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Guide - Using Axis Bank App on Rooted Phones

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Bank apps are typically notorious in going out of way to detect root. Within Indian Banks' android app ecosystem, two most notorious ones are SBI Yono and Axis Bank. ICICI iMobile recently joined the brigade

This post is for Axis Bank app which has been detecting root/jailbreak on my android phones since end of 2022. This was also reported by few users on github, reddit etc.

Thanks to initial post of user Drishal (on Reddit) from I got this tip which over the course of time has been tested across many phones by me.


WARNING :

This is a bit advanced process for users who know what they are doing. If process like unlocking bootloader, rooting phone and name of apps like Magisk, Xposed, Xprivacy doesn't ring a bell, please don't proceed any further.


My configuration to make Axis Bank app run without detecting root is following

Firstly the usuals:

Get Magisk - Zygisk mode, LSposed Zygisk, Universal Safety Net Fix, Shamiko,

Axis Bank app should be selected in "Configure DenyList",

"Enforce Denylist" to remain disabled, for Shamiko to work


Try checking Axis Bank, post these steps.. for me it never worked and always greeted with "can't run on rooted phone"

Also a parallel check with be using app like RootBeer Sample to check and be sure that root is hidden well till this step.


Now comes specifics to make Axis Bank work

Install Xprivacylua. Go to LSposed, select Axis Bank for Xprivacylua module

In Xprivacylua app, go to Axis Bank app and tick following (super important):

  • Determine activity,
  • Applications,
  • Sensors,
  • Identifiers,
  • Analytics, and
  • Tracking


And now we are good to go and use Axis Bank app. If here you face issues, erase app data once and you should have success.

I tested this method for opening Axis Bank app on 4 phones and mileage varied across ROMs and version.

  • Nokia 6 – 2018, with Rooted Stock ROM A9 – Solution works
  • Redmi Note 7 Pro, with Custom ROM A11 – Solution works
  • Redmi Note 9 Pro, with Custom ROM A11– Solution works
  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1, with Custom ROM A10 – Solution doesn’t works. But then here even Rootbeer Sample detects busybox binary when it is not there. So seems to be a ROM issue


PS: I had tried HideMyApplist too, but it didn't help here at all. It works well for iMobile

Hope this helps fellow users having rooted phone with Magisk and Axis Bank

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is xposed required for xprivacy lua ??

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Still ppl using rooted phones long back I used

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Dileep_kumar wrote:

Still ppl using rooted phones long back I used


I also used only rooted phones from 2006 to 2021.

From last 6 month I stopped using rooted roms as I can’t find any use case for rooting a device for me..

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Novizio wrote:

is xposed required for xprivacy lua ??

Yes!

Xposed is deprecated and need to go for LSposed

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Dileep_kumar wrote:

Still ppl using rooted phones long back I used

Yes!

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mGforCe wrote:
Yes!

I will only buy devices that can be rooted easily. No filthy corporate gets to dictate how I use my device. 

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LIMBO wrote:

I will only buy devices that can be rooted easily. No filthy corporate gets to dictate how I use my device. 

Same here. For my own use, always go for phones which can be rooted.

I decided to go for Realme for a change (and also good price deal) but immediately regretted. So gave it to my dad and moved back to my old rooted Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro.

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It has been a while i rooted any phone..Never knew hiding root would become so tedious…

It was this very reason that I had stopped rooting as the benefits didn’t outweigh the complicated process of rooting/hiding root..

Kudos to Op for the post. ..Many ppl will not be able appreciate the usefulness of the post…

 

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LIMBO wrote:

I will only buy devices that can be rooted easily. No filthy corporate gets to dictate how I use my device. 

 Absolutely.. . .  But nowadays it seems Android and manufacturers are getting very restrictive which is not good 
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bapu123 wrote:

It has been a while i rooted any phone..Never knew hiding root would become so tedious…

It is quite complicated these days. But once you know the tricks – it’s a matter of few permutations and combinations.

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bapu123 wrote:

Kudos to Op for the post. ..Many ppl will not be able appreciate the usefulness of the post…

 

Thanks! DD is mostly for loot/discounts  smile

I know that and refrained from posting here for long. But then saw imobile post and thought why not. 

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Axis bank k liye itna sb kuch toungueout

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MrKool_JJ wrote:

Axis bank k liye itna sb kuch toungueout

Ha ha smile

Not really for Axis, but for the joy of circumventing the system!

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Another way to get post this: install Island app and install these apps on work profile (works for iMobile – which started throwing error for me today)

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Luckily Axis Mobile works for me without all these steps. All that I did was enable zygisk, enforce denylist in Magisk and tick axis mobile under it & finally hide Magisk and rename.

