlike Huawei Mate 40 series where this works. As of now, I haven't found a working process for the installation. For your reference.
 
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partyonppl

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So the Magic3 series is already available on sites like giztop, however in the description it always says "No Google play services". What does this mean exactly? From my experience, Chinese models of phones like Oppo or Vivo DO have GMS pre-installed, you just have to install the Play Store apk... No idea if it's the same with Honor here. I don't want to order the Magic3 Pro just to find out it's like a Huawei phone with no possibility of sideloading Google play services.
Does anyone know more on this subject? Thanks.
Btw, from my experience, Huawei Mate 40 EMUI11 can have working GMS installed but the process is just a bit tedious. But at least it works, Honor on the other hand has (from current available sideload installation workarounds) does not have any way to install GMS... yet.
 

unix2208

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I don't have the device yet, but I will order it. It's cheaper in Asia, so I don't want to spend the 1500 euros. Unfortunately, I don't know the Magic UI. what about the bootloader?

Huawei closed the boot loader program in 2018. Now I wonder what about Honor and the bootloader? But I think it will be possible soon .. to install GMS. I can only recommend the APP "Gspace" for the transition.

it almost feels like GMS Nativ has been installed. At huawei it took a while to find a solution, but I think we will get a comparable goggle for Honor with Android 11 at some point. But of course it depends on whether enough people want to buy the device.

Unfortunately I couldn't see in the developer options whether the bootloader can be unlocked or not ???? But I can at least say one thing about Huawei, all devices that received Harmony directly, i.e. never had an EMUI. there is no installation of GMS at the moment. But with Harmony the problem is that it is basically still Android 10 and not 11. So the GSF cannot be used
 
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vpoppo

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So the Magic3 series is already available on sites like giztop, however in the description it always says "No Google play services". What does this mean exactly? From my experience, Chinese models of phones like Oppo or Vivo DO have GMS pre-installed, you just have to install the Play Store apk... No idea if it's the same with Honor here. I don't want to order the Magic3 Pro just to find out it's like a Huawei phone with no possibility of sideloading Google play services.
Does anyone know more on this subject? Thanks.
If you go to the Website of Trinity Electronics in Hong Kong they got Google running on the Chinese variant of the Honor Magic 3 pro plus but I don't know how they did it. I have been trying to figure that out. Most of the reviews I have seen have said that when the global variant is released there will be some update that will allow Google Services to be loaded onto the Chinese variant or I guess you could just flash the Global Rom but I still don't see a date for the global release. I would like to figure out how Trinity did it though.
 
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jericho246

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If you go to the Website of Trinity Electronics in Hong Kong they got Google running on the Chinese variant of the Honor Magic 3 pro plus but I don't know how they did it. I have been trying to figure that out. Most of the reviews I have seen have said that when the global variant is released there will be some update that will allow Google Services to be loaded onto the Chinese variant or I guess you could just flash the Global Rom but I still don't see a date for the global release. I would like to figure out how Trinity did it though.

Huh, that's very interesting, thanks for the information.
I wish Honor would just release these phones globally already... Or at least make an announcement regarding the release date.
 
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Kx111

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I got Magic 3 pro+ chinese version with Huawei services, any chances for me to install Google services?? i tried Gspace and it worked but i want full google services in the phone with an emulator.
 

saved-j

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Hi, I managed to install GMS on my Magic3 Pro+ (Chinese variant).
Since Magic UI is very similar to EMUI, LZplay method still works.
Notifications via FCM also work. After successful installation of GMS, I disabled GSF to achieve it.
screenshots please.
i've tried everything i could, every single instruction i found online. nothing worked.
steps, links to the APKs here will be extremely welcome.

otherwise your post is more of boasting than helping the community.

nothing personal!
 

ch11sama

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screenshots please.
i've tried everything i could, every single instruction i found online. nothing worked.
steps, links to the APKs here will be extremely welcome.

otherwise your post is more of boasting than helping the community.

nothing personal!
Which screenshot do you want?
I'm very new to this community, I'm not familiar with the rules in this community yet.
If my post sounded like a boast, it is not what I intended.

This method worked for me:

if you can't uninstall Google Play Services, try uninstalling via adb:

Code:
adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.gms

you may be required to restart your device after executing the command above if you can't install another Google Play Services.
 
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tensux

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Which screenshot do you want?
I'm very new to this community, I'm not familiar with the rules in this community yet.
If you sounded my post boasting, it is not what I intended.

This method worked for me:

if you can't uninstall Google Play Services, try uninstalling via adb:

Code:
adb shell pm uninstall com.google.android.gms

you may be required to restart your device after executing the command above if you can't install another Google Play Services.
nice, i wish i had the nerve to order a P50 pro and try this
 

saved-j

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Mar 13, 2015
293
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Sanya
Which screenshot do you want?
I'm very new to this community, I'm not familiar with the rules in this community yet.
If my post sounded like a boast, it is not what I intended.

This method worked for me:

if you can't uninstall Google Play Services, try uninstalling via adb:

Code:
adb shell pm uninstall com.google.android.gms

you may be required to restart your device after executing the command above if you can't install another Google Play Services.
You did a fantastic job, now everyone will be able to repeat exactly same steps with you. I'll try next week when I get my hands on the device again, too.
 

jalkaabi

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Sep 20, 2021
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Which screenshot do you want?
I'm very new to this community, I'm not familiar with the rules in this community yet.
If my post sounded like a boast, it is not what I intended.

