Magisk 17.0 version has been updated to Magisk 17.1 within a few hours of release. The version 17.1 comes with many new features such as Android 9 Pie Support and devices with A / B partitions.
Magisk also supports Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and the latest arrival Samsung Galaxy Note 9.
What is Magisk?
Magisk is nothing more than a way to get root permissions on Android. The root permissions allow you to perform much more advanced operations in the operating system. It’s the best alternative of Chainfire’s SuperSU.
Together with SuperSU Magisk constitutes one of the “pillars” of the world of modding, for which root permissions are practically fundamental. One of the most important differences between Magisk and SuperSU is that Magisk is completely Open Source.
Magisk v17.1 Changelog and Download Link
- [General] Bring back install to inactive slot for OTAs on A/B devices
- [Script] Remove system based root in addon.d
- [Script] Add proper addon.d-v2 for preserving Magisk on custom ROMs on A/B devices
- [Script] Enable KEEPVERITY when the device is using system_root_image
- [Script] Add hexpatch to remove Samsung defex in new Oreo kernels
- [Daemon] Support non ext4 filesystems for mirrors (system/vendor)
- [MagiskSU] Make pts sockets always run in dev_pts secontext, providing all terminal emulator root shell the same power as adbshells [MagiskHide] Kill all processes with same UID of the target to workaround OOS embryo optimization
- [MagiskInit] Move all sepolicy patches pre-init to prevent Pixel 2 (XL) boot service breakdown