How to Use Magisk to HIDE Root for Snapchat, Android Pay, & Pokemon Go! [LATEST METHOD]

For those of you who want to use rooted Android device yet you cannot use apps that detect root and block you, you can use Magisk root method to hide root from these apps.  Best of all, you won’t have to disable root, Magisk Manager can “hide” root from apps like Snapchat, Android Pay, and Pokemon Go, allowing you to run rooted apps and apps that block root simultaneously!

Now, the latest fiasco comes from apps detecting “SafetyNet”, which checks the integrity of your system and boot image with a database to check if your phone has been rooted or not.  This “SafetyNet” is used by prominent apps like Snapchat, Android Pay, Pokemon Go, and pretty much all of latest Nintendo game apps.  Fortunately, the developer of Magisk, XDA user TopJohnWu has cracked the code, allowing you to easily hide root.

Now, since SafetyNet is based on database of stock firmware or software, you are most likely going to need to run a stock firmware if you want to take advantage of Magisk root.  Root method is pretty simple, you will need to use Magisk ZIP file instead of SuperSU to root your phone and you can flash the Magisk ZIP in TWRP recovery.  Since the method to root may be slightly different, you may want to refer to the exact Magisk root guide for each phone.  I will try to update all my future root guides to include Magisk working so watch out for that.  But for now, just stick with stock firmware and simply use Magisk ZIP to root your phone. (You can grab latest Magisk ZIP on XDA forums here.)

Above showed Pokemon Go not allowing me to play the game with my rooted Note 5.

With rooted phone, you will not pass SafetyNet check.

To fix, simply go into Magisk Manager->Settings and set “Magisk Hide” to ON.

Now, you will see that I pass SafetyNet!  Like I said, not all firmwares/ROMs will be able to pass the SafetyNet so you will have to try yourself or stick with stock firmwares.

After hiding my root, Pokemon Go works great!

And Snapchat works great also!

And yes, Android Pay works great!

16 Responses

  1. Canyn says:

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 US version Snapdragon and was wondering if I can use magisk because I can’t have a custom recovery

  2. Darren johnson says:

    Hey Max .,.i have Verizon Lg v20 rooted with the Dirty Santa method.,,,,
    Will this work for me

  3. Gene says:

    So if I read this correctly, if I have rooted my ATT S7 sm-G930a via another method other than Magisk, it will not work. Correct?

  4. ColdFusionX says:

    Thanks it helped man 🙂 I had preinstalled magisk management on my android N rom ..Just had to go to setting and check the hide from apps button and was successfully able to login to snapchat again..

  5. Petar says:

    Hey Max, I have a Samsung Galaxy S5-G900F version and was wondering if I can use magisk?

  6. Doggo says:

    Thank you so much, finally got my Snapchat working 🙂

  7. lenny graham says:

    hello max… long time subscriber and avid rooter, I have rooted all my Samsung devices up until I got my note 7. just didn’t see the need to root. I have my s8 on order and it should be with me soon. so to my question. what are your main reasons to root

  8. Camaro says:

    Hey! I tried using SUPERSU to detect if my phone is rooted but it says not. I can’t still access my secure folder and S Health. My Note 5 is rooted back then with a custom ROM of Note 7. I upgraded this to Note 5 Nougat 7.0. Is this still rooted? what should I do to get my secure folder and S Health running? Thank you so much!

  9. satish says:

    im using samsung galaxy s7 edge sm-g935f unlocked version ,samsung pay work on this device ? if i follow your process

  10. Coby says:

    How do i root my s3 neo

  11. Khan says:

    I have Samsung note 5 rooted phone if I install this it will work ?

    • Max Lee says:

      Sorry this method is very old and Nintendo has recently blocked this method, so I would recommend not doing it for now. Everything works though except the Fly GPS app, if you can find an alternative that works through latest Nintendo blocks, then this method would work. Everything identical except the GPS app.

  12. LVelazco says:

    As of today (Sept 8, 18) the only guide that actually worked for me has been the reddit “Android 8.1 – Magisk joystick guide (without paid apps)” I am running Android 5.0 but that guide is the only one…. I had to try the method above, because the game said my device wasn’t compatible with Pokemon Go, but it wouldn’t work without an EXTRA step for me, “Hide Magisk Manager” because for certain devices, “Magisk Hide” is simply not enough.

  13. Hashem says:

    hallo proplem samsung Galaxy s9 samsung passer ?your device hass been root

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