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Topic # 201504 21-Aug-2016 20:36

For those on Android, rooted and wanted to use NFC payments but could't, you may have been aware that Android Pay was working for a while with a systemless root, but was subsequently patched.

 

However, this recently came out:

 

 

 

Use Android Pay with Xposed Without Rebooting with Magisk (edit: can't post links yet it appears.  It's an xda article of the same name)

 


As far as I know, ASB's implementation is different to Android Pay. Though given how Magisk supposedly works, I assume it may also work with ASB Virtual (which works through their app).

 


Anyone here with an already rooted phone with NFC, and had been wanting to use ASB Virtual but couldn't, willing to give it a go?

 

 


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  Reply # 1615284 21-Aug-2016 20:39
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It won't work - ASB's app detects Xposed itself (just like Snapchat) and will thus refuse to enable NFC payments. The developer behind Superkiwi (who has unblocked ANZ's GoMoney Wallet) has said it is quite difficult to get working.







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  Reply # 1615290 21-Aug-2016 20:51

As I understand it, Android Pay works with this if Xposed is disabled and root is unmounted temporarily, so presumably, ASB's app won't have anything to detect.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1621271 2-Sep-2016 10:38
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I was an ASB employee until very recently and was part of the beta test for ASB Virtual.
If I recall correctly, there are a few methods used to check for root. You can read up about them here:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1101380/determine-if-running-on-a-rooted-device

 

and here:
https://blog.netspi.com/android-root-detection-techniques/

 

 

 

If I recall my conversations with one of the developers correctly, I believe they also check to see whether or not the device has an unlocked bootloader. Which is bad news for someone who has a device that won't allow you to re-lock the bootloader...


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