Snapchat is one of the favourite applications for digital millennia and a great social media network. However, the new Snapchat update has blocked all users who use rooted Android smartphones. With this new blockage, many users cannot use Snapchat on their rooted Android devices. If you’re such a user, then do not worry as there are still many ways you can run Snapchat even after rooting your Android smartphone.
Snapchat has made it clear that it won’t allow root users to use its services since people can take advantage of Snapchat and bypass the privacy controls that other Snapchat users enjoy. With a rooted smartphone, you can trick Snapchat into saving self-destructive messages, take screenshots of Snapchat-protected texts, play with Snapchat two-factor authentication, and much more.
Since Snapchat has already blocked the services on rooted smartphones, you might see an error message saying that your device is not supported after the recent update. The previous version of Snapchat works fine with root, but we are not sure how long. So you need to check out other various ways to use Snapchat on your android smartphone if you love to use Snapchat.
Why Snapchat Blocked Rooted Android Devices
As you might be familiar with Snapchat, it is a social media network that allows its users to send self-destructive messages, images, and videos to their friends. This is why people like it too much since there’s no chat history to deal with. However, this is not the case with rooted smartphone users. As there is a number of Snapchat tools and services which can be used to alter or manipulate Snapchat to comprise the privacy of their users. Using some of them, you can save private messages, images, and videos without the user’s consent. And some of them also allow you to hide confirmation of message replies. This huge cause trouble for other genuine Snapchat users.
Snapchat takes its user’s privacy very seriously, so they stopped supporting rooted android devices in their latest update. In case you have updated to the latest version, you might see an error message saying that your device is not supported. But don’t worry, there are still ways to bypass this and use Snapchat on any rooted and smartphone.
How to Use Snapchat on Rooted Android Devices
If you have a rooted smartphone, then Snapchat is obviously not supported on your device from now on. However, there are still ways to use Snapchat on your rooted device. Down below are some methods which you can try:
By Un-rooting Your Smartphone
The easiest way to fix this problem is by un-rooting your device. Now this means that all your applications that use superuser permission will not work. There are consequences, but it is the best and official way to support Snapchat on your device. Since every smartphone rooting and the unrooting process are different, we are linking a few down below for your reference.
Another way to unroot your device is by installing stock ROM. We have already made many tutorials for different manufacturers so you can check them out here.
Use Hide my root app
If you do not wish to un-root your device due to several reasons then you can try hide my root app. This app is specifically designed to hide the root privilege from certain apps such as banking apps, social media apps etc. If you want an easy way to run Snapchat on a rooted Android, then this is an easy alternative.
Download the app from the play store and run it on your device. Choose the apps from which you wish to hide the root privilege and click ok. You will be able to run Snapchat now.
Note: If you’re not able to download the app, you can try other root hidings apps available in the play store.
Installing Rootclock (Xposed)
If you already have installed the Xposed framework, this is the easy way to use Snapchat on a rooted smartphone. In case you don’t have an Xposed framework, then you can first install the Xposed framework on the rooted smartphone. You can follow these guides:
- Install Xposed Framework for Android Oreo
- Install Xposed Framework For MIUI
- Install Xposed Framework on Android Nougat, 9.0 Pie, 10 device
Now, if you are ready with a working Xposed framework, here is a quick module that can hide root privileges from Snapchat. So Snapchat cannot detect whether your device is Rooted or not. This way, you can use Snapchat even if you have a rooted smartphone!
RootCloak APK Module: Download
- Install RootCloak APK on your device.
- Now open Xposed framework on your device and navigate to Xposed Installer > Modules
- Here enable the Root Clock and reboot your device.
- After reboot, again, go to the Xpose RootCloak module and Add Snapchat. After this, reboot your device once again, and Snapchat will start working on your device.
Note: You can add or remove apps on RootCloak to hide or unhide root privileges.
Using Magisk Hide (Magisk)
If you use the Magisk Root manager, you get an inbuilt option to hide the root visibility of other apps. You can quickly toggle between the two to enable apps that don’t work with rooted smartphones.
Open the Magisk root manager app on your device. And navigate to Settings.
You will “Magisk Hide” option here. Enable it.
Now you can install Snapchat and use it like your device was never rooted in the first place!
Note: If you disable this option, Snapchat will again stop working. Other root apps will still work if you grant them Root permission.
Using the Root Switch method (Super SU)
If you don’t use Magisk as your superuser manager, then you might be using Super SU by Chainfire. It’s honestly one of the best SU managers, and it came way back before Magisk. And it supports modules and apps by which you can hide the SU activity of your phone from certain apps. In this case, it will be Snapchat of course :)
Root Switch APK: Download
Download and install Root Switch APK
Open the app and grant SU permission.
A new screen will pop-up. Here you have to enable “Stop all SU daemons” options. Also, disable the “Root Access” slider toggle.
Now, download and install Snapchat on your device. It will work just like other normal applications.
Note: In case you want to use root apps again, simply go back to Root Switch and enable “root access” toggle.
So these were some ways to use Snapchat on your Rooted Android device. We hope that these methods worked for you. Snapchat is just an amazing social media platform that millions of people use. So you should not be neglected just because you root your device. Well, in any case, you are having trouble following these methods, then you can comment down below. We will be happy to help you out :)