Well, we have an update from the source of this story, Android Authority, which previously claimed that Huawei’s Richard Yu said the company will allow its users to unlock the bootloader of the Huawei Mate 30 series. In an updated post, Android Authority wrote, Huawei has “no plans” to unlock the bootloader on Mate 30 series devices.
It means Huawei has no plans to unlock the bootloader of the newly introduced Huawei Mate 30 series. Well, we will reach to Huawei for a more clear picture of the bootloader stuff. Additionally, we will find out more about the “how to install Google’s app on the Mate 30 series”.
[Original Article: September 21, 2019]
On Thursday, Huawei unveiled the Huawei Mate 30 series without Google’s service and apps. Now, we are hearing that you can unlock the bootloader of the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro.
In an interview with Android Authority, Huawei confirmed that the bootloader unlocking would be available on the Mate 30 series. The company previously allowed unlocking bootloader on its smartphones, but later removed due to security issues.
Here is the statement from Richard Yu:
“We limited [bootloader unlocking] because we wanted to guarantee more security for consumers. But this time we will leave more freedom for the consumers so they can do more customization by themselves. So we are planning to let consumers do that.”
Why is it necessary? The Mate 30 series owners can’t sideload Google Play services and apps onto the devices due to the current situation between Huawei and the US.
With an unlocked bootloader, the device owners can easily install Google Play Services, and its popular applications too. Huawei could also bring the Mate 30 series with an unlocked bootloader right out of the box.
Huawei is expecting to ship around 20 million units of the latest Huawei Mate 30 series. In the launch event of the Mate 30 series, Huawei announced that it has shipped more 17 million units of the Huawei P30 series and 16 million units of the Huawei Mate 20 series.
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