Magisk has been updated to new 17.3 Beta version and you can download it with the direct link ahead. Within this release, the most notable change is support for new Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphones. As Google announced a new Titan security chip within the latest phones, developers doubted whether older root methods would apply or not. Gladly, topjohnwu — Magisk developer — has updated his utility to work perfectly with new Pixel devices. That’s not all, the new version also carries bug fixes, performance improvements and more.
As per versioning standards, every release that changes the number after the decimal place such as 17.3 which replaces 17.2 is categorized as a beta. However, if the main number is changed, only then it is named as stable. The beta iterations don’t necessarily mean they would have bugs, it is just that they would be released in quick succession to accommodate changes. Also worthy to mention, Magisk still relies on its popular system-less approach which makes