Snapchat or Facebook’s latest crush is an instant photo sharing and chatting app that has gained quite some popularity since its inception. The service was adding almost 15 million users every day throughout the first three-quarters of 2016. Snapchat boasts of 50 million daily active users. Snapchat is available for both iOS and Android, but due to security concerns, the app does not work with rooted Android smartphones. At least officially, it does not. But there’s almost next to nothing that you can’t do on a rooted Android smartphone, and that includes using Snapchat.
Depending on your version of Android, you can either do this with the Xposed Framework or the Magisk Systemless Framework.
How to Use Snapchat on Rooted Android Devices (Xposed)
- If you have Android 6.0 Marshmallow or below with Xposed framework installed on it, you can easily use Snapchat. If you don’t know what it is or how to install Xposed Framework, you can follow our guide on it. Once you have it installed, come back here and carry on ahead with Step 2.
- Download the Root Cloak Xposed module and install the apk. You can also install it directly by searching for it in the Downloads section on the Xposed Installer app.
- Activate the module in the Xposed Modules list. In order to do that, open Xposed Installer, go to Modules and press the check box next to Root Cloak.
- Reboot your device.
- Open the Root Cloak module and go to its settings.
- Add Snapchat to hide root from the app. You can also add any other apps that you want to hide root from.
- You should now be able to log into Snapchat like your device was never rooted.
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How to use Snapchat on a rooted Android (Magisk)
- Newer Android versions, basically the various versions of Android Nougat, do not have the Xposed Framework available for them. But, they have something similar available, called Magisk. Magisk can be a bit trickier to install than Xposed and has nowhere near as many modules. But at the moment, this is all you have if your device is running Android Nougat. If you want to install Magisk, you can refer to our guide on it.
- If you are using a custom ROM, there’s quite a fair chance that you had the Magisk framework pre-installed on it.
- Go to Magisk’s settings and toggle on the Magisk hide option.
- This hides root access from Snapchat like apps automatically.
- You can go ahead and log into Snapchat as you would if your device was not rooted.
There are a few other methods as well, but we can’t be sure that they will work. You can try renaming the liboemcrypto.so file found in /vendor/lib/ to liboemcrypto.so.bak. This can be done using any file explorer of your choice which can work with root files. Reboot your device after this, and try logging into Snapchat. If you were able to log in successfully, you can rename the liboemcrypto.so.bak back to liboemcrypto.so and continue using Snapchat. This method did not work for us, however, but some users have reported it to work. You can visit the by TheGejr for more information.
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