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L0tnik

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Nov 1, 2017
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Hi everyone.

I'm writing this for everyone having problems with notification from some apps.

Right now I not receive notification from:
1. Twitter - not at all. And I can't go into setting for Push notifications
2. Gmail - that's funny. I receive one notification a day around 8-9PM.
3. Youtube - no notifications
4. LinkedIn - no notfications

And some specific apps for my country like: Inpost and OLX.

Share what's your experience with that. Maybe we will find solution.
 
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simonsteele

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Hi everyone.

I'm writing this for everyone having problems with notification from some apps.

Right now I not receive notification from:
1. Twitter - not at all. And I can't go into setting for Push notifications
2. Gmail - that's funny. I receive one notification a day around 8-9PM.
3. Youtube - no notifications
4. LinkedIn - no notfications

And some specific apps for my country like: Inpost and OLX.

Share what's your experience with that. Maybe we will find solution.


I am the same. Only WhatsApp gets notifications. All others don't work
 

future3

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I installed GMS just out of curiosity and had the same issue. It seems like one of the Core functionalities of GMS is still incompatible/not working (Firebase). You'd expect WhatsApp to always work as it uses a separate Push service protocol.
 
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Goronok

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Yeah, Gmail definitely does not work. =/

I have a hunch this is all tied to using such an old version of google account manager. (v4 is only version that still works)
 
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el viento

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I wrote that. It was to disable the notification nags you get when you get GMS working - it is not in relation to receiving notifications from apps. I will look into this today though.

Nice work it was a good guide so thanks :). GMS currently running on my P40 pro at the moment no major issues. I did get an error this morning regarding google account services but its gone away and not come back. I also got the autocomplete working on apps just by changing the autofill settings to google and all seems to be working fine (most probably already know this but it may be helpful to some). Only issue i have run into is Netflix is not working with the latest Software update (incompatible device) but I'm sure they will update it soon.
 

MightyGadget

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Thank you.
Will it work from a memory card or a usb stick is mandatory ?

I have only done it via USB, but it shouldn't make any difference at all, as long as you get LZ Play and the APKs on the phone it should work fine.

---------- Post added at 08:05 AM ---------- Previous post was at 07:50 AM ----------

Nice work it was a good guide so thanks :). GMS currently running on my P40 pro at the moment no major issues. I did get an error this morning regarding google account services but its gone away and not come back. I also got the autocomplete working on apps just by changing the autofill settings to google and all seems to be working fine (most probably already know this but it may be helpful to some). Only issue i have run into is Netflix is not working with the latest Software update (incompatible device) but I'm sure they will update it soon.

Play store didn't have Netflix for me, I had to install that via APK Pure, but it works fine for me from there, it will only work in SD though.

I have had the occasional random notification that google can't log in my account, but then it carries on working as normal.
 

jericho246

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I wrote that. It was to disable the notification nags you get when you get GMS working - it is not in relation to receiving notifications from apps. I will look into this today though.

Hey mate, thank you for your work. Just a quick question, do you think Huawei can/will patch these methods in the future? I know they don't allow bootloader unlocking, but they could at least continue to allow people to sideload GMS on their phones. I already ordered a P40 Pro though so it's kinda too late now, but I'm just wondering what people think.
 
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MightyGadget

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Hey mate, thank you for your work. Just a quick question, do you think Huawei can/will patch these methods in the future? I know they don't allow bootloader unlocking, but they could at least continue to allow people to sideload GMS on their phones. I already ordered a P40 Pro though so it's kinda too late now, but I'm just wondering what people think.

Good question, but there is no way of knowing for sure. I am sure it is possible this method may stop working in the future, but I doubt Huawei would be the ones to prevent it. The general consensus is that neither Huawei or Google wants to be in this situation, Google obviously earns a lot of money from people using their services and Huawei is likely losing a lot of users by not having Google on their phones. The issue will be if Google has political pressure applied to them to stop these workarounds. I don't imagine it is that hard to blacklist devices, or maybe anything running a specific chipset.
 
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matik3789

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Nice work it was a good guide so thanks :). GMS currently running on my P40 pro at the moment no major issues. I did get an error this morning regarding google account services but its gone away and not come back. I also got the autocomplete working on apps just by changing the autofill settings to google and all seems to be working fine (most probably already know this but it may be helpful to some). Only issue i have run into is Netflix is not working with the latest Software update (incompatible device) but I'm sure they will update it soon.

Just dowlonad netflix version 4.16.1 and all will be great :)
 

MajestyZ

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Good question, but there is no way of knowing for sure. I am sure it is possible this method may stop working in the future, but I doubt Huawei would be the ones to prevent it. The general consensus is that neither Huawei or Google wants to be in this situation, Google obviously earns a lot of money from people using their services and Huawei is likely losing a lot of users by not having Google on their phones. The issue will be if Google has political pressure applied to them to stop these workarounds. I don't imagine it is that hard to blacklist devices, or maybe anything running a specific chipset.
Well let's hope they keep it working like this indeed :).

Another question @MightyGadget, what do you think of the security implications using this method, considering the modded apps that are being used etc.? Is it safe to use as a daily driver with all kinds of personal stuff on it?
 

leoking3

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Well let's hope they keep it working like this indeed :).

