A Simple Way To Use Snapchat on Rooted Android Devices

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A recent update of the Snapchat app for the Android platform has blocked all users with root access from using the app. This comes after a series of security concerns related to Snapchat. Despite security concerns, the app is used by over 100 million active users. The simple concept where you send a self-destructing text, image or video appeals to many users.

But if you are a regular user of Snapchat on Android and your phone is rooted, you will no longer be able to use the app normally. A recent Snapchat update on Android blocks all users with root access from signing in. While signing in, the app searches for SuperSU and root directories on your phone and if it finds them, the app blocks the process.

This leaves Android users with three options. One option is to stop using Snapchat. The second option is to revert back to stock and remove root in order to use Snapchat or the best option among all, have root access and use Snapchat at the same time.

This is one of the reasons why root is a good thing to have on your phone. There are frameworks and modules which allow you to use apps which do not work with root on rooted devices.

To use Snapchat on your rooted phone, you need two things – Xposed framework and RootCloak, a module which hides the fact that there is root access.

Downloads

  • Xposed Framework (Marshmallow, Lollipop, TouchWiz) | Download
  • RootCloak APK Module | Download

Installation

Install RootCloak APK on your Android phone. Then go to Xposed Installer > Modules and enable RootCloak. Reboot your phone and open RootCloak. Tap on Add/Remove. Select the app from which you want to hide root access, in this case you need to select Snapchat. Reboot your phone.

Now you can install and log in to Snapchat even on a rooted phone. Let us know how it goes on your phone.

  • Note 2

    Does not work =( note 2 rooted

    • Hi, where are you facing issues?

      • Note 2

        same here. note 2 rooted and does not work.
        no issues throughout the process. Except still get same error message when trying to log into snapchat

      • LG G3

        same error when trying to login as before…. Your Login temporarily failed, so please try again later.

  • Galaxy s4

    Still same issue when loggin in :/

  • –John Doe–

    Not working usign Rootcloak. Can’t find a solution.

  • gegetp

    Have you even tried it yourself?

  • Caio

    Doesn’t work

  • Just uninstall it and reinstall an old version from apkmirror website

  • Phillip Pham

    If this method doesn’t work for you then just uninstall xposed and log in to snapchat, after that install xposed again.

  • Duane Akeli

    Rootcloak Doesn’t work on my android Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini GT-I9192 neither does Snapprefs.

    • OG Mudbone

      It’s checking for xposed, just uninstall xposed, login to snapchat, then reinstall xposed.

      • davebnly

        This method isn’t working on Samsung

      • Sourajit Sarkar

        It checks for both the root directories and Xposed

        So even if you use rootcloak, Snapchat will detect Xposed
        And if there’s no Xposed module, it will siply detect SuperSu or the root directories

  • Vincent Westberg

    Didn’t work on note 5

  • Sourajit Sarkar

    Tried it on my Redmi Note 3 while I was running Cyanogenmod 13. None of the methods mentioned worked, even though I followed them to the word. Snapchat didn’t let me log in, with or without Xposed.
    Is there any other way that works, or is it the end of the line for root users in case of Snapchat?

  • Houssam Bensrhair

    Hi ! This method doesn’t work on huawei devices, tested on huawei mate 7 and mate 8 with multiple reboots after ever instruction …

  • Javier Galán

    It doesn’t work