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  1. thontz's Avatar
    Well I finally was able to retrieve my data from my Huawei phone in order to send it back. I absolutely loved my Huawei phone for the 3 1/2 weeks that I had it for. Best phone ever. But even before the "trade war" I wasn't getting any updates. So, I decided to return it for that fact alone. But when trying to transfer my SMS texts, I could not transfer using 7 different methods. Huawei really doesn't want you to leave them, unless you switch to another Huawei product. IF you switch to a new Huawei phone, you just use Phone Clone from Huawei. But if the new phone is NOT a Huawei, well good luck. I am a former computer technician and it took me 4 days just to transfer everything.

    On a separate note, Huawei was caught in 2012 spying on America with the Huawei Broadband equipment they were setting up all over America in the Obama years. Go to YouTube and watch HUAWEI 60 MINUTES and watch the full length episode. It's not that Huawei "might" spy on us. They already DID spy on us. I don't think anyone is worried that the Chinese can spy on people with Huawei phones. It's broadband and 5G equipment that is the issue and no I don't think the United States should use it.

    I personally have nothing to hide, so I didn't mind owning a Huawei phone even if there was a small chance of Huawei spying on me. But getting no updates, even security updates, is the reason why I returned such a nice an affordable phone.
    06-03-2019 09:40 PM
  2. doohsun's Avatar
    Honestly i haven't come across any android phones that will transfer sms texts unless they have their own software. Huawei comes with HiSuite which backups almost everything including texts and calls. Did you try using the Huawei Hisuite app on whatever phone you're using? In many news source that i came across almost every single one of them said U. S didn't have any proof to show when asked to provide one so Unless CBS actually show some proof and evidence I wouldn't believe them completely.
    06-04-2019 07:05 AM
  3. Morty2264's Avatar
    Honestly i haven't come across any android phones that will transfer sms texts unless they have their own software. Huawei comes with HiSuite which backups almost everything including texts and calls. Did you try using the Huawei Hisuite app on whatever phone you're using? In many news source that i came across almost every single one of them said U. S didn't have any proof to show when asked to provide one so Unless CBS actually show some proof and evidence I wouldn't believe them completely.
    I agree with you about the SMS transfer thing. Very hard to do that.
    06-04-2019 07:34 AM
  4. Ranny99's Avatar
    I've had difficulties in the past but when setting up my OnePlus 7 Pro, all text messages transferred over from my Vivo Nex S backup.
    06-05-2019 04:30 AM
  5. doohsun's Avatar
    did it come with some sort of apps or software you had to use to transfer them over?
    06-05-2019 09:19 AM
  6. thontz's Avatar
    Honestly i haven't come across any android phones that will transfer sms texts unless they have their own software. Huawei comes with HiSuite which backups almost everything including texts and calls. Did you try using the Huawei Hisuite app on whatever phone you're using? In many news source that i came across almost every single one of them said U. S didn't have any proof to show when asked to provide one so Unless CBS actually show some proof and evidence I wouldn't believe them completely.
    I have transferred SMS AND MMS messages just fine from an iPhone to a Moto G5 Plus. It was flawless. Then I transferred all my texts from a G5 Plus to a G6 Plus and again it was done flawlessly. I had to return the G6 Plus though because it did NOT support USA LTE Bands, and the USA version of the G6 Plus had half the power and half the specs and was $40 MORE than the better G6 Plus.

    Then I got a One Plus 6. I see someone else commented that they transferred onto a OP7 with no problems and I had no problems at all transferring my SMS and MMS to my One Plus 6. I didn't like the OP6 and went to Huawei. I used Huawei's app called Phone Clone. It was a little buggy, but I ended up making it work. I had over 2000 songs and the Huawei Phone Clone app kept timing out and disconnecting. So I copied everything over to the Huawei but I transferred my songs using SyncTunes instead of Huawei Phone Clone.

