Amid US Embargo on Huawei, Google has stopped providing direct services to Huawei and the new Huawei handsets are coming without the Google Mobile Services (GMS). The newly launched Huawei Mate 40 Series is an example of a Huawei device without Google services. However, Huawei also provides an alternative to GMS. But there are many complications in providing solutions that are available on the internet in order to use Google services on Huawei and Honor devices.
Another easier alternative to GMS is suggested by Xda-developers, the app called Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei and Honor devices and use them seamlessly. According to the details, Googlefier is essentially an unofficial GMS installer from XDA Senior Member bender_007, known previously for his work on the AutoRec project for LG phones. It provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions for installing GMS and Google apps on your Huawei or Honor device without the need to connect to a PC. To use the app, simply download the APK from the forum thread linked below and install it on your device. Once it’s installed, grant the app all the required permissions and then follow the outlined steps to get GMS on your phone.
During the installation process, Googlefier will first replace your existing backup app and restore LZPlay. LZPlay, if you’ll recall, is the name of the GMS installation app/method that was widely circulated after the launch of the Mate 30. Once that’s done, Googlefier will install basic services on your device. For this, you’ll need to follow the instructions displayed on the screen. After you complete all five steps, you’ll then be able to install the Google Play Store and other Google apps on your device and then log into your Google account. The entire process takes about 5-7 minutes and if you follow the instructions correctly, you will not get any errors.
Xda-developers claim that they have tested Googlefier on a Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei MatePad Pro running EMUI 10. The video added below shows the installation process on TK Bay’s P40 Pro. We should note that if you’ve updated to EMUI 11, Googlefier does not work.
If you have tried a different method to install Google apps on your device, it is recommended that resetting the device and starting a fresh new install with Googlefier should be carried out. This will ensure that you don’t encounter any errors during the installation process. The best part is that the Googlefier app also includes a feature that will allow users to revert back all the changes the app did and restore the Huawei device to its original condition.
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