Today, in the world of Android modding, Magisk is a very popular tool. The significant feature of it is the ability to run modifications without making any changes to the system. That is why it is referred to as a “systemless” method of rooting a device. But you might be having doubt how do you use Magisk? So, Let us further get into the article.
The Magisk Manager app is the primary way for you to take advantage of Magisk. It will not be available in the Play Store, but you can download the latest Magisk Manager APK from here if you did not already download it. After downloading the APK, you have to sideload it.
Magisk can install “modules” from the Manager app. Further, the modules allow you to install several handy modifications easily. We have listed the best modules right here. Its module repository can be accessed from the slide-out menu in the Manager app. You can browse through the list.
Once you find a module to try, click on the download icon. Click “Install” to begin the process. You will have to reboot your phone when you complete the installation process to finalize it.
You can also download modules from outside of the Manager app. To install, just download the ZIP file on your device. Open the Manager app and reach the Modules section. Click on the yellow (+) button at the bottom of the screen and find the ZIP file that you have downloaded. You will see a pop-up, and then you can click “Install.” You will also have to reboot your device.
Actually, the use of the module will depend on the ones you install. Some will come with apps that allow you to adjust the functionality. Others will be the mods that fundamentally just do their thing.
The most popular feature of this tool is it is able to circumvent the SafetyNet API of Google. SafetyNet will detect when the system has been modified and blocks apps such as Netflix, Google Pay, Pokemon Go, and Snapchat. The “systemless” quality of it is to allow it to work around the SafetyNet minefield. You can actually hide root from some apps.
Magisk Hide is the feature, which allows you to set a cloaking device on root permissions for some apps. Any app will not be able to see that the phone has been rooted. Hence, Google SafetyNet will not be triggered, and you can use all the apps without any issue.
- You will have to once again use the Manager app to enable this feature.
- Open the app and go to the Settings. Find “Magisk Hide” and switch the toggle on.
- Now, on opening the slide-out menu, you will see Magisk Hide.
- Tap on it, and it will open up a list of installed apps on your device.
- Just check the box for all the apps you wish to hide.
As you can see, there is also quite a lot you can do with this tool. Modules will allow you to modify and customize your device. It is also possible to use other popular methods of modification, as the Xposed Framework along with Magisk.