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newkydawg

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I have 2 devices: a Nexus 6P running Pie (Pixel Experience) and a Pixel 3XL on the stock Pie rom. Both are rooted with Magisk Canary builds and both have Magisk Hide turned on. Snapchat never detects root on the Nexus but ALWAYS detects it on the Pixel. I've even repackaged Magisk on the Pixel but that doesn't help. I've read that it's easier for apps to detect root on A/B partition devices so maybe the newer, updated Snapchat apps have code to detect it. When I have time, I'll try an old version and see if it works...
 

iMystic

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Nov 4, 2017
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Note that I don't believe Snapchat bans just by detecting root. It is detecting certain apps that are somehow triggering it. If you check the list of apps that you have given permission for superuser, it would be one of those. The app that I had that was triggering Snapchat was an app named app ops. I had downloaded it and just giving it permissions alone was getting me banned on Snapchat. I think this problem only affects users running Oreo or higher for whatever reason. I myself had an old phone running marshmallow with app ops and never experienced a ban. I don't think that any of the people reporting the problem had anything lower than Oreo. If you have somehow discovered the app causing your problems, uninstalling it may not fix your problem. I had to wipe my phone in order to fix it because I was still receiving bans despite uninstalling the app that was causing my problems
 

Ferbee

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I've never installed app ops so that's not my problem.

As for A/B partitioning, I'm on a Samsung galaxy Note 8 and it didn't come out with this on my device so yeh ?

The main thing I found out that I had to do, was repackage the manager and I haven't been banned for the last 4 days
 

ih8snow.lc

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Oct 6, 2018
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I am on the S8 plus and was locked out for 12 hours before. Snapchat continued to lock me out even when I fully uninstalled magisk. I decided to clean install a different Rom which seemed to do the trick. A month later I decided to go back to my original Rom and guess what? Can't even login coz of some mod I think.
So I would say it depends on what mods you have installed yourself or packaged with the custom ROM.
 

zombi2321

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Snapchat ban

I have same problem. Yesterday they gave me ban but i was unbanned with their site. But today they give me one more ban but now is for 24h ... anyone know how to fix snap or maybe hide root? S7 9.0 blackdiamond v3
 

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newkydawg

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Downloaded an early January 2019 version of Snapchat and signed up for a new account on my Pixel 3XL. All was good at first then I closed the app. When I tried to sign back in, I got the "problem connecting to server" error which requires an update to the most current version. I updated and after just a few hours, I got the "12 hour account locked" message for "3rd party apps". I've had Magisk Manager repackaged but that obviously didn't help. BTW, I have not repackaged Magisk on my Nexus 6P and it's still works. I found a comment by a user of the Bitmoji app (which I use on my Pixel but not my Nexus) that reported his Snapchat was locked by this app so I uninstalled it. We'll see how it goes when my 12 hour ban is up...
 

iMystic

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Update: I uninstalled Bitmoji. I also added the systemless host module in Magisk and enabled systemless mode in Adaway. That is supposed to prevent Adaway from modifying the system partition but neither worked. I'm on a 24 lock now....
What apps have you given superuser? The app causing you problems is likely in that list
 

LittlePengu

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I had this happen before to me, i uninstalled edXposed and i was able to use snapchat even while on a 24 hour ban
 

iMystic

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Nope. I have the same apps on my Nexus 6P and it doesn't get locked out. In fact, my wife's Nexus 6P has the same apps, is rooted with SuperSu and she doesn't get locked out so IDK...:confused:
I don't know if this would affect you but an app that was causing the problems on my phone with Android 9.0 has no affect on an old phone running Android 6.0.1. I don't know why this happens but if you were running a new version of Android such as Android 9.0, an app that may not cause problems on your 6P may cause problems for you. And again, I have no idea why this happens but I can guarantee that was my problem and I haven't had a ban since
 

newkydawg

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I don't know if this would affect you but an app that was causing the problems on my phone with Android 9.0 has no affect on an old phone running Android 6.0.1. I don't know why this happens but if you were running a new version of Android such as Android 9.0, an app that may not cause problems on your 6P may cause problems for you. And again, I have no idea why this happens but I can guarantee that was my problem and I haven't had a ban since

