You don't need root access to install Google in a Mate30

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hokoonho

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In the old days, people have to unlock the boot loader, gain the root access to install system apps like google play services.

But in the latest Huawei Mate 30, I discovered there is a system menu to enable "administrator" rights.

Settings ->Security->more settings->Device Administrator

The lzplay method also using the "admin" permission to install the google apps.

It's quite interesting that user can choose to activate or deactivate the admin rights granted to apps like lzplay.

I am not sure how much permission does this administrator have, but it definitely installing gapps to the mate30. May be we can use this admin rights to do something more.

Hope this thread will inspire developers who want to do something to bring google back yo the device
 

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I'm wondering since LZPlay is essentially getting the packages from their server, with some proxy work, will that be possible to sideload our own apk file to it (or any apk...hmmmmm), will need some reverse engineering but I will try that after I got my Mate 30 Pro
 
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I'm wondering since LZPlay is essentially getting the packages from their server, with some proxy work, will that be possible to sideload our own apk file to it (or any apk...hmmmmm), will need some reverse engineering but I will try that after I got my Mate 30 Pro
Absolutely possible
 

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I have just playing with a mate30 Pro, connected to a PC and discovered that there is a ROM flashing option in the offical HiSuite software. May be third party ROM will be possible?
 

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hokoonho

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There are commands to enable/ disable flashing stuff to the Bootloader partitions!!!
 

hokoonho

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I just read the post and post it here,
If you have a PC.
You can install Hisuite and backup a Mate 30 with google installed, then you can restore all the Google stuff to any new Mate 30.
Some people in China make a clean Mate 30 backup with google apps inatalled and share the backup file to others.
People who have such backup file can "restore" google apps into their own phone.
 
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jl1030

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Yes, I can say that this works. Just not sure how long it will last

I just read the post and post it here,
If you have a PC.
You can install Hisuite and backup a Mate 30 with google installed, then you can restore all the Google stuff to any new Mate 30.
Some people in China make a clean Mate 30 backup with google apps inatalled and share the backup file to others.
People who have such backup file can "restore" google apps into their own phone.
 

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    In the old days, people have to unlock the boot loader, gain the root access to install system apps like google play services.

    But in the latest Huawei Mate 30, I discovered there is a system menu to enable "administrator" rights.

    Settings ->Security->more settings->Device Administrator

    The lzplay method also using the "admin" permission to install the google apps.

    It's quite interesting that user can choose to activate or deactivate the admin rights granted to apps like lzplay.

    I am not sure how much permission does this administrator have, but it definitely installing gapps to the mate30. May be we can use this admin rights to do something more.

    Hope this thread will inspire developers who want to do something to bring google back yo the device
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    I have just playing with a mate30 Pro, connected to a PC and discovered that there is a ROM flashing option in the offical HiSuite software. May be third party ROM will be possible?
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    Where you bought phone from? So YouTube not working ,Google maps not working other than are fine?

    got the phone from a seller on eBay. which reminds me. eBay app doesn't work. I think as each day goes by, I run into a new issue and as much as I like the phone, its been time consuming adjusting settings to get things to work the way I want. I deleted the huawei account and disabled all its permissions which made things run smoother, but they tend to come back
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    I'm wondering since LZPlay is essentially getting the packages from their server, with some proxy work, will that be possible to sideload our own apk file to it (or any apk...hmmmmm), will need some reverse engineering but I will try that after I got my Mate 30 Pro
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    Fastboot found in the Hisuite folder