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Download and Install Magisk 16.3+ for any Android device | Root Android P, 8.1 Oreo

Update: Magisk 16.3 roots Android P 9.0 DP1 on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.  Magisk 16.0, Magisk v15.4, and Magisk v15.3 are now available for download along with Magisk Manager v5.6.1 for download and install with several bug fixes. Magisk is being updated to stable version 15.0. This is great news for more and more Android phones can be rooted using the most popular rooting tool called Magisk v15.0 after the SuperSU. The latest version of Magisk is now out of beta with many improvements to the Super User libraries. Magisk v15.0 is now available for download officially for all the Android users. This is after the huge success of the previous Magisk 14.6 beta version. Apart for being a rooting tool, Magisk also brings several new features and functionalities like seamless OTA installation even on a rooted device, Magisk hide, root hide, bypass Google’s Safety Net, install various modules, etc.

Recently, all the major developers are rolling out newer versions of their software, tools,  apps, or packages in order to bring about support for the latest Android 8.1 Oreo and the latest smartphones in the market. Developers of Xposed Framework, Lineage OS 15.1, Resurrection Remix 6.0, Paranoid Android 8.0, and many others are currently working on the Oreo platform. This brings us to the latest Magisk 15.

Developer topjohnwu, already deployed Magisk beta 14.6 a couple of days ago to bring support for latest Android 8.1 Oreo. It also brings major changes to the Magisk Manager APK and made the whole project as one single application. Being ambitious, the developer also updated MagiskSU to work the same as proper Linux implementation. Super User package has also been completely changed in order to bring more stability.

Download Magisk 16 stable

The Magisk 16.0 is the stable version of Magisk rooting tool. Whereas, the Magisk 16.3 is the latest beta version. So you can either download and install the Magisk 16.0 stable or the beta. So magisk v17 will be the next stable version. Also, installing Magisk Manager APK is mandatory, listed below.

Flash the Magisk uninstaller if you would like to delete or remove Magisk completely.

Download Magisk v16.3+ beta

Download Magisk installer zip for the latest beta version. See the changelog from below.

Download latest Magisk Manager 5.6.4+

Installing the latest Magisk Manager version is must for better experience.

Magisk v16.3 Changelog

  • Magisk v16.3

– [General] Remove symlinks used for backwards compatibility
– [MagiskBoot] Fix a small size calculation bug

  • v16.2

– [General] Force use system binaries in handling ext4 images (fix module installation on Android P)
– [MagiskHide] Change property state to disable if logd is disabled

Magisk v16.1 (1610)

  • Update resetprop
  • Update several SELinux stuffs
  • Add workaround for missing `make_ext4fs`
  • Fix SELinux issues on Android 6.0 and lower

Magisk Manager v5.6.4

  • Remove the blacklisted apps using SafetyNet (e.g. Pokemon GO)
  • Manually disable WAL mode for SQLite as Android P is weird
  • Change paths for hiding manager as Android P added more restrictions
  • Fix hide manager on old Android versions


  • Magisk v15.3
    – [Daemon] Fix the bug that only one script would be executed in post-fs-data.d/service.d
    – [Daemon] Add MS_SILENT flag when mounting, should fix some devices that cannot mount magisk.img
    – [MagiskBoot] Fix potential segmentation fault when patching ramdisk, should fix some installation failures
  • Magisk Manager v5.5.4
    – Fix dtbo on-boot detection, should follow configured dtbo patching behavior on Pixel 2 devices
    – Add fingerprint authentication for Superuser requests

The latest Magisk Manager works on most of the Android phones running 5.0/5.1 Lollipop, 6.0.1 Marshmallow, 7.1 Nougat, 8.0/8.1 Oreo.

How to install Magisk?

Read: Detailed tutorial on how to install Magisk

  • Make sure your Android device has the latest TWRP recovery installed. See how to install TWRP recovery. For Samsung devices visit this tutorial.
  • Now, download the latest Magisk v15+ zip and Magisk Manager 5.5.1. You can also simply install the Magisk Manager and download the flashable zip from there.
  • Transfer Magisk installer zip, manager APK, and uninstaller to phone storage.
  • You may want to uninstall Magisk if your version is too old.
  • Reboot device into TWRP recovery. Turn off your phone then press and hold volume (down/up) + power button at the same time.
  • Take a full Nandroid backup.
  • Flash the Magisk zip by going to install option in TWRP and selecting the latest version.
  • Reboot to system.
  • You may want to install the latest Magisk Manager again.
  • Download Android 8.0 Oreo

That’s it reboot the device to the system and open the Magisk Manager app to start granting root access and start using various modules.

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