    Then I went from a Huawei Mate SE to the Huawei Mate 20 Lite and I used Phone Clone from Huawei to Huawei and had no issues and all my texts showed up in the Messages app. Then I started a return for my Huawei and I needed to copy everything to another phone until my Samsung A50 arrived. I tried transferring to my Motorola G5 Plus and I tried transferring to my One Plus 6. I tried using Huawei's Phone Clone but Huawei is greedy. Even though I was using a Huawei phone, you must be transferring TO a Huawei phone. Finally after SMS Backup and Restore didn't work and Backup+ didn't work, I tried to do it the Google way, but "Setup a Nearby Device" did not work because the Huawei refused to recognize either of the other phones.

    Then I read that I could hook my phone into my laptop and try to download a SMS file to my computer. When I hooked up the Huawei Mate 20 Lite to my MacBook Pro, I saw a screen that was a blatant rip-off of iTunes. I connected my phone and it was recognized and then I got an error saying that I did NOT have HiSuite on my Huawei phone so I went to the app store and long story short, HiSuite isn't available. So, there is no way to run a Huawei Mate 20 Lite on your computer. I knew that Huawei locked the ability to root phones but now they took their software away. I also want to mention that the Mate 20 Lite came with HUAWEI ID which is another iOS ripoff. It has Huawei Cloud, Find My Phone, stuff like that. I successfully made an account and registered and then at the very end, it told me that none of that stuff would work since I live in the United States.

    Now, the Huawei backed up my SMS messages to Google's GMAIL, but I couldn't get them back on the Messages app. I tried multiple programs out there and they didn't work either. Finally I had success using a program called Super Backup and Restore. My old backup from my Huawei phone had 5547 texts, and the backup size was 90.3MB. The backup the Super Backup and Restore made from 5547 texts was 1.1MB. It worked but I don't have MMS or any pics sent or received. But at least I have my texts.

    Finally, my Samsung A50 arrived. It has it's own app for copying data to it. But, it's only to copy a Galaxy to a Galaxy! What a bunch of crap. However there is a trick to the software. You deny it because it doesn't work and then you get to a certain part and then re-launch the software and it works. And yes it copied my texts over just fine. So, I've had no problems transferring SMS and MMS messages from Android phone to phone EXCEPT for the Huawei Mate 20 Lite.

    Now that I have my texts back, I would like to take the 90.3MB backup from the Cloud and try to still figure out a way to get my texts back on the Samsung phone. I know I have my texts but I would like to get all my old pictures back from my older texts.

    And the icing on the cake, I sent back my Huawei phone with the return shipping label that the seller sent me. Today I opened up my mailbox and the phone was in my mailbox! Apparently it needs $11.20 of additional postage before USPS will ship it back. So, I had to talk to Ebay and this has been ridiculous! So, I'm waiting on a different new shipping label so that I can once again send the phone back. Ebay said if I don't get a new shipping label by June 10th, I can keep the Huawei phone and they will refund me my money. Maybe I'll have a Huawei giveaway lol!
    06-05-2019 07:13 PM
  7. JazzJPH's Avatar
    Bit annoyed that I only bought myself and my wife a Huawei Mate 20 Pro each on 31st January... Even at a price match of £650 each we're not going to claw much back from what I have seen on eBay. Seems there are no consumer rights either for those of us who purchased in the UK.

    Gutted is an understatement. I guess you can only be safe with Google or Apple phones. And I really don't get on with Apple products.

    Waste of money. Not fair. Just got to suck it up eh.
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    06-06-2019 05:01 AM
  8. recDNA's Avatar
    I would sell it.
    Should i sell my mate 20 pro now?
    I bought it last February at 830
    If sell now I will get 520
    What are your thoughts?
    06-06-2019 11:17 AM
  9. Morty2264's Avatar
    Bit annoyed that I only bought myself and my wife a Huawei Mate 20 Pro each on 31st January... Even at a price match of £650 each we're not going to claw much back from what I have seen on eBay. Seems there are no consumer rights either for those of us who purchased in the UK.

    Gutted is an understatement. I guess you can only be safe with Google or Apple phones. And I really don't get on with Apple products.

