Google has addressed rooting, which is sometimes viewed as an Android exploit, by implementing SafetyNet security protections. For Android devices to function as best they can with specific apps or services—particularly games, banking, and online payment apps—they must pass the SafetyNet test. If you recently rooted your Pixel 7A, you should be aware of the necessary steps to properly pass SafetyNet.
During Google I/O 2023, Google unveiled the Pixel 7A, which comes pre-installed with Android 13. It’s no secret that a lot of Android aficionados are eager to install custom modules, flash custom firmware, unlock the bootloader, and root. But there are other challenges to overcome as well. Making sure the SafetyNet feature is validated after granting root access presents another difficulty. If not, your rooted device might not function properly with some apps.
As previously indicated, SafetyNet verification on your rooted smartphone may be required for the operation of certain banking, payment, and gaming apps, such as Pokemon Go. Millions of individuals use banking and online payment apps every day, even if not everyone enjoys gaming. We’ve put up simple instructions to assist you get through this and pass the SafetyNet security feature on your rooted Pixel 7A.
How to pass SafetyNet in Rooted Pixel 7A
When you attempt to verify the root status of your device after using Magisk to root it, it can display the SafetyNet failure status. So let’s get started without wasting any more time.
Disclaimer: By following this instructions, you assume all responsibility for any errors or damage that may occur on your device. You have to be proficient in your work. Proceed at your own peril.
1. Enable Root Access on Google Pixel 7A
Using Magisk, you must first unlock the bootloader and grant root access to your Google Pixel 7A by following this tutorial. We’re assuming that you’ve already rooted your Pixel 7A as you read this guide. After you have established your root, proceed to the following step.
2. Flash Universal SafetyNet on Pixel 7A
The most recent version of the USNF (Universal Safety Fix) module must now be flashed via Magisk. To accomplish this:
- Using the link provided below, first download the USNF (Universal SafetyNet) module and copy it to the internal storage of your device. [This module is currently in beta testing and is available for purchase.]
- v2.3.1 of safetynet-fix
- Install the Magisk app now on your Pixel 7A. [A canary construct is advised]
- Next, open the Magisk app, select Install from storage under the Modules section.
- Once you navigate to and choose the SafetyNet Fix module, the flashing procedure will start.
- It might take a few seconds to finish this.
- After that, to activate the Magisk app on your Pixel 7A device, select Reboot in the lower right corner the installed module.
3. Configure Deniallist (Magisk Hide)
On your rooted Pixel 7A device, open the Magisk app and tap the Settings icon in the upper right corner.
At this point, enable Enforce DenyList and Zygisk independently.
Next, select the app for which you wish to hide root from the Configure Deny List section and turn on the toggle next to it.
Note: It is advised to enable DenyList for other online payment apps, such as Google Play Services, in addition to Google Play Services and other banking apps.
4. Hide Magic App
Certain services or apps with a security focus not just look for the SafetyNet flag, but also see if your device has the magic app loaded. As a result, you must take the following actions to hide the Magisk app using an alternative package name:
- Open the Magisk app on your device, then tap the Settings gear icon in the upper right corner.
- You may now access the Hide the Magisk app option and make it work for you.
5. Clear data from Google Play services
You must delete the Google Play Services app’s data from your device in order to resolve the issue.
- Navigate to the Settings menu on your device, then select Apps. See every app.
- Navigate to the Storage & Cache settings in the Google Play Services app.
- Select Manage Space, then Clear All Data. If prompted, choose OK to proceed.
- When finished, press Clear Storage and choose OK to validate the action.
- For the modifications to take effect, remember to restart the device and clear the cache as well.
6. Verify SafetyNet Status
- Ensure that the internet is connected to the rooted Pixel 7A device.
- Open the Magisk application and select the Check Safety Net option.
- When prompted to download the proprietary code for the first time, tap OK to proceed.
- The SafetyNet validation test will initiate on its own. Hold off for a short while.
- Ultimately, a success message will appear on the screen. This will enable a checkbox to be seen next to the ctsProfile and BasicIntegrity settings. On the other hand, evalType will appear as BASIC.
- Have fun!
And that’s it, pals. We hope you found this information to be useful. You can leave a comment below with any more questions.