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What if I were to tell you that your mobile phone is being underutilized for its functionality?
Or that despite your belief that you control your phone, it’s your phone that is actually controlling you.
You probably won’t believe it. After all, your everyday needs for using your smartphone are being met. You can make any number of calls, scroll through Instagram endlessly, and download as many apps as you want. But your tech-savvy friends always seem to be doing something new and fancy with their phones and they credit it to Magisk and Magisk Manager.
But what is Magisk and what is Magisk Manager? Before we get to what is Magisk, let’s understand what rooting is and how it’s connected to Magisk and Magisk Manager.
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1.What is Rooting?
2. What is Magisk?
3.What is Magisk Manager?
4.What is Magisk Hide?
5. Issues that you might face:
What is Rooting?
Rooting is basically giving yourself privileges to access features on your phone which either would be blocked by the carrier or the actual provider of the phone. There are a variety of apps, access to which can only be granted if your phone has root permissions. For example, you can download an advanced screen recorder.
Rooting certain apps will help you increase the battery life (now that’s a lifesaver), make in-app purchases for free, or even increase the speed of your phone’s CPU by overclocking it. In short, a gold mine of apps and an opportunity to enhance your phone experience. You can read more about rooting android phones.
The answer to the big question of how to root your phone is Magisk and Magisk Manager.
What is Magisk?
To the people new to rooting, you are in safe hands! To the people who know rooting, how irritating was it to constantly keep rooting/unrooting your phone in order to get OTA updates! Or the inability to use banking applications on your phone? We totally feel you.
People often look for the root cause, we’ll give you a root solution (quite literally) to every feature you’ve wished for, on your phone!.
Magisk is a systemless rooting system. This basically means that you can modify your phone’s system without making any changes to the core code. Magisk was developed by Topjohnwu and launched in the year 2016, and since then has been widening its horizons with each passing year. Magisk Root is a boon especially when it comes to running the financial applications.
Let’s understand what is Magisk with an example.
Suppose you want to run a banking application. But whenever you open the application you get the notification that says something like “Your phone isn’t rooted and you won’t be able to use this application on your device”.
Now, to run that application, you may choose to unroot your phone, work on that app, and re-root your phone using Chainfire SuperSU. But rooting and unrooting your device is a lengthy process. You may do it once but doing it repeatedly will surely feel tedious.
What if you want to use that banking application urgently? You don’t want to be stuck unrooting your phone. With Magisk, you can make changes to run the application.
Here are some features:
Magisk allows you to pass Google’s safety tests (Safety net).
This open-source software allows you to add and modify files without any issues. If you know to code and want to make some changes to the default coding, you can do so.
Magisk Mount feature will make changes to the core and partition level without any issues. You can divide your system, core files, and other media files and store them anywhere in the memory storage.
Resetprop feature, in this you can make changes to your system prop files including readonly files. You can attempt changes in the build.
Magisk can be downloaded on a non-rooted phone and it can help you to root your phone.
What is Magisk Manager?
Now that we’ve understood what is Magisk, let’s understand what is Magisk Manager. Very simply put, Magisk Manager is the tool that will help you manage Magisk on your Android device. It will help you in managing the root permissions of your phone and much more.
What is the use of the Magisk Manager?
If you want to grant/deny permission for any application, this can be easily done with the help of Magisk Manager. There are a ton of free modules available on Magisk Manager, from them you can download apps and games to your Android device. And the plus point is, you can add your own or custom repositories to get stuff from.
Caution: Make sure that you take a complete backup of your Android device before following this procedure.
What is Magisk Hide?
By using Magisk Hide, you can actually hide the root from gaming apps like Pokemon Go and also any financial apps including banking apps. In order to make sure that you take complete advantage of the Magisk Hide feature, it’s vital to activate it. Here’s the process
There are certain apps that do not work on rooted devices, for example, a banking app. This is the dialog app that would appear on trying to gain access to the app.
- In order to gain access, open the Magisk Manager App, and click on the Menu button.
- Click on the settings
- Next, scroll down and enable the Magisk Hide option.
- Click the Menu key again, you will now see a ‘Magisk Hide’ option. Click on that.
- You can now run the application without any hassles at all.
Issues that you might face:
As it’s rightly said, ‘there’s always scope for improvement’. Therefore, there are certain aspects that are being worked upon. Here are the possible issues one could face while using the application.
In case the Magisk Manager crashes/freezes or if you’re having issues with the Magisk Manager force closing/crashing/freezing at any point during the usage of the app, please clear data for the App or completely uninstall it, and then try reinstalling it.
“There was a problem while parsing the package”. If a dialog box stating this appears, especially while trying to update the Magisk Manager, go to the application settings and choose to “Restore Magisk Manager”. The new Manager release version will be downloaded and installed with the regular package name and you will just have to rehide the Manager.
Devices like Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL have reported issues.
Magisk Manager cannot be saved in adoptable storage. Otherwise, the superuser will not work. It needs to be placed on the device’s internal storage only.
Magisk Manager currently does not support multi-user.
To download the latest Magisk Manager APK for your Android. Follow the available download links below.