Systemless Rooting with MagiskSU

MagiskSU is the best Android rooting solution so far in the present days. MagiskSU will help you to hide the root access at any time you want and avoid it from recognizing critical security measures by Google.

The most fascinating tool of Magisk Manager app is Systemless rooting what probably gives it the highlight over other market competitors. MagiskSU will work as a magician as the original system files remain the same and unaltered.

This is basically a root process to modify the system without actually changing its system files. What it simply does is, modify the boot image and not the real system partitions files of the system which helps in bypassing the annoying google SafetyNet API. SafetyNet is Google's fence of security to protect Android devices from malicious threats.

How MagiskSU performs?

When the app is rooting the android device instead of altering system partition files, this app alters the system boot image and this is so that it can easily slip past Google's SafetyNet check and avoid getting blocked. Magisk APK is based on SuperSU but works in a completely different manner. It is an open-source rooting application and a root brokering manager.

It also has the universal system-less interface and this helps when the user wants to create a mod or app. This is mostly because this app offers a range of services the same as the powerful Xposed Framework. This app offers a range of modules to choose and download from. MagiskSu will help the user hide root from other various apps that need a little camouflage to get things done.

When the device is rooted with MagiskSu, the app won't do anything to the system partition files instead modify the boot.img to magisk.img which means it won't add any extra system files. Whereas when Magisk apk roots, this adds files to the system partition as well as do changes to the system files. This results in the device not receiving any OTA updates, etc.

Why MagiskSU and not SuperSU?

Whenever you want to root your android device the first thing that hits your mind is SuperSu from Chainfire. This is a famous root method and efficient su binary too. That is why many of the Apps developers also suggest this SuperSu over any other app.

SuperSu is the first thing that comes to your mind whenever you want to root your Android device. This is a well-known root method and powerful su binary too. Many of the Apps developers recommend this SuperSU app over other options because of its cool features.

But finally, the problem arose with the Updates of SuperSu from the app developer. Not only Updates but also It was Dead. Yes, you heard it right. There will be no more Super Development further, officially Chainfire confirmed it via Google+ Page.

Eventually, the confusion arrives with the updates of SuperSu from the application developer. SuperSU updates haven’t been announced after it was sold off to a Chinese company by Chainfire when he retired.

With SuperSU, you will be restricted from using banking apps on your rooted devices such as Google pay and from using services such as Netflix. With MagiskSu you can easily get access back to these root restricted applications.

Pros and Cons of MagiskSU

  • Available plenty of chances to pass SafetyNet and many hidden security measures.
  • Financial apps will be restored
  • Snapchat app restored
  • Access to Android Pay
  • Pokemon go will be playable
  • OTA updates
  • Able to install System-less Xposed Framework on Lolipop and Marshmallow
  • Latest MagiskSU Manager version available: Stable Magisk Version: v19.3, Beta Magisk Version: v19.3, Magisk Manager Version: v7.3.1.
  • Allow hiding the root access to an application that does not want it.
  • Plenty of systemless modules are available now.
  • Compatible only for android version 4.2 or above.
  • Magisk only allows Gzip compressed boot.img not compressed with lz4.

Supported Android Versions

The app will work fine from Android Version 5.0 to latter Android OS releases. Xposed Framework is not available for Android Nougat, therefore, no need to download Magisk separately. MagiskSu comes integrated with Xposed Framework services thus providing access to modules that can be accessed in Xposed Framework.

Android 4.2+: MagiskSU and Magisk Modules Only.

Android 4.4+: All features available (*2).

Android 6.0+: MagiskHide guaranteed support (*3).

Android 7.0+: MagiskHide full protection.

Latest Tool Version Specifications

Name: Magisk Manager

Last Update released on: June 30th 2019

Android Version required for Magisk to work: 5.0 and latter android versions 

App size: 1.85 MB

Developer: topjohnwu

How to Install Magisk Manager and Root Android with MagiskSU?

Initial Preparation

Rooted Android devices are the first and the foremost requirement for installing Magisk on a device. Then installing TWRP recovery is quintessential. But in this case, you don't have TWRP recovery then installing the Magisk Manager Android application.

In this case, the device isn't rooted in Magisk rooting is possible as well. For this, flash the zip file then install Magisk on the Android device.

