How to Easily Use Android Pay on a Rooted Device


Most of the Android users root their devices to get maximum features out of it. But rooted device may not allow you to use certain apps such as Android Pay. Android Pay is also soon going to replace the existing Google Wallet App. However, the Android Pay app doesn’t work on rooted device. In this article, we will teach you how to easily use Android Pay on your rooted device.


What is Android Pay?

Android Pay is a new mobile payment system. It’s loaded with new features like tokenization, tap and pay, etc., which were non existent in the other mobile payment systems. Android Pay can be used on Android devices which were earlier rooted, but temporarily do not have active root access.

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Why does Android Pay is not officially available for Rooted device?

Once an Android device is rooted, it’s more prone to security attacks. If the Android Pay app is downloaded to Android device. When opened, the Android Pay app detects whether the device is rooted or not.  If a rooted device has downloaded Android Pay, due to restrictions you won’t be able to add your credit card or debit card. These restrictions are by Google for safety purpose, which has disabled Android Pay on rooted devices. These restrictions are applied by Google because it prioritizes user’s safety.

How to easily use Android Pay on a Rooted Device

But if you can compromise with device security and safety by rooting it, we provide a way to use Android Pay. In this section of the article, we provide an easy guide which allows you to use Android Pay on your rooted device.

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Step by Step Guide on How to use Android Pay on a rooted device

It’s easy to use Android Pay on rooted device. We just need to hide the fact that the device is rooted. Since, after you open the app, it detects whether the device is rooted or not. Let’s hide the fact the device is rooted. Otherwise, it will block you from entering the card info. So, to temporarily restrict the app from knowing device is rooted, follow the below mentioned steps:

Step 1: Tap on the app drawer on your rooted device.

Step 2: Search for SuperSu app.

Step 3: Lauch the SuperSu app.

Step 4: Now open Settings in SuperSu app. It’s located on the right side of Logs tab.

Step 5: Scroll down under Superuser. You will find ‘Enable Superuser’ option.

Step 6: Tap on it so it can be disabled. By default, ‘Enable Superuser’ option is always enabled. By disabling it, you also temporarily disabled root access.

Step 7: Now, launch the Android Pay app.

Step 8: Enter your card info and perform the task.

Step 9: Reboot your device.

Step 10: After the device is rebooted, enable root in your device. To do so, simply go to Settings in SuperSu as mentioned in Step 4. And tick on the box next to the ‘Enable Superuser’ option.

Step 11: That’s it. Now your device is rooted and yet, you can use Android Pay on your device.

Isn’t the procedure easy and helpful? You have root access and at the same time working Android Pay app on rooted Android device.