1. JazzJPH's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    With the latest news I need to decide what to do with the two Mate 20 Pro devices we recently purchased (but not recent enough to return..).

    Are there any alternative OS that anyone would recommend for the devices? Or should we just take the hit, sell and get something that won't end up on a list?
    06-06-2019 05:19 AM
  2. methodman89's Avatar
    How long ago did you get them?
    06-06-2019 05:54 AM
  3. JazzJPH's Avatar
    How long ago did you get them?
    31st January. Bought outright, SIM only contract
    06-06-2019 06:05 AM
  4. methodman89's Avatar
    I'd beat the rush and sell. Phones depreciate like a rock during normal times. This ban will not help, that's for sure.
    06-06-2019 06:58 AM
  5. JazzJPH's Avatar
    I see your point. Loads on eBay already going for £300 max. That's a £350 loss on each phone. Glad we got a price match and didn't pay the full £899! Ouch
    06-06-2019 07:53 AM
  6. Casualballer's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    With the latest news I need to decide what to do with the two Mate 20 Pro devices we recently purchased (but not recent enough to return..).

    Are there any alternative OS that anyone would recommend for the devices? Or should we just take the hit, sell and get something that won't end up on a list?
    Out of curiosity, does anyone know what Sailfish OS is up to these days? Would it be possible to flash Sailfish onto a huawei phone?
    06-06-2019 12:07 PM
  7. mustang7757's Avatar
    Out of curiosity, does anyone know what Sailfish OS is up to these days? Would it be possible to flash Sailfish onto a huawei phone?
    I'm sure you can find information like that on XDA
    06-06-2019 12:09 PM
  8. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Hi everyone,

    With the latest news I need to decide what to do with the two Mate 20 Pro devices we recently purchased (but not recent enough to return..).

    Are there any alternative OS that anyone would recommend for the devices? Or should we just take the hit, sell and get something that won't end up on a list?
    I would say wait... Iam sure trump will take a fine and Huawei will be back in business.. Same happened with ZTE . Mate 20 pro works great... Even if we get Q as last update... Phone will work as normal even if no compromise between Huawei and trump...
    Iam in India and very very happy with Mate 20 pro...
    gendo667 likes this.
    06-06-2019 04:34 PM
  9. gendo667's Avatar
    06-06-2019 04:44 PM
  10. dov1978's Avatar
    Just wait. You'll get peanuts for it just now with Huawei's current status and the phone is WAY too good to sell for nothing. With the bootloader locked down I don't think it's even possible to change OS or put things like Lineage on? I'm running mine as normal until it's either all sorted out and back to normal in a few months or we know for sure it's doomed and then I'll get another device but still keep the M20Pro as a backup
    06-06-2019 04:59 PM
  11. JazzJPH's Avatar
    I've asked the retailer if they will accept a refund/exchange under the 2 year guarantee (due to no updates causing possible poor performance). See where that gets me. I'd probably go for a Pixel 3 XL instead.

    However, I won't mind if I have to keep the handsets as they are good phones. There's also this:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/7/18...ity-ban-claims
    06-07-2019 04:55 AM
  12. dov1978's Avatar
    I've asked the retailer if they will accept a refund/exchange under the 2 year guarantee (due to no updates causing possible poor performance). See where that gets me. I'd probably go for a Pixel 3 XL instead.

    However, I won't mind if I have to keep the handsets as they are good phones. There's also this:

    https://www.theverge.com/2019/6/7/18...ity-ban-claims
    I asked mine also as mine is a 2 year contract but they were having none of it. At least they won't do anything until there's definitive clarification on the matter
    06-07-2019 12:33 PM
  13. Rukbat's Avatar
    1. Huawei will have its own OS by the time the ban goes into effect.

    2. I'm sure someone will jump in and start maintaining a Lineage tree for the Mate 20 Pro. There's already one for the P20 Pro.
    06-07-2019 03:05 PM
  14. jeetu4444's Avatar
    1. Huawei will have its own OS by the time the ban goes into effect.

    2. I'm sure someone will jump in and start maintaining a Lineage tree for the Mate 20 Pro. There's already one for the P20 Pro.
    Google is requesting to remove Huawei ban in the U.S..let's wait and watch ,I still love my Mate 20 pro amazing phone
    06-07-2019 09:41 PM
  15. krishnansasikumar's Avatar
    I hope Huawei starts allowing free bootloader unlocks and then people wouldn't have to worry about not getting updates. q
    06-15-2019 11:03 AM

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