PS: Methods of hiding root is hit and trial for each app and also depends on rom and Android version. Mine is Derpfest Android 12, April build.

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Neo53 wrote:

Another way to get post this: install Island app and install these apps on work profile (works for iMobile – which started throwing error for me today)

 Yes – that is also another way….using Android’s Work Profile option through apps like Island, Insular etc

I use Work Profile to run second instances of bank apps etc on my dual SIM phone!

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ULYSSES wrote:

Luckily Axis Mobile works for me without all these steps. All that I did was enable zygisk, enforce denylist in Magisk and tick axis mobile under it & finally hide Magisk and rename.

PS: Methods of hiding root is hit and trial for each app and also depends on rom and Android version. Mine is Derpfest Android 12, April build.

Indeed, requirements vary across ROM. But for me from A9 to A11, Axis didn’t work without all these jugglery 😥

Do understand that starting Android 12, Google is limiting the information that apps can get from OS – many apps are pulling more information that what is needed. That also might be an factor here – my guess

Eg: Android applications can check which other apps are installed using the
QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission, but given the security and privacy risks,
the functionality is only intended for apps that actually need it (such as app launchers or backup tools).

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mGforCe wrote:

Indeed, requirements vary across ROM. But for me from A9 to A11, Axis didn’t work without all these jugglery 😥

Do understand that starting Android 12, Google is limiting the information that apps can get from OS – many apps are pulling more information that what is needed. That also might be an factor here – my guess

Eg: Android applications can check which other apps are installed using the
QUERY_ALL_PACKAGES permission, but given the security and privacy risks,
the functionality is only intended for apps that actually need it (such as app launchers or backup tools).

If you get time can u check if paytm first games or MPL pro app works for you? [Download from their respective websites not available on play store]

These are the apps that detects root even after trying all possible ways [don’t need to use but if these works then probably other will definitely work I guess]

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Neo53 wrote:

If you get time can u check if paytm first games or MPL pro app works for you? [Download from their respective websites not available on play store]

These are the apps that detects root even after trying all possible ways [don’t need to use but if these works then probably other will definitely work I guess]

As mentioned earlier, mileage varies across ROM & devices.

So, if you want to make it work, will have to try on your device. Happy to help and give inputs if you share results.

1) Rootbeer Sample – does it pass. If not, you need to sort that

2) If Step 1 is good, then go for steps mentioned above for Axis Bank and replicate for your apps. Try again

3) Last resort will be to use HMA (hidemyapplist) – can share detailed steps/links once you have tried till Step 2

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I am using non rooted moto phone as secondary device and all app works fine but indus bank app and sometime freecharge shows rooted device

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How do I save this post

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whyred wrote:

How do I save this post

Bookmart it. 

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AJ89 wrote:

I am using non rooted moto phone as secondary device and all app works fine but indus bank app and sometime freecharge shows rooted device

I am using IndusBank app, no issues…Just the usual Denylist + Shamiko

CC: @thementalist

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Interestingly after using Rootbeer Sample it flagged the Busybox binary. I uninstalled it but the app kept flagging it. Anyways Axis Mobile is seemingly working as it now takes me to the SMS verification screen. No OG SMS so can’t say for certain. Still on Magisk v23. 

Also Pockets app after update to v9.4 just kept crashing on startup. I had  v9.2 installed in another device. Restored it to my main device using Swift Backup over OTG and it seems to work now. Again w/o OG SMS can’t say with certainty. 

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@LIMBO – Busybox remnants may be there here and there.

But if apps are opening well, no issues – let it be there.

No OG SMS, I believe because of no balance right? If Axis Mobile app goes till SMS stage, no issues, will work.

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mGforCe wrote:

@LIMBO – Busybox remnants may be there here and there.

But if apps are opening well, no issues – let it be there.

No OG SMS, I believe because of no balance right? If Axis Mobile app goes till SMS stage, no issues, will work.

Balance is plenty but no Service Validity. Recharged with Rs 99 and it seems to work. Upgraded to v24.3 finally. Of course that wasn’t the end of the story with Axis as the process is stuck is resetting the mPIN. Maybe I will tackle it later. 

Edit: It worked after using the Forgot mPIN option. 

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bajaj finserv ka koi solution?

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AkshayGunplay wrote:

bajaj finserv ka koi solution?

I don’t use that app, so can’t suggest.

But then try steps mentioned above for Bajaj Finserv…

SBI and Axis are too super notorious apps…

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