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Lost Access To Your Favorite Apps Because Of Root Access – You Can Now Fix It

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Popular Android developer Chainfire released an experimental hack with a new app, called “Suhide,” that allows users to hide the root status of their rooted Android devices on an app-by-app basis. 

Rooting your Android device can bring a lot of benefits by giving you access to a wide variety of apps and deeper access to the Android system…But at what cost? 

One of the major drawbacks of rooting your device is losing access to certain apps, which includes banking, payment and corporate security apps that work with financial and confidential data, such as your bank details. Such apps don’t work on rooted devices. 

A great example for this is Google’s Android Pay. Since its launch, developers has been working hard to get Android Pay working for rooted devices, but unfortunately, they have not gotten much success. 

But Why Rooted Devices? It’s because Google cares about your security. 

SafetyNet — That’s How Google Detects Tampered Devices

Google uses something called SafetyNet API to detect whether your Android device is rooted, and restricts access to those features. 

If, say, your Android device got infected by some system-level malware that has the ability to spy on Android Pay and other apps, SafetyNet would prevent Android Pay from functioning. 

The SafetyNet API works by checking whether an Android device has been tampered with – either it has been rooted by a user, is running a custom ROM, or infected with malware – and if found any tampering, the API blocks access to that app. 

Google has also made the SafetyNet API available to all third-party app developers to check for the presence of root. 

However, the Suhide app, developed and released by Chainfire, allows users to hide the root status of their device on an app-by-app basis, and it seems to be working with Android Pay as well. 

The app also works with several other applications that currently require a non-rooted device for running. 

Suhide works only on a stock ROM ( to beat Google’s SafetyNet) based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. 

However, the app probably will not last longer, as Chainfire came up with Systemless Root late last year, which did not allow Android Pay to detect rooted users, but after a little while Google patched things up, rejecting rooted users once again. 

So, the chances are that Google will undoubtedly catch up with Suhide and other potential hacks that allow users of rooted devices to hide the fact that they are rooted. 

But for now, you can enjoy using Android Pay on your rooted device once again until Google comes up with a new update.

Michael Ajah is a Computer Science Student of The University of Port Harcourt and a Chelsea Fan. He loves RnB and a little mix of Trap Music. An awesome tech reviewer and analyst. Email - [email protected]

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Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore

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I woke up to a very disappointing news yesterday,Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially Anymore and believe me I was very upset about this move. This is coming at a time where Huawei is making changes to the Android market as we know it and Google revoked their licence based on mere accusations,

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Accusations that haven’t been even proved to be true. This decision would probably worsen the trade war between China and the United States.

The consequences of this may end up affecting all technological markets and the world economy in general. Don’t forget that Huawei is the world’s second-largest seller of smartphones

Huawei Phones Not Allowed To Use Android Officially

Newer devices from Huawei will not be able to install Android updates, or any Google apps, including Google Play Store and Gmail. However, you can simply access those Android updates through AOSP and GAPPs but without any support from Google.

Donald Trump had accused Huawei of working for the Chinese government, installing back doors in their networks and devices to facilitate surveillance, without any evidence at all.

This made the senior manager of Huawei get arrested a few months ago. Since then, both China and the United States have imposed tariffs on their respective products. Recently, the Trump Administration added the Chinese brand Huawei to the blacklist of the Department of Commerce, hence, forcing American companies to stop having commercial relations with Huawei.

However, according to Reuters, Google is the first to comply with the recently approved law, but other US companies that have commercial relations with Huawei, like Qualcomm, Intel, NVIDIA, will have to make a similar decision.

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MTN Instabinge 1GB For N200 Now Valid For 3 Days

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Instagram addicts MTN has something special for you guys. The MTN Instabinge 1GB for N200 is now valid for 3 days.

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The MTN Pulse InstaBinge bundle comes in two bundles rate which is 250MB for N100 and 1GB for N200 valid for 3 days..The offer is exclusive to Pulse users, meaning you need to migrate to Pulse by dialing *406#.

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Fam! The #MTNInstabinge heavy bundle is now valid for 3days and keeps getting better and better #JustForYou. Dial *406# to begin. pic.twitter.com/Pzs7vwHJtn

MTN Nigeria (@MTNNG) May 7, 2019

Before now, it was valid for just 24 hours, but MTN took to their social media handle to announce the new changes to 3 days validity.

To check InstaBinge bundle balance, dial *559*39#.

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