This method worked for me:

if you can't uninstall Google Play Services, try uninstalling via adb:

Code:
adb shell pm uninstall com.google.android.gms

you may be required to restart your device after executing the command above if you can't install another Google Play Services.
I followed all the steps but faced the following: (Magic 3 pro plus - Chinese variant

- Couldn't remove Google Play Services as there was no "Uninstall" button, instead there was "disable". So, I used adb to remove it. Did the restart but couldn't reinstall file no. 8 (google play services ) as it gives me an error message that it needs a shared library. didn't find any solution to this. If anyone who can help regarding this
 

ch11sama

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Sep 15, 2021
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I followed all the steps but faced the following: (Magic 3 pro plus - Chinese variant

- Couldn't remove Google Play Services as there was no "Uninstall" button, instead there was "disable". So, I used adb to remove it. Did the restart but couldn't reinstall file no. 8 (google play services ) as it gives me an error message that it needs a shared library. didn't find any solution to this. If anyone who can help regarding this
- install old GMS again,
- uninstall old GMS using adb,
- try installing new GMS (No. 08)
- if you can't install new GMS (saying "need a shared library" or "newer version is already installed"), restart your device,
- try installing new GMS (No. 08)

You may have to do it several times.

As written in the article I referred to, this method is not stable.
When I have spare time, will do a factory reset, and retry installing GMS.
 
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jalkaabi

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- install old GMS again,
- uninstall old GMS using adb,
- try installing new GMS (No. 08)
- if you can't install new GMS (saying "need a shared library" or "newer version is already installed"), restart your device,
- try installing new GMS (No. 08)

You may have to do it several times.

As written in the article I referred to, this method is not stable.
When I have spare time, will do a factory reset, and retry installing GMS.
Still no hope. Now stuck with not being able to install either old GMS or the new one. Did that several times and I ended in with the same senario. will keep trying
 
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    I did a factory reset and followed the steps from the start.
    The same issue (can't install 08.GMS) happens here, I'm looking into this.
    I'll inform you if there's any progress.
    Magic UI version may be affecting...
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    Hi friends!!! Same with me. That man really made excellent job! My Pro Plus now working perfectly (in my case GDrive working!). He spend around 3 hours (i am in China now and he need to work with VPN - sometimes it is too slow and we need to start again from 0).
    https://www.facebook.com/renzdagztv/
    So, he very professional in this questions and very nice men. Highly recommended ! 50$ by paypal - in my mind for this job ok.
    (as i understood in this week already 7 phones done by him. He have a lot of videos on YouTube about GMS - just put 'renz dagz tv' in search on YouTube).
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    Same with me. Try this way and can not delite/install 08.Gms.... if somebody can help online PM me please... I will be extremely happy
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    Thanks. Let me give it a try. I think the best method is to wait for the international rom, only not sure when it will come out......
    Bootloader locked. So, almost impossible to change to global firmware. (also too big difference by price between Chinese and Global version). So, they will do there best to not allow to put Global on Chinese.
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    Hey guys I managed to get it to work on my Magic 3 pro plus. The guy below on Facebook did it for me, he charges $50 but it is now working perfectly. Everything works except for Google drive, but you can get Google drive to work with gspace. My Magic 3 Pro plus is finally not a brick anymore

    contact please ...
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    I did a factory reset and followed the steps from the start.
    The same issue (can't install 08.GMS) happens here, I'm looking into this.
    I'll inform you if there's any progress.
    Magic UI version may be affecting...
    3
    screenshots please.
    i've tried everything i could, every single instruction i found online. nothing worked.
    steps, links to the APKs here will be extremely welcome.

    otherwise your post is more of boasting than helping the community.

    nothing personal!
    Which screenshot do you want?
    I'm very new to this community, I'm not familiar with the rules in this community yet.
    If my post sounded like a boast, it is not what I intended.

    This method worked for me:

    if you can't uninstall Google Play Services, try uninstalling via adb:

    Code:
    adb shell pm uninstall --user 0 com.google.android.gms

    you may be required to restart your device after executing the command above if you can't install another Google Play Services.
    3
    Hi, I managed to install GMS on my Magic3 Pro+ (Chinese variant).
    Since Magic UI is very similar to EMUI, LZplay method still works.
    Notifications via FCM also work. After successful installation of GMS, I disabled GSF to achieve it.
    2
    Hi friends!!! Same with me. That man really made excellent job! My Pro Plus now working perfectly (in my case GDrive working!). He spend around 3 hours (i am in China now and he need to work with VPN - sometimes it is too slow and we need to start again from 0).
    https://www.facebook.com/renzdagztv/
    So, he very professional in this questions and very nice men. Highly recommended ! 50$ by paypal - in my mind for this job ok.
    (as i understood in this week already 7 phones done by him. He have a lot of videos on YouTube about GMS - just put 'renz dagz tv' in search on YouTube).
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    I don't have the device yet, but I will order it. It's cheaper in Asia, so I don't want to spend the 1500 euros. Unfortunately, I don't know the Magic UI. what about the bootloader?

    Huawei closed the boot loader program in 2018. Now I wonder what about Honor and the bootloader? But I think it will be possible soon .. to install GMS. I can only recommend the APP "Gspace" for the transition.

    it almost feels like GMS Nativ has been installed. At huawei it took a while to find a solution, but I think we will get a comparable goggle for Honor with Android 11 at some point. But of course it depends on whether enough people want to buy the device.

    Unfortunately I couldn't see in the developer options whether the bootloader can be unlocked or not ???? But I can at least say one thing about Huawei, all devices that received Harmony directly, i.e. never had an EMUI. there is no installation of GMS at the moment. But with Harmony the problem is that it is basically still Android 10 and not 11. So the GSF cannot be used