As efficient as they can be, Huawei smartphones are now much less attractive since the withdrawal of Google services which will certainly cool more than one. But the unofficial Googlefier app wants to be a game-changer. But is she really sure ?
With its smartphones from the P and Mate ranges, Huawei is truly positioning itself in the high-end market. The Chinese manufacturer relies mainly on the photo performance of its terminals, which have been praised many times.
However, the embargo imposed by the Trump administration has radically changed the situation, Huawei is no longer able to work with US companies. And that obviously includes Google. The latest models of the brand therefore no longer have Google Play services.. That implies, among others, withdrawal from the Play Store.
If there are a few ways to install Google services on Huawei devices via back door routes, a new app has recently surfaced : Googlefier. And the process seems within the reach of everyone because it is simple. However, questions regarding data protection may arise as we will see later in this article.
Designed by developer bender_007 from the XDA Developers community, Googlefier sets itself apart from other methods by offering a simplified process that does not require connecting the smartphone to the PC.
Googlefier is therefore an installation wizard for an unofficial version of Google Play services on Huawei and Honor smartphones.. Googlefier is presented as a simple APK file to which the user will have to give a certain number of permissions. In all, the process takes less 10 minutes and consists of five steps.
Note that if you have already used another method to find the Play Store and Google's mobile services on your Huawei smartphone (GMS), it is advisable to completely restore the phone to avoid a number of potential errors. Note also that if you have already updated the EMUI interface to version 11, Googlefier will not be functional. It also means that the Mate 40 Newly unveiled pro is not compatible.
The developer specifies that most applications will not return notifications. He adds that those using Google's geolocation services are very functional.. It is also possible to connect to a service directly with your Google account.
Faced with these limits, bender_007 intends to continue developing its application to support a greater number of smartphones and especially a maximum of configurations. If Googlefier is not yet a miracle solution to find the Play Store on Huawei smartphones, this remains a project that fans of the brand will not fail to follow.
The fact that this is an unofficial app may raise security and privacy concerns.. About a year ago, a similar solution was acclaimed for the Mate 30 Pro before the software used in this context was accused of embedding backdoors compromising users' personal data.
So, the use of Googlefier cannot be recommended at this time as long as there is no more guarantee on these issues.
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They say they have a “solution” reliable from the Mate 30 Pro, each time it does not work or little and not for long…. I don't like Google who takes the lead, but difficult to do without the services that make things easier…..
Since I am under Emui 11 with my Huawei P40 Pro, the application does not work 😭
Just wait, XDA will eventually announce that the application is on. If bender_007 is a reputable member it will provide the code to XDA managers who will confirm .
Obviously very little information about the origin of the app… Although bender_007 seems to be a reputable member on XDA, I think we should avoid installing this kind of applications for the moment.
Not speaking english, do we know if bender_007 shares its code on xda for verification ?
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