In this article, we will tell you how to Use Samsung Health on a Rooted Device. This is because when we root our Samsung Galaxy devices, we do so know that we are going to end up losing access to certain apps and services on our phones. This is because some of the apps on Samsung require Knox to be intact due to security reasons.
For example, Samsung wants to make sure sensitive data is secured so when an application like Samsung health can collect and store data on your health they will go and disable the application from working if the phone detects that Knox has been tampered.
During the root access, we have to trip Knox in order to gain root access on the phone, which means that we end up losing this very useful feature. However, there are some ways of using Samsung Health on a rooted device, and in this article, we will show you two methods of using the health app. There was a third method also but since the release of One UI 4.0 that method is no longer working, so we are left with two methods only.
The first method that we want to show you is the downgrade method. It involves the downgrading of the Samsung Health app to an older version of that app. We are going to downgrade the app to a version of that app that does not have the check for Knox. This is an official version of the app that we are going to be downgrading to and we just need to download the older version of the app from a trusted website like apk mirror.
The specific version that we are downloading is version 6.19.5.017. We can’t install this version of the app unless the version we have installed is older or it is non-existent. So, in order to find the Samsung health application, go to the app info page and uninstall the app from your phone.
Once the previous version has been removed you can sideload the older version that you downloaded from apk mirror like you normally would.
After installation, open the app and give all the required permission. However, remember that this would be an older version of the app so you may not get the new features that are available on the new version but overall the Samsung Health app is going to work.
The benefit of this method is that you are simply installing an unmodified version of the application. It is just an earlier version and that is the downside of this method that the application is going to be a bit out of date so, there could be some features that we may end up missing when compared to the latest version of the app.
The second method we want to show in this article is a patch version of Samsung health that is made to work on custom Roms.
The modified version may allow you to stay up to date with the latest features but you do lose out on some other features such as syncing to your Samsung account.
It is not going to be possible to sync your health data to your Samsung account if you’re using a modified version of the application. You can download the modified version of the Samsung Health app from the link and sideload it like normal. But before installing the modified version, again, you need to uninstall the app from your device first.
That’s it. These are two of the most common methods through which you can use the Samsung Health application with have root access of the device being one of them.
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