Barclays mobile banking does a whole host of checks to ensure that you're not running the app on a rooted android device. This is very annoying for the vast majority of android power users!
I've been messing around for ages, trawling forums, trying to get it working and finally I have, and wanted to share how it is done.
This is tested on my phone which is CM10.1 Android 4.2.2 on Samsung Galaxy S3 (I9300).
Follow these steps
- Download a root file explorer and editor from the market. Something like ES File Explorer or Root Explorer is fine.
- Navigate to /system and mount it as R/W
- Open build.prop for editing
- Remove the two lines:
- Change the following line:
- Download SuperSU from the Play Store, run it and accept the binary update if you need one
- Go to the setting tab and do "Full unroot", and then reboot your device
- When your device comes back to life you're completely un-rooted, download and install Barclays mobile banking app, register as normal :-)
- Now to get your SU back, download this file and flash it in ClockWorkMod Recovery http://puu.sh/372bd.zip
- Re-download SuperSU and do the binary update but do not do anything else (ie move to the system directory)
- You should still be able to load Barclays banking, and have a rooted phone!
I understand why Barclays want to protect their customers, but they're alienating a large number of Android power users.