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Huawei support guide (For those who are interested)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic (Other)' started by Au5, May 23, 2019.

  1. Au5

    Au5 Iron Miner

    So personally I use APKpure to keep apps up to date, their website is https://apkpure.com/ or to install their “app store” visit https://apkpure.com/apkpure-app.html?icn=aegon&ici=image_home the replacement map app that I would suggest is HERE WeGo https://wego.here.com/ to download visit https://apkpure.com/here-wego-offline-maps-gps/com.here.app.maps (download via APKpure) or

    Bluestacks has updated to 7.1.2. android Oreo is the most supported version (8.x,x) however android Pie (9.0.2) is the latest release (released August 6, 2018 for google phones, early 2019 for others) most apk’s from PlayStore will compatible across these versions of android seeing as android Pie was an update to AI is battery management and screen time usage. Android Oreo (8.x,x) was changes to the UI and how the OS handles things like fingerprint sensors or user input. Because of this the way the OS handles an APK hasn’t changed. That means that any app you can download on 9.x,x, should still be available in 7.1.2 (fun fact, google released a beta version of android Q to pixel devices or march 13th)

    This in turn means that using an app like apk extractor https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ext.ui&hl=en (I recommend finding one that you understand the UI of) will allow you to install an app on Bluestacks and “bundle” it into an apk package to install on your phone. (remember to allow your file manager to install apps, this should be prompt the first time you try otherwise email me)

    The statement made by Huawei was “…and reassures current owners of Huawei and (subsidiary brand) Honor phones that they will continue to receive security updates and after-sales service. That promise also covers phones that are already shipped and in stock at stores globally, but no additional promises are made beyond that.” So if you buy the phone soon enough then it would have already left production before the ban happened allowing Huawei to continue to offer google services.

    Unfortunatly I have no idea how to get an app to watch youtube seeing as youtube is a google service that will have its support discontinued. However http://www.m.youtube.com should still work.

    The only and last way that google can block a Huawei device from accessing their services (which is all free online anyways) is through mac addressing. To change you MAC address () you will need the app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jackpal.androidterm and simply type ip link set wlan0 XX:XX:XX:YY:YY:YY where you have to replace ‘wlan0’ with your own interface name and ‘XX:XX:XX:YY:YY:YY’ with the new MAC address. This may result in other problems so please do some research before trying this or again contact me for more help. This will mean that google could no longer detect the manufacturer of a device accessing their services.

    Edit: MAC addressing is a last resort, I personaly do not expect google to go to such great lengths to block Huawei from using google services but if (for some illogical reason) they do, this would be suggested work around.
    #1 Au5, May 23, 2019
    Last edited: May 23, 2019
  2. SkittlesTM

    SkittlesTM First Step

    Well, thank you for the guide you've made.