If anyone has ever heard about what rooting is then it is sure, they must also have heard about Magisk Systemless Root utility. It is a complete interface that provides a root solution for the Android devices. Magisk also helps the user to hide the root from certain Apps. If you are enthusiasts of Android, then you would surely have heard the name of Magisk.
For those people who don’t know about Magisk, it is a systemless root utility which is developed by topjohnwu (Recognized XDA Developer). The main aim in developing the Magisk is to provide a reliable root with an added functionality. It helps in enhancing the experience of the user.
In this article we will discuss more the implementation of Magisk Systemless root interference and how is this better than the other traditional root solution. You can also find the links to download Magisk below.
After Android Nougat, Magisk became quite popular. Recently, there was also an urge to update the utility and support Android P and Android Oreo. In addition to this, the developer keeps on releasing new Magisk root builds continuously. This is because the developer wants to address bugs and issues and wants to develop better support for a new device.
Unlike the other root solution, the developer has designed Magisk in such a way that it would work on any Android device. So, you don’t have to wait for the release of compatible Magisk for a specific manufacturers or new phone.
As we mentioned earlier that the main point which makes Magisk unique is the Systemless root approach. In other words, if you install Magisk, the system partition won’t get modified. This has some benefits like your device can pass a lot of security checks. Also, rooting via Magisk won’t break OTA from the manufacturer. You can get Official Updates via OTA on your phone even after rooting.
Features Of Magisk
Mentioned below are some of the key features of Magisk that makes it a fantastic rooting solution:
The tool is fully open source. That means any developer can start working on it as it is very easy to build.
The Magic mount allows you to do any modification in the system of the phone safely without even tampering the partitions. One can load anything with the Magisk systemless-ly. This makes it easy to mount the partitions and don’t have to worry about the device getting corrupt while working with them.
You can use MagiskSU feature to get root access which is based on phh’s Superuser. Also, it is based on CM Superuser code. Superuser is a think of past which was used on the day of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Magisk Manager is an Android App that gives you to control Magisk Root, upgrade Magisk and operate MagiskHide lists. Also, with this Manager, you will get access to the official Magisk repository to use their homemade modules. Modules are particular for Magisk users only.
This features helps you to hide Magisk from getting detected by game tamper checks, bank system integrity checks, Google SafetyNet, etc.
Resetprop gives you access to modify Android system properties, including read-only props. This works along with MagiskHide to trick device status that sent from the bootloader.
DM-Verity, Forceencrypt, Remove AVB 2.0, and many more. You can also unlock partition blocks to support remount to rw.
Rooting Android With Magisk
Form the very beginning; the Android users had many root utilities. But it was unfortunate that most of these utilities were device dependent. However, after the release of the Magisk, the case is not the same anymore. With the help of Magisk tool, you will see that the support is for a huge range of devices.
In addition to crossing all the devices, the developers are constantly looking for any errors or flaws by testing the utility. Thus it helps in ensuring the highest level of reliability.
Below here we have some of the lists of Magisk that you can download. The root package will be available as a ZIP which means that can be flashed through a custom recovery like TWRP.
In Magisk 16.6 Beta, the developer has tried to highlight two major improvements along with many small fixes.
- The first one is better support for Generic System Images (GSI) on Treble-enabled devices. “If a user performs a factory reset on a Project Treble enabled device, he /she will lose root. So, the user needs to re-install Magisk to gain root access again.” It was a case of Magisk 16.4 or older. But on Magisk 16.6 Beta, a stub Magisk Manager is embedded in magiskinit. So after a factory reset, if it detects that there is no Magisk Manager installed, it will automatically inject the APK as well as host to get a fully working Magisk environment on your device.
- The second major update is about the strange root loss issue. This issue was reported by many users on the previous build of Magisk. John Wu explained that this problem is due to the presence of multiple Zygote servers. MagiskHide didn’t handle that, and thus the issue arises. Due to this issue, the Magisk daemon also gets affected, and hence it crashes. To fix this problem, the developer has added “magisklogd,” a new log monitoring daemon that works perfectly in hands with “magiskd.” John Wu @topjohnwu confirmed that the beta testers who faced these crashes wouldn’t have to tackle them again in Magisk 16.6 beta.
How to: Install Magisk ZIP file
There are two methods to install Magisk:
- Flash the Magisk ZIP using TWRP recovery.
- 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:
What’re your views on Magisk? Do let us know by commenting below.