    Waste of money. Not fair. Just got to suck it up eh.
    I'm really sorry that that happened to you two. It's very unfair, indeed. Keep us posted on what happens with your selling/purchasing-other-phones pursuits.
    06-06-2019 08:24 PM
  10. thontz's Avatar
    Bit annoyed that I only bought myself and my wife a Huawei Mate 20 Pro each on 31st January... Even at a price match of £650 each we're not going to claw much back from what I have seen on eBay. Seems there are no consumer rights either for those of us who purchased in the UK
    Gutted is an understatement. I guess you can only be safe with Google or Apple phones. And I really don't get on with Apple products.

    Waste of money. Not fair. Just got to suck it up eh.

    I was lucky and I'm able to return my Huawei but the seller is playing games with the shipping label. I understand about losing money. I sold my One Plus 6 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that cost me $629 and I sold it for $350. Then PayPal took a chunk and Ebay will take a big chunk and I had to pay shipping costs too.
    06-06-2019 09:03 PM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    I was lucky and I'm able to return my Huawei but the seller is playing games with the shipping label. I understand about losing money. I sold my One Plus 6 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that cost me $629 and I sold it for $350. Then PayPal took a chunk and Ebay will take a big chunk and I had to pay shipping costs too.
    Yeah that's a big hit to take .
    06-06-2019 09:25 PM
  12. jeetu4444's Avatar
    I was lucky and I'm able to return my Huawei but the seller is playing games with the shipping label. I understand about losing money. I sold my One Plus 6 with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage that cost me $629 and I sold it for $350. Then PayPal took a chunk and Ebay will take a big chunk and I had to pay shipping costs too.
    I think u jumped the ship to soon...iam 100% sure all the issues will be solved within a month ....and worst case scenario our phones would not get updates...but phone would still work same and great...
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    06-07-2019 09:45 PM
  13. thontz's Avatar
    I think u jumped the ship to soon...iam 100% sure all the issues will be solved within a month ....and worst case scenario our phones would not get updates...but phone would still work same and great...
    Well, I didn't jump the boat too soon as it turns out. I returned my Huawei with the provided shipping label. Then a couple days later, the phone was in my mailbox! It had a red stamp on it that said it needed an additional $11.20 of postage. I called Ebay and told them I was not paying for the shipping. Ebay said they'd give the seller 5 additional days to send me a new shipping label. The guy then sent me a "picture" of a curled up shipping label, not a downloadable and printable label. I then noticed the shipping label was for 10 ounces. So, I contacted the seller again and told him to put the proper weight down and stop stalling and playing games and I told him to send me a downloadable shipping label. Then the guy recognized that Ebay did not grant a 5 day extension like I was promised by Ebay. So the seller took advantage of that and asked for a case to be closed because the phone wasn't returned on time, because the seller gave me a shipping label with no paid shipping. I called Ebay and they did have the notes saying there was supposed to be a 5 day extension to let the seller give me a new label, but then Ebay also saw that the seller was playing games by sending me a pic of a shipping label that again didn't have enough shipping on it. A supervisor got involved and said that they reversed the ruling. They credited my account $264.95 and told me I could keep the phone and didn't have to mess around with sending it back. So, a free Huawei Mate 20 Lite is a much better deal. Now, problem is that I have my new Samsung A50 and despite some of it's bugs, I mostly like it. What to do.......
    06-08-2019 12:37 AM
  14. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    I think I Huawei Watch GT is the greatest. I don't want or a smartphone on my wrist. I just want something to supplement my smartphone and the Watch GT does a great job at it. I will be holding on to mine.
    Yeah, the Huawei Watch GT is a really good option for those that want a fitness tracker with some smart watch features and 1-2 weeks battery life. Also looks nice and seems very durable Really no reason to ditch the GT since it runs Huawei's Lite OS.
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    06-08-2019 01:20 AM
  15. Morty2264's Avatar
    Yeah, the Huawei Watch GT is a really good option for those that want a fitness tracker with some smart watch features and 1-2 weeks battery life. Also looks nice and seems very durable Really no reason to ditch the GT since it runs Huawei's Lite OS.
    It does seem like a really great buy and product! I love my Fitbit but if I had to consider another watch, it'd be Huawei.
    06-08-2019 10:56 AM
  16. jeetu4444's Avatar
    06-09-2019 09:11 AM
  17. Jean Lai Kan's Avatar
    https://m.hindustantimes.com/brunch/...mpression=true

