MAGISK Posts on XDA

Magisk v24.2 released with Zygisk improvements, stability fixes, and much more

As of 2022, Magisk is the most popular and recommended rooting solution for devices running Android. Created by John Wu, aka XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu, the Magisk project has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. A big part of its success comes from the developer’s consistency and...

Magisk v24.0 release introduces Zygisk, brings along Android 12 support, and more

XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu's Magisk started off as a systemless root method and has evolved over the years into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. But even today, if you need root, chances are that the recommended root method for your device mentions installing Magisk for superuser access. The latest...

How to pass SafetyNet on Android after rooting or installing a custom ROM

SafetyNet bypassing has long been a cat and mouse game between Google and the community. The community loves to modify the software on their phone, a process that usually involves bootloader unlocking as the first step. But this, in turn, trips SafetyNet, which can cause several popular apps to stop working on the phone, some...

How to Root your Android smartphone: Google, OnePlus, Samsung, Xiaomi, and others too!

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

Latest Magisk Canary release adds support for Android 12, drops MagiskHide

If you consider yourself a power user in the Android ecosystem, then the name "Magisk" definitely needs no introduction. Thanks to this creation of John Wu, a.k.a. XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu, one can easily gain root access on an Android device by patching its boot image. However, because of the modifications that Magisk has to...

Best Magisk Modules: Call Recorder, Font Manager, 1Controller, and more!

Magisk is undoubtedly one of the best tools for Android power users looking to unlock the full potential of their device. Developed by John Wu, a.k.a. XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu, Magisk offers a distinctive "systemless interface" that can be used for everything from rooting your device to adding unique features to it. The best...

Universal SafetyNet Fix gets updated with support for Android 12 and many OEM skins

It took a long time for the Android aftermarket development scene to find a somewhat universal method to bypass the hardware-backed SafetyNet attestation techniques, but after an immense amount of work, XDA Senior Member kdrag0n accomplished the feat in January. Thankfully, it took significantly less time to make the fix compatible with Android 12. The developer...

Magisk is dropping support for hiding root access from apps

Back in May, topjohnwu, the developer of Magisk, announced that he had joined Google on the Android Platform Security Team. Given that Magisk is used to root Android devices and also circumvent root detection measures in apps, many were skeptical that Google would allow the developer to continue working on the project in its current...

How to Install Magisk on your Android Phone

If you've ever thought of rooting your phone or modding certain aspects of it, the chances are you've heard of Magisk. But what is Magisk? Magisk is a tool that can be used to gain root access on your device, similar to SuperSU but it's not limited to just that. Developed by topjohnwu, a Senior...

How to Unroot your Android phone

Do you want to root your Android smartphone so you can unleash the true power of your device? Thankfully, the process isn’t as difficult as you may think. But what happens when things change and you find you just don’t use root applications as much as you thought you would? If you’re in a situation...

Magisk developer John Wu leaves Apple to join Google on the Android security team

Few developers on the XDA forums are as well-known as John Wu, the creator of Magisk. Under his alias topjohnwu, the developer spent years developing the open-source root injection tool, superuser management app, and systemless modding framework. In the middle of 2019, he joined Apple as an intern to work on the company’s Siri Core...

Magisk v23.0 brings along SafetyNet API fixes but drops legacy Android support

Magisk is an incredible tool for Android power users. It is a unique systemless interface created by XDA’s Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu that can be used for much more than just rooting your devices. The interface helps users tinker with the system settings without actually making changes to the system files. Another reason behind Magisk's...