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Huawei Reversal: The Bootloader Will Remain Locked On The Mate 30 Line

Richard Yu, CEO of the Huawei consumer group, originally told Android Authority that the manufacturer had planned to allow the release of the bootloader on the recently announced Mate 30 line, which could have brought the experienced owners of Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro to search for ROMs that include Google apps and flashes on phones. If you’re not familiar with this process, it’s simply a way to upload a customized version of Android to a phone. This is not something the average guy or girl on the street should try as an error can block their device.

Flashing a ROM needs the phone to have an unlocked bootloader. Since most phone manufacturers do not want their customers to do so, and since they may open a Pandora problem box, unlocking the bootloader will generally void a phone warranty. However, it seemed that Huawei was willing to unlock the bootloader on its new flagships as they could not carry the Google Play Store, Google services and other Google apps like Gmail, Maps, Search and YouTube. Not being able to obtain the license necessary to include these applications in the Mate 30 series will surely affect sales of these models outside of China; These are the sales with which the manufacturer had counted at the beginning of the year to help send 300 million phones and surpass Samsung as the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer. Huawei is obviously not allowed to access its American supply chain. Because he was included in the list of entities of the US Department of Commerce. For security reasons (although many, including Richard Yu, claim that it was made to make Huawei a currency in the future of the US. Trade negotiations in China).

Once removed from the Entity List, Huawei may send a software update to Mate 30 owners by adding Google services and apps

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Android Authority reports today that a Huawei spokesman has approached to tell them that, despite Yu’s original comment, there are no plans to unlock the bootloader. It is only the confused and conflicting drama that has surrounded Huawei since the company was included in the list of entities on May 16th. For months there have been questions about how Huawei would replace the Android version of Google Play Services on the Mate 30 line. According to reports, Huawei had been working on an Android replacement for years and HarmonyOS was introduced on August 9th. But Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, admitted earlier this month that the company has not yet considered how to operate HarmonyOS on a mobile phone.

Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro have the open-source AOSP version of Android installed along with Huawei Application Gallery. It is similar to the Android version that you can find on Amazon Fire tablets. Google was one of the first US companies. In cutting ties with Huawei, but certainly not something for which American society. Be Happy If Huawei turns out to be a currency of exchange and the Trump administration uses it to get better terms on a new trade deal, it could be removed from the List of Entities and allow it to resume business with its US supply chain. UU. In this type of scenario, Huawei said it could quickly add Google services and apps to the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro phones overnight through a software update.

Huawei network devices and equipment are considered national security threats in the US. Because of a law in China that would allow the communist government to ask the company to collect information on its behalf. As a result, Huawei products are said to contain a backdoor that would send information about US companies and consumers to Beijing. Huawei has repeatedly denied this accusation and President Liang Hua has even offered to sign a “no spy” contract with any country.

(Via: Android Authority)

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