What is Magisk ?
Magisk is currently the best alternative to Chainfire’s SuperSU. Developed by XDA developer topjohnwu, Magisk is in fact much better than SuperSU in some aspects. No wonder it is becoming the default choice of custom ROM developers. Unlike SuperSU which only grants or denies root permissions for specific apps, Magisk can hide root from an app completely.
Magisk works system-less-ly, in that it doesn’t alter your system partition in any way. This means you can still install official OTA updates without losing root. The rooting method is based on phh’s SuperUser which is an open sourced rooting solution for Android. But rooting is not all that Magisk can do.
Requirements for Installing Magisk
Custom Recovery must installed on your device. TWRP recovery Recommended
- Backup your current Rom before doing this step using TWRP or CWM or any Custom Recovery. In case of bootloop you can restore your device.
How to Install Magisk on Android O 8.0
Download Magisk Zip from download section & transfer the downloaded zip to your Android device.
- Reboot to recovery mode.
- If you’re using TWRP recovery, select Install from the menu and select the Magisk zip Swipe right to install.
- Once Magisk is flashed, you’ll see the Reboot System option, tap on it