When it comes to systemless root access with the hiding feature of Google’s SafetyNet security measure on Android devices, Magisk is the best. By using Magisk and Magisk Manager, you can easily enable root access on any of your Android devices without messing with the system partitions that means you’ll still receive software updates, you can still use banking apps, etc. But How to Fix Magisk SafetyNet API Error if you’re facing it.
Well, rooting your Android handset obviously brings a bunch of goodies and unlimited customization possibilities whatsoever. But it also has a fair amount of issues or errors if somehow you don’t follow the rooting steps properly or even the SafetyNet detects any subsystem level changes or tweaks using Magisk. So, if the SafetyNet feature flag gets triggered, this is what will happen.
What is Magisk Safetynet API?
If you’re using Android for a while or a die-hard fan of it for years, then you should have known about the rooting and Magisk. It offers systemless root access to modify the subsystem of your Android device without actually messing with the system partition or system files.
So, the original system files will remain untouched, and therefore, your device can’t be detected by Google’s SafetyNet. Google’s SafetyNet is one of the top security measures that come preloaded on the latest Android devices to prevent the use of unnecessary third-party tools or files by tweaking the system. SafetyNet can easily detect whenever your device system gets tampered with or modified by using any apps or tools externally.
It basically prevents your device from those not secured app or files in order to increase security and data privacy. Google’s SafetyNet detects the rooted device even with Magisk sometimes and blocks certain apps from running or opening properly such as any of the banking-related apps, Google Pay, Netflix, Pokemon GO, etc.
How to Resolve Magisk Safetynet API Error
Here we’ve shared all the step-by-step methods to fix such an issue. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into it.
1. Update Magisk App
It’s one of the common reasons for most of the Magisk app users that they don’t even check for available updates or even install the updates for ages. Just like any other mobile apps, if you don’t install updates for a while, the app starts behaving weirdly and that may trigger several issues. To do so:
- Open the Magisk Manager app on your rooted device.
- Tap on UPDATE next to the Magisk Update option.
- Similarly, make sure to tap on UPDATE next to the Magisk Manager option > If prompted, select INSTALL. [If it asks to grant permission to install unknown apps, make sure to tap on OK of the ‘Allow from this source’ toggle]
- Wait for the process to complete.
- Once done, tap on Open, and check for the issue.
2. Check PlayStore Certificate
- Simply open the Magisk app and make sure to enable the Magisk Hide option.
- Now, check (put a tick) on PlayStore and close Magisk.
- Then go to the device Settings menu > Applications (Installed Applications) > Search for Google PlayStore.
- Next, open PlayStore from the list of apps > Go to App Storage.
- Just clear the App Data and App Cache of PlayStore.
- Reboot your handset and try checking the issue.
3. Switch To Magisk Canary
It’s also highly recommended to switch to the latest Magisk Canary build on your device in order to get more features, improvements, and stability performance than the previous builds. To do so:
- Open the Magisk app > Tap on the Settings icon from the top-right corner.
- Go to Update Channel > Select Canary from the list.
Make sure to download the latest Magisk version directly from github: topjohnwu/Magisk that’ll fix the SafetyNet API errors easily.
At the time of writing this article, the Magisk v23.0 has fixed the API errors of SafetyNet.
4. Check SafetyNet Again
- If nothing seems working for you, try deleting the Magisk app storage/data and app cache from the device Settings menu > Apps > Manage Apps > App Info > Clear App Data and Clear App Cache.
- Once done, restart your device to change effects.
- Now, make sure to open the Magisk app. Make sure that your device is connected to the internet.
- Tap on the Check SafetyNet button > If prompted, select OK to Download Proprietary Code.
- After downloading, Magisk will show the SafetyNet test results on the screen.
- If it shows ‘Success’ with the basicIntegrity and ctsProfile ticked (check-marked) that means the SafetyNet security measure has been skipped successfully on your Magisk rooted Android device.
- Enjoy! Now, you won’t gonna receive the Magisk SafetyNet API error anymore.
That’s it, guys. We hope you’ve found this guide helpful. For additional queries, you can comment below.