No need to mess around Xposed to hide root and use Android Pay, suhide mod for SuperSU will let you hide root from such apps.
Chainfire is a renowned personality in the Android world who needs no introduction at all. Besides his famous root app – SuperSU, the developer has his hands over several other apps and utilities like FlashFire, StickMount, CF.lumen, DSLR controller and much more that have made your life easy.
And now comes a clever mod from him that will definitely prove its usability to a huge lot of Android power users. The mod is known as “suhide” and it is sort of an add-on to the SuperSU app. Basically, this mod will prevent apps to detect root and let them work in their usual way.
A variety of apps including those of banking and security are non-functional if your device is rooted, like Android Pay. And this has been a huge problem for Android users who use custom ROMs or rooted stock firmware. The most obvious way to overcome this is by completely disabling root or even using a workaround like Xposed modules. With suhide mod, things will now be simpler. The mod hides root (su binary) on a per-app basis and bypasses SafetyNet protocol.
Before you head on to the installation, be informed that suhide is extremely experimental and officially unsupported. So do not complain if it does not work up to your expectations.
Install suhide mod
Suhide follows a simple yet precise set of installation instructions. But before you proceed with the process, there are a few requirements.
You will require having SuperSU v2.76 or newer. SuperSU must be installed in systemless mode. System-mode root is not supported. Unfortunately, suhide will only work on devices with Android 6.0 or newer. The last requirement is the LATEST TWRP with /data partition access.
After you have fulfilled the prerequisites, you can follow the steps below.
- Download SuperSU (v2.76 or above) and suhide flash-able zip (See the attachments).
- Transfer both the files to your device’s storage.
- Reboot your Android into TWRP recovery.
- Flash suhide (suhide-vX.XX.zip).
- DO NOT REBOOT yet!
- Flash SuperSU zip through the recovery too.
Please note that flashing SuperSU post suhide is highly necessary, or else your device will enter a bootloop. If you may choose to uninstall, flash the suhide-rm-vX.XX.zip, followed by SuperSU. Again, if you do not flash SuperSU, your device will enter a bootloop.
Now, a bit of sad news, or truth as we may call it:
The concept of suhide has been quoted as “a loosing game“. Why? Well, Google is the boss and it wouldn’t let anything compromise their assured device security. So, it may be working now, but be aware that it may stop working in future (even tomorrow). Of course, there will be another possible loop hole and a new detection method in the future. But that certainly will also be fixed. It is a never-ending cat and mouse game that will require a lot of effort and timely updates to work. We can only hope that someone can put in that for us. Read more about it here.
We definitely like the idea behind this mod and hope you do too. Let us know about your views through the comments below.