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  # 2346255 30-Oct-2019 11:34
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It'd be interesting to see what PB's workaround is for the GMS.

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  # 2346336 30-Oct-2019 15:02
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Mate 8, Mate 10 then Mate 20 owner. No Google is just a no for me. Maybe my next will be the Iphone 11 Pro Max just paying 3x the Huawei seems obscene. 


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  # 2350754 9-Nov-2019 15:29
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The Mate 30 Pro is now in stock at PB Tech. Price is $1500 with the Huawei GT Watch 2. 


I had a look in store. Amazing looking phone. Google Play Services are side-loadable. Apps that are required to pass the CTS profile match will fail. @freatism, @hio77 and myself all have experience with this issue as updates to the P30 and Mate 20 caused these devices to fail these tests. The issues have been fixed for these devices.


The specific apps that will cause problems will be Google Pay and the newest version of Netflix (older versions of this app will still work).


I decided to pass on the phone at the moment. Huawei seem confident that the US ban will be lifted at some stage and they will push an update to the devices once this happens for full Google Play but that is a risk that purchasers will have to take.


Cheers, Matt.

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  # 2350759 9-Nov-2019 15:53
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Thanks trump...

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  # 2351282 10-Nov-2019 20:44
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Such a brilliant phone and cannot buy it. 


Wish the ban is lifted. 

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Ultimate Geek


  # 2351406 11-Nov-2019 09:05
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I agree. Mate 8 to 10 to 20 and yeah no Google = no 30 for me.


Sad as this is stupid Politics. Google should never have caved so quick. Microsft still haven't 

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  # 2351513 11-Nov-2019 11:50
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Looks like Huawei is going to release the phone with an unlocked bootloader




So for the tech savvy folks there, root the phone and  install a custom ROM and get all the Google stuff back. Of course no ROMs available yet but it won't take people long.





Does this means the phone will be rooted?   My mum is looking for a new phone and the black friday is coming around .... her HKG based, HSBC app will not open because it says her current phone now (Nexus 5) is rooted.  Not just this specific model but the Huawei lack of apps would be an issue for her.  Ie WhatsApp, Youtube for her cooking vids etc ... Google Maps also etc.  


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  # 2351548 11-Nov-2019 12:46
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A pretty good guide of what to do.



Everything basically just works. I’ve installed every single app I routinely use on an Android device, and they all work, with three exceptions:


  • You can’t use Google’s Restore function to bring your last phone’s backup to the Mate 30 Pro – you’ll have to do it by hand
  • Netflix doesn’t work, because SafetyNet isn’t detected. You can, however, watch Netflix content in a mobile browser if you really must
  • Google Pay doesn’t work for contactless payments, for the same reason. You can, however, use your bank’s Tap and Pay app if they have one (e.g. Commonwealth Bank)



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