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Netflix is suddenly reappearing on the Play Store for some previously banished modified devices

Friday, October 13th, 2017

This May, Netflix started blocking rooted and unlocked devices from downloading the company's app on Google Play. It was an unfortunate restriction that locked out many people and stirred up a lot of anger. Over the last week, some of us at AP have started noticing the app reappearing, even though our devices still don't pass SafetyNet/Google Play device certification.

Not all of us are seeing the Netflix app return. My own bootloader-unlocked Pixel XL still adamantly refuses to show the app listing, but Artem's is more than happy to oblige.

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Netflix is suddenly reappearing on the Play Store for some previously banished modified devices 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.

[Update: Official downloads] The September Oreo update broke SafetyNet and Android Pay for some Nexus 6Ps, but there’s a fix

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Update-woes continue. A recent OTA (OPR6.170623.017) for the Nexus 6P appears to have broken SafetyNet and, subsequently, things like Android Pay. Thankfully, there's a fix. All you need to do is update to a slightly newer build (OPR6.170623.019), and we've even got a link if you'd rather not wait. 

The problem was reported on Google's Product Forums, and just yesterday Google promised to resolve the issue with a corrected OTA.

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[Update: Official downloads] The September Oreo update broke SafetyNet and Android Pay for some Nexus 6Ps, but there's a fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

The September Oreo update broke SafetyNet and Android Pay for some Nexus 6Ps, but there’s a fix

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Update-woes continue. A recent OTA (OPR6.170623.017) for the Nexus 6P appears to have broken SafetyNet and, subsequently, things like Android Pay. Thankfully, there's a fix. All you need to do is update to a slightly newer build (OPR6.170623.019), and we've even got a link if you'd rather not wait. 

The problem was reported on Google's Product Forums, and just yesterday Google promised to resolve the issue with a corrected OTA.

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The September Oreo update broke SafetyNet and Android Pay for some Nexus 6Ps, but there's a fix was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Chainfire releases v1.0 of SuHide, a root-detection mitigation tool

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Users looking to hide their root status from being detected by things like SafetyNet now have one more option available, aside from Magisk. Chainfire, the original developer of the closed-source root solution SuperSU, has released v1.0 of suhide. This latest incarnation is "completely different from the old version," but should work about the same for the end-user. 

Those that have been seeking a means of hiding their root or ROM status from SafetyNet these days are probably using Magisk, as it's been regularly and quickly updated to work around Google's detection methods.

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Chainfire releases v1.0 of SuHide, a root-detection mitigation tool 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.

SafetyNet can detect Magisk again, but a fix is in the works

Monday, July 17th, 2017

If you are a Magisk user, and you fired up Pokemon Go or Android Pay today just to be met with an error message, you aren't alone. The game of cat and rooted mouse continues, as Google's detection methods have expanded again to catch Magisk 13.2, which is the latest version. But, Magisk developer topjohnwu expects to have things fixed soon. 

In a post made today over at XDA, another developer named Tobi@s took a quick look at the changes in SafetyNet and figured out a workaround.

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SafetyNet can detect Magisk again, but a fix is in the works was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Bugfix v13.2] Magisk v13.1 released to stable with SafetyNet fixes and Android O support

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Yesterday prolific XDA developer topjohnwu released a new stable version of Magisk (v13.1) which includes all the changes from the beta release v13, like Android O support and a new SafetyNet workaround. With the latest update, you can go back to using the more advanced features of Magisk, while still hiding root.

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[Update: Bugfix v13.2] Magisk v13.1 released to stable with SafetyNet fixes and Android O support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Magisk v13.1 released to stable with SafetyNet fixes and Android O support

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Yesterday prolific XDA developer topjohnwu released a new stable version of Magisk (v13.1) which includes all the changes from the beta release v13, like Android O support and a new SafetyNet workaround. With the latest update, you can go back to using the more advanced features of Magisk, while still hiding root. But most users won't notice any significant differences in this recent release, other than things just working. With all the recent SafetyNet changes, that's a fantastic achievement. 

The changes in v13/13.1 are in response to adjustments by Google last month that triggered SafetyNet if you were using Magisk outside core-only mode.

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Magisk v13.1 released to stable with SafetyNet fixes and Android O support was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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