Having root access is very useful for customisation. Especially when you are in to geeky stuff with your android phone. But there are some disadvantages as well. The main issue is some applications won’t work in android devices with root privileges. So if you are a person who can not run some certain apps since you have had your phone rooted, we have the solution. Introducting Suhide by Chainfire, the app that hides your root access.I’m pretty sure As some of you may already know, he is the developer of most famous SuperSU root management application in Google playstore.
The first thing you have to do is download suhide and install it on your android device. There is a complete installation guide on their website, to help users with installation.I highly encourage you to read it few times before installing. Because there are some slight disadvantages as well. But do not worry too much, because they are minor disadvantages. But power users may not like that so much. If you have any issues during installation you can contact them or you can open a thread in XDA forum Suhide’s section.
So once you have installed Suhide on your device, you have to open suhide whenever you encounter an app that refuses to install or run because your device is rooted. Doing this will allow you to run almost any application. Even apps that didn’t work on your phone because it detected your device as rooted. As Suhide is still in a development state it’s not officially supported. But do not worry because there is large community around it.
If Suhide didn’t hide your root, then you have to roll up your sleeves and try some other alternatives like Magisk. If all else can not hide your root, then please open a thread in XDA or contact Chainfire. Suhide has both GUI and CLI interfaces. GUI version is not officially developed by Chainfire. At the moment I’m writing this Suhide only supports android devices with ARM version or ARM64 version of processors. But that’s just a temporary limitation only. To install Suhide you can use ADB tools too. It’s ideal for power users. To install Suhide, you need to have TWRP installed on your device. Suhide Lite is the latest version of Suhide. After installing Suhide, you can run a safetynet test to verify the function of this app. It will tell if your device is rooted or not. If any issue arises after installation you can clear Google Play Store and Google Play Services app data and try again.
TWRP installation is pretty straight forward, thus you do not need to worry about that at all. What you have to do is copy their files to your internal memory. I recommend root explorer for doing this because it makes things very easy. ES Explorer is another alternative. And also make sure you have your device with charge minimum around eighty percent. That’s because if your phone automatically turn off during TWRP flashing, that might bootloop your device and it will take a little while to fix that.