A few days ago, the CEO of Huawei confirmed that the brand would allow the Mate 30 bootloader to open, a decision that they have not taken long to rectify.
Last week Huawei presented its new phones, the Huawei Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, devices that promised to be among the best phones in the market, if not for a small inconvenience. It is not yet clear if they could have Google applications and services since they are not authorized at this time.
This has raised many doubts among users and attendees of the event. A surprise we met recently was that Huawei was considering that users could open the bootloader on this mobile. It seems that it will finally not be so.
Huawei has no plans to allow bootloader unlocking
In recent years Huawei has managed to become one of the most relevant manufacturers in the mobile market. One of its key points is the integration between hardware and software, by using its own processors and modifications on Android to get the best performance and battery.
However, more enthusiastic Android users do not like Emui and prefer to have versions of Android closer to Google’s vision. One way to achieve this is through ROMs, versions that are born from the Android or GSI code, something that Huawei wanted to prevent some time ago.
Although it is possible to install unofficial versions of the system on Android, it is necessary to have the bootloader open, something that is possible to achieve with greater or lesser difficulty in most mobiles. Arguing to want to offer greater security, Huawei eliminated that possibility in all its mobiles, closing the doors to the ROMs.
A few days ago Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s consumer division, argued that they would reverse that policy with the Mate 30, allowing users to open the bootloader in order to make system modifications.
This information has been rectified and is that a spokesman for Huawei has told Android Authority that opening the bootloader is not in the company’s plans. A pity for those who already fantasized about a Mate 30 Pro with Pixel Experience or Lineage OS.
Does this affect the installation of Google applications? Although installing Google Apps from a custom recovery (this is achieved by opening the bootloader) is one of the most common ways to install Google Apps, it does not mean that it is the only one. There is already a mobile tool in its Chinese version (without Google Apps) that allows us to install them, so it shouldn’t be a problem.