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duraaraa

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This is the official FunkyHuawei thread for the Mate 20X.

What FunkyHuawei Supports Currently:

1. Firmware Installation / Unbricking
FunkyHuawei supports the Mate 20X for unbricking and firmware installation, but support has not yet been made public. This will be updated when it is.

2. Rebranding
Rebranding is currently not possible on the Mate 20X, even with root or unlocked bootloader. If this changes in the future, it will be updated.

Those who need to install updates and so on are welcome to contact FunkyHuawei support for help while the release of support for this model is still private.

Any other questions, feel free to ask them here.
 
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jackfrost7

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Oct 1, 2005
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Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

Thanks
 

aung24

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Oct 31, 2018
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Hi, would these apps work on this version of the phone?
- Gboard, Google Pay(I usually use it for contactless payment), UK banking apps(HSBC, Barclays, etc)
 

iantaylor27

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Aug 30, 2006
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Google pay

Hi, would these apps work on this version of the phone?
- Gboard, Google Pay(I usually use it for contactless payment), UK banking apps(HSBC, Barclays, etc)

Hi
I have a Honor note 10 and use Google pay just fine . I bank with Metrol bank and First direct who is part of HSBC .

Not tried gboard but all other Google apps works fine.

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Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

Thanks

I dont believe there is any hardware difference just maybe 1 let band difference. Chinese model will get updates quicker as the main base is in China so there update that model first . Google pay etc worked fine on my Honor note 10 which came out in August, call it the smaller brother which has no global ROM .

I personally prefer Chinese model , can delete most Chinese apps fine , yes some will remain and some Chinese characters in certain parts but still prefer Chinese model

---------- Post added at 02:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:50 PM ----------

Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

Thanks

Huawei have become strict in unlocking so maybe not but Honor who is apart of Huawei did offer users of honour note 10 codes .
 
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SWBgHz

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@duraaraa,

I haven't been around here much since back when we goofed around with the Mi Mix (recall I sent you one I got so you could work on it since you didn't have one). Anyways, really glad to see what you have done with FunkyHuawei and all - impressive you turned your hobby in to a business so congrats.

I am curious about buying the global from your site. I am very likely to pull the trigger for one of these soon, haven't had a Chinese phone since my Mi Mix and Mate 9 (sold the Mi Mix ultimately for being to rough around the edges in terms of software and the mid range camera but kept the Mate 9 and was pretty happy with it for a while with no real issues once setup properly). Can you give us a summary of the finer points you see as advantages to getting a global from FunkyHuawei verse just getting a Chinese version with Play store already installed?

P.S. Anyone looking for a great unlocked Note 9 with bunch of accessories and whatnot send me PM.
 
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duraaraa

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@duraaraa,

I haven't been around here much since back when we goofed around with the Mi Mix (recall I sent you one I got so you could work on it since you didn't have one). Anyways, really glad to see what you have done with FunkyHuawei and all - impressive you turned your hobby in to a business so congrats.

I am curious about buying the global from your site. I am very likely to pull the trigger for one of these soon, haven't had a Chinese phone since my Mi Mix and Mate 9 (sold the Mi Mix ultimately for being to rough around the edges in terms of software and the mid range camera but kept the Mate 9 and was pretty happy with it for a while with no real issues once setup properly). Can you give us a summary of the finer points you see as advantages to getting a global from FunkyHuawei verse just getting a Chinese version with Play store already installed?

P.S. Anyone looking for a great unlocked Note 9 with bunch of accessories and whatnot send me PM.
I think you might have mistaken me for someone else about the Mi Mix, but I did work on the Mi Mix 2. I've never actually seen a Mi Mix 1 in person :p

The Chinese version uses various Chinese services instead of Google Services, and some of those can't be changed. For example, for location services. For the default voice assistant. And so on.

I've heard that OK Google doesn't work on the Chinese version, while you can use it to unlock the phone on the international version, and so on.

I had thought that Chinese version wouldn't pass Safetynet, but I'm not sure. I've also heard that the Chinese version doesn't allow you to change the default launcher. The dual app feature supports whatsapp and facebook on the global version, but wechat and chinese apps on the Chinese version, and so on.

If you don't live in China, getting the global version will work out better for most people.
 

duraaraa

Senior Member
Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

Thanks

Certain google things can be installed on the Chinese model. But google is baked into the non-Chinese model. So things like OK Google (to wake up the phone), google assistant as default, Google used as location provider, and so on, will be available only on the international model.
 

duraaraa

Senior Member
Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

Thanks

As far as I know you can't unlock the bootloader or root these at present.
If 'Enable OEM Unlock' becomes select-able in developer options it would be possible.
 

jackfrost7

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Oct 1, 2005
69
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As far as I know you can't unlock the bootloader or root these at present.
If 'Enable OEM Unlock' becomes select-able in developer options it would be possible.

Sorry, I meant can you unlock the bootloader on the chinese version, I thought I saw people saying the OEM unlock option was available on the chinese version.
 

iantaylor27

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Aug 30, 2006
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unlock

Sorry, I meant can you unlock the bootloader on the chinese version, I thought I saw people saying the OEM unlock option was available on the chinese version.

