How to hide root for certain Android apps with Magisk Manager

It is becoming more frequent to see how many applications start to malfunction, and may not even do so, when we have become root on a smartphone. One of the first applications, or at least one of the most popular sounds that made this decision was Pokemon Go , although there are many other titles like Super Mario Run or Fire Emblem that, if they detect this modification in the system, They will let us play, as they do on iOS devices with Jailbreak.

Magisk is a new way of making root much more modular, complete, stable and reliable that, little by little, is replacing even the classic SuperSU. In addition to allowing us to root to virtually any device, regardless of your brand, model or version of Android that is running, it has a large number of features and additional features, such as the function we have said that allows us to hide root applications Concrete so that, if they have anti-root measures, we can use the application equally.

Whether we have root already in our device or we do not have it done, in its official XDA website  we can see the instructions that we must follow to install both the root of Magisk and Magisk Manager , the root management tool.

Once we have it installed and running, we can now enter it, configure and, as we will see below, select the applications for which we are going to hide its presence.

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Use Magisk Manager to hide Android root for certain applications

Once the application is installed on our device, the first thing we will do is open the application and see that the 3 sections that appear on your main screen appear in green, which will indicate that both the root and the function to hide its presence To other applications is correct.

These 3 functions offered by Magisk Manager:

  • Check Magisk Version and updates - It allows us to check that we have Magisk installed and updated.
  • Check root status - Allows us to verify that we have root permissions.
  • Check SafetyNet - Connects to security servers to see if they pass successfully (hide root) or not.

In case SafetyNet (which is the one that matters most) does not work, we must restart the phone, reopen this application and, in the settings menu, make sure we have marked the options:

  • Enable BusyBox.
  • Magisk Hide.

Now we are launching the test again and this should be successful.

Once we have passed the test successfully, the next thing we must do is open the side menu and select " Magisk Hide " to open this new section.

Next, we will see a list of all the applications installed on our smartphone. The only thing left to do is to find the application to which we want to hide these superuser permissions in the list and check their corresponding box.


That's it done.

Once marked, when the application tries to verify if the device has been modified and has root permissions, Magisk Manager will prevent it, by successfully returning the security checks and allowing it to function normally.