Snapchat is an instant photo sharing and chatting app that has gained quite some popularity since its inception. The service witnessed almost 15 million new users every day throughout the first three-quarters of 2016. They boast of 50 million daily active users. This guide will help you to use Snapchat on any Rooted Android
But the app does not work with rooted Android devices for security concerns. At least officially, they don’t. But if you have rooted your Android device then there’s nothing that you cannot do. And that includes using Snapchat!
Depending on the version of Android that runs on your device, you can either do this with the Xposed Framework or the MagiskSystemless Framework.
Guide to Use Snapchat on any Rooted Android Devices
Method to Use Snapchat on any Rooted Android Devices (Xposed)
- If you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or below with Xposed framework installed on it, you can use Snapchat quite easily. In case you are unaware of how to install Xposed Framework, you can follow this guide available.
- Download the Root Cloak Xposed module and install the APK file. You can also install it directly by searching for it in the Downloads section on the Xposed Installer app.
- Activate the module in the Xposed Modules list. For that, open the Xposed Installer, go to Modules, and press the check box next to Root Cloak.
- Next you will need to reboot your device.
- Open the Root Cloak module and go to the settings.
- Add Snapchat to hide root from the app.
You should now be able to log into Snapchat even when your device was rooted. Cool, isn’t it?
Newer Android versions, basically the various versions of Android Nougat, do not have the Xposed Framework available for them. They have Magisk which is quite similar to Xposed. If you want to install Magisk, you can refer to any guide available on it. In case you are using a custom ROM, there’s a fair chance that you would have the Magisk framework pre-installed on it.
- Go to Magisk’s settings and toggle on the Magisk hide option.
- This will hide root access from Snapchat automatically.
- You can go ahead and log into Snapchat as if your device was not rooted at all.
There are a few other methods as well. In one of them, you can try renaming the liboemcrypto.so file found in /vendor/lib/ to liboemcrypto.so.bak. This can be done using any file explorer of your choice that works with root files. Reboot your device after this, and try logging into Snapchat. In case you are able to log in, you will need to rename the liboemcrypto.so.bak back to liboemcrypto.so and continue using Snapchat. This method may not work in all cases. But worth a try!