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Root Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo with latest Magisk v14.5 and Magisk Manager v5.4.2 (Beta)

Updated November 2017: Latest Magisk v14.5 and Magisk v14.3 now available for download along with Magisk Manager 5.4.2. The latest update now officially supports Google Pixel 2 devices. This means rooting Android 8.0/8.1 Oreo is now even more compatible. You can also root Oxygen OS 5.0 Oreo build for OnePlus devices. This is really a great news for all Android users running the previous Magisk v14.3 and Magisk Manager v5.3.5 who faces some bugs and incompatibility. Very Special thanks to XDA developer topjohnwu for releasing the update. The downloads are listed below along with the update procedure.

Magisk is an advanced tool which brings Universal Systemless Interface for several Android devices. Magisk is basically a rooting tool However, it also enables users to modify and tweak their phones systemlessly with the help of its numerous features and modules. It provides users with root hide, Magisk hide, SafetyNet bypass, and much more. The several Magisk modules let you modify the system partitions.

You can install OTA updates even when the device is rooted. Magisk in some ways better than SuperSU, it also allows you to use Android Pay with root. This new update comes with few bug fixes. If you already have Magisk installed, you just have to download the latest version Magisk Manager 5.4 APK and flash it via TWRP recovery.

Read the detailed guide on How to root Android 8.0 Oreo?

Magisk 14.5 Changelogs:

Magisk v14.5 BETA changelog:

  • [Daemon] Moved internal path to /sbin/.core, new image mountpoint is /sbin/.core/img
  • [MagiskSU] Support switching package name, used when Magisk Manager is hidden
  • [MagiskHide] Add temporary /magisk removal
  • [MagiskHide] All changes above contributes to hiding from nasty apps like FGO and several banking apps
  • [Magiskinit] Use magiskinit for all devices (dynamic initramfs)
  • [Magiskinit] Fix Xiaomi A1 support
  • [Magiskinit] Add Pixel 2 (XL) support
  • [Magiskboot] Add support to remove avb-verity in dtbo.img
    • [Magiskboot] Fix typo in handling MTK boot image headers
  • [script] Along with updates in Magisk Manager, add support to sign boot images (AVB 1.0)
  • [script] Add dtbo.img backup and restore support
  • [misc] Many small adjustments to properly support old platforms like Android 5.0

Magisk v14.3
– [MagicMount] Clone attributes to tmpfs mountpoint, should fix massive module breakage

Magisk Manager v4.5.2 changelog:

– Support new paths and setup of v14.5
– Support repackaging Magisk Manager for hiding (only works on v14.5+)
– Support hardlinking global su database into app data
– Support signing boot images (AVB 1.0)
– Update app icon to adaptive icons
– Remove app from MagiskHide list if uninstalled
– Add support to save detailed logs when installing Magisk or modules
– Fix download progress error if module is larger than 20MB
– Changed the way how downloaded repos are processed, should be rock stable
– Prevent crashes when database is corrupted – clear db instead
– Fix saving wrong UID issue on multiuser mode
– Add custom update channel support – you can now switch to your own update server!
– Some UI adjustments and asynchronous UI performance improvements

Official Support For Google Pixel 2 devices:

Now, Magisk has official support for Google Pixel 2 devices. Pixel devices have unique partitioning and hence a lot of changes were needed in Magisk. Overcoming every such hassle, the official support for Pixel has been released. The update also supports Android One devices like Xiaomi Mi A1.

First, the kernel has to be patched to boot with initramfs under all circumstances. Then, there is a need to replace the init binary to handle whether boot into recovery or system, construct the rootfs, and mount system properly. Finally, we need to patch the fstab placed in the dtb to remove the dm-verity on vendor. there are a lot more quirks such as file based encryption, A/B partition detection, etc.

The OTA installation guide is here. You can check the guide for OTA installation and tips.

Changelog for official Magisk support for Google Pixel (XL).

Important:

  • You need to have a bootloader unlocked device to use magisk
  • You must have working TWRP Recovery Installed on your device.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device.
  • Before following the guide, take a complete backup of your phone for safer side.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shut down in-between the process.

Download latest Magisk v14.5:

Download Latest Magisk Manager 5.4.0

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For detailed installation procedures, visit the following detailed instructions tutorial. It also listes various features. Read: How to install Magisk? Here is a short tutorial:

  • Make sure your device has latest TWRP installed. Read: How to install TWRP?
  • Reboot into TWRP recovery.
  • Take a full Nandroid Backup.
  • Tap on the install option from the TWRP recovery.
  • Navigate to Magisk zip and select it.
  • Confirm flash operation.
  • Reboot to system.

Open the Magisk Manager and start granting root access. That’s it for today’s update of Magisk. Please keep reading for more updates. Source: Magisk 14.5