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Updated: How to Install Google Apps and Play Store Services on Huawei Phones


Method Revision (June 2020)

With users commenting problems logging into their Google account during the installation of this method, the steps have been revised to work around this.

This update will show a simple solution to logging into Google as well as a revision to older Step 7  which has now been replaced with a new, more reliable method. A lot of the segments have been overhauled so please kindly read again step by step. Its very easy and fast and will be very easy to do for this update of the fix to install Google Play Store on your new Huawei Device. We can confirm this works on a Huawei Nova 7i, Huawei P40/P40 Pro and a Mate 30 Pro but some have confirmed it works on other Huawei devices as well. It does not make any permanent alterations to your Huawei phone so its safe and you can just factory reset your phone to remove all changes.

Confirmed working after latest Huawei update July 2, 2020.

Without further ado. Let’s proceed.

A New Method

The previous method does not work anymore so we’ve looked for another method to help everyone install Google Play Store on their Huawei devices. It is not easy and will require a few things so read thoroughly and do not skim through the instructions to make things go as smooth as possible and help you get Google up and running.

For anyone who has used the previous method, your Google Play Store should still be working. This is for new buyers who have just received their Huawei novva 7i or similar post-trade ban handset or those that have just reset their device.

Anyone curious on what the old version is, here is the old method to install Google on the Huawei 7i and other Huawei devices which as of this moment, has stopped working.

For the new method, continue reading. This method of installing Google Play Store works on Huawei Mate 30, Huawei nova 7i, Huawei P40 and more.


Step 1: Files and Devices Needed

We’ve search for one-click solutions unfortunately they are not available right now so this one is made more complicated by the need of separate devices. You will need the following:

Extract the files and put them inside your USB device in the top directory for easier access. You’ll have two folders: Huawei and Google_Dienste_APK in the root or topmost directory.

USB Examples:

NOTE: Antivirus software may report false-positive and quarantine/delete the files. Please make sure that the following files are present:

  1. com.lzplay.helper.apk
  2. com.lzplay.helper.tar
  3. info.xml

Step 2: Installing Backup Files

Connect your USB device to your phone. This step refers to the backup files from the files you downloaded earlier. We will access the Huawei folder from our downloaded files.

We will need to use the Backup & Restore software, built-in to your phone with this. Open it by going into your phone’s Settings > System & Updates > Backup & Restore > Data Backup.  Proceed with the prompts and the Backup window should open.

Choose External Storage when asked where you want to backup or restore your data.

Choose the backup data from date ” 7 March 2020, 8:06am” and it will ask for a password. The password is firlando234 and should be visible in the password hint. Please note that this is case-sensitive.

After this, if you’ve tried our previous steps before. Much of the steps has changed so our advise is try this on a freshly reset unit. Our installation unit tested for this revision is a Huawei Nova 7i.

Step 3: Install Google Applications

Step 3.a: Activate Lzplay

Tap and activate the Lzplay on your home screen, the purple G logo. Activate and grant admin rights to Lzplay app. Proceed with storage access and tap activate.

On the Lzplay main screen, tap the blue button. You don’t need need to finish the loading on screen. Tap home and proceed to the next step.

Note: If you receive a white pop notice when opening LZplay written in Chinese, you’ll need to do it another way. See next step.

Step 3.a – ALTERNATE LZplay Install

  1. Uninstall the stock Huawei backup app by going to Settings > Apps > Apps and look for the Backup app and uninstall it.
  2. Download this version of Huawei Backup
  3. SWITCH ON FLIGHT MODE! Scroll to your phone’s top drawer and tap that airplane icon.
  4. Install the downloaded Huawei Backup app. Ignore the installation error message.
  5. Repeat STEP 2: Installing back-up Files
  6. DEACTIVATE FLIGHT MODE.
  7. Run LZplay.

Step 3.b: Install Google Apps Services

Run the Huawei File Manager app (it should be on your home screen) and navigate to the USB drive and click the Google Installation folder in the USB drive. You will see 9 numbered files.

Install the first 6 files (note the file numbering starts at zero):

  • 0.FRP_Bypass.apk
  • 1.GAM_v4.0.3.apk
  • 2.Contacts.Sync-29-v10.apk
  • 3.SV.Policy_sidecar_aps-2052073.apk
  • 4.GMS.STD.apk
  • 5.PlayStore_19.5.13-all.apk

Step 4: Sign-in your Google Account

Step 4.a

  1. Open the FRP_Bypass app you just installed.
  2. Click the menu button on the upper-right and select Browser Login
  3. Enter your Google email address and password
  4. Login.

Note 1: 

Be patient until the error message appears. It is normal for an error prompt to appear during communication with Google servers.

Note 2:

For multiple Google accounts, after setting up the first and verifying, you can proceed to add more afterwards. They will usually say an error has occurred as well. Ignore it and proceed to the next step.

Step 4.b

  1. Install file number 6 in the USB: 6.GG.Services.Framework-29-v10.apk
  2. After installation, go to Settings > Users & Accounts

You will see your Google account in there as well as the other you may have used even if you get an error during the previous login attempt at Step 4.a.

You will also start receive a lot of notifications about Play Protect ignore for now as we will fix them in a later step.

Step 5: Install Google Services Framework

Note: Ignore all Google error notifications for now about Play Protect other related notifications.

Open the Google Play Store in your home screen and see if if you can browse a bit.  If you can move, it means that Google Play Store is working normally.

If Play Store doesn’t open normally, your device will restart. Let it restart and try again.

Step 6: Google Play Services

Return to Huawei File Manager and install file number 7:

  • 7.GMS.Mod2Fix.apk

Once installed, start Play Store and then restart your device. Just let Play Store start, and do nothing and just do a normal restart after a few moments.

Note: You may receive a message during installation 7.GMS.Mod2Fix.apk that you have a more current version of Google Play services. If you do, just uninstall it in System > Apps > Apps and remove Goole Play services. Install 7.GMS.Mod2Fix.apk again and it should finish successfully.

Step 7: Google Service Framework

Step 7.a: Google Service Framework

  1. Open Google Play Store
  2. Install LARGE apps from the Play Store. Very large ones to stall download.
  3. While the download is happening, go to Settings > Apps > Apps > Show System Process (on the menu on the upper-right), look for Google services framework, tap on it and tap on Storage, and Tape Clear/Delete Data.
  4. Switch back to Google Play Store.
  5. Restart your device. No need to wait for the download to finish.

Step 7.b: Fix Play Protect Notifications

After restart:

  • Open Google Play Store. Restart your device if it does not open properly and try to open again.
  • Start another app installation.
  • Check if the Google Play Protect notification still appear, they should stop by this point.

If Google Play Protect continues to appear, restart from Step 7.a.

Step 8: Update Google Play Services

Last step!  You should not have any problem at this point. Read carefully the instructions and skip messages if you’re told to ignore them or you expect errors to pop up. By this point, everything should be fine and you should not be receiving any more Google Play Protect notifications.

Go back to File Manager and install file #8:

  • 8.GMS.STD.apk

After installation, restart your phone for the final time.

And you’re done

You should have a fully working Google Play Store at this point. Congratulations!

The steps removed a lot of the complicated method in our original post with simplified steps and there shouldn’t be any more lengthy waits for errors.

For Mobile Legends players logging in their accounts on initial install, use your Facebook account to login for immediate switch account results.

Similar to the previous method in installing Google Apps in your Huawei Nova 7i and other Huawei devices, this method still won’t allow Google PAY and some streaming services. We can’t sign-in to Youtube either but it works no problem for viewing.

We can confirm that you can install free and paid games and apps with this method like what we have on our Huawei 7i.

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