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Pixel 3 has already been rooted via Magisk

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Magisk developer topjohnwu is nothing if not prolific. A mere two days after the Pixel 3's formal launch (and just a day after receiving his own phone), he's already achieved root via Magisk on Google's latest flagship. Those hoping for root on their own Pixel 3s probably won't have much longer to wait for a stable release.

The version that appears to be running on his Pixel 3 is the latest Magisk canary release, 17.3-e1a65276, which is a bit ahead of the current v17.2 (beta) and v17.1 (stable) releases.

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Pixel 3 has already been rooted via Magisk was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

SuperSU has been removed from the Play Store

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

For years, SuperSU was one of the most popular root applications for Android. Chainfire, the creator of SuperSU, handed over development to CCMT in 2015. He ended his involvement with the app last year, so CCMT has been in full control of it since then. For reasons currently unknown, SuperSU has now vanished from the Play Store.

The app's Twitter and Google+ accounts for SuperSU haven't made a post since last year, the Facebook page has been inactive since March, and the official forum is currently offline.

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SuperSU has been removed from the Play Store was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Open GApps packages land for Android 9 Pie

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If you are at all into the root/ROM community, then you should probably be familiar with Open GApps, which combines the Google services that most of us need for our Android phones (i.e., the Play Store, Play Services, and other Google apps) into a collection of convenient, recovery-flashable packages. In a milestone, today Open GApps has released its first builds for Android 9 Pie. ARM packages are live, with ARM64 and x86 architectures to follow in the next few hours.

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Open GApps packages land for Android 9 Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Open GApps packages land for Android 9 Pie

Friday, September 7th, 2018

If you are at all into the root/ROM community, then you should probably be familiar with Open GApps, which combines the Google services that most of us need for our Android phones (i.e., the Play Store, Play Services, and other Google apps) into a collection of convenient, recovery-flashable packages. In a milestone, today Open GApps has released its first builds for Android 9 Pie. ARM packages are live, with ARM64 and x86 architectures to follow in the next few hours.

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Open GApps packages land for Android 9 Pie was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Snapchat’s long-awaited redesign is smoother, can be enabled right now with root

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

Back in November of last year, Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel announced that a new Android app was being built from the ground up. It's been almost a year since then, but we're finally seeing some movement. In fact, the new Snapchat Alpha can actually be enabled right now, so long as your device has root access.

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Snapchat's long-awaited redesign is smoother, can be enabled right now with root was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Weekend poll: Is your phone rooted?

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Android has evolved quite a lot into the operating system we know and love today, but years ago, many enthusiasts (including me) actively plugged its earlier feature gaps via a process called "rooting." In brief, rooting allows us to make modifications at the system level—though it does so at the cost of potentially reduced security, among other risks.

About every two years we like to check in and see how many Android enthusiasts out there continue to root their devices, and here we are again.

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Weekend poll: Is your phone rooted? was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Google responds] Google still hasn’t fixed the Pixel 2’s 8-month-old panorama issue, so someone made a workaround (root required)

Friday, July 13th, 2018

As we all know, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use the same camera hardware. But while the Pixel 2 XL hasn't had any major camera issues (at least recently), the Pixel 2 has been having problems with its infinity focus point essentially since launch, leading to blurry panoramas.

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[Update: Google responds] Google still hasn't fixed the Pixel 2's 8-month-old panorama issue, so someone made a workaround (root required) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Google still hasn’t fixed the Pixel 2’s 8-month-old panorama issue, so someone made a workaround (root required)

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

As we all know, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL use the same camera hardware. But while the Pixel 2 XL hasn't had any major camera issues (at least recently), the Pixel 2 has been having problems with its infinity focus point essentially since launch, leading to blurry panoramas. It's been eight months since the issue was first reported, but because Google still hasn't fixed it, an owner decided to take things into his own hands.

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Google still hasn't fixed the Pixel 2's 8-month-old panorama issue, so someone made a workaround (root required) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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.

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