Both my Pixel 3XL and Nexus 6P are running Android 9 rooted with Magisk Canary (19005). Both have the same apps with superuser rights. All this to say that Snapchat was working fine on both for months and for about the last 6 weeks, my Pixel 3 XL's account gets locked and my Nexus 6P does not.
Thanks for trying to help and glad you figured your problem out.
 

TevW

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Sep 19, 2018
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I'm copying this from the SnapFreedom thread who's problems obviously mirror your own. I'll be editing parts out, but some of it should still apply if you guys are getting locked out.

XPrivacyLua
  • Install it from FDroid or Xposed Repo and check the boxes for "Determine activity" and "Get applications" in Snapchat's tab. You can also enable "Get location" to spoof your location and still use SnapMaps.

Magisk
A few points, these probably don't apply, but they're still worth doing.

  • Repackage it through Settings -> Hide Magisk
  • Make sure to block all components under "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store". There's a few things that aren't blocked by default that might trigger SafetyNet.

Snapchat
Hoo boy...
  • Don't use anything higher than, and including, 10.41.6.0. It's pretty much a ban-fest. With SnapTools, we use 10.20.5.0 and 10.26.5.0. Those are probably your safest bets. Also, if you plan on downgrading, use any 10.39 app. Something in how logins work has changed in the later versions, so apps like Preferences Manager don't work.
  • Theming your app should be okay. I did it for months and never got a ban.
  • Only give it the bare minimum permissions. Storage, Camera, and Microphone. Location too, if you're into being tracked by your friends and Snapchat.
  • Do NOT use modified apps. At all. Ever. They're the easiest things to detect.
  • If you want to block ads reliably, you can use this Magisk Module. This WON'T stop bans.
  • Snapchat also logs your device ID. If you've received a temp-ban prior to this, make sure to change your Device ID. If you're on Oreo, you can use this app. If not, you can use Titanium Backup to change it. The latest version with this function is version 8.2.2. But honestly, the most reliable way is to reflash your ROM.
 
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Rom

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I'm copying this from the SnapFreedom thread who's problems obviously mirror your own. I'll be editing parts out, but some of it should still apply if you guys are getting locked out.

XPrivacyLua
  • Install it from FDroid or Xposed Repo and check the boxes for "Determine activity" and "Get applications" in Snapchat's tab. You can also enable "Get location" to spoof your location and still use SnapMaps.

Magisk
A few points, these probably don't apply, but they're still worth doing.

  • Repackage it through Settings -> Hide Magisk
  • Make sure to block all components under "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store". There's a few things that aren't blocked by default that might trigger SafetyNet.

Snapchat
Hoo boy...
  • Don't use anything higher than, and including, 10.41.6.0. It's pretty much a ban-fest. With SnapTools, we use 10.20.5.0 and 10.26.5.0. Those are probably your safest bets. Also, if you plan on downgrading, use any 10.39 app. Something in how logins work has changed in the later versions, so apps like Preferences Manager don't work.
  • Theming your app should be okay. I did it for months and never got a ban.
  • Only give it the bare minimum permissions. Storage, Camera, and Microphone. Location too, if you're into being tracked by your friends and Snapchat.
  • Do NOT use modified apps. At all. Ever. They're the easiest things to detect.
  • If you want to block ads reliably, you can use this Magisk Module. This WON'T stop bans.
  • Snapchat also logs your device ID. If you've received a temp-ban prior to this, make sure to change your Device ID. If you're on Oreo, you can use this app. If not, you can use Titanium Backup to change it. The latest version with this function is version 8.2.2. But honestly, the most reliable way is to reflash your ROM.
There are all the reasons why i purely stopping to use Snapchat, and also due to the fact that the application is so badly optimized for Android (even since the complete redesign of the application), in the end considering my use so irregular, I just uninstalled it, so no problem.
The time of Snapprefs and Snaptools was fun and funny, and especially less vicious as a concept than the basic one.
The good old days, but all good things must come to an end.
 

