I have a Huawei NOVA 2S which I purchased in China.

I got the EMUI 9 update yesterday and none of my Google Apps were working. Found this: https://itechify.com/2019/04/26/fix-google-apps-on-huawei-after-emui-9-update/, which is exactly the problem I'm having but those steps don't help. I ran the GMS installer 1.2 and it removed all google apps.

I then installed Google play services (17.1.22 version code: 17122012). I keep getting "Google Play Services won't run unless you update Google Play Services". This is the most current version!!

Another Problem: I downloaded and installed Chrome from the Chinese app store. It opens for a minute then crashes.

I can't even get the Play Store to work at all. I installed the most current version for my architecture from apkmirror.com but it won't work. It just crashes instantly on opening.

Any suggestions other than use as a paperweight?

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I had to rollback to EMUI 8.0. This was easier than expected through the HiSuite Huawei app for PC. Click on update/upgrade, then other versions. It should show you the last version and then click restore.

I then ran GMS installer, and Google-installer-v2 and I'm back in business! I am still getting "Google Play Services won't run unless you update Google Play Services" occasionally but everything works.

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