Magisk (Beta) v21.1 and Magisk Manager v8.0.3 bring along Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G support, and more

Magisk (Beta) v21.1 and Magisk Manager v8.0.3 bring along Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G support, and more

XDA Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu has released Magisk (Beta) v21.1 and Magisk Manager v8.0.3, bringing support for the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Magisk provides users with an easy solution to root your Android device. TopJohnwu previously launched updates to its Magisk apps that brought support for Android 11.

Topjohnwu announced the new updates on Twitter today, saying the focus is primarily on stability improvements and bug fixes. But if you own one (or both!) of Google’s most recent flagships, Magisk (Beta) v21.1 will now work with those devices. Here’s the full changelog for Magisk (Beta) v21.1:

Magisk (Beta) v21.1 changelog

  • [MagiskBoot] Support boot header v3 (Pixel 5 and 4a 5G)
  • [MagiskBoot] Distinguish lz4_lg and lz4_legacy (Pixel 5 and 4a 5G)
  • [MagiskBoot] Support vendor boot images (for dev, not relevant for Magisk installation)
  • [MagiskInit] Support kernel cmdline androidboot.fstab_suffix
  • [MagiskInit] Support kernel initialized dm-verity on legacy SAR
  • [General] Significantly broaden sepolicy.rule compatibility
  • [General] Add Magisk binaries to PATH when executing boot scripts
  • [General] Update --remove-modules command implementation
  • [General] Make Magisk properly survive after factory reset on Android 11
  • [MagiskSU] Add APEX package com.android.i18n to LD_LIBRARY_PATH when linking libsqlite.so
  • [MagiskHide] Support hiding apps installed in secondary users (e.g. work profile)
  • [MagiskHide] Make zygote detection more robust

Magisk Manager v8.0.3 also includes some stability changes and bug fixes:

Magisk Manager v8.0.3

  • Switch to the new Magisk Module Repo setup in preparation to allow 3rd party repos
  • Add tapjacking protection on Superuser request dialog
  • Stability changes and bug fixes

If you’re unfamiliar with Magisk, we have a full guide that walks you through how to root your device. If you run into any problems, you can file a bug report on the project’s GitHub repository. And don’t forget to refer to our Magisk XDA forums for the latest discussion on today’s release.

Magisk XDA Forums

Download Magisk (Beta) v21.1 || Download Magisk Manager v8.0.3

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.