How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40

Jamie McKane

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How to install WhatsApp and Google apps on the Huawei P40

South Africans who buy new Huawei smartphones are still able to download and use many popular and useful apps.

Due to Huawei's usage of HMS (Huawei Mobile Services) instead of GMS (Google Mobile Services) on its new smartphones, apps like Chrome, Gmail, Google Photos, and Maps are not available on Huawei devices like the P40.
 

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Looking forward to other articles in this series.

Buy a new Rolls Royce with no engine at full price and see how easily you can assemble an engine yourself and install it.

Buy raw pulp and create your own toilet paper within hours.

Buy a double brandy and coke without brandy at full bar prices and see how easily you can add your own brandy in the restrooms.

Dumb phucks.
 

backstreetboy

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Didn't see how to Google Apps install....
We’ve tried Googlefier on a couple of devices including the Huawei P40 Pro and a MatePad Pro 5G, and it takes around 10 to 15 minutes in our experience — with a little time for troubleshooting. Unfortunately, it does not work on the recently released Mate 40 Pro or devices running EMUI 11. It’s definitely worthwhile backing up any important data and files before giving this a try. If you do want to try using Googlefier, then bender_007 shared a dedicated walkthrough thread with download links here.
 

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An iPhone still has Google Play services. Instantly better than a Huawei.
Still a iPhone.

R15K+ phone shouldn't require the user to sideload Google Apps to use the apps they want to use. Needless to say sideloading is dangerous especially considering GAPPS is being downloaded from 3rd party sources.
Lol yeah sure. Huawei has an anti virus app.
 
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