Android enthusiasts can now download Magisk 18.0 stable systemless root utility to root their device using this guide. This version brings improvements to Magisk Hide, for which, instead of the process name, the process monitor now matches component names. This in-return supports Magisk Hide to target all processes generated from the applications on the hide list. So, with the updated Magisk 18.0 stable build, you can enjoy better functionality with Magisk Hide, which will let you bypass root checks to those apps that rely on SafetyNet to detect root access and system modifications.
Magisk 18.0 is a significant upgrade from 17.x versions to make /system modifications. Furthermore, the developer (topjohnwu) declared that the stable release adds to a significant number of place, rather than incrementing the decimal. Since there are a lot of new smartphones released in the market with the latest software, this build extends its support to a vast number of devices running Android 9.0 Pie and new UIs.
Additionally, Magisk 18.0 is now patching the procfs security vulnerability on all Android 7.x Nougat devices. It has also shifted to a new codebase based on C++ upgrading from the older C-based codebase. Talking about the Magisk Manager, it also got updated to version 6.1.0 to assist the new Magisk build entirely.
For those who are Magisk, here is some information for you:
Magisk is a systemless root solution that gives you root access to your Android device. This is the most popular and reliable tool right now, with which you can root majority of the Android devices, especially all the devices that released in the recent years. Earlier, we used SuperSU by Chainfire, but our favorite choice is Magisk now! The tool got high priority in the developer’s eyes due to its systemless approach, which means, this tool will root your device without touching the system partition. Other root tools may break your OTA support, but Magisk won’t. There are many other benefits too; you will get to know once you start using it on your device.
If you are a regular reader of our blog, I am sure you know about rooting. All the time, we play with this kind of stuff. Rooting is the key to unlock the full potential of an Android device. Once your device is rooted using any rooting tool, you will be able to get access to system files. Which means, you can modify the system files in the way you want. You can remove bloatware, unwanted system applications to speed up your phone, overclock, clean cache and more. There are some modules like Amplify, which you can use with Xposed Framework to increase the battery life of your phone.
There are several Applications in the Play Store that need root access. So, in order to use them, you must root your device. Moreover, the XDA Developer community has released several mods, apps in their repositories. If you want to take the benefits of it, rooting is a must.
Magisk 18.0 details
This build mainly focused on better anti-root detection and built-in systemless hosts module. Moreover, the support extent and compatibility is now for a vast number of devices available in the market with new Pie-based software. A new downloading method is integrated into the Magisk Manager 6.1.0; you are no longer to use the buggy system download manager. Thanks to the developer for continuously updating Magisk with new features and several bug fixes. Check out the full change-log below:
Introduce new downloading methods: no longer uses buggy system Download Manager
Introduce many new notifications for better user experience
Add support for Magisk v18.0
Change application name to “Manager” after hiding (repackaging) to prevent app name detection
Add built-in systemless hosts module (access in settings)
Auto launch the newly installed app after hiding (repackaging) and restoring Magisk Manager
Fix bug causing incomplete module.prop in modules to have improper UI
The developer has done an impressive job on updating Magisk to version 18.0 with a lot of useful features. We appreciate his hard work toward the community. You can now download Magisk 18.0 ZIP and Magisk Manager 6.1.0 APK from the link below!
Download: Magisk 18.0 ZIP and Magisk Manager 6.1.0
The new Magisk 18.0 version can be flashed via TWRP Custom Recovery. If you are already in the previous version of Magisk, you don’t need to install it using recovery. You can directly update it using the stable channel. Check out how to update Magisk in the tutorial ahead.
Patch the stock boot image of your current firmware and flash it using fastboot.
However, the second method is not recommended for novice users since it is quite tricky. You need to familiarize with the steps before you proceed with it. Both methods are described in our detailed tutorial below:
For those who have already installed Magisk 16.4 or older, follow these steps to update it:
How to update Magisk root to Magisk 18.0 stable
Open the Magisk Manager app.
Find ‘Settings’ on the menu icon on the top-left.
Scroll down to find ‘Update Channel’ and tap it.
Select the option ‘Stable’ since that is the latest version that you will be upgrading to.
Return to the Main screen and refresh by swiping the screen down.
The refresh will automatically provide a pop up which provides an option to update the software.
Tap on ‘Install’ or in some devices ‘Direct Install.’ The latest Magisk 18.0 installer will do the work automatically. Reboot the device by tapping the ‘Reboot’ button.
[NOTE: The screenshot given above is taken from an older version of Magisk. But the process will be the same for version 18.0.]
Remember that the Magisk Manager will also be automatically be updated to the latest version.
Use the MagiskHide to prevent apps from accessing root or root detection.
After the reboot, the Magisk Manager 6.1.0 will be automatically installed, and you can proceed to browse through the official repository and download required modules to add extra features on your Android Device.
So you are done with this tutorial! You had successfully installed the latest Magisk 18.0 stable using our guide. If you faced any problem with performing this tutorial, please let us know by dropping a comment below. Our team will reply you back as soon as possible.
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