newkydawg

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Update:
About 2 weeks ago, I flashed the May rom update for my Pixel 3 XL, installed Snapchat ver. 10.41.6.0, hid SC and all components of Google Play Services and Google Play Store in Magisk and I haven't been banned! I detach SC from the Play Store with TiBu but it somehow gets reattached. I just don't update it. Thanks @TevW !!!
 
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dicamarques

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I have got a problem, I have a Nokia 7 Plus, stock fw no changes at all!
And I keep getting banned... Support is a joke, I just get automatic replies...

The only reason i may have for getting bans is if snap scans the sd card, where I have magisk and roms files from other devices...
Any tips ???
 

rason77

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Update:
About 2 weeks ago, I flashed the May rom update for my Pixel 3 XL, installed Snapchat ver. 10.41.6.0, hid SC and all components of Google Play Services and Google Play Store in Magisk and I haven't been banned! I detach SC from the Play Store with TiBu but it somehow gets reattached. I just don't update it. Thanks @TevW !!!

I tried to follow the instructions but snapchat keeps saying there was a connection problem with the server.
 

harpin14789

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I'm copying this from the SnapFreedom thread who's problems obviously mirror your own. I'll be editing parts out, but some of it should still apply if you guys are getting locked out.

XPrivacyLua
  • Install it from FDroid or Xposed Repo and check the boxes for "Determine activity" and "Get applications" in Snapchat's tab. You can also enable "Get location" to spoof your location and still use SnapMaps.

Magisk
A few points, these probably don't apply, but they're still worth doing.

  • Repackage it through Settings -> Hide Magisk
  • Make sure to block all components under "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store". There's a few things that aren't blocked by default that might trigger SafetyNet.

Snapchat
Hoo boy...
  • Don't use anything higher than, and including, 10.41.6.0. It's pretty much a ban-fest. With SnapTools, we use 10.20.5.0 and 10.26.5.0. Those are probably your safest bets. Also, if you plan on downgrading, use any 10.39 app. Something in how logins work has changed in the later versions, so apps like Preferences Manager don't work.
  • Theming your app should be okay. I did it for months and never got a ban.
  • Only give it the bare minimum permissions. Storage, Camera, and Microphone. Location too, if you're into being tracked by your friends and Snapchat.
  • Do NOT use modified apps. At all. Ever. They're the easiest things to detect.
  • If you want to block ads reliably, you can use this Magisk Module. This WON'T stop bans.
  • Snapchat also logs your device ID. If you've received a temp-ban prior to this, make sure to change your Device ID. If you're on Oreo, you can use this app. If not, you can use Titanium Backup to change it. The latest version with this function is version 8.2.2. But honestly, the most reliable way is to reflash your ROM.

Does this mean that I can't use energized adblock magisk module? Do I have to use only the Snapchat adblock magisk module that you linked for any kind of adblocking on the device.

Thanks!
 

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    I'm copying this from the SnapFreedom thread who's problems obviously mirror your own. I'll be editing parts out, but some of it should still apply if you guys are getting locked out.

    XPrivacyLua
    • Install it from FDroid or Xposed Repo and check the boxes for "Determine activity" and "Get applications" in Snapchat's tab. You can also enable "Get location" to spoof your location and still use SnapMaps.

    Magisk
    A few points, these probably don't apply, but they're still worth doing.

    • Repackage it through Settings -> Hide Magisk
    • Make sure to block all components under "Google Play Services" and "Google Play Store". There's a few things that aren't blocked by default that might trigger SafetyNet.

