Push Notifications on Huawei phone

So you’ve bought your shiny new Huawei phone, booted it up, installed your favorite app store and apps, just to find out a problem. Many apps don’t have any push notifications on Huawei phone.

Today I’ll be showing you how to install MicroG, an awesome open-source project that lets you have access to the Google Could Messaging platform, enabling push notifications on Huawei device.

Before starting, here’s a couple of things to keep in mind:
  • This method doesn’t let you use Google Dependent apps or apps that require SafetyNet (namely Pokemon Go);
  • This will only work if you haven’t installed any other methods, namely the ones shown on YouTube;
  • This method doesn’t let you log into apps via Google Account;
  • It will give you access to Maps API v2, which means that Location detection will be way faster, for my device it took around 40 seconds to detect my location before, now it takes around 5 seconds;
  • To get notifications working, you will need to reinstall most apps, but after installing them again notifications should start working perfectly.

Now let’s get into the guide to get notifications on Huawei Phone:

First, we have to download the MicroG files: you need to download a custom MicroG core for Huawei phones, and a couple of other apps from the official MicroG page.

  1. Go to mega and download the custom MicroG Core by EloyGomezTV.
    • (Just like the original MicroG project, it is also open-source, and perfectly safe to use.)
  2. Go to the MicroG Official Downloads page, scroll down and download the following apps: 
    • Services Framework Proxy — Store (FakeStore release) — DroidGuard Helper
  3. Now you should install all of the apps, but don’t open any of them for now.
    • If it’s your first time installing a .apk file, the device will prompt you to allow the installation.
    • Click on “Don’t ask me again” and on “Allow“. All you need to do after is click on “Install“.
  4. Now you need to open the MicroG Settings app.
  5. Click on Self-Check.
  6. Swipe to the bottom, and in the “Permissions granted” tab, check all boxes.
    • Keep in mind that some boxes (system spoofs) won’t get checked because we don’t have root, but it will still work perfectly fine.
    • If done correctly, it should look like this:
  7. Add a Google Account. Click on add account, type your credentials and follow the required steps.
    • The account you use doesn’t really matter, since you can’t log in into apps or sync any data.
  8. Go to Google Device Registration and turn it on, do the same for Cloud Messaging and for Safety Net.
  9. You are almost done, restart your phone now.
  10. Open MicroG Settings and go to Google Cloud Messaging.
    • Check if it says connected or disconnected. If it says connected, congratulations, you’ve successfully installed MicroG.
    • Now all you need to do is reinstall your apps and you will start to see them appear under the Cloud Messaging menu, meaning that notifications are now working!
    • Before leaving, don’t forget to check the end of the guide for a couple of useful notes.
  11. If it said Disconnected, then you’re not done yet. Proceed to the next step.
  12. Open your phone app, and type    *#*#2432546#*#*
  13. Open MicroG settings and check if it says connected, if it doesn’t say anything, wait a couple of minutes, and check again.
If it says disconnected, try turning the Could Messaging toggle off and on again, wait a couple of minutes, and check again, it should say connected.
If it still doesn’t connect, restart your phone, type the code again and turn the toggle off and on again. It might take a couple of tries. Afterward, you will receive push notifications on Huawei phone.

————->  You are done. Great job!

Additional notes:

Do not update the MicroG app. Since we are using a custom Core, updating it will revert it to the original microG.

While installing WhatsApp, a GMS error might pop up, to skip it, don’t click the
“Ok” button, just click a blank spot on the screen, which will bypass the check.

If your phone isn’t a P40 model, it might have PowerGenie installed, and that completely disrupts push notifications on Huawei phone by force closing apps in the background. Follow this guide to stop apps from getting killed:  —-> DontKillMyApp Website

If you still need to use apps like Google Keep or any other app that really requires GMS to work, I would recommend following the VMOS guide to install a virtual machine on your phone.  There will be no notifications for those apps, and you still can’t bypass SafetyNet with it, but it’s great for that one app that you want to use but it just doesn’t work without GMS.  —-> VMOS Guide

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