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How to install Google Play (and other Google apps) on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

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I have recently received a Huawei Mate 30 Pro review unit. It’s a beautiful phone with top of the line specs and one of the best cameras in its class. But as most of us already know, it does not come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) — meaning no Google Play Store or Google apps.

To remedy this, a work around to install the GMS was posted online a short while after the phone became available. But as reports pointed out, that method no longer works. Thankfully, a new one was found.

The old method involved using the LZPlay app and installing the GMS apps from there. In the new method, the phone is restored from a backup image of a Mate 30 Pro that has the GMS already installed.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro

I would like to thank Jam of Jamonline.ph for this one. I had a hard time looking for the install files. I bumped into his post and saw what I needed there.

Here, I will be detailing my experience on installing GMS on the Mate 30 Pro using the method he posted. I can confirm this works as of October 22, 2019.

Before we start, a word of caution — if you’re going to try this, you are doing so at your own risk. If you do not know what you’re doing, either look for someone who’s comfortable with it or don’t do it at all.

With that out of the way, let’s get started.

Step 1: Download the necessary files

First, download the necessary files needed for this method. You can use the links below. Unzip the file and save it somewhere you can easily find.

Once you unzip it, you should have two folders (EMUI 9.1.1 Google pack and HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro_2019-10-04 17.00.14) and the HiSuite_9.0.3.300 zip file.

You will also need the LZPlay APK. You can find the file here. You’ll need this later on.

Step 2: Install Huawei’s HiSuite application

You can download one from the Internet or you can install the one provided on the zip file then update it to the latest version.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Step 3: Connect your Huawei Mate 30 Pro to your computer

With the HiSuite program running, connect the Mate 30 Pro on your computer with a USB Type-C cable.

On your Mate 30 Pro, go to Settings> Security> More Settings and tap Allow HiSuite to use HDB. Follow the instructions and agree on everything. The HiSuite mobile app will also be installed on your device.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Step 4: Time to Restore

On the HiSuite app on your computer, click on Restore. Click the browse button (encircled below). Look for the folder HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro_2019-10-04 17.00.14 and click OK.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Make sure the System Settings (image below) shows a gear icon. You have to click on this until it changes. Click Restore to proceed. It will ask for a password. The password is a12345678. Click OK.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro
Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Step 5: Transfer the GMS APK files to the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Transfer the APK files from the EMUI 9.1.1 Google pack folder to your Mate 30 Pro. You can either do this using HiSuite or with a USB drive via OTG. I used a thumb drive to do this. Copy it somewhere you can easily find.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Step 6: Install the LZPlay app

Sideload and install the LZPlay app from Step 1 onto your Mate 30 Pro. You can find the file here. Follow the instructions to complete the app installation. Tap on the app (icon is a letter G with some Chinese characters) and press the button that follows.

Install Google Play on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro

Step 7: Install the GMS APKs

On your Mate 30 Pro, look for the Files app and look for the GMS APKs from Step 5. Proceed to install each one on your phone.

Once this is done, you will have Google Play on your Mate 30 Pro. Log in using your GMail account and proceed to install the rest of the Google apps that you need from the Play Store.

You can also uninstall the LZ Play app at this point. You need to deactivate the app as a device administrator first. To do this, go to Settings> Security> More Settings> Device Administrators. Tap on LZ Play and deactivate.

And that’s it. You now have Google Play on your Mate 30 Pro. Enjoy!

Bryan is a tech and gadget enthusiast who spends his day blogging, writing fiction, and watching NBA clips on YouTube.

11 Comments

  1. Hi Bryan, manage to install the Google Play..but when log in unable to proceed to the next screen for ID and password. my phone is Nova 5 Pro. can you help? thanks

  2. Hello,
    I obtain always the same answer when I want to backup or restore “Your device does not support the backup and recovery feature”.
    If you have an idea?
    Best regards

  3. I tried this on my hauwei Nova 5. It works. Thank you so much. I have google play store again.

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