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3 Easy Ways to Hide Root Access from Apps on Android Devices

James Davis

Jun 14, 2024 • Filed to: Latest News & Tactics • Proven solutions

Sometimes, you need to hide root access from certain apps on your Android device. Some apps don't work properly on a rooted device due to security reasons. To avoid this issue, you must hide your root to ensure seamless app functionality.

Don't worry! The process is quite easy, and you won't face any trouble hiding the root feature from apps. In this post, we'll introduce you to three different ways to use a root hider on your phone. Let's get started and learn more about these methods.

Part 1: How to Hide Root Access with Root Cloak App?

As mentioned, there are times when an app might not function properly on a rooted device. You might get a message like this whenever you try to access the app.

need root access

In order to resolve this persisting issue, you can try a root hider app and trick your device. The first option is the Root Cloak App. It is a reliable application that will help you run most of these apps without the need of disabling the root feature on your device. You can the hide root access on your device using Root Cloak by following these steps.

  • Step 1. Firstly, download Cydia Substrate on your device. You can get it from its official website or its Google Play Store page.
  • Step 2. Now, download Root Cloak from its Google Play Store page and install it on your device.
  • Step 3. After installing it successfully, simply reboot your phone and open the Root Cloak app. From the opening screen, you can simply add the applications from which you want to hide the root access.

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Part 2: How to Hide Root Access with Hide my Root App?

If you are looking for an alternative, then you can just give Hide my Root app a try. The app is freely available on Play Store and comes with plenty of added options as well. With it, you can hide the SU binary option and run all those previously unsupported apps. You can easily use Hide my Root app without much trouble. Simply follow these steps in order to hide the root access on your device with it.

  • Step 1. To start with, simply download the Hide my Root app from Play Store right.
  • Step 2. After installing the app successfully, you can simply run it. It will initially ask the superuser permission. You can choose the preferred option and tap on the “Allow” button to continue.

request superuser access

  • Step 3. Now, you will get an option to perform various tasks. Ideally, you should not uninstall SU app as of now. You can simply tap on the “Hide su binary” option to continue.
  • Step 4. Wait for a few seconds as the application will perform all the needed tasks to hide root access on your device. Then it can be used without any hassle.

The app also comes with plenty of added features. You can also set a password to perform these tasks in order to secure your device. Though, you must note that there are times when Hide my Root doesn't support devices rooted by Kingroot. If you face any issue, then prefer choosing some other alternative.

Part 3: How to Hide Root Access with Inbuilt features of Custom Based ROMs?

This is another easy, reliable, and hassle-free way to hide the root access on your device. There are a few custom ROMs (like CyanogenMod) that has a facility of a pre-rooted ROM. Therefore, if you are also using a custom ROM like this, then you don't need any third-party app to hide the root access on your phone. You can just turn on/off the root access on your device with a single tap. You can do this by performing these easy steps.

  • Step 1. In order to hide root access, you need to make sure that you have enabled the “Developer Options” on your device. You can do this by visiting Settings > About Phone and tap the “Build Number” option seven consecutive times.

developer options

  • Step 2. Now, go back to the main menu and visit the Developer Options feature. Simply use the toggle button to turn it on and tap on the “Root access” option to disable or enable this feature.

root access

  • Step 3. The following pop-up window will open. From here, you can either disable the root access entirely or can make any other desirable option as well.

disable root access

That's it! With just one tap, you can disable the root access on your device. If you wish to enable it, follow the same drill and select the respective option from the above list. This is certainly an easy and trouble-free way to control the root access on your smartphone without the assistance of any third-party app.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to hide root access on your device, you should have no issues using your Android smartphone. Choose your preferred root hider method to enjoy your apps without any trouble. These options will be helpful on many occasions.

If you're looking to manage your Android devices further, consider using Wondershare Dr.Fone's Basic Phone Manager feature. It allows you to transfer files, manage apps, and back up data easily. If you run into any issues hiding root access, feel free to let us know in the comments below.

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