Last week, Huawei’s CEO Richard Yu reportedly told Android Authority that the company is considering to make the bootloader of the recently announced Mate 30 Pro unlockable. However, his claim was quickly reversed by a Huawei spokesman who revealed that the company in fact, has “no plan” of doing so.
Whatever the outcome is, it doesn’t seems to matter much as there is apparently a much easier way to install Google Play services and apps on the Mate 30 Pro. This method is much more straight forward, and doesn’t require an unlocked bootloader to work.
All you need to do, is to install an enterprise device manager app called LZ Play, on the Mate 30 Pro. For those who’re interested, the apk of the app could be found here. The above step-by-step video tutorial courtesy of 9to5Google will guide you through the entire process which should take less than 10 minutes of your time.
Although the method works like a charm, but there are many who remain skeptical about installing such app on the device. This is due to the vast number of system-level permissions required to grant the LZ Play app before you could even use it. As a result, it gave rise to many security concerns regarding it’s use.
Since the workaround is now on the table, it’s now up to you whether to accept the potential security risks or not.