Android Pay works with Chainfire’s systemless root method, but probably not for long


Folks deeply involved in the root scene have probably heard of Chainfire’s systemless root. It’s an experimental root method for Android 6.0 Marshmallow Nexus devices that gives you the results you want without having to modify /system. It’s probably not worth an average user’s time to try the method out right now — especially considering even Chainfire doesn’t know why he’s doing it — but one interesting benefit is that Android Pay still seems to work perfectly fine without any tricks or hijinks.


This is significant because while those on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop can use an Xposed module to enable Android Pay while rooted, those on Android 6.0 Marshmallow don’t have such luxuries (because Xposed is not yet released). There’s just one problem: Chainfire doesn’t think Google is going to let the loophole stay open.

As such, this might just be a temporary route to total freedom and it’s likely the rug could be pulled from beneath you at any point. There very well may be other benefits to using this particular method down the line, but until Chainfire gets it fully figured out it’s probably best to just go with the typical methods. Otherwise, if using Android Pay while rooted is that important to you then you can give it a shot by reading the instructions and grabbing the download link for your device right here.

[via Reddit]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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