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How does Magisk work?

Magisk is known as a “systemless” root method. It’s essentially a way to modify the system without actually modifying it. Modifications are stored safely in the boot partition instead of modifying the ...
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How to install EdXposed on Android 10 without triggering safety net

Further to this question What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net? How does one install EdXposed on Android 10? Notes: This is a self ...
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How do you root a device with Magisk when it doesn't have a custom recovery

This is a self answered question to address the subject of title. With a recovery in place, rooting with Magisk is straightforward,it gets a tad difficult when you don't have a recovery.This was ...
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How to mount rclone on Android?

I had rclone mount my Google Drive on my Android 7 box with the Magisk module and Termux. But it has stopped working and now there's only an empty folder. This is the rclone log: 2020/06/03 07:33:54 ...
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Magisk will fail Safety-Net hereafter. Why?

Recently, Google made security changes which make sure safety-net fails check when Magisk is installed. This was Tweeted by John Wu (Magisk developer) , here and here. Some excerpts: So here we go,...
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What is 02 in the magisk patched vbmeta.img?

According to the Additional Info given for rooting the Android device that doesn't have ramdisk but can be rooted via recovery: we need an empty vbmeta.img and I am trying to check what it actually ...
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Update to Magisk 24.1. Support for XPosed modules / Changes

I am on Pixel 4a running stock Android 12. I was on Magisk 23.x with Lsposed (as Riru is anyway deprecated). I had no need of updating to the latest 24.1, since everything was fine and I didn't keep ...
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Can't remove bloatware after rooted

After my phone is rooted (confirmed by Advanced Root Checker*) using this tutorial, I can't remove bloatware. Normally this can be done by System app remover pro, but now the removal keeps failing. Do ...
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How to load kernel module with Magisk root but without custom kernel?

I am having a really hard time finding anything about this on Google which is not from 2011. I have a Samsung Galaxy S10+. I have rooted it with Magisk without TWRP, i.e. no custom recovery or custom ...
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Magisk issue :Device rooted but Magisk not installed

Device: OnePlus7, Android 10 What happened Device was rooted with October security patch updated, custom kernel installed and Magisk Manager hidden (to prevent root detection by an app). All working ...
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how to fix ioctl permissions denied error?

I searched in lots of websites/forums but did not find a solution for this problem, and this site is last chance, this is problem: This problem have several other users too. my phone is Galaxy S7 Edge ...
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How to install Xposed framework on Android 12? What about safety net?

Further to these questions: What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net? How to install EdXposed on Android 10 without triggering safety net How to ...
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How to modify the "systemless hosts” file under the newer Magisk?

It seems to be under /system_root/etc but the hosts file really is just a symbolic link to /system/etc/hosts. How to modify the "systemless hosts” file under the newer Magisk?
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Stock image dump for running Magisk necessary?

In the offitical installation instructions for Magisk it says: “However, you MUST have a stock boot image dump beforehand, and you also have to be able to flash the patched boot image, either through ...
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How to install EdXposed on Android 11? What about safety net?

Further to these questions: What are the alternatives for Xposed framework on Pie? Preferably without triggering Safety Net? How to install EdXposed on Android 10 without triggering safety net How ...
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Mount /system on Android 10 with Magisk

I am using Magisk 20.4 and trying to mount /system on a Google Pixel (1st gen) running Android 10. I have tried using: adb shell su -c mount -o rw,remount /system that gives: mount: '/system' not in ...
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How do I update an OTA while retaining TWRP and Magisk, only with my phone?

I have a OnePlus 6 that uses the A/B partition schema. Previously with my OnePlus 5 with TWRP, I normally download the OTA package, reboot into TWRP to install it, and then TWRP img and Magisk ZIP ...
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Can "Magisk" hide bootloader status?

I am planning to flash Lineage OS 14.1 on my Lenovo p1ma40 to give it a new life. But I often have to do various payment and transactions using banking apps. As you might know , these apps check for ...
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How to hide or spoof bootloader info from any app?

I have spent hours trying to perfect build.prop and when I finally was at the end I forgot about this leakage. Any app can easily know device's bootloader info. I realized this when I ran CPU-Z. ...
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What are the changes made to Magisk?

