Gone are the days when you used to swipe your credit or debit cards to make a purchase. A smarter way was introduced by Google with Android Pay. And then smart users began to use their smartphones loaded with Android Pay. But problems occurred when Android users rooted their devices as Android Pay failed to work on rooted phones. If you are ‘Android Pay cannot be used’ effort, check this troubleshooting guide to fix the issue.
The process to fix the error requires you to follow some interlinked information. Moreover, you also need a Windows or Mac computer to set up ADB and FastBoot. Now, go ahead and fix the ‘Android Pay cannot be used’ error on your phone.
How to Fix ‘Android Pay Cannot Be Used’ Error
Before you go ahead, you need to root your Android device with Systemless root method. We have mentioned the method below; so first, follow the steps to root your device with SuperSu.zip file.
Step #1. First off, you need to download and install TWRP recovery on your Android device.
For this purpose, you can follow a complete guide. Though the title includes the names of Galaxy S9/S9 Plus, the method will also work on other Android phones.
Step #2. Next, download SuperSu.zip.
Step #3. Now you have to boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode.
Step #4. When you are in TWRP, tap on Install ⟶ Install Zip ⟶ Locate SuperSu.zip from the place you have copied it.
Step #5. Choose the file and then tap on Swipe to Confirm Flash button.
Step #6. When SuperSu.zip flashing completes, you should reboot your device into the system.
Step #7. When your Android phone is booted up, check SuperSu in the app drawer.
You can root your Android phone without PC. You can also root your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL with TWRP custom recovery. Also, check the method of rooting your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
Once your device is rooted with Systemless SuperSu, it is time to enable USB debugging. For this purpose, you can read our complete guide to enable USB debugging option on Android.
Then, you need to install ADB and FastBoot on your Windows computer and Mac. We have prepared a guide to Install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Next, launch the command window on your Windows computer (Terminal on Mac) and type the following command:
adb shell su chmod 751 /su/bin
Finally, reboot your Android device launch Android Pay on your rooted device.
Hope this method resolves the issue of ‘Android Pay cannot be used’ on Android phone. The process is a bit complex as there are a couple of diversions you have to take en route. But it is worth following to fix the error of Android Pay.
Catch up with these posts as well:
- How to Set Up and Use Android Pay on Android Wear
- How to Set Up and Use Google Pay on an Android Phone
- How to Add Credit/Debit Cards and Gift/Loyalty Cards to Google Pay
- How to Enable Fingerprint Payment for Google Play on Android Phone