Huawei Mate 30 Pro One Of Fantastic Phone You Won’t Buy – So when Huawei launched the Huawei Mate 30 Pro, they revealed officially that the handset doesn’t come with Google apps and services. They also said that the bootloader will be locked, so there’s no chance of installing custom ROM.
But just a few hours after the event. It was discovered that you need only 10 minutes to bypass the ban. And get all the Google apps and services and make it a full-fledged Android handset. The app that made it happen was LZPlay. All you needed to do was install it and follow instructions that would take around 10 minutes.
Now, that app has been taken down, and the reason is, you’ve guessed it a security backdoor. The whole reason why Huawei is banned in the first place. John Wu, one of Android’s leading security researchers. Has published an article about some sketchy practices. John says LZPlay uses an “undocumented API” that found on the Mate 30 Pro which gives it deep access to the system.
And Huawei itself is the one who gave LZPlay that deep access to the system. But Huawei is totally denying it. I’ll come back to that later. This access given to developers by the OEM is essential, as this prevents attackers from distributing malicious updates. For an app to be granted this access, typically its code must go through a rigorous review process by the OEM itself.
But here’s where things get a little shady. Out of all the special permission given to this LZPlay app by Huawei. Two of them have not even been documented. So that means whoever installed this app on the Mate 30 Pro is vulnerable to attacks from malicious updates. and the security of the device has already been compromised.
You see just hours after John Wu published his article about this, the LZPlay app went offline, even though you have an APK of that app, you still can’t install the app. I guess, gives credence to John Wu’s report that whatever he has discovered is absolutely right.
Journalists asked Huawei about this, and they responded that they have absolutely nothing to do with the LZPlay app, which I totally saw it coming. I mean, why Huawei would even admit this in the first place.
Now we know that LZPlay needs special permission and that permission must be given by the OEM of the device itself; in this case, Huawei so… Soon after the report, the Huawei Mate 30 Pro started failing the safety net tests. If you don’t know, SafetyNet is Google’s way of making sure a device is valid, secure, and not rooted.
You can’t use Google pay if your device doesn’t pass the SafetyNet tests. With that said, what does all this mean to you? Look, if you have the Mate 30 Pro and still haven’t installed the LZPlay app or you are planning to get the Mate 30 Pro, then know that there’s absolutely no way you can download Google apps and play store on the Mate 30 Pro. Absolutely no way.
If you already have the Mate 30 Pro and have already installed the LZPlay app. then yes, you can enjoy Google apps. But remember this that the security of your device has already been compromised, and you’re susceptible to attacks from anyone who want your information, including your banking information. So careful before you even consider buying this handset.
I would advise you to wait until the US to lift the ban, which probably might not happen anytime soon. The Trump administration is saying that they’ll not extend the temporary license once it expires in December. Anyway, let me know what do you think about this.
I avoid to tell it, but it looks like Huawei is done in the western market. No wise man would spend 1100 euros for a phone, which is basically a brick. Let me know your thoughts in the comments down below, and I’ll see you tomorrow…Peace out!