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Magisk v16.4 adds app shortcuts and bug fixes, breaks root for a few apps including Tasker

Monday, April 30th, 2018

Magisk developer topjohnwu might be off serving compulsory military service, but he's still maintained a rapid release schedule for his popular root solution. Magisk v16.4 (and Magisk Manager v5.7.0) were released over the weekend, and they add a handful of technical fixes, app shortcuts, and Android P improvements, but it isn't all smooth sailing. The latest version also removes Magisk's 64-bit binaries, which may break root support for some apps, including the very popular Tasker

The full changelog for Magisk v16.4 and the corresponding Magisk Manager update (v5.7.0), are just below:

Magisk
v16.4
- [Daemon] Directly check logcat command instead of detecting logd, should fix logging and MagiskHide on several Samsung devices
- [Daemon] Fix startup Magisk Manager APK installation on Android P
- [MagiskPolicy] Switch from AOSP u:r:su:s0 to u:r:magisk:s0 to prevent conflicts
- [MagiskPolicy] Remove unnecessary sepolicy rules to reduce security penalty
- [Daemon] Massive re-design /sbin tmpfs overlay and daemon start up
- [MagiskInit] Remove magiskinit_daemon, the actual magisk daemon (magiskd) shall handle everything itself
- [Daemon] Remove post-fs stage as it is very limited and also will not work on A/B devices; replaced with simple mount in post-fs-data, which will run ASAP even before the daemon is started
- [General] Remove all 64-bit binaries as there is no point in using them; all binaries are now 32-bit only.

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Magisk v16.4 adds app shortcuts and bug fixes, breaks root for a few apps including Tasker was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk updated with Android P support, other improvements

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018

Magisk is probably a name that needs no introduction 'round these parts, but for the uninitiated, it's an open source root solution which includes SafetyNet root detection mitigation—so you can have your # and still get Pokemon Go, too. Prolific Magisk developer topjohnwu may have been called to military service, but even he couldn't resist the allure of the new Android P developer previews. The new Magisk v16.1 and Magisk Manager v5.6.2 released over the weekend have introduced support for Google's latest.

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Magisk updated with Android P support, other improvements was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk developer adds support for Huawei devices, will be away for the next 4 months

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Magisk, one of the most recognized and well-known rooting solutions around, has just received an update to version 16.0. The update comes just a short week after version 15.4 was released, and includes a bootloop fix, support for Huawei and Honor devices with Treble (the Mate 10, 10 Pro, and View 10), and a few other changes.

According to Magisk lead developer topjohnwu (aka John Wu), Project Treble makes adding support for Magisk much easier — he was able to get everything up and running in around just six hours.

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Magisk developer adds support for Huawei devices, will be away for the next 4 months was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk updated with fingerprint security option for root requests

Friday, January 12th, 2018

Magisk is probably one of the most well-known and widely used root solutions these days, made famous for its root-detection mitigation strategies. Now both Magisk and the accompanying Magisk Manager have been updated to v15.3 and v5.4.4, respectively, this time bringing the convenience of fingerprint authorization to the dialog which grants root access. 

The new versions are v15.3 (Magisk) and v5.4.4 (Magisk Manager), and changelogs for each are included just below:

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Magisk

v15.3
- [Daemon] Fix the bug that only one script would be executed in post-fs-data.d/service.d
- [Daemon] Add MS_SILENT flag when mounting, should fix some devices that cannot mount magisk.img
- [MagiskBoot] Fix potential segmentation fault when patching ramdisk, should fix some installation failures

Magisk Manager
v5.4.4
- Fix dtbo on-boot detection, should follow configured dtbo patching behavior on Pixel 2 devices
- Add fingerprint authentication for Superuser requests

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Both changelogs are pretty light this time around.

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Magisk updated with fingerprint security option for root requests was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk v15.1 released to stable, fixes v15 bootloop for some devices

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Most of us that have been using Magisk for our root needs have probably been installing the latest beta builds. Through them, we've seen incremental improvements and additions to the stability and functionality of the root tool. And now Magisk developer topjohnwu has decided that all these recent additions are stable enough for everyone to enjoy, as a new update to Magisk has been released to stable. 

If you updated to v15, which was also a stable release, you might have run into a small bit of trouble.

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Magisk v15.1 released to stable, fixes v15 bootloop for some devices was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk v14.3 beta released with new ‘Invincible mode’ fix for root loss, among other changes

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Magisk was previously updated to support Google's Pixel devices, as well as any other phones that might use the recently-implemented A/B partitioning scheme. But, there was one hiccup. It turns out that the Magisk daemon running in the background can die, leading to a temporary loss of root, and it doesn't get restarted. But this latest update, v14.3, introduces a new "Invincible mode" that should fix all that.

The issue was widely reported, and even we were affected.

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Magisk v14.3 beta released with new 'Invincible mode' fix for root loss, among other changes was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: 14.2 bugfix and download] Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Hot off his recent vacation, Magisk developer topjohnwu has released a beta version of Magisk (v14.1) that works with the Pixel phones. We've even installed it on one of our own Pixel XLs and, well, it works.

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[Update: 14.2 bugfix and download] Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Hot off his recent vacation, Magisk developer topjohnwu has released a beta version of Magisk (v14.1) that works with the Pixel phones. We've even installed it on one of our own Pixel XLs and, well, it works. This is probably one of the oldest requests users have had for Magisk, and now it's here. Best of all, it works without a custom recovery, and (allegedly) survives OTA. 

The full changelog is below:


Magisk
  • v14.1
    - [MagiskInit] Introduce a new init binary to support skip_initramfs devices (Pixel family)
    - [script] Fix typo in update-binary for x86 devices
    - [script] Fix stock boot image backup not moved to proper location
    - [script] Add functions to support A/B slot and skip_initramfs devices
    - [script] Detect Meizu boot blocks
    - [MagiskBoot] Add decompress zImage support
    - [MagiskBoot] Support extracting dtb appended to zImage block
    - [MagiskBoot] Support patching fstab within dtb
    - [Daemon/MagiskSU] Proper file based encryption support
    - [Daemon] Create core folders if not exist
    - [resetprop] Fix a bug which delete props won't remove persist props not in memory
    - [MagicMount] Remove usage of dummy folder, directly mount tmpfs and constuct file structure skeleton in place

There was a lot of work topjohnwu had to do to get Magisk playing nice on Google's Pixels.

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Magisk beta v14.1 roots the Pixels and survives OTA was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk and Magisk Manager updated to patch boot images without root, installing itself without custom recovery

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Root users should be universally familiar with Magisk, and yesterday both it and the associated Magisk Manager were updated to v14 and v5.3.0, respectively. There are a ton of changes, but the headlining features from these updates are improvements in Samsung device compatibility, a new beta channel for updates, and the ability to patch boot images without root. That last one is a biggie, as it'll let you install Magisk both without a custom recovery and without already being rooted. 

There are a few caveats.

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Magisk and Magisk Manager updated to patch boot images without root, installing itself without custom recovery was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk v13.3 released with fixes for the latest SafetyNet detection methods

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

This is becoming a common refrain, but Magisk has been updated to bypass SafetyNet, again. Just a few days ago Magisk developer topjohnwu told us that he was hard at work on a fix. While he wasn't able to provide a firm date at the time, he may have over delivered on his promise of "soon." The latest update, v13.3, escapes SafetyNet detection. Your Magisk Manager app should prompt you for an update sometime soon.

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Magisk v13.3 released with fixes for the latest SafetyNet detection methods was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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