Magisk developer John Wu now works on Google’s Android security team (will continue working on Android root app)

Magisk is probably the most popular tool for rooting Android phones, which provides access to files and settings that are normally not available to end users. It also allows users to customize the way their devices look and perform. But by making it possible to modify portions of the operating system that are normally protected, […]

Magisk Canary build lets you root devices running Android 11 DeveloperPreview

Android 11 isn’t set to ship until later this year, but Google has been releasing developer preview builds since February. And now you can root them using the latest pre-release build of Magisk. Magisk is one of the most popular tools for rooting Android phones and gaining access to files and settings that would otherwise […]

Some apps may stop working on rooted Android phones due to SafetyNet update

Google’s SafetyNet services and APIs allow Android app makers to ensure that they’re running on phones that haven’t been tampered with… at least in theory. In practice that would prevent you from running some Android apps on phones that have been rooted. But Magisk, the most popular tool for rooting smartphones also includes a “hide” […]