SYSTEMLESS ROOT Posts on XDA

Magisk v16.6 adds support for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Project Treble GSIs

If you've ever looked into rooting your Android device, chances are you've heard of Magisk at some point. It's a systemless root, open source solution that's best known for its ability to pass SafetyNet—allowing you to use apps like Google Pay and Pokemon Go while rooted. It is developed by XDA Recognised Developer topjohnwu who...

Here is How to Root your Pixel XL on Android Oreo

If you have tried rooting your Pixel XL device after updating to Android Oreo, you may have noticed that your typical rooting methods don't really work well on Android's newest version. If that's the case, then we've got you covered. XDA Senior Member GroovinChip has put together a step-by-step guide that walks us through how...

Version 10 of Magisk Adds a new way to Mount System Mirrors

We've talked about Magisk here at XDA multiple times in the past, and it's been great to watch the development of this modification since it was first introduced. The goal of Magisk is to overcome the limitations of systemless mods for the Android platform. By creating a universal systemless interface, this enables developers and users...

SuperSU Updated to work with TWRP on Pixel and Pixel XL

Last night, the first alpha release of TWRP was announced for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL. We delved into much detail about the release, including the changes to the installation procedure as well as what's new and what's broken. One of the caveats we mentioned in the article is that installing TWRP would cause...

Root is now available for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL: Here’s what Changed and what Works

As promised, systemless root for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL is now available. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire was working on root for the Google Pixel phone running Android 7.1 Nougat these past few days, and he has reached a stage in his development where he is now comfortable enough sharing his work with the community. Root access for the...

Chainfire’s Systemless Root for Pixel Phones is Coming

We all knew it was coming. It's basically tradition that within days of Google releasing a new device, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire finds a working root method. In keeping with that tradition, earlier today Chainfire demonstrated he had achieved root access on his Pixel phone with a picture of ADB shell requesting superuser access. The news...

Pixel Phones Not Yet Rootable with Current Methods

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a pretty great week for Nexus Pixel fans. In a single day, we've seen the first alleged non-blurry pictures of the upcoming Google flagship phones and have gotten official confirmation from Google about the mythical October 4th event date. Besides the news about the supposed pricing model for the...

Use Android Pay with Xposed Without Rebooting with Magisk

Amongst many first world problems, there is one that resonates with many XDA-dwellers. On one hand, Android is aiming for the future with solutions like Android Pay -- allowing you to make payments on physical terminals with your mobile, without needing your wallet. It's convenient and it works (if you are in supported regions). On the...

Unoffical Systemless Xposed is Now Available — OTAs and Pay Unaffected!

Recognized Contributor topjohnwu has modified the Xposed Framework (V.85.1) to work alongside Chainfire's systemless SuperSU in order to also run without modifying the system partition. This means that you can install Xposed modules on a rooted device running the stock ROM and continue to receive OTAs. Some users have even reported that Android Pay works using this method,...

Android Pay no Longer Working with Systemless Root

Tap. Pay. Done. If you're the owner of an NFC enabled Android phone running 4.4+, then you've probably heard of Android Pay. The app supports adding cards from many different banks and works in many major retailers, and it's pretty easy to set-up as well. Google is practically begging you to sign-up! That is, unless, you're a power...

Chainfire’s Systemless Root Now Supports Automated Boot Image Patching

Continuing on with the Systemless Root experiment, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's latest release for SuperSU Beta includes automated boot image patching at the time of installation. This essentially eliminates the need to upload specific boot images for devices as the zip installer for SuperSU will install SuperSU in systemless mode on Android 6.0 and Touchwiz...

Chainfire Releases Root For Android 6.0 Without Modifying /system

If you have ever rooted a device, then chances are very good that you may have heard of Chainfire, XDA Senior Moderator and Senior Recognized Developer. In case you haven't, Chainfire is the developer behind popular works like SuperSU, CF Auto Root, TriangleAway and CF.lumen, making him one of the most influential developer in the Android...