[How to] Install and Play Fortnite on Any Rooted Android Devices? [Guide]

Download fornite on Android
Written by Martina Luke

Fortnite Battle Royale is an online video game from Epic. It has become very popular among players, especially after the release of Fortnite for iOS. It gained over 10 million users in just two weeks, has become one of the most played games in the world. Though at first, it was only available for iOS smartphones, the phenomenal game is coming to Android on August 24. Though the news that it will be exclusively available only for Galaxy devices for a month before it is releasing for others on September 23 is a bit of a downer. So, if you don’t want to wait that long, in this post, we will tell you how to play Fortnite on Android.

Fortnite on Rooted Android Device

Play & Install Fortnite on Any Android Device

Since the Fortnite is exclusively for Samsung, it is quite difficult to play it on any other Android device. Do you know, you can play Fortnite on any Android device? Yes, you have heard it right. Fortnite can be run on any Rooted Android device. Currently, Fortnite is only optimized for Samsung flagship devices. You will face lag if you play it on any other android device. Apart from this Non-Samsung flagship smartphone users need to change the device ID under the Build prop in order to play Fortnite on their device. Changing the build prop is only possible on the rooted device.

Must read: How To Play Fortnite Game on Android with Steam Link [Working Tutorial].

How to Change Build prop and Play Fortnite? [Steps]

There are loads of security measures that have been taken by the Fortnite developer to prevent it from harmful threats. Fortnite can’t be run on any rooted Android device even if the USB debugging is enabled. So, we will recommend you to root your device using Magisk because Magisk can hide root from specific apps. if your device is not rooted and doesn’t know how to root Android then, follow Install and Flash Magisk using Custom Recovery on your Android Devices.

Install & Play Fortnite on Rooted Android Phones

Step 1: Once you root your Android device successfully, make sure to pass the SafetyNet on Magisk. This method will not work if you don’t pass SafetyNet.

Step 2: You can download apps like Root Explorer or Root Explorer to access Build.prop.

Step 3: Open the build.prop using a text editor and change the following lines:

ro.product.brand=samsung
ro.product.manufacturer=samsung
ro.build.product=starlte
ro.product.device=starlte
ro.product.model=SM-G960F
ro.product.name=starltexx

Step 4: Once completed, save the Build.prop and restart your Android device.

Step 5: Now, you have to download Fortnite apk and install it on your Android device. To install the downloaded apk, you have to enable the Unknown sources by going to Settings > Security > enable unknown sources.

How to change Build prop and play Fortnite - Install Fortnite

Install Fortnite

Step 6: Once the Fortnite is successfully installed, open the Magisk Manager and hide the root from Fortnite.

How to change Build prop and play Fortnite - hide magisk

Hide Magisk

Step 7: Now, open the Fortnite game and allow it to download the necessary external files. If there is any error prompts then, check to build.prop file again.

Step 8: If the problem still persists then, simply hide or rename the Magisk app and delete the Magisk manager folder. You also have to turn on “Magisk core only mode and restart your Android device.

Step 9: Once the restart completed, one has to check the Magisk Manager settings. If the message appears “Restore Magisk Manager”, which means Magisk Manager is hidden.

Step 10: Go to the App drawer and open Fortnite. That’s it.

Also read: How-To Root Huawei P20 Lite Using Magisk (ANE – LX1).

Eligible Android Root Phones to Play Fornite Game

Eligible phones right now:

Samsung Galaxy: Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+, Samsung GalaxyS9 / S9+, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Note 9, Tab S3, Tab S4, Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

Google: Google Pixel / Pixel XL, Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL.

Asus: ROG Phone, Zenfone 4 Pro, 5Z, V.

Essential: PH-1, Huawei: Honor 10, Honor Play, Mate 10 / Pro, Mate RS, Nova 3, P20 / Pro, V10 LG: G5, G6, G7 ThinQ, V20, V30 / V30+ Nokia: 8 OnePlus: 5 / 5T, OnePlus 6, Razer: Phone Xiaomi: Blackshark, Mi 5 / 5S / 5S Plus, 6 / 6 Plus, Mi 8 / 8 Explorer / 8SE, Mi Mix, Mi Mix 2, Mi Mix 2S, Mi Note 2 ZTE: Axon 7 / 7s, Axon M, Nubia / Z17 / Z17s, Nubia Z11.

Conclusion: Play Fortnite on Android Mobiles | Root & No Root Phones

Finally, the wait for the most anticipating game Fortnite is finally over. It is now available for leading Samsung flagship devices like Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9, etc. Don’t have any of these Galaxy devices? Don’t worry. In this post, we have talked about how to play Fortnite on any rooted Android device. If you are still facing problem while performing the above step then, shoot down your query in the comments below.

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