How to Hide Root Access from Apps that Detect Root on Android Device – Guide

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There are many users who root their device but the attitude of Android users regarding rooting their device differs. Many people keep away from rooting their phone or tablet too because they are afraid of losing the warranty or bricking it. There are users who cannot go a single day with their device unless it is rooted where there is still a big group of users that does not even know about rooting or how it is useful. Yes it is true that rooting an Android device put its warranty on stake and there might be other risks too, but another truth is that that having a rooted Android device is in asset that pays for all risks involved with it.

Having rooted your phone, you can tweak it, improve its performance, enjoy better battery life and customize it in many ways with the help of apps and hundreds of available mods. Though root privilege is really very useful but it might turn into a liability in certain situations. There are a good number of useful apps that refuse to work on your device if they detect root access on the device. Sometimes such apps are so vital to a user that he/she might feel forced to unroot his/her device. There are people too who go the other way and keep enabling and disabling Super User at times when they have to use an app that disdains root. However, disabling root or temporarily unrooting your device is not substantial solutions because doing that prevents all apps from utilizing root access.

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If you use one or more such apps and have been looking for an easy remedy then Root Cloak brings the best of both worlds to you. Below given is a list of apps with which Root Cloak has been tested and found working successfully. If you do not find your app/s listed below, it does not mean that Root Cloak will not work for you as this is just an idea and the number of apps listed here is very less:

  • DME Mail – Excitor
  • Fox Digital Copy – Fox
  • DirecTV GenieGo – DirecTV
  • Best Buy CinemaNow – Best Buy
  • Bright House TV – Bright House
  • Mobile Pay – Apriva
  • AprivaPay – Apriva
  • IKO – PKO Bank Polski SA
  • Sparkasse – Star Finanz GmbH
  • WebTV – Stofa
  • Barclays Mobile Banking – Barclays
  • S-pushTAN – Star Finanz GmbH
  • Bradford Mobile Agent – Bradford Networks
  • ParcelSend – Australia Post Digital

There are large numbers of apps in the Play Store that do not run if they detect root on the device and sometimes it can be painful as some of them are very useful. Root Cloak uses a variety of methods to prevent root detection by such apps on Android devices. To hide root on your device, you can install Root Cloak in two of the below given ways.

  • You can install it as an independent app which requires the the Cydia Substrate platform
  • You can also install it as a module that requires  Xposed Framework

Both versions of the app have been developed by the same developer and there is no need to worry with respect of its working as both the apps are well tested and are widely used. According to the developer, using Root Cloak with Cydia Substrate yields better performance than using it as an Xposed module. However you can use whatever you like among the two.

How to install Root Cloak Xposed Module

Step 1- Download and install Xposed Installer app on your rooted device

Step 2 – Download and install Root Cloak Xposed module

Step 3 – Open Xposed Installer and tap on Framework> Install/Update.

Step 4 – Go back and tap Modules and check Root Cloak.

Step 5 – At last reboot your device and after this open Root Cloak and start using it.

How to install Root Cloak Plus

Step 1- Install Cydia Substrate on your device. – Download

Step 2 – If your phone runs Android 4.4+ ROM, download SELinux Mode Changer and set it to Permissive.

Step 3 – Install Root Cloak Plus (Cydia) from the Play Store. – Download

Step 4 – Having installed Root Cloak, reboot your device.

Step 5 – Now open the app and select the apps from the list and if you do not see the app you want to target then just press the + icon to add it.

This is all what you have to do to hide Root Access from Apps that Detect Root on Android Device.

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