Rooted Android users: your device is not passing Security checks


Every now and then, every rooted Android user faces this issue that while they try to activate some apps that involve security, they get a message saying that they can’t use the app because their phone is rooted. It’s good that they face it. It shows how strict Google’s security is. But on the other hand, it’s annoying too because we can’t use such apps .E.g. Most of the banking apps. Those apps are required frequently but rooted users can’t use it because their activation doesn’t complete.

Other example does include Google’s Tez. While activation Tez gives the error as below.

Your device is not passing Security checks.

Here’s how you solve the issue and get such apps working on rooted devices.

  • First of all, figure out your android OS version from “About phone” menu in settings and download proper ‘Magisk’ file for your rooted device.Here’s the link : Magisk Download
  • Boot your device into recovery. Here’s how you do it.
    • Search for “boot <your device model no> to recovery ” and find the keys to be pressed in order to enter your device into recovery mode.
    • Power of the device and start it again with key combinations your just found in above step
    • Your device should boot into recovery.
    • Well, how do you know that? – you see menus such as “install”, “wipe”, “backup” etc on the screen.
  • You should know how to flash a zip file in your device. Anyways, here’s how you flash it . Check out article: “How to flash zip file in your android device”.
  • Flash the Magisk file you just downloaded.
  • Restart your phone and try to install the app you wanted to install.
  • Now it won’t give you that warning. All secured apps now start working.


Let me know your difficulties and FAQ in the comment section below. Feel free to mail me your detailed problems at or you can start discussing at FAQ section “FAQ“.

Note: As rooted android devices are assumed to be not trusted, all these apps don’t work, Installing Magisk just hides the root from apps or android security layer thus allowing you to bypass the security checks and making app work on your device. By no way, this thing is secure.

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