Magisk is the latest and very popular rooting tool for Android phones. Magisk v14 is now available for download with lots of bug fixes and stability improvements. This is the stable version and an upgrade from Magisk v13.3. The beta Magisk v13.6 brought support for Android 8.0 Oreo unofficially. It helped root the latest Oreo based AOSP ROMS and Lineage OS 15 ROMS as well. Now that the stable version 14 is out, you can simply grab this version and use it to root every smartphone phone running almost any Android version.
The Magisk manager app has also received as update to version 5.3.0. The Magisk app is basically an user interface to grant root access to third party applications, manage various modules, root hide, SafetyNet bypass and much more. It supports Android phones running Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat, and official Oreo.
The most important thing about this update is that you can simply root any Android phone by simply using the Magisk Manager app without a custom recovery. Some of the Android phones do not have a custom TWRP recovery. This is why the app developer have updated the binaries to install Magisk using ADB and fastboot method as well. The only thing you need is a boot image of your phone’s firmware version.
What’s new with Magisk v14?
You will find two big changes with the stable build. The issues with Busybox has been fixed. This means BusyBox can now be installed along side BusyBox. Magisk support for Samsung devices have been improved.
One of the most important features you will find is hiding the Magisk Manager application. So your Android phone or SafetyNet won’t track the Magisk app.
Moreover, the developer also brought a new installation method via ADB. For device without a custom recovery, this is useful. You can directly choose the non TWRP method right from the Magisk Manager app. However, you will need to flash the stock boot image later. For Samsung devices, you will need a raw image or a TAR image file which can be flashed via ODIN tool.
- [script] Simplify installation scripts
- [script] Fix a bug causing backing up and restoring stock boot images failure
- [script] Installation and uninstallation will migrate old or broken stock boot image backups to proper format
- [script] Fix an issue with selabel setting in util_functions on Lollipop
- [rc script] Enable logd in post-fs to start logging as early as possible
- [MagiskHide] magisk.img mounted is no longer a requirement Devices with issues mounting magisk.img can now run in proper core-only mode
- [MagiskBoot] Add native function to extract stock SHA1 from ramdisk
- [b64xz] New tool to extract compressed and encoded binary dumps in shell script
- [busybox] Add busybox to Magisk source, and embed multi-arch busybox binary into update-binary shell script
- [busybox] Busybox is added into PATH for all boot scripts (post-fs-data.d, service.d, and all module scripts)
- [MagiskSU] Fully fix multiuser issues
- [Magic Mount] Fix a typo in cloning attributes
- [Daemon] Fix the daemon crashing when boot scripts opens a subshell
- [Daemon] Adjustments to prevent stock Samsung kernel restrictions on exec system calls for binaries started from /data
- [Daemon] Workaround on Samsung device with weird fork behaviors
Download latest Magisk v14 and Magisk Manager v5.3.0 stable
Magisk Manager v5.3.0 | Download
The Magisk Manager app has been removed from the Play store. Here is the direct download links for you directly from the developer topjohnwu.
How to install Magisk and root Android?
The first way is to flash the latest Magisk zip directly via TWRP recovery.
Another way is to install Magisk via ADB, method. This is when you want to retain the stock recovery and still root Android.
How to install Magisk via Magisk Manager ADB method without custom recovery?
This method is a non-root method of installing Magisk and only supports v14.0+. The latest manager app does not require a custom recovery.
However, you must have a stock boot image dump beforehand. For Samsung devices, you need Odin flashable TAR boot image.
Once you flash flash the patched boot image, either through fastboot/download mode or ODIN
- Install the latest Magisk Manager.
- If you’re planning to flash the patched boot image through ODIN, go to Settings > Update Settings > Patched Boot Output Format, and select .img.tar. For normal users leave it as the default .img
- Press Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File, and select the stock boot image file.
- Magisk Manager will patch your boot image. It will store image in [Internal Storage]/MagiskManager/patched_boot.img[.tar]
- Flash the patched boot image to your device and reboot.
That’s it. Enjoy the latest Magisk on your Android.