Download Google Play Store on Huawei

Chinese Huawei phones do not have Google Play store. It has its own store for downloading apps. China does not allow Google, Facebook or any other social network in the country. If you bought a phone from china. Chances are it doesn’t have Google Play Store or any of the app from google. In the post below, I will guide you on how to install and download Google Play Store on Huawei phones which are brought from china or they are running on Chinese ROM.

Recently, I bought a Huawei P9 Lite from China. When I came back to my country. I tried installing apps like Facebook, Instagram, Google+, Snapchat and Twitter. Snapchat failed to install and gave an error that this app requires google play services to run. To solve this error. I had to install Google Play Services on my phone. After that I was able to download and install every app present there and all apps started working properly.

How to Install and Download Google Play Store on Huawei China Phones:

Google play store now comes with google play services. In most of the Android phone. Once you have downloaded and installed Google Play Store. Just sign in on it using your Google or Gmail Account and that’s it. Now you can use every google service on your phone. In this guide. I will tell you how to download Google Play store on Huawei Chinese phones. Most of the apps on Android require google play services to function properly. It includes, location services and many other built in services that are provided by Google play services. All this can be availed just by downloading and installing google play store on your phone. I performed the guide below to use snapchat on Huawei P9 EVA-Al00.

Following are the steps on how to install and download Google Play Store on Huawei Chinese phones:

  1. First of all Goto Settings -> Advanced Settings ->Security ->Enable Download from Unknown Sources.
  2. If you see a message warning that ‘this type of file can harm your device.’ You can ignore it (its safe) and tap OK.
  3. Now download Google Play Store from here. Or you can find the latest version of Google Play Store APK available from here.
  4. Now open Google Play Store and Install it.
  5. After that, login using your Google Account.

Once done. you will be able to access Google Play Store and download apps from there.

Moreover, Following are the Google play store and Google play services APKs that I downloaded on my Huawei Honor 6X. So I can confirm the following version works on Chinese variants.

Method 2 to Install and Download Google Play Store on Huawei Chinese phones:

You might have noticed that even after installing the software updates on Huawei Chinese phones. Google play store and Google’s apps are removed. It is because the ROM is chinese and the developers have to remove Google apps.

To overcome this issue. You can directly install and download Google play store and services from an app named as Google Installer.

First of all, download Google Installer APK and Google Play Store APK from the link below.

Follow the steps to download Google Play Store on Huawei Chinese Phones:

  1. First of move both Google Installer APK and Google play store APK to file storage of your phone.
  2. Go to Settings -> Advanced Settings ->Security ->Enable Download from Unknown Sources.
  3. Now locate Google Installer APK file using the file manager on your huawei Chinese phone.
  4. Now open and install the APK. Click on OK and Install. You will see a blue circle tap on it.
  5. After that, click on yellow circle. Now, it will ask you to install google services framework.
  6. Click on Install and then click on OK.
  7. download-google-play-store-on-huawei-chinese-phones-1In the next step you have to click on Red
  8. Accept the terms and give permissions as following.Download Google Play Store on Huawei
  9. Now locate Google Play Store’s APK file in internal storage of your phone.
  10. Tap on it to Install it.
  11. Now open Google Play Store and enter your google account details and you are good to go.
  12. Although mostly phones does not require to install google play services separately. If Google play store does not install google play services itself. Download the APK file of Google Play Services and install it on your huawei phone.

If you have any question in the process above ask me in the comments.

If the above method didn’t work for you then try the method below:

Sometimes even after installing Google play store, google play services are not working. To fix this issue. perform the following steps on your chinese model of Huawei phone.

  • First of all reset your phone.
  • Now Open HiApp. It’s the chinese Android app store. Search for Google.
  • First apps folder you see. Open it and download Google play store and other Google apps from there.
  • Now log in using your Google account.

That’s it. Now you can all the apps that require google play store and google play services to function properly.

