Magisk 20.2 package is out now! On this package, the developer brings improvement over the previous version, and several bugs fixed. This build has been officially released to the stable channel; you can download and install right away from this post.
If you are looking forward to rooting your smartphone with the latest version of Magisk, you are on the correct page. You can download the Magisk 20.2 ZIP package and install it using some secure methods. If you are a regular reader of our blog, this should not be a new thing for you. But those who are new to this, check out below about what is Magisk root!
What is Magisk root?
Magisk root is the most popular root solution right now in the Android community. With its straightforward and systemless approach, along with the wide range of compatibility, most of the enthusiasts and developers rely on Magisk to gain root access on their phones. Recently, John Wu (aka topjohnwu), the developer behind Magisk, announced Magisk 20.2 iteration, which is meant to address bugs and carry general improvements.
Apart from the systemless approach, Magisk also comes with its own set of proprietary modular support, which is called a Magisk Module. You can access it from the Magisk Manager app itself. These modules can give you extra features that you won’t be able to find in stock firmware. Further, a third-party developer can create Magisk Modules and publish on their platform for specific devices. If you are looking to root your phone in 2020, Magisk 20.2 ZIP is here for you. The download link for Magisk 20.2 is given below, along with the tutorial to install; read ahead!
Changelog of Magisk 20.2
These are the complete technical changes and updates on Magisk 20.2 stable version:
Properly handle communication between daemon and application (root request prompt)
Fix logging in kmsg
Support patching dtb/dtbo partition formats
Support pre-init sepolicy patch in modules
Update magisk stock image backup format
Changelog of Magisk Manager v7.5.0
Support new MagiskSU communication method (ContentProvider)
The new Magisk 20.2 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.
HOW TO: Install Magisk v20.2 Universal Systemless Interface
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 20.2 stable
[NOTE: The screenshot given above is taken from an older version of Magisk. But the process will be the same for version 20.2]
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 20.2 installer will do the work automatically. Reboot the device by tapping the ‘Reboot’ button.
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 7.5.0 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 20.2 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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Saeed Ashif Ahmed is a Blogger who has a keen interest in how emerging technology can help the world become a more just, equitable, and kind place. He enjoys interviewing CEOs of tech startups asking them what they are doing to bring greater opportunity and equity to our society.