I recently purchased a Huaway Y6P without realizing that it comes without Google apps. I am situated in Europe, not China, and I am used to using Google where I have all my data.

I have followed several guides online and all have failed. They all center around installing the Google Play Services apk and then the Google Play store apk, but they all point to different dodgy/old apk binaries. This is what I have done:

  1. I have enabled installing apps from untrusted sources.

  2. I have installed Google Play Services 21.33.56 (the latest at this time) from apkmirror.com. I chose the version for Android 10, built for armeabi-v7a.

  3. Once I install this, I get a new option under "Settings" -> "Accounts" for a "Google" account. Once I touch "Google", the activity seems to crash and return me back to the accounts menu.

  4. I can install other google apps like play, chrome, maps, etc, but they all fail to load without error messages. I suspect this is because the Google Services app is not working and I have not been able to login to my account.

Can someone please shed some light on this? Am I installing a build for an incorrect architecture?

I'm beginning to regret buying a Huawei phone. I never would have guessed it's so hard to connect to my google calendar, keep, contacts, and other online data that I have on Google. Please help!



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