Magisk manager is a magic mask to alter system systemless-ly. Might that term be difficult to understand right?
There might be a question raised in your mind that what magisk is? Magisk is the best alternative to Chainfire’s SuperSU. Topjohnwu developed Magisk Manager. He is one of the best developers who developed magisk. If you have installed the SuperSU on your device, then you might have seen the issue, you can’t run the banking applications on your Android.
You might be confused about what is rooting? We can say that rooting gives you privileges to modify the software code on the device or install other software that the manufacturer wouldn’t usually allow you to. You can read more about rooting android phone
Many developers are coming with magisk pre-installed on their ROM. They are implementing the magisk just because of the amazing features of the Magisk and the way you can use any application without any issues. The default choice of most of the developer is now magisk.
Let’s take an example
Suppose you want to run banking applications and whenever you open the application you will get a notification saying that your phone is rooted and you won’t be able to use this application on your device.
Now, to run that application you will unroot your phone and do your work in that app and again root your phone with the help of Chainfire SuperSU. Rooting and unrooting your device is a lot of lengthy processes, and no one likes to do such as a big task again and again.
What if you want to use that banking application urgently? You won’t be unrooting your phone again and again. This the reason why developer Topjohnwu came up with an application which hides the root from your device.
How to Install Magisk
Magisk has become popular in recent years as more Android features have been secured with Google’s SafetyNetsystem. With Magisk (first developed by topjohnwu), you can have root and custom mods while still using services like Google Pay. It works by leaving the system partition untouched and modifying the boot partition. This is why it’s referred to as a “systemless” root method. It’s very easy to install once you have all the components in place.
What You’ll Need:
- A device running Android 4.2+
- Custom Recovery (how to install)
- We’ll be using TWRP in this guide
1. Download Magisk
Assuming your phone has a custom recovery, the first thing you’ll need is the Magisk zip file. This is the file we will be flashing in the next step. You can find the latest version of the zip at the official XDA thread. Download the latest zip and transfer it to your phone/tablet, or download it directly on your phone/tablet. An easy way to do this is to install the Magisk Manager app (found in Step 3), which will prompt you to download the latest zip that’s currently available.
In case your device lacks a custom recovery, you can either :
- Manually patch your device’s boot image and flash it, or
- Use the Direct Install option
both of which are present in Magisk Manager. However, Flashing Magisk using a custom recovery is the recommended method.
2. Flash Magisk
Next, we will go into recovery mode and flash the zip. Find out how to boot into recovery mode on your device with this guide. It will usually be some combination of the power button and volume keys. Once you boot into your custom recovery, follow these steps:
- In recovery mode, select the Install button.
- Find the folder where you download the zip file.
- Select the zip file
- Swipe the slider to install Magisk
- Tap Reboot System
3. Install Magisk Manager App
The Magisk framework is now installed on your device. To manage it, you’ll need the aptly named Magisk Manager. This is what will allow you to install modules. Download the latest Magisk Manager APK here and make sure you have “Unknown sources” enabled in the Settings. Install the app and open it up.
The Manager app allows you to adjust root settings and also install modules, which are installable mods. The app doubles as a repository for a bunch of great modules that can easily extend the functionality of your device. Using the Manager app is an important part of getting the most out of this root method.