Note: We recommend you download the Uninstaller flashable zip file since there is a possibility to get stuck at boot loop or anything else with your phone after installation.

Important: Backup all device data before proceeding with any step related to this process.

Step 1: If you have already rooted your device with any other rooting app then first you need to perform a complete Uninstall of that Su Binary. Then download Magisk Manager and MagiskSU from the above link.

Important: This app will be compatible only with Android 5.0 or above. And those who have Android KitKat use SuperSU instead of Magisk Mask.

Step 2: Remember to unlock the bootloader and TWRP Custom recovery should be installed in order to perform the rest. Just search on Google with your device name.

Step 3: Click on the Magisk Manager APK on your device. Then you may get a popup asking to enable the allow from the source option. Go to Setting> Toggle the allow from this source option.

Step 4: Next boot your device into TWRP recovery mode. Click on the “INSTALL” button and navigate to the directory of the file which you have downloaded above.

Step 5: Tap on the “Install” button in order to install all the Root binaries into your system with partitions.

Step 6: To see the changes Reboot your android device. And then Open the Magisk Manager app from the menu drawer. “Successfully” installed message will appear after finishing.

How to Uninstall MagiskSu Completely

Step 1: Open the Magisk Manager application, and you will see the uninstall button at the bottom of the home on your device. If you want to unroot the device, then proceed by clicking on the uninstall button.

Step 2: Next, click on the Complete Uninstall button to remove the Su binary and the modules you have installed.


App changes log for Magisk v19.3

[MagiskHide] Improve process monitor implementation, no longer cause 100% CPU and daemon crashes

[MagiskInit] Wait for partitions to be ready for early mount, should fix boot loops on a handful of devices

[MagiskInit] Support EROFS used in EMUI 9.1

[MagiskSU] Properly implement mount namespace isolation

[MagiskBoot] Proper checksum calculation for header v2

Known Issues (compatibility issues etc)

  • There seem to be recurring issues reported in Google Pixel devices. It is reported that work is in progress for fixing these issues.
  • Magisk Manager is not permitted to be placed in adaptable storage units and superuser will not work.

  • MagiskSu rooting tool will not support multi-user and work is n-progress to fix this.MagiskSu does not work on Android O preview.

  • For troubleshooting and to know more about other app issues, visit app dedicated XDA forum here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Why magiskSU?

MagiskSu is an alternative root management application to SuperSU developed by Chainfire and this app is capable of altering system files with a system-less root methodology.

Q2. How do I completely switch from SuperSu to MagiskSu?

In order to switch from SuperSu to MagiskSu first unroot the device since SuperSU has an inbuilt unroot option that can remove Su binary. Then you can switch to Magisk by flashing the latest Magisk zip file.

Q3. I installed SuperSU and after that, I flashed Magisk-v11 but I couldn't pass SafetyNet. After I toggle the option MagiskSU hide it appears that I'm not rooted with MagiskSu. Shall I uninstall SuperSu?

You should use a ROM that doesn't ship with SuperSU preinstalled.

Q4. When I run a process that requires Su, it stalls for a while. Then get "Permission denied" after about 20 seconds

Go to Magisk Manager and install the "ADB & Fastboot for Android NDK" module, then reboot.

Q5. Do I need to install systemless SuperSU always in TWRP before installing Magisk v11 if I want to use the new MagiskSU instead?

If you have rooted with MagiskSU, Magisk phh's superuser (not original), or Official Systemless SuperSU

  • Install/Upgrade Magisk Manager from Play Store
  • Install/Upgrade Magisk as prompted in the application
  • Reboot and you're done.
Q6. Magisk Magisksu lose part effectiveness after enabling MagiskHide

This may occur if your model is a Chinese variant.

Q7. MagiskSU version of su fails, saying "Permission denied"

Try updating the Magisk Manager.

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MagiskSU is the best alternative rooting manager for SuperSU. With MagiskSu, overcome the dilemma of not being able to use either Google Pay or Netflix with System-less android rooting.

MagiskSu is an alternative root management application to SuperSU developed by Chainfire and this app is capable of altering system files with a system-less root methodology.

With SuperSU, you will be restricted from using banking apps on your rooted devices such as Google pay and from using services such as Netflix. With MagiskSu you can easily get access back to these root restricted applications.

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