Earlier this week, there were reports about Huawei Mate 30 Pro smartphones failing Google SafetyNet as a result of installing third-party device manager app known as LZ Play. For starter, SafetyNet is a Google service which helps to check if an Android device is running on a genuine, certified software.
Today, some P30 Pro devices were also reported to fail the SafetyNet test. Because of that, apps including Google Pay and Netflix which utilizes SafetyNet to access software integrity are no longer working. Certainly, this will be detrimental to the P30 Pro users.
Not all P30 Pro are affected
However, it’s good to know that not all P30 Pro devices are affected by this issue. In fact, this issue only affects P30 Pro devices which runs on Android 10-based EMUI 10 beta software according to a Huawei’s representative.
Apparently, this issue doesn’t lie on Huawei’s end, but on Google’s instead. Here is what the representative communicated to Android Authority:
“Usually for the sake of beta testing, Google allows vendors’ beta OS version on specific models to appear and behave as certified version/device even if this version/device combination is still in the process of being certified.
After some investigation, we found our global EMUI 10 beta version released on P30 and P30 pro in early August does not appear and behave as certified device anymore where they should be, as explained above.
EMUI10 on P30/P30 pro had been certified recently and the certified version will be available to global users in the future. In the meantime, we’re reaching out to Google to identify the cause of this issue for the current beta users and try to solve it as soon as possible.”
Issue said to be fixed in new software update
According to Android Authority, the P30 Pro is able to pass SafetyNet again after they updated the older software with build number 10.0.0.42, to the latest EMUI 10.0.0.153.
As always, all these minor hiccups will usually be fixed within a blink of an eye – so there’s nothing much to worry about.
Source: Android Authority