Magisk 17.2 Beta and Magisk 17.1 Stable are available to download. Being an advanced Android user, you may definitely have heard of ‘Magisk‘. It started as a utility for adding features to rooted phones and allowed modifications systemless. It’s somewhat similar to the infamous Xposed Framework. Magisk offers many awesome features such as hiding root from certain apps, checking SafetyNet status, installing modules to add features. Thanks to the XDA Developer topjohnwu for releasing the stable version of Magisk 17.2. The latest Magisk brings excessive obfuscation, a new communication scheme, updated Resetprop etc. Follow the given guide to download Magisk 17.2 and Magisk Manager 6.0.0.
The Magisk 16.7 Beta already works with Android P and the stable Magisk has been updated to version 17.0. Magisk 17.0 officially that also support Android 9.0 Pie. Any previous bugs are now fixed in the latest stable version. So go ahead and follow the given guide to download and see how to install Magisk 17.0 on Android devices to root.
The new Magisk 17 supports the latest flagships from Samsung like Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 9 running Samsung Experience 9.5 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. One of the most important features added MagiskHide that allows you to hide Magisk and root from services of a particular app. The complete list of changes and installations instructions are provided below.
- [ResetProp] Update to AOSP upstream to support serialized system properties
- [MagiskInit] Randomize Magisk service names to prevent detection (e.g. FGO)
- [MagiskSU] New communication scheme to communicate with Magisk Manager
Magisk Manager 6.0.0
- Update to latest AndroidX support library
- Fix crashes when online repos contain incomplete metadata
- Optimize BootSigner to use as little memory as possible, prevent OutOfMemoryError
- Support new communication scheme between Magisk v17.2 and Magisk Manager
- Enable excessive obfuscation to prevent APK analysis root detections (still not 100% obfuscated due to backward compatibility with the stable channel)
- [General] Bring back the feature install to an inactive slot for OTAs on A/B devices
- [Script] Remove system based root in addon.d
- [Script] Add proper addon.d-v2 for preserving Magisk on custom ROMs on A/B devices
- [Script] Enable KEEPVERITY when the device is using system_root_image
- [Script] Add hex patch to remove Samsung defex in new Oreo kernels
- [Daemon] Support non-ext4 filesystems for mirrors (system/vendor)
- [MagiskSU] Make pts sockets always run in dev_pts secontext, providing all terminal emulator root shell the same power as adb shells
- [MagiskHide] Kill all processes with the same UID of the target to workaround OOS embryo optimization
- [MagiskInit] Move all SE policy patches pre-init to prevent Pixel 2 (XL) boot service breakdown
Magisk Manager 5.9.1
- No more on boot notifications
- Support new mechanism for installing to the inactive slot for OTAs on A/B devices
- Fix restore Magisk Manager settings on Android P
- Verify existing file checksums to prevent unnecessary re-downloads
- Update SNET extension to use new Google API, fix “Invalid Response” errors
- Move fingerprint settings to the magisk database to prevent the settings to be easily removed
- Fingerprint settings are now guarded with fingerprint authentications before it can get changed
- Prevent any files to be downloaded to /sdcard/MagiskManager
The new Magisk update brings many changes and major improvements for a better experience for rooted users. The new stable Magisk version is available as a flashable ZIP, you will need the latest version of a custom recovery like TWRP or RedWolf Recovery Project to install it. We have also given the Magisk Manager APK if you wish to manually update it. Go ahead and move down towards the next section to download Magisk 17.2 and Magisk Manager 6.0.0 APK.
Download Magisk 17.2 (Magisk Manager 6.0.0)
How to Install Magisk 17.2:
It’s very simple to install Magisk Android devices. There are two different methods:
1. Flashing Magisk 17.2 ZIP via TWRP recovery.
2. By patching the stock boot image and flashing it via fastboot.
Here, we’ll use the first method to flash Magisk 17.2 using TWRP recovery because the second method could look a bit confusing at first for the beginners but works flawlessly if you have the correct boot image corresponding to the firmware installed on your phone.
- First, download Magisk 17.2 zip file from above link and move (copy/paste) it to the internal storage of your phone.
- Boot your Android device into TWRP recovery.
- While your device is in TWRP recovery, create a full nandroid backup of your phone.
- Next, tap on the Install button and select the Magisk file. Swipe to confirm the flash.
- After Magisk flashing process completes, reboot the phone.
- Once device boots up, install Magisk Manager that you have already downloaded from the above link.
How to Update Magisk 17.2:
If you have the previous version already installed on your device, then just update Magisk 17.2 by following the easy instructions given below.
- Open ‘Magisk Manager’.
- Press the menu icon on the top-left.
- Now, select ‘Settings’ from the menu.
- Scroll down to ‘Update Settings’ section.
- Tap on ‘Update Channel’ and select ‘Stable’.
- Go back to the Magisk Manager main screen and swipe down to refresh.
- Tap on the ‘Update Magisk’ button.
- Select ‘Install’ > ‘Direct Install’.
- The installer will automatically install Magisk 17.2 and update it.
- When finished, press the ‘Reboot’ button.
That’s All! These were the easy instructions to download and install Magisk 17.2. Let us know in the comments area below if you have any questions or trouble while downloading or installing Magisk 17.2.