The recognized developer “topjohnwu” has released the latest version of Magisk, the magic rooting tool used by most Android users. The new version comes with Magisk 19.0 and Magisk Manager 7.1.0 and brings a lot of new features, one of the most important one being support for Android Q devices. According to the developer, this is one of the most ambitious releases of all time due to extremely massive changes.
What is new With Magisk 19.0
Android Q support: Google released the first developer preview of Android Q a few weeks ago, and Magisk already supports this version of Android. However, you cannot use this version to root the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL, due to the logical partitions that Google uses on these devices.
Imageless Magisk: Previously, modules were stored inside an EXT4 image which had a few problems. Now, all of the modules are stored in /data, and therefore all of the issues have been fixed.
Native 64-bit support: Magisk is back to using 64-bit binaries. After reverting back to 32 bit because of binary size issues, the main binary now runs on 64 bit.
- [General] Remove usage of magisk.img
- [General] Add 64 bit magisk binary for native 64 bit support
- [General] Support A only system-as-root devices that released with Android 9.0
- [General] Support non EXT4 system and vendor partitions
- [MagiskHide] Use Zygote ptracing for monitoring new processes- [MagiskHide] Targets are now per-application component
- [MagiskInit] Support Android Q (no logical partition support yet!)
- [MagiskPolicy] Support Android Q new split sepolicy setup
- [MagiskInit] Move sbin overlay creation from main daemon post-fs-data to early-init
- [General] Service scripts now run in parallel
- [MagiskInit] Directly inject magisk services to init.rc
- [General] Use lzma2 compressed ramdisk in extreme conditions
- [MagicMount] Clone attributes from original file if exists
- [MagiskSU] Use ACTION_REBOOT intent to workaround some OEM broadcast restrictions
- [General] Use skip_mount instead of auto_mount: from opt-in to opt-out
Magisk Manager has also been updated to version 7.1.0. The new update supports the new module format, asks for fingerprint if deleting rules, fixes a bug relates to repackaging and fixes many UI issues.
Download Magisk 19.0 and Magisk 7.1.0 APK
In order to properly root your phone and to be able to download and install modules, you need the ZIP file, as well as the manager app, from where you manage all of the modules.
- Download Magisk 19.0 | Magisk-v19.0.zip
- Download Magisk Manager 7.1.0 | MagiskManager-v7.1.0.apk
- Download Magisk Uninstaller | Download
If you want to learn how to install and root your Android phone using these files, follow this tutorial below.
The developer has stated there will be new updates soon, and the upcoming releases will add support for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and full logical partition support.