If you’ve got a rooted Android device and you’re a Pokemon fan, then I am sure that you have heard about the 0.37 update to Pokemon GO which now uses SafetyNet in an attempt to block root users with a custom software. But things never remain in the same way for too long and there’s always someone brilliant ready to come with a solution.
That is why I want to tell you more about Developer Kieron Quinn (also known as Quinny898 and Mighty Quinn Apps) which has created AutoMagisk as an application that disables Magisk Manager’s root toggle when you open certain apps and re-enables root in the very same moment you exit those apps. To use it, you will need to have phh’s SuperUser and Magisk installed on an unmodified system.
This works perfectly with the fact that in the past few weeks there’s been a lot of fuss around Magisk, a new way of injecting files into Android, without modifying or mounting read/write the system partition. However, this gained more popularity because of Pokemon Go, it has been proved to work, so why not using it?
Doing that is a piece of cake; after installing AutoMagisk, enable the accessibility service for it and allow it to obtain root access through the prompts that pop up. You can immediately select which apps you’d like to disable SafetyNet for and Pokemon GO and Android Pay are cleverly pre-checked if AutoMagisk detects that they’re installed on your device. Here are the detailed steps of this procedure:
Learn to Automatically Disable Root While Using Pokemon Go with AutoMagisk:
- First, you have to install Magisk Systemless framework and phh’s SuperUer on your Android device – use this guide for detailed steps on the procedure;
- Download the AutoMagisk app from here;
- Then, install the app on your handset;
- Open the app and it will ask for enabling the accessibility service for it. Enable it from the system Settings;
- Then, it will also ask for obtaining root access in the next prompt. You have to grant root access for the app;
- Now, all you need is to do is to choose which apps you’d like to disable SafeNet API for. If you have Pokemon Go or Android Pay installed on your device, they’re automatically checked;
- When you launch Pokemon Go, you will see a notification informing you that root has been disabled automatically.
If you dig into AutoMagisk’s settings, you’ll have the option to disable popups, lock screen notifications, and root when the screen is off. So, feel free to configure it as you like.