AnonD-770477, 17 Mar 2020I bought a Oneplus (6t) to install a degoogled OS (LineageOS). I would have bought a Huawei if... moreMaybe because if they unlock bootloader, people can enter their phones system and software and eventually will find out their spyware that they put in their phone which of course they dont want that lol. Maybe....
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020But they didn't ban Google. Google didn't want to accept the terms which many other companies ... moreGoogle didn't want to accept Chinese political censorship, which is the only right thing to do. They gave up large potential profit, but showed that they have principles.
Good for Google. But I guess some people think authoritarianism and censorship are good....
First, it's crazy to trust your sensitive information to this.
Second, according to XDA Google is plugging the magisk exploit and no secure apps will work on any phones with Android 8 and up.
Why would anyone spend their money on a Huawei is beyond me.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020No thanks, I would rather use Huawei appgallery or apkpure. And don't forget amazon store, it's good application store too. Google don't need to be the only application's store for Android otherwise it would monopolize the business.
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020It is the fact that these permissions are required by an unkown app, that has people wondering... moreChecking the "leakster" it seems more of a leak reposting twitter account and he found the third Google cloud link on a youtube video he also linked to, but the chain can be found in the video description as well
I bought a Oneplus (6t) to install a degoogled OS (LineageOS). I would have bought a Huawei if they had an unlockable bootloader. But I'm glad I have the Oneplus now. A remarkable device too. Shame on you, Huawei. Why not be honest and make the bootloader unlockable ?
Not working. It keeps pushing for the play registration.
Also, Mate30 Pro works just fine without Google Apps.
It is the fact that these permissions are required by an unkown app, that has people wondering where it is from, but let's focus on the origin. Besides the GMX cloud link that has no details, I have found Google cloud links from tgdd News, Nguyen Katie and Lâm Phú Thingh (I do not know if the last are accounts by people named that, the first is listed by tgdd), uploaded on 10, 15 and 17 February respectively. It certainly is not centralized and doesn't seem like they recieved it on email but picked it from other sites and reuploaded it (to seem more legitimate?). The leakster that linked to the third one had sources, including tgdd, that listed to the other ones so it probably is kind of a chain, and said that Vietnamese stores use it to sell devices (tgdd has an article and also sells Mate 30 Pro, so it is plausible). It goes deeper than tdgg though. Tgdd itself used as a source the EMUI Viêt Nam facebook page (doesn't seem official), that had two mediafire links, a regular uploaded 2 hours before tgdd and a lite 9.34MB version uploaded on 7 February, both uploaded from Vietnam. There was also a supposed Google Cloud backup link there, though with "(qc)" commented, that went you through 3 sites to lead you to an unrelated one. The website link on the description of the facebook page didn't work. There were some other branches along the way that didn't take somewhere, someone might be able to find an older upload, but that is where I got with just some simple browsing. So it seems like it probably originated from Vietnam, though who is the developer isn't obvious.
Come one man just forget about that headache and buy any Xiaomi phone.
Nick Tagataka, 17 Mar 2020So GSMArena is essentially promoting this suspicious app to the readers as an "easy method" to... moreChat Partner fixes your phone by installing the Google Play Store. That's so hilarious.
wasox, 17 Mar 2020CCP banned google from entering china, that is ok, (for them of course), then, it is fair ... moreBut they didn't ban Google. Google didn't want to accept the terms which many other companies have done, so they withdrew from the Chinese market.
KF, 17 Mar 2020If you want GMS don't by a Huawai. If you want to de-google your life buy a Huawei. As simple ... moreDe-google is the best thing IMO... But if you life the dual-phone lifestyle you can just send apps over... :)
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020same for me also we dont need google service or apps any moreDoNt NeEd GoOgLe SeRvIcE oR aPpS aNy MoRe
But have gmail email account and use youtube vanced which modded based on youtube lol
Anonymous, 17 Mar 2020People buying huawei bacause it dont have google now they trying hard to install it lol patheticF right! Their fans were so proud before because their phones dont have google apps and always bashing google app being 'bloatwares'. But now they struggling to have google in their phone to extend taking risk use unsafe method and app to sideload google. It likes their eat their own sh*t
Most google services work via browser, no need for google on EVERY phone really. But ye, it's a shame some apps are simply missing on the amazon app store. I wish Huawei offered their phones for 100-150$ now they don't have to feed the google-kraken. I would even try without gapps. But if the p40 is 1000$+ why would I go on support huawei? Im off to Xiaomi instead...
So GSMArena is essentially promoting this suspicious app to the readers as an "easy method" to put GMS onto their phones even though they have absolutely no idea who developed it for what. Like, this could be a malware and there's no way for people to check if it's actually safe. Or did you guys make sure the app is harmless before publishing this article, GSMArena?
LZPlay has a lot lower risk because it's an app that was once in Huawei's app store before the ban kicked in at full scale therefore had passed various security checks before being put up there and had been confirmed that it's safe enough to become publicly available. Meanwhile this "chat" app suddenly came out of nowhere, has no functionality whatsoever apart from installing Google Services and nobody knows where it came from. Now that's what I call fishy.
I agree to come through all this headache and pain in the *ss with Google services only if someone gift me a Mate 30 Pro. Otherwise no, thanks.
CCP banned google from entering china, that is ok, (for them of course), then, it is fair that they sell their googleless things only in china, enough market there, besides, cellphones are just a little part of the insane money huawei makes with the all the other things it makes
Dolanescu, 17 Mar 2020Is like you pay for a new car... and after you go to a service(not official) every month to ma... more... to make it work the way it wasn't meant to work*
So like all these guys that buy cars and constantly pimp it to do street races. (not that using GMS is equivalent to do a race, or to be good at it xD)