Another question @MightyGadget, what do you think of the security implications using this method, considering the modded apps that are being used etc.? Is it safe to use as a daily driver with all kinds of personal stuff on it?

With all due respect, what can happen? Who cares about what you and I do on our phones?
 

Al3xxxinho

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With all due respect, what can happen? Who cares about what you and I do on our phones?

Well, aside from installing some apps that might be stealing your credit card details and username/passwords for other apps there is nothing else really ...

I was too tempted to buy the P40 pro after previously owning the P30 pro, but the lack of google services made me change my mind. It's a brilliant phone, sadly.
 

xnostra

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Well, aside from installing some apps that might be stealing your credit card details and username/passwords for other apps there is nothing else really ...

I was too tempted to buy the P40 pro after previously owning the P30 pro, but the lack of google services made me change my mind. It's a brilliant phone, sadly.

if you really thinking about seucirty or privacy you wont be using google at all that just doesnt mix. im sure google knows more about you than your parents at the moment.
2nd are you not using 2fa for your bank or your accounts? im sure even somebody tries to login your account with 2fa enabled they have like 0.1% they can access it and make payments for you.
 

Al3xxxinho

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Well, I'm not refering to google, because yes, they know more about me than myself, but when you install the chinese google play services you really don't know what else you are installing. A keylogger would be a fine alternative to steal all your data ... Just a thought.
 
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    Working Push Notifications

    Here is a Guide how Push Notification are Working on a P40 Pro!

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    Thanks for reading. Hope i could help someone.
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    Seems like some have got it working, see here:

    I wrote that. It was to disable the notification nags you get when you get GMS working - it is not in relation to receiving notifications from apps. I will look into this today though.
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    Well, aside from installing some apps that might be stealing your credit card details and username/passwords for other apps there is nothing else really ...

    I was too tempted to buy the P40 pro after previously owning the P30 pro, but the lack of google services made me change my mind. It's a brilliant phone, sadly.

    if you really thinking about seucirty or privacy you wont be using google at all that just doesnt mix. im sure google knows more about you than your parents at the moment.
    2nd are you not using 2fa for your bank or your accounts? im sure even somebody tries to login your account with 2fa enabled they have like 0.1% they can access it and make payments for you.
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    is autosync issue the source ?

    Hi guys

    Also installed GMS on my p40 Pro using this method : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYOU_YxrHhc

    Everything worked fine, no error notifications (Google Sign in or Play Store), then did my Phone Clone to restore all my apps from former phone. And then few hours later, sign in and Play Store notifications erros went back. Eveything works fine on my phone except some notifications. Also I didn't deactivate error notification from google as they are poping up only few times a day (2/3 times).

    But I'm not receiving notfication from Gmail or Youtub, also Discord and reddit.
    Also for Whatsapp, if app is not opened in background I may not receive notifications.
    EDIT : forgot to mention that notifications from Google Agenda works at least

    Except that all is great !

    Then I also noticed that on Settings > Users & accounts > Google, there is an issue with auto sync of all services, but when you trigger it manually for all services, then it triggers all Gmail notifications you missed out for example. But still no notifications for others apps mentioned above.
    So I was thinking I could add a 3rd party app to force sync, and actually someone posted a solution to that on the forum (https://forum.xda-developers.com/huawei-p40-pro/help/huawei-p40-pro-gms-poor-google-account-t4086183) but finally it doesn't work for me and it doesn' trigger Gmail notifications as I thought it would be...so i'm stuck here at the moment and I'm impatient to find a complete fix for that or a new 100% perfect method to install GMS.

    Cheers
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    Hi guys

    Also installed GMS on my p40 Pro using this method : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYOU_YxrHhc

    Everything worked fine, no error notifications (Google Sign in or Play Store), then did my Phone Clone to restore all my apps from former phone. And then few hours later, sign in and Play Store notifications erros went back. Eveything works fine on my phone except some notifications. Also I didn't deactivate error notification from google as they are poping up only few times a day (2/3 times).

    But I'm not receiving notfication from Gmail or Youtub, also Discord and reddit.
    Also for Whatsapp, if app is not opened in background I may not receive notifications.
    EDIT : forgot to mention that notifications from Google Agenda works at least

    Except that all is great !

    Then I also noticed that on Settings > Users & accounts > Google, there is an issue with auto sync of all services, but when you trigger it manually for all services, then it triggers all Gmail notifications you missed out for example. But still no notifications for others apps mentioned above.
    So I was thinking I could add a 3rd party app to force sync, and actually someone posted a solution to that on the forum (https://forum.xda-developers.com/huawei-p40-pro/help/huawei-p40-pro-gms-poor-google-account-t4086183) but finally it doesn't work for me and it doesn' trigger Gmail notifications as I thought it would be...so i'm stuck here at the moment and I'm impatient to find a complete fix for that or a new 100% perfect method to install GMS.

    Cheers

    Something to try, it won't help with some notifications that are managed by GMS, but it helped me get WhatsApp and a few other apps to start working with notifications where it looks like the power management was stopping the apps checking in background
    Settings / apps / app launch
    Turn off any apps that are struggling with notifications and leave the 3 options that come up on. This helped get lots of things working.

    There's lots that still won't work eg Gmail twitter etc and for some reason my outlook app gives calendar notifications but not email but hey ho, I don't think any of us bought this phone thinking life would be too easy :silly: :D