Huawei just released to the Mate 40 series that if not for a simple detail, they would be smartphones destined to literally crush the competition.
The mere fact that Huawei smartphones – and in the case of Honor – cannot run Google apps and services, in most cases leaves a bitter taste in the user experience.
Without going into detail about the reasons for the ban and trusting that Huawei does not engage in other illegal activities – read spying on users – those who suffer the consequences of this battle are undoubtedly the users.
Luckily, there is an active community behind Android to minimize the damage. It is the case of Googlefier, an app that helps to install Google apps on Huawei or Honor smartphones with some ease, guiding the user and automating some processes to make the whole experience more bearable.
Once installed on the Huawei or Honor smartphone, you have to give all the permissions to the app and follow the instructions. Once all the steps have been completed, you can install the Play Store, log in with your Google account and download all the necessary Google apps.
The developers have tested the process on a Huawei P40 Pro and a MatePad Pro, both running EMUI 10, with success after about five to seven minutes.
Likewise, it is recommended to start the process with the phone clean after a factory reset, so it is suggested to make a backup of all the information on the phone before starting.
Also, this is not an official process by Huawei or Google, so if it goes wrong, it will void the phone’s warranty, so we recommend thinking twice before doing so.
Googlefier can be downloaded from XDA.