Tip: If both the methods mentioned above didn’t work for you. Then download gapps and flash it on your Huawei chinese phone. It will install every Google app along with google play services on your phone.

I hope this guide on how to install and download Google play services worked out for you. If you have any questions or queries regarding anything mentioned above. You can comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Huawei phones that are made for chinese people have no change in specs and features. It only has chinese language rom and Google play store isint present.

  • umesh

    Thank You. Its been a real issue on my huawei phone. Thanks again.

  • Jason

    I have a huawei honor ( it doesn’t say what version ) and have tried all of the above steps and even tried using apps that install google play services to try and install it. However, everytime I try to install google play services ( apk ), it just says “app wasn’t installed”. When I try to install google play store, it installs, but does not open. Also you cannot register google account onto the phone. Do you have any advice?

    • Your firmware is not allowing you to install Google Play Store or Services.
      Flash any custom ROM on your Huawei Honor. Then you can use any google app without any restriction.
      Or try to flash TWRP on your phone and factory reset your phone and without turning it on go to recovery menu and flash Gapps on your phone.
      Google play services mostly can not be installed on phone while its running.
      Best of Luck.
      Let me know if you need help in flashing custom ROM on your phone.

      • Marie

        Hello! Thank you very much for your help… However it did not work for my “Huawei Honor 5 Play 4G” 🙁
        I am very lost giving that it’s my first non-iPhone phone lol so please assume that I know NOTHING about Android haha

        I tried all the methods but it does not seem to work..
        With the first method the app doesnt launch in the end, very frustrating!
        With the second I am stuck at the orange circle where nothing happens, I can not click on it
        And the last method ends up like the first one

        So I was reading the comments and you seem to be talking about “flashing”? What is it? Excuse me for being so lost, I’m really bad with this but your step by step method was well explicated and easy to follow so I think I did what I could!!

      • Nitin Thakur

        I have tried all above but I am unable to sign in.It says Couldnt sign in .There was a problem communicating with Google server.Can send the procedure for Flashing custom ROM.I am using Huawei MaiMang 5.

        Thank you

        • Shankar

          Hi Nitin, i am planning to buy Huawei MaiMang 5 from China, are you successful in installing google play store?. and your review on the phone is also helpful

  • coss

    I was sent this by a Huawei supplier. It may work


  • my phone is htc one e8how to get google services bought phone in china

  • kailash

    hi i have huwei honor Al00mobile its china version and am also live in china i try this all method but still not install play store i download by huwei to play store but its not open its just flash and couldnot open second method i use also google imstaller its also not working please help me someone what shoulf i do??

  • ChPlaya

    I think I did what I could! thank for sharing

  • AS

    I recently visited china and purchased a Huawei Nova Youth (Build WAS-AL00C00B180). I am having endless trouble running Google play store, services, basically anything Google related after installation. Please help. Many Thanks

  • Tina

    I recently purchased a Huawei Nova 2. When I attempt to open the Play Store, a message pops up saying “Install core GMS packages to use Google Play Store.” What does this mean?

  • Tina

    I recently purchased a Huawei Nova 2 in China and when trying to open the app Google Play Store (or Gmail, Google Drive) says I need to install the core GMS packages. What are these and how do I do so?

    • Vanilly

      Hi. i solved the problem. just go to the Histore and search “google installer.” install the APP and it should work. this APP is in Chinese so i clicked randomly some buttoms, but it works 🙂

  • Harley Calvert

    Mines the Honor 8 lite and it also says “install core GMS packages”, but when I try to install it says the version I already have is newer.

    • Atabəy Ağalarbəyli

      Yeah, I experienced the same. I don’t know what I can do else.

  • Tiffany Zhong

    I tried both way, but they are not working. I can download and the open button is clickable, but Google Play Store just cannot open. It kept spinning for a while before turned into a white screen. My phone is Huawei Nova (model: WAS-AL00). Please give me some advise. Many thanks in advance. Tiffany