Magisk v19.1 Stable is out with Android Q Beta 2 support

Magisk v19.1 Stable is out with Android Q Beta 2 support

Magisk is one of the most popular rooting solutions right now. It has had some competition in the past, but if you want to root a phone in 2019, Magisk is the way to go. It is basically a full package, with both a flashable zip to get root access and root manager to control your modules, permissions, etc. The last major version, Magisk v19 beta, which brought native 64-bit support and Android Q support, was released at the end of March. It looks like the developer added quite a few features to it, so he is now releasing Magisk v19.1.

The latest stable version includes all the changes in the Magisk v19 beta and even more. For starters, it now supports Android Q Beta 2. The previous version only supported the first beta. Keep in mind that Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices are still unsupported as Google added logical partitions with Android Q update. Support for recovery-based Magisk allows for it to work on the latest Samsung Galaxy devices running the One UI update (like the Samsung Galaxy S10), and v19.1 now lets users long-press the volume button to reboot to the Samsung recovery.

Magisk Manager was updated too, bumping up the version to v7.1.2. The changelog is more modest, as it only adds the support of patching Samsung AP firmware. As for the improvements, the developer reports that module downloading mechanism is much better now. You can download both the Magisk and Magisk Manager from the XDA thread link below. All you have to do is flash the zip file via custom recovery (most likely TWRP) and install APK file.

Magisk v19.1 and Magisk Manager v7.1.2 Changelog

Magisk v19.1

  • [General] Support recovery based Magisk
  • [General] Support Android Q Beta 2
  • [MagiskInit] New sbin overlay setup process for better compatibility
  • [MagiskInit] Allow long pressing volume up to boot to recovery in recovery mode
  • [MagicMount] Use proper system_root mirror
  • [MagicMount] Use self created device nodes for mirrors
  • [MagicMount] Do not allow adding new files/folders in partition root folder (e.g. /system or /vendor)

Magisk Manager v7.1.2

  • Support patching Samsung AP firmware
  • Much better module downloading mechanism

Magisk v19.1 XDA thread

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