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Huawei Mate30 loses SafetyNet certification, Google Apps install workaround

Earlier today, well-known developer John Wu — the name behind Android's current go-to root solution Magisk — penned an explanation over on Medium for precisely how the Mate 30's Google apps workaround worked. It was a pretty interesting read for folks interested in the minutiae of Android, as parts of it are a bit concerning from a security perspective. Based on the timing, it seems like it may have also worried some other folks as well, as the site hosting the installer APK for the Play Store workaround has been taken down.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro workaround to install Google apps discovered, after all

The Huawei Mate 30 Pro's Google Play Services situation has been one hell of a ride so far. CEO Richard Yu first said the company was thinking about making the bootloader unlockable, which would make it easier to install a custom ROM with Google Play Services support. This was quickly backtracked by a spokesperson clarifying Huawei has "no plans" doing so. In another turn of events, it seems installing Play Services is possible without unlocking the bootloader – if you're ready to install the enterprise device manager LZ Play on the phone, though it requires extensive permissions.

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Huawei launches Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro without Google apps, first integrated 5G SoC, 40MP cameras

Today, Huawei announced the Mate 30 Pro and the Mate 30 during its keynote in Munich, Germany. The phones haven't leaked as badly as the Pixel 4, but we've known quite a bit about them before the launch. The Mate 30 series focuses on photography and comes with the Kirin 990 chip, the first SoC with an integrated 5G modem. They're also the first Huawei devices that have to launch without Google apps, which might make it harder to sell them outside of China.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro renders show no volume buttons and seven cameras: three front-facing and four rear

Renders of the Huawei Mate 30 Pro based on leaked CAD files have been published by Pricebaba, courtesy of @OnLeaks. While commentary accompanying the images admits that some of the details are uncertain, due to a "tricky CAD," the renders reveal a step up in the camera department, with the Mate 30 housing a total of seven: Four in a circular arrangement on the back, and three front-facing inside the notch. Volume buttons are also curiously missing, corroborating an earlier claim that the phone will use a "sliding" touch-sensitive area instead.

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