A few days ago, some websites recommended a Chinese application that brings Google services closer to the new Huawei Mate 30, for example, with the push of a button. We mentioned that security cannot be guaranteed because the operator of the website, which was previously unknown in Europe, is not known, nor have other details about security been clarified. […]
A few days ago, some websites recommended a Chinese application that brings Google services closer to the new Huawei Mate 30, for example, with the push of a button. We mentioned that security cannot be guaranteed as the operator of the website, which was previously unknown in Europe, is not known, nor could any other details regarding security be clarified. Now it turns out that caution may be required.
Several international colleagues and application developers posted contributions a few hours ago that should definitely be heard. Because a clear problem with the unknown app is that users must grant it full admin rights. Obviously, this app can circumvent the fact that you actually have to “open” a device in order to fully integrate Google services.
Clear warnings about excessive administrator rights
Ron Amadeo from Arstechnica warns, for example: “It is not only an administrator application, but also one optimized by Huawei Super Administrator Appwhich can be used to install system applications. It’s one thing to do a one-time software installation, but this gives you full control of your phone forever. unknown third parties Follow.”
That doesn’t sound like recommending or installing this app. Background: Initially, Huawei is not allowed to deliver the Mate 30 series with Google services, so the first alternatives open to how users can unofficially install Google services.
Update 2: It has hardly been revealed which back doors Huawei enabled so that Google services can be installed, these doors are closed. No more Google apps via LZPlay, even Google Pay can no longer be used due to lack of a positive SafetyNet status.
Huawei Mate 30: unofficial sources for Google services turned off
To update: Now it seems at least clear that Huawei has built a hidden back door to be able to offer the installation of Google services through the aforementioned “LZPlay” service, as shown by the signatures in the application.
At this point, it is quite obvious that Huawei is well aware of this “LZPlay” application and specifically allows its existence. The developer of this application must somehow be aware of these undocumented APIs, sign the legal agreements, go through various stages of review, and finally have the application signed by Huawei. The sole purpose of the application is to install Google services on an unlicensed device.
I wonder why it is possible for new Huawei devices to install a “random” third-party app and get Google Play service with a single tap. I dug deeper and found something… let’s say “interesting”. Expect more details soon.
Bottom line: DO NOT BUY OR USE HUAWEI DEVICES
– John Wu (@topjohnwu) October 1, 2019
The application that can be used to install GAPPS on Huawei devices is https://t.co/lzMhlyoskX, and its AndroidManifest.xml has a specific permission of suspicious “Huawei”. pic.twitter.com/qV3VKQeGe2
– maple3142 (@ maple3142) October 1, 2019