This is how you can install Call of Duty: Mobile on Huawei phones that do not come with the Google Play Store or any Google services. Due to the on-going trade war between the US and China, Huawei has lost access to all Google services, including the Play Store app. If you bought a Huawei Android phone in the last 2 years or so, there is a good chance it doesn’t come with the Google tag on it.
Huawei already has a huge variety of apps and games on its own store called AppGallery which is loaded on to every Huawei phone powered by its Android skin – EMUI. However, it still doesn’t officially have Call of Duty: Mobile on it. So, if you want to play COD Mobile on Huawei Android phone, we have discussed how you can install it by sideloading the game APK file or through a third-party app store.
On a related note, Call of Duty: Mobile is now in its third year, and Season 3 is now out for everyone. You can read all about the new features and updates in these patch notes.
Is it possible to run COD Mobile on Huawei phones?
Yes, it is totally possible! Call of Duty: Mobile doesn’t use any of the built-in Google services on an Android phone. Hence, it doesn’t rely on the Google Play Games APIs for login and other functions. As long as you have the Facebook app installed, you can sign-in into COD Mobile using Facebook or the Call of Duty account and link up your profile. You can also continue playing as a guest if you do not want to maintain a user profile.
Huawei AppGallery – COD Mobile
As mentioned earlier, Huawei’s own app store called the AppGallery feature thousands of Android apps and games that you can directly install on Huawei EMUI devices. However, the store does not have COD Mobile on it. You can add the game to your wishlist so the AppGallery team notifies you as soon as the game is made available on the store.
In the meanwhile, you will have to install Call of Duty: Mobile on Huawei Android phones using the manual APK method given below.
How to Install COD Mobile with Petal Search / APK Pure
Back in June, Huawei launched their own search-engine called Petal Search and it is now available on every Huawei Android device – from phones to tablets. Petal Search serves as a full blown app store from where you can download and install apps and games directly using APK files.
Here is how you can download and install COD Mobile on Huawei phones and tablets using Petal Search and APKPure.
Step 1 – Search
Open Petal Search app and search for: Call of Duty Mobile
Step 2 – Download COD Mobile
Under Apps, you will see the game results from different sources. You will find Call of Duty: Mobile at the top place available through APKPure. Tap on Install.
Step 3 – Save APK / XAPK File
The install button will take you to the download page. Download the APK / XAPK file. It will take a while as this game is around 1.5GB in size.
Step 4 – Extract XAPK File
Once downloaded, you can now install the COD Mobile XAPK (APK + OBB) or you can visit the Downloads section to look for the downloaded game. Tap Install to begin the extraction and copying process.
Step 5 – Install COD Mobile APK
Next, you will be prompted to install the game. This process is similar to installing any APK file on Android. Tap Install to begin!
Step 6 – Launch the game
Once installed, the installation pop-up will go away and you can then launch the game to start playing!
This is it! Call of Duty: Mobile is now successfully installed on your Huawei phone or tablet – yes, it runs great on Android tablets as well; as shown in the featured image at the top.
If for any reason you were not able to get COD Mobile running on your Huawei phone, drop us a comments below and someone from our team will help you out with it.