Rooting your Galaxy S6/edge will make Samsung Pay stop working
posted by Daniel P. / Jul 24, 2015, 7:55 AM
phone if you have a rooted device. Rooting used to trip KNOX, Samsung's enterprise security service, but the unauthorized kernel modifications are seemingly going to affect your ability to use Samsung Pay as well, at least until someone finds a workaround.
Samsung Pay is a pretty great mobile payment system to have, as it can be used anywhere cards with magnetic strips are accepted, which is millions of locations worldwide, unlike Apple Pay, for instance, which requires that merchants install dedicated equipment. Using it is pretty straightforward, while the service is ready for a prime time and an immediate launch in the US.
If you have a rooted device, though, the following message will be displayed when you try to use Samsung Pay: "locked due to unauthorized modification." Bummer.
It's not yet clear if unrooting the device will bring back the ability to pay with your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, but this should become clear soon enough. Still, the fact that there are one-click solutions now which can root the handsets without tripping the KNOX counter, bodes well for the future of Samsung Pay on rooted devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6 OS: Android 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
It's for the best I think, besides Samsung Pay isn't even available in most countries yet. Add to that we've lost our method of rooting without triggering knox and even those that root probably won't now.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 8:11 AM 1
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Samsung pay can work anywhere you can swipe your card. So it is available in most countries.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 8:37 AM 0
Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015
Root cloak (exposed module)worked for the G2 I had. Softcard worked great then. I've had my S6 for 3 months which is as long as I've had an unrooted device in a few years, but I guess it has it's benefits. Now with so many carriers and manufacturers thwarting root attempts and apps that won't work if rooted I may just stay stock.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 11:28 AM 0
Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013
I would think when you install the firmware to its original state, that Samsung Pay would be working. I mean, rooting makes many things not work like they did, but putting the phone back to factory has never left those things continuously not working.
posted on Jul 24, 2015, 12:16 PM 0
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