With this article, download Magisk 17.0 systemless root utility for your Android device. What’s probably the most popular and reliable root package available, Magisk, has just recently been updated. The latest revision is a major one as it moves the version numbering from v16.x to now v17.x. Changes within newer v17.0 build are extensive and fundamental. If you were previously accustomed to last v16.0 stable release, new Magisk v17.0 now brings support Android 9.0 Pie, fixes inactive slot installation and works with SafetyNet. You can download the universal Magisk v17.0 ZIP file from right ahead and install it on your device to gain root.
Despite moving on to work with Android 9.0 Pie, Magisk 17.0 still has support for older revisions as well. In fact, it allows users to root devices running quite old Android 5.0 Lollipop and everything after that. Also, topjohnwu — developer behind Magisk — has now chosen to merge Beta and Stable channels as “public releases”. The main difference is, Stable channel will only get a new build once the main version changes such as v16 to v17 whereas Beta will provide each smaller build in between such as 16.6, 16.7 etc. You can read right ahead for a fast Magisk v17.0 root package download link as well as a detailed technical change-log.
Magisk 17.0 (Stable) – Changelog:
This is the complete technical change-log for Magisk 17.0:
- Bring back install to inactive slot for OTAs on A/B devices
- Remove system based root in addon.d
- Add proper addon.d-v2 for preserving Magisk on custom ROMs on A/B devices
- Enable KEEPVERITY when the device is using system_root_image
- Add hexpatch to remove Samsung defex in new Oreo kernels
- Support non ext4 filesystems for mirrors (system/vendor)
- Make pts sockets always run in dev_pts secontext, providing all terminal emulator root shell the same power as adb shells
- Kill all processes with same UID of the target to workaround OOS embryo optimization
- Move all sepolicy patches pre-init to prevent Pixel 2 (XL) boot service breakdown
Magisk 17.0 Highlights over Magisk 16.0
The previous stable revision was Magisk 16.0, here is a small summary of what has changed in newer Magisk v17.0 compared with the older one.
- Android Pie (9.0) support
- Support targeting sub services when selecting an app to hide with MagiskHide, meaning background services of hidden apps would not be able to detect root
- Fix root loss issue when MagiskHide is enabled
- Support Samsung S9/S9+/Note 9
- Various Other Bug Fixes
Why Choose and Install Magisk?
Root, as discussed, are administrator privileges on your smartphone. To get these, you can choose from a wide variety of options. From all of these options, Magisk stands out thanks to its systemless approach, guaranteed support and wide user base. Further, Magisk doesn’t only root your phone but it also provides a framework through which most new and popular mods are created – known as Magisk Modules. Adding to it, OTA updates can be handled much better when your system isn’t modified and apps like FlashFire can be used to flash firmware directly from your smartphone.
Many users think that a systemless root approach is somewhat inferior. That isn’t the case, once rooted either through modifying the system or without it, functionality remains exactly the same.
Download Magisk 17.0 (Stable):
You can download the latest Magisk 17.0 package from the link below.
Download File: Magisk-v17.0.zip
Update: For few devices, above ZIP package caused bootloops. There is a new hotfix out linked ahead that is named Magisk 17.1. Same features as v17, just an error-fix.
Download File: Magisk-v17.1.zip
Looking for older Magisk versions? Read: Download Magisk (All Versions)
The utility is available as a ZIP file which you can flash through a custom recovery like the famous TWRP from the guys at TeamWin. Check our TWRP section to learn how to download and install TWRP recovery on your Android device.