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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 won't allow bootloader unlocking on the Mate 30 after all

Huawei's newest flagship, the Mate 30, was officially revealed a few days ago. It's an impressive piece of hardware, but its lack of Google services (due to ongoing trade disputes between the United States and China) mean it's going to be a very hard sell outside of China. There was some hope that Huawei would loosen its grip on bootloader unlocks, so buyers could flash an alternate ROM with Google apps, but that won't be happening.

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[Update: Nope] CEO says Huawei Mate 30 bootloader is unlockable, opening easy pathway to Google apps

Huawei might have been able to deploy Android 10 just in time for its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro releases, but, thanks to a looming U.S. imports ban, Western markets will not be able to use Google apps and services on those phones... at least out of the box. We've been expecting a couple of twists to come out of the company in order to accommodate those Google-dependent customers and they have certainly come — right out of the CEO's mouth.

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[Update: It's live] Watch the Huawei Mate 30 reveal livestream starting from 5 a.m. PDT

Chinese tech company Huawei has been in too many headlines for a smartphone maker. It is at risk of losing all of its U.S. goods suppliers as questions hang in the air about what corporate crimes it may or may not have committed. But today, the firm is making news of its own agency in introducing the Huawei Mate 30 and the Huawei Watch GT 2 to market — and we have the link for you to see that happen live.

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An avalanche of Huawei Mate 30 leaks hit the web this week

Huawei's upcoming Mate 30 line is just around the corner, and while the inclusion of Google apps is still a question, an avalanche of leaks over the last two days has answered plenty of others. Following the pile of official-looking renders dug up by Evan Blass, specs have started to leak and hands-on photos have been posted to Chinese social platform Weibo. Most notably, the leaks peg the Mate 30 Pro as having a slightly insane 7680 FPS camera.

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Huawei will announce the Mate 30 on September 19th

Huawei is forging onward with its next phone launch, with or without Google support. Huawei has announced on Twitter that it will unveil the Mate 30 on September 19th in Munich. The announcement also makes some "circular" promises.

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