Magisk Manager term is very familiar to us in these days mostly who were associated with the word Rooting. Magisk Manager is the best alternative to the Chainfires SuperSu. So many of us still using SuperSu binary for rooting Android devices because it is popular and Everyone Suggested this method only for the rooting device. But Google added a few security measures on an android marshmallow or later.
It causes some issues for the Rooting process, and that measures prevent the Superuser daemon to do its job. So, Chainfire developed the Systemless root method for Android devices. Probably you may think that What is system less rooting? This method involves in the process of rooting the android without doing any system partitions so that it named as Systemless root.
In this race, so many other developers follow the same procedure for rooting android. topjohnwu is one of them who was made the system less Xposed framework. Then it leads to doing Magisk which is also known as Magic Mask.
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What is Magisk Manager?
Magisk Manager is an Android app that will help you to Manage the Systemless Modules and Root Privileges. topjohnwu is the developer of the app, and he is a senior member XDA forums. Why is it so popular now? because so many modules are developing day by day for this Magisk Manager app that will help you to pass google Safetynet check.
Some of the play store apps don’t allow to run on the rooted devices these days. Those apps follow the Safetynet check and allow the users after passing the Google’s SafetyNet API. You may face this situation while using banking applications, Pokemon Go, and Netflix.
To run those kinds of application, you need Magisk Manager app if you have rooted device. By enabling the magisk hide on the app, you would able to run whatever application you need which cannot work on rooted devices.
|Android Version requires||4.2+|
|Last Updated||February 04, 2019|
How to Download Magisk Manager Latest Version
Step 1. Download Magisk Manager app from below link. Sadly this app was removed from the PlayStore because of it violates the community guidelines of the Google.
Step 2. I am assuming that you have not enabled ‘Unknown Sources’ yet in the system settings
Step 3. Install Magisk Manager APK which you have downloaded from the above link. Then a pop up says you need to enable Unknown Sources. Tap on the settings
Step 4. Scroll down to find the Unknown Sources and Toggle it.
Step 5. Go back and again Install the Magisk Manager app.
Step 6. It would take less than one minute to complete the installation process and Open the Manager.
Step 7. If your device already rooted with SuperSu, then use manager app to hide root or other stuff. Or if you want to root with Magisk Su binary then follow below steps.
How to Root Android with Magisk Su?
Note:- There is a chance to stuck at
Step 2. The primary requirement is you have Custom Recovery Installed on your device before proceeding further. Boot your device into Custom recovery (I am Using TWRP).
Step 3. Tap on the Install button on the Home of TWRP and Select the Magisk.zip file from the Directory where you have stored.
Step 4. Then swipe the Install button. That’s it.
Step 5. After that, Reboot your Android device and open the Magisk Manager to confirm that you have root access or not.
If everything is fine, then i would suggest you to know how to download available modules from the repo. Below is the step by step process to learn more.
How to Download and Install Modules
Step 1. Open Magisk Manager app and drag the menu from left to right.
Step 2. You can see the download section. Click on it and search for the module what do you want from the library.
Step 3. After choosing the module, Tap on Download Icon as you can see from the below screenshot.
Step 4. A pop up asks you to download or Install the module. Here are two ways to install on your android device.
- If you want to install the module manually [that means by flashing from the TWRP custom recovery], then click on the Download button. The module will save on Storage.
- If you would like to install automatically by magisk manager app, then you should click on the Install button.
Step 5. It will automatically download and flash the Module on magisk manager app and then reboot the device to activate the module.
How to Use Magisk Hide
Step 1. Open magisk manager app and click on the menu icon on the top left corner.
Step 2. Now, you can see the Settings option.
Step 3. Click on settings and scroll down until you will find the Magisk Hide. Toggle it. Again open a menu and this time select Magisk Hide option.
Step 4. By going through that option, you will able to hid the root access to the particular app.
How to Uninstall MagiskSu Completely
Step 1. Open Magisk Manager app, and you can see the uninstall button in the bottom of home
Do you want to unroot the phone? If yes, then proceed by tapping the Uninstall button.
You will be asked as like the below screenshot.
Step 2. Still, Want to Continue. Just Tap on Complete Uninstall button that will remove the Su binary and All the modules you have installed.
- Hide the root access to an app which does not want it.
- There are more chances to pass SafetyNet and many hidden security measures.
- Run Netflix, Android Pay, Pokemon Go and Banking Applications.
- Tons of systemless module are available now.
- Only work on android version 4.2 or above. Nowadays most of the people are using Android 5.0 phones or up, and very a few now (Literally zero) are using gingerbread devices. I think it’s not a big problem.
- Magisk only supports Gzip compressed boot.img not compressed with lz4.
Magic Mask is the best alternative for the Chainfire’s Supersu in the aspects of a Safetynet check. The major advantage is that you can run the applications which do not run on rooted devices and Google Safetynet check.
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