MAGISK Posts on XDA

Universal SafetyNet Fix gets updated with support for Android 12 and many OEM skins

It took a long time for the Android aftermarket development scene to find a somewhat universal method to bypass the hardware-backed SafetyNet attestation techniques, but after an immense amount of work, XDA Senior Member kdrag0n accomplished the feat in January. Thankfully, it took significantly less time to make the fix compatible with Android 12. The developer...

Magisk is dropping support for hiding root access from apps

Back in May, topjohnwu, the developer of Magisk, announced that he had joined Google on the Android Platform Security Team. Given that Magisk is used to root Android devices and also circumvent root detection measures in apps, many were skeptical that Google would allow the developer to continue working on the project in its current...

How to Install Magisk on your Android Phone

If you've ever thought of rooting your phone or modding certain aspects of it, the chances are you've heard of Magisk. But what is Magisk? Magisk is a tool that can be used to gain root access on your device, similar to SuperSU but it's not limited to just that. Developed by topjohnwu, a Senior...

How to Unroot your Android phone

Do you want to root your Android smartphone so you can unleash the true power of your device? Thankfully, the process isn’t as difficult as you may think. But what happens when things change and you find you just don’t use root applications as much as you thought you would? If you’re in a situation...

How to Root your Android smartphone

Welcome to the XDA-Developers Root Directory. Here, you can find root tutorials for most devices that are on the XDA Forums. Learn how to root any Android device, even the best Android phones! If you don’t see your device listed or you see a misplaced link, send a message to Skanda Hazarika (SkandaH on the...

Magisk developer John Wu leaves Apple to join Google on the Android security team

Few developers on the XDA forums are as well-known as John Wu, the creator of Magisk. Under his alias topjohnwu, the developer spent years developing the open-source root injection tool, superuser management app, and systemless modding framework. In the middle of 2019, he joined Apple as an intern to work on the company’s Siri Core...

Magisk v23.0 brings along SafetyNet API fixes but drops legacy Android support

Magisk is an incredible tool for Android power users. It is a unique systemless interface created by XDA’s Senior Recognized Developer topjohnwu that can be used for much more than just rooting your devices. The interface helps users tinker with the system settings without actually making changes to the system files. Another reason behind Magisk's...

This mod adds tons of customization options on Google Pixel smartphones

Customization is a big deal in the Android ecosystem. On Android devices that aren’t heavily locked down, you can make widespread modifications, including to parts of the OS that the OEM wouldn't have touched themselves. We see people try to port and replicate a lot of what's found on Google Pixel smartphones — stock Android...

Google Pixel’s Now Playing feature has been ported to other Android devices

Google debuted the Now Playing feature with the Pixel 2 series back in 2018, and it has remained an integral part of the Pixel lineup ever since. The feature employs a combination of onboard hardware, software, and Google’s machine learning magic to identify songs playing in the background. Now Playing was intended to be a...

Customize the ROG Phone 2/3’s performance in any app with Armoury Crate Unleashed

Magisk Modules are a simple way to apply system-level mods to your device without having to get your hands dirty and make changes to system files manually. From an end user's perspective, all you have to do is download a module, enable it through the Magisk app, and then reboot your device for the changes...

Magisk v22.1 brings an improved log writer, resetprop bootloop fixes, and much more

Magisk by XDA Recognized Developer topjohnwu has become so popular over the past few years that there is no need for introductions now. But in case you need one, Magisk originally started off as a systemless root method and has gradually evolved into a much more diverse and powerful tool beyond just plain root. The...

Get Android 12’s new emojis on any rooted Android device

Google typically introduces a new set of emojis with each Android system update. This year, the company will likely introduce the new emojis introduced in Unicode's Emoji 13.1 set with Android 12. While these new emojis haven't made an appearance on any Android 12 Developer Preview builds released so far, you can now start using...