The root process gives users allowances to the android phone’s operating system for better control over different types of subsystems of the phone. Once a phone is rooted, the phone’s security is the user’s responsibility, and one has to pass the Safetynet as soon as possible after rooting to avoid malware attacks.
Why Do People Root Their Phones?
Though rooting can increase the risk of malware attack and compromised security, rooting android phones has some benefits.
- One can remove unwanted pre-installed apps.
- One can run special apps.
- Custom ROMs
- Remove bloatware
- Extends phone’s life
- Free up space from memory.
What is Safetynet?
In short, it is a shield between your android phone and other malicious software. If this security measure is not successfully passed, some applications may not work in your android, especially banking and payment-related applications.
Talking about Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launched with Android 12. After rooting these devices, you have to validate Safetynet to run useful applications on your phone. Let’s discuss the methodology of how to pass SafetyNet in rooted Pixel devices.
How to pass SafetyNet in Rooted Pixel 6 and 6 Pro devices?
- Enable root access
Flash the Safetynet
To flash the USNF ( Universal SafetyNet Fix) –
Download the USNF and copy that into your internal storage.
- Install the Magisk app on your Pixel 6 series
Open the Magisk app and head towards the “modules section”.
Tap on the option” install from storage”
Next, navigate to the Safetynet fix module and select it.
The flashing process will now begin and take a few seconds to complete
Once done, reboot your phone by selecting the reboot button on the bottom right corner.
- Configure DenyList (Magisk Hide)
You can see Magisk Hide as the “Deny list”. You can hide root from different applications installed on your device through this. In the next step, you have to enable it. For this:
Launch the Magisk app on your rooted device.
Go to the Settings icon at the top right corner.
Enable both the Enforce and Zygisk DenyList toggle one by one.
You have to go to the Deny list section to configure it in the next step. Enable the toggle for the application you want the root to hide. It will include banking applications and online payment and UPI apps such as Paytm, Google pay, Pay pal, and other core google play services.
- Hide the Magisk app
You have to disguise the app to let it be reinstalled with a different package name as some security programs will check whether Magisk is installed on your device or not besides the Safetynet Flag. For doing this, you have to follow the steps mentioned below:
Launch the Magisk app on your device
Tap on the “gear icon” or Settings at the top right corner.
Head to the ” Hide the Magisk app” option, and your work is done.
- Clear Data of the Google Play Services
You have to remove the glitch by clearing the Google Play service application data. To do this, follow the steps below:
First, go to settings and tap on “apps”.
After that, tap on ” see all apps” to see all the applications.
Go to the Google Play service app
Go to the storage and cache option.
Tap to the “manage space” option and tap on ” clear all data”.
Select “ok” from the confirmation box.
Clear the cache and reboot the device.
- Verify SafetyNet Status
This is the last step of this process:
Connect the rooted device with the internet.
Launch the Magisk app
Tap on the “Check Safety Net” button.
As you see a box asking you to download the proprietary code, tap on the OK button.
After that, the SafetyNet verification test will start automatically, and you have to Wait for a few seconds.
There will be a success message on the screen. Now SafetyNet is valid on your device.
While doing this process, it is important to follow each step carefully. One should not skip any step in a hurry and read everything carefully as without Safetynet validation after rooting, the phone can be harmed badly.
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