I am getting the chinese version as i prefer this model but if your not sure of things buddy get the global version as its available .
 

ramheer

Senior Member
This is the official FunkyHuawei thread for the Mate 20X.

What FunkyHuawei Supports Currently:

1. Firmware Installation / Unbricking
FunkyHuawei supports the Mate 20X for unbricking and firmware installation, but support has not yet been made public. This will be updated when it is.

2. Rebranding
Rebranding is currently not possible on the Mate 20X, even with root or unlocked bootloader. If this changes in the future, it will be updated.

Those who need to install updates and so on are welcome to contact FunkyHuawei support for help while the release of support for this model is still private.

Any other questions, feel free to ask them here.
Hi I have the Chinese mate 20x when will the global ROM be available to flash on this?
 
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KarAAjaH

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Mate 20x screen manufacturer

Greetings .. I'm afraid to have a screen problem like 20 pro. 20 x in Do you have any information about the display manufacturer?
 

torr310

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Mar 26, 2011
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The Mate 20 pro has green bleeding out for lack of better terms on the edges. Seems to be very common now

Have not heard anything for the Mate 20 X. The Pro has the screen supplied by LG and BOE, and most of the green-color bleeding issues are from LG. The screen of Mate 20 X is supplied by Samsung.
 

mscion

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Hi @duraaraa. I think I'm ok sticking with Chinese version. But was wondering, in the event I'd like to change it to L29, if progress has been made on rebranding. Do you think it will be possible in the coming months. Thanks!
 

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    This is the official FunkyHuawei thread for the Mate 20X.

    What FunkyHuawei Supports Currently:

    1. Firmware Installation / Unbricking
    FunkyHuawei supports the Mate 20X for unbricking and firmware installation, but support has not yet been made public. This will be updated when it is.

    2. Rebranding
    Rebranding is currently not possible on the Mate 20X, even with root or unlocked bootloader. If this changes in the future, it will be updated.

    Those who need to install updates and so on are welcome to contact FunkyHuawei support for help while the release of support for this model is still private.

    Any other questions, feel free to ask them here.
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    Hi I have the Chinese mate 20x when will the global ROM be available to flash on this?

    that will be good to know if possible (think need bootloader unlocking is needed though)...hope...
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    Brothers, we need to standup for ourselves and stop this ***** madness.
    1. I've sent Huawei many emails, it obviously didn't help.
    2. If we start like a mass petition or class action or some other case together, we might stand a chance. Remember we're not the only ones with locked bootloader. / Grayed out OEM unlock in developing settings. The mate 20 pro users and possibly other models have the same issue.

    Perhaps we can make an email format here that we copy paste and send to hauwei each of us individually. They would be spammed with say 1 million emails.

    3. We have paid allot for this device , an android device should be open and customizable. There is absolutely no valid reason to lock down an android device, unless you as smartphone brand try to protect your spyware .


    Anyway are you with me brothers ? Let's get the full potential for the hardware that we paid for.
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    Google pay

    Hi, would these apps work on this version of the phone?
    - Gboard, Google Pay(I usually use it for contactless payment), UK banking apps(HSBC, Barclays, etc)

    Hi
    I have a Honor note 10 and use Google pay just fine . I bank with Metrol bank and First direct who is part of HSBC .

    Not tried gboard but all other Google apps works fine.

    ---------- Post added at 02:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:46 PM ----------

    Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

    Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

    I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

    Thanks

    I dont believe there is any hardware difference just maybe 1 let band difference. Chinese model will get updates quicker as the main base is in China so there update that model first . Google pay etc worked fine on my Honor note 10 which came out in August, call it the smaller brother which has no global ROM .

    I personally prefer Chinese model , can delete most Chinese apps fine , yes some will remain and some Chinese characters in certain parts but still prefer Chinese model

    ---------- Post added at 02:52 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:50 PM ----------

    Can you unlock the bootloader so it can be rooted?

    Also, is there any difference in hardware between the 6/128 China version and the 6/128 Global version?

    I see people mention google support, but how can it be impossible to install google stuff on a rooted china model?

    Thanks

    Huawei have become strict in unlocking so maybe not but Honor who is apart of Huawei did offer users of honour note 10 codes .
    1
    This is the official FunkyHuawei thread for the Mate 20X.

    What FunkyHuawei Supports Currently:

    1. Firmware Installation / Unbricking
    FunkyHuawei supports the Mate 20X for unbricking and firmware installation, but support has not yet been made public. This will be updated when it is.

    2. Rebranding
    Rebranding is currently not possible on the Mate 20X, even with root or unlocked bootloader. If this changes in the future, it will be updated.

    Those who need to install updates and so on are welcome to contact FunkyHuawei support for help while the release of support for this model is still private.

    Any other questions, feel free to ask them here.
    Hi I have the Chinese mate 20x when will the global ROM be available to flash on this?