    Read this article explains everything
    What this guy is saying makes sense.
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    06-09-2019 09:38 AM
  18. Mike Dee's Avatar
    What thus guy is saying makes sense.
    Yes, it does, but he can't guarantee what he's saying will be the actual outcome.
    06-09-2019 09:51 AM
  19. thontz's Avatar
    Well Huawei has one more customer back in the USA. Ebay did indeed refund my account $264.95 for the Huawei phone and I was allowed to keep it, actually was told I had to keep it and not to communicate with the seller. I still thought that was too good to be true so I kept it in the box. I've been using a Samsung A50 and there are definitely some pros and some major cons. Both the Face ID and Touch ID don't work even after I've deleted and rescanned multiple times. My biggest issue is that when I first got it, one night I had it charging and when I reached to grab the phone, it was so hot that it burned my fingers! But then I needed a phone so I kept using it and the charging every night afterwards was normal and it didn't get hot. The phone is the buggiest phone I've ever had though. But last night it was charging while sitting on my leather couch, fake leather most likely, and the phone got so hot that it melted a small spot in the leather. So I contacted the company and they insist after this has happened twice, that I return the Samsung. So, now I'm back to using the Huawei. I look at it like this....it may not ever get any updates but as long as it works and continues to work with Android, I'll use it until it dies. It ended up being a free phone and therefore if and when it does die, I'll just get something else down the line.
    06-13-2019 02:20 AM
  20. Golurk's Avatar
    Bit annoyed that I only bought myself and my wife a Huawei Mate 20 Pro each on 31st January... Even at a price match of £650 each we're not going to claw much back from what I have seen on eBay. Seems there are no consumer rights either for those of us who purchased in the UK.

    Gutted is an understatement. I guess you can only be safe with Google or Apple phones. And I really don't get on with Apple products.

    Waste of money. Not fair. Just got to suck it up eh.
    Completely understand your frustration, but turning your back on all OEMs apart from Google and Apple is a mistake. As far as I can tell from the news and research, Huawei is the only OEM to likely be politically unpopular.

    Other good choices include: Samsung, Xiaomi, Nokia and OnePlus. Go for Samsung for a great all round experience, Xiaomi and OnePlus for good value phones that have near flagship specs and Nokia for pure Android, regular updates, premium phones and a solid build (most of their phones are all metal or metal/glass and have good specs for the price )
    06-13-2019 01:13 PM
  21. jeetu4444's Avatar
    Well Huawei has one more customer back in the USA. Ebay did indeed refund my account $264.95 for the Huawei phone and I was allowed to keep it, actually was told I had to keep it and not to communicate with the seller. I still thought that was too good to be true so I kept it in the box. I've been using a Samsung A50 and there are definitely some pros and some major cons. Both the Face ID and Touch ID don't work even after I've deleted and rescanned multiple times. My biggest issue is that when I first got it, one night I had it charging and when I reached to grab the phone, it was so hot that it burned my fingers! But then I needed a phone so I kept using it and the charging every night afterwards was normal and it didn't get hot. The phone is the buggiest phone I've ever had though. But last night it was charging while sitting on my leather couch, fake leather most likely, and the phone got so hot that it melted a small spot in the leather. So I contacted the company and they insist after this has happened twice, that I return the Samsung. So, now I'm back to using the Huawei. I look at it like this....it may not ever get any updates but as long as it works and continues to work with Android, I'll use it until it dies. It ended up being a free phone and therefore if and when it does die, I'll just get something else down the line.
    Glad u back to Huawei...mate 20 pro is a great phone...we should get 9.1 soon and should also get Q...then we could see...but as long as the phone works great I have no problem....waiting to see what mate 30 pro offers...
    06-13-2019 07:04 PM
  22. Golurk's Avatar
    This whole fiasco is a shame for technological/mobile advances and innovation, as well as for consumers in general. However, it’s great for brands like Samsung and Xiaomi who can fill the gap Huawei has left behind in some areas. Others aren’t so happy, like Apple (backlash in China) and Google (loss of key Android using OEM)
    06-15-2019 01:46 PM
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