Sunday, June 4, 2017

Bad News: Google Play Services To Block Rooted Android Devices

   
   
Imagine! Rooting an android phone is now a crime. First, Netflix blocked devices that are rooted from accessing the videos on the site and now Google is about doing same. Anyway, we all know how important rooting was some years back but right now those features that pushed us into rooting are now included in latest Android versions so virtually all the new phones released now comes with interesting capabilities. Meaning, there is no more urgent need for giving your device root access.

Well, Google’s latest update to the Google Play Console, as updated during Google IO 2017, if your Android device is rooted, or an emulator, has an unlocked bootloader, or half a dozen other similar, related elements – it will automatically fail the integrity test.

This new update includes a Safety Net toggle. This toggle is one of many which give developers a very simple way of allowing some features to be compatible with the apps they make, and others to be kicked from the pack.

As Google suggests in their Android Developers Documentation, “SafetyNet provides a set of services and APIs that help protect your app against security threats, including device tampering, bad URLs, potentially harmful apps, and fake users.”

Safety Net Attestation checks for the following Device Status markers:

1. Certified, genuine device that passes CTS
2. Certified device with unlocked bootloader
3. Genuine but un-certified device, such as when the manufacturer doesn’t apply for certification
4. Device with custom ROM (not rooted)
5. Emulator
6. No device (protocol emulator script)
7. Signs of system integrity compromise, such as rooting
8. Signs of other active attacks, such as API hooking

The bad news is if your device is rooted, you won’t be able to access some major apps from the playstore but there is a way out.

WHAT IS THE WAY OUT?

You can always download apps from third party site and sideload it to your device. But make sure you download from trusted sites in order not to get virus or malware on your device.
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21 comments:

  1. Lolz I'm enjoying m rooted device, to hell with dem, thanks to apkpure.

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  2. Based on what i gathered online, it was revealed that this move is aimed at giving Android phones maximum protection.

    But lemme ask, how are we gonna do with apps that require root access like titanium backup pro?

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  3. any application i need is on apkpure ..........
    but rooting phone give full acessed on phone ; such as puchase inapp & co.

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  4. Omg must i unroot my phone? Any solution plz?

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  5. As per the new changes spotted on the Google Play developer console, developers will now be allowed to choose whether they want their apps on the Play Store to be available for the rooted Android devices. Of course, this won’t stop users from downloading the app from sources other than Play Store.

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  6. I can't unrooty device bcos of play store, all thanks to apkpure all I needed is there

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  7. This is unacceptable by android users

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  8. to my own Side,may be they are trying to protect andriod phones and to make andriod phones the Best among phones in the world.so trying to stop the rooted andriod phones form accesing The Play store doesn't mean they hate andriod phone.may be they saw something not good in rooted phone from accessing the play store.

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  9. I tank GOD that my phone is unrooted if not i could have been finding possible solution

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  10. Although it not bad to me, but people having rooted device will be finding solution

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  11. Not bad though, my phone isn't rooted and all the features I need are on my android device. Playstore is the best.

    From Your Padi Padi

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  12. Since there's a solution, there's no cause for alarm

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  13. so they would have send a message to all Android phone user to unroot their phone before accesing playstore.

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  14. but this a bad news to Android user who have already rooted their phones

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  15. thank wizy tech for posting this news to us

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  16. Thanks for the update wizy,
    Am using rooted phone and I still acess my playstore those that mean it's not yet ceculated

    This really bad news

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  17. I will suggest here that some of our esteem readers should Google more about this issue.

    Based on comments here, some are not fully aware of the implications of this act by Google

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  18. As per the new changes spotted on the Google Play developer console, developers will now be allowed to choose whether they want their apps on the Play Store to be available for the rooted Android devices. Of course, this won’t stop users from downloading the app from sources other than Play Store.


    So based on the above, there is no cause for alarm.

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