    Snapchat
    Hoo boy...
    • Don't use anything higher than, and including, 10.41.6.0. It's pretty much a ban-fest. With SnapTools, we use 10.20.5.0 and 10.26.5.0. Those are probably your safest bets. Also, if you plan on downgrading, use any 10.39 app. Something in how logins work has changed in the later versions, so apps like Preferences Manager don't work.
    • Theming your app should be okay. I did it for months and never got a ban.
    • Only give it the bare minimum permissions. Storage, Camera, and Microphone. Location too, if you're into being tracked by your friends and Snapchat.
    • Do NOT use modified apps. At all. Ever. They're the easiest things to detect.
    • If you want to block ads reliably, you can use this Magisk Module. This WON'T stop bans.
    • Snapchat also logs your device ID. If you've received a temp-ban prior to this, make sure to change your Device ID. If you're on Oreo, you can use this app. If not, you can use Titanium Backup to change it. The latest version with this function is version 8.2.2. But honestly, the most reliable way is to reflash your ROM.
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    How to use Snapchat with magisk (After Ban)

    Hey all, wanted to say that my perma-ban has been lifted. After like my 15th email a human responded to me. So after about 28 days my account was finally recovered. Never rooting my phone again. :(

    Follow these steps to use Snapchat with magisk -

    1.) Update to latest Magisk stable build v20.0 - https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/v20.0/Magisk-v20.0.zip
    2.) After updating magisk, Go to Magisk Manager > Magisk Hide and check/enable Snapchat and Google Services (all services have to be marked).
    3.) Hide Magisk Manager by it self, go to Magisk Manager > Settings and "Hide Magisk Manager" so it will repack Magisk Manager with random name.
    4.) Delete "busybox" binary from /system/xbin directory and install BusyBox module from Magisk Manager > Downloads.
    5.) Clear data and cache of Snapchat, try to login this time, it will work for sure, if it doesn't, login to this and click unlock my account - https://accounts.snapchat.com/accounts/login?continue=https://accounts.snapchat.com/accounts/welcome

    I have tried this myself and it works, my first main account was permanent banned on magisk canary build, After that I deleted that account :( :( and started out with fresh new account.

    Tested on -
    Samsung Galaxy S9+
    Rom - Ultimate Rom v11.3
    Magisk - v20.0 (Stable)
    Kernel - ElementalX
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    Hello people, it's been a month now that I've been trying to use snapchat with the root but to no avail.
    The only way to use snapchat without doing this is not to root your phone. :(
    However if someone has a solution I take

    Go back to stock, root phone with magisk apk patching boot.img install boot img via odin/fastboot (dont know what your phone). No twrp, no custom kernel. Repack magisk manager, update magisk, install magisk module init.d.********* Use it for a week or so, still hidding snapchat on magisk.

    **** remove .txt from the attatches file, add the file to data/adb/service.d with 755 permissions and reboot

    After use rootbeer fresh app ti check if root is ok.


    Add that file every rom u use. Im using this with special hiddingmagisk.zip. butnpossible the init scrip is enough

    I had the snap problem too ins past year on custom roms, and els custom kernels. Now im on custom rom, permissive custom samsung sourced kernel and no problem anymore. Have 3 snapchat app installed. One normal, one on security folder and another in dualapps app. All working.
    The problem should be, kernel, permissive, uds, busybox one of those.

    And restet data for snap app before using it with the fix
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    Update:
    About 2 weeks ago, I flashed the May rom update for my Pixel 3 XL, installed Snapchat ver. 10.41.6.0, hid SC and all components of Google Play Services and Google Play Store in Magisk and I haven't been banned! I detach SC from the Play Store with TiBu but it somehow gets reattached. I just don't update it. Thanks @TevW !!!
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    If you dont hide, snap will trigger on you having root.

    Been running magisk root + no hide since late february and no trigger.