Why Should Developers Block Magisk Hide to Protect Android Apps?
Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Block Magisk Hide to any Android app without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily prevent advanced tools from hacking Android apps.
Appdome BlockMagisk Hide protects apps against hackers using the Magisk Hide root bypass/ root cloaking feature. This prevents hackers from concealing the fact that they have rooted the Android device. It also prevents Magisk from concealing its own existence as well as concealing the presence of other applications which have been granted ‘root access’ to the android OS or file system.
Appdome customers often use Block Magisk Manager in conjunction with Block Magisk Hide in order to block the use of Magisk to root the Android device and block Magisk Manager from granting root access to other applications who request it.
These advanced root prevention features are designed to compliment and extend Appdome ONEShield (Anti-Reversing, Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging) which provide the first line of defense against unauthorized app modifications.
3 Easy Steps to Block Magisk Hide to prevent Root Hiding, Root Cloaking in Android apps
Please follow these 3 easy steps to protect Android apps against Magisk Hide
- Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
- In the Build Tab, under HackZero, Select Anti-Hacking and Toggle on Block Magisk Hide(shown below)
- Click Build My App
Optional: Toggle on Block Magisk Manager
Congratulations! The Android app is now protected against Magisk Manager and Magisk Hide.
Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps using Block Magisk Hide. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.
Prerequisites to Block Magisk Hide
Here’s what you need in order to build secured apps that can detect and Block Magisk Hide
- Appdome account (If you don’t have an Appdome account, create a free Appdome account here)
- Mobile App (.apk or .aab for Android)
- Signing Credentials (e.g., signing certificates and provisioning profile)
No Coding Dependency
How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome
After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include:
- Signing Secure iOS and Android apps
- Customizing, Configuring & Branding Secure Mobile Apps
- Deploying/Publishing Secure mobile apps to Public or Private app stores
Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome.
More Mobile App Security Resources
Here are a few related resources:
If you have any questions, please send them our way at email@example.com or via the chat window on the Appdome platform.