John Wu, developer of Magisk, published a blog State of Magisk:2021, a couple of days ago which led to some confusion as to what is to be expected. Can the changes be explained in non-technical ...
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How to get vertical recent/overview navigation in Android 10?

I updated my OnePlus 6 to Android 10 (OxygenOS 10.3.2) recently and having a hard time to use it because of the horizontal overview navigation introduced from Android 9. I am in want of replacing ...
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Magisk manager doesn't show any modules

Android 11, Pixel 4a I did something obviously stupid (and worse, don't remember what) and ended up in a situation that Magisk manager wouldn't respond, in the sense it wouldn't show any modules. I ...
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recover WiFi password file Android Pie

I know that Android (at least Pie) uses a file WifiConfigStore.xml to store WiFi access points and passwords. It is located in /data/misc/wifi/. I saved it before wipe and reinstall everything. The ...
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How to install Magisk without an unlocked bootloader?

Before you say, "It cannot be done," read the link below by topjohnwu. I too had been under the impression that Magisk could not be installed unless the device had an unlocked bootloader. ...
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How to grant an app root access without GUI interaction?

I'm trying to update my APN settings using: adb shell "su -c 'content update --uri content://telephony/carriers --bind name:s:\""SDR"\" --bind apn:s:"SDR-internet"'" The first time I run this ...
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Install Magisk in TWRP, with "Keep DM-Verity/AVB 2.0" option?

I want to flash the Magisk ZIP while keeping dm-verity and AVB 2.0. The Magisk ZIP detects my encrypted /data partition and keeps force encryption, but always disables dm-verity and AVB 2.0 when ...
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Installing magisk with Android 11

Is there a problem with, or something missing from, the steps at this guide for installing Magisk on Android 11? Specifically, in step 13, it says to flash the patched boot image (patched by Magisk ...
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How to install Advanced Charging Controller (acc) module?

I have a phone that's been rooted using Magisk. How to install something like the acc module? The instructions state running acc commands, but where from?
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Where is the "systemless hosts" file under Magisk? [duplicate]

Where is the "systemless hosts" file? I normally just replace the hosts file in /etc/ since I have a customized list. With the systemless hosts, I don't know which file to replace. P.S., for ...
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How do hackers change (mask) IMEI numbers?

Recently, I saw a "Google Pixel 3XL" with a seller, and he claimed that its IMEI number had been changed. When I asked, how did he know that? He said this is because of the "Magisk"...
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TWRP crashes when trying to wipe/install anything on Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus(a6020a46) and reboots to system

I rooted my Lenovo Vibe K5 Plus, installed Magisk,Arrow OS ver 10, opengapps pico and it was all going very well until I applied the recent update of Arrow OS with 5 Mar 2021 patch. I downloaded the ...
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Install TWRP and Magisk Manager on Moto G5 Plus without rooting

I would like to install Google Play Services for AR (ARCore) on my Moto G5 Plus, running Oreo 8.1 - this device is not on the official Google supported list. I believe this is possible with TWRP and ...
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Recovery mode doesn't work

I've followed these steps to try to root my phone. Then, I continue following this guide but I'm stuck where it says "Paso 2": I'm trying to access the recovery mode in my PC with the adb reboot ...
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TWRP Wipe question

I want to root SG S7 Edge. I have not installed twrp. Once I install twrp, all I want is root acess not custom roms or whatever. My question is if I only will install Magisk, do I need to wipe. If yes,...
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Are all Magisk Modules Open Source?

I noticed the main place to download modules is here https://github.com/Magisk-Modules-Repo some in the links section link the source which just loops back to the same page. So are all the modules ...
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How to back up & restore a rooted phone? [duplicate]

Before handing in my OnePlus 6T for repair, I want to create a full system backup and reset the phone to factory defaults. Afterwards, I want to restore the original state. My phone is rooted with ...
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How to extract `magiskpolicy` from `magiskinit64`?

I have cloned the Magisk code at my Ubuntu machine. I have successfully run build.py and get the Magisk.zip file in Out directory. This zip contains arm, chromeos, common, META-INF and x86 folders. ...
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