Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei and Honor devices

Googlefier lets you easily install Google apps on Huawei and Honor devices

It’s no surprise that many new Huawei and Honor devices launched in the past year don’t come with Google Mobile Services (GMS) preinstalled. Take, for example, the new Mate 40 series: While Huawei once again succeeded in packing stellar camera hardware, it’s hard to recommend it to the average user since it lacks GMS. Although Huawei does provide alternatives to GMS in the form of HMS Core and its suite of Google app alternatives, the experience just isn’t the same. While there are a couple of existing ways to install GMS on Huawei and Honor devices, all the methods that have been published so far can be a bit too complicated for the average user. This is where the new Googlefier app comes in.

Googlefier is essentially an unofficial GMS installer from XDA Senior Member bender_007, known previously for his work on the AutoRec project for LG phones. It provides easy to follow step-by-step instructions for installing GMS and Google apps on your Huawei or Honor device without the need to connect to a PC. To use the app, simply download the APK from the forum thread linked below and install it on your device. Once it’s installed, grant the app all the required permissions and then follow the outlined steps to get GMS on your phone.

During the installation process, Googlefier will first replace your existing backup app and restore LZPlay. LZPlay, if you’ll recall, is the name of the GMS installation app/method that was widely circulated after the launch of the Mate 30. Once that’s done, Googlefier will install basic services on your device. For this, you’ll need to follow the instructions displayed on the screen. After you complete all five steps, you’ll then be able to install the Google Play Store and other Google apps on your device and then log into your Google account. The entire process takes about 5-7 minutes and if you follow the instructions correctly, you shouldn’t get any errors.

We tested Googlefier on a Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei MatePad Pro running EMUI 10. The video embedded below shows the installation process on TK Bay’s P40 Pro. We should note that if you’ve updated to EMUI 11, Googlefier does not work.

In case you have already tried installing Google apps on your device using a different method, we suggest resetting the device and starting afresh with Googlefier. This will ensure that you don’t encounter any errors during the installation process. It’s worth noting that the app also includes a feature that will easily let you undo all of these changes and restore your Huawei device to its pre-GMS state.

Download Googlefier from the XDA Forums

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Pranob Mehrotra
Pranob Mehrotra

A Literature and Linguistics graduate with a keen interest in everything Android. When not writing about tech, Pranob spends most of his time either playing League of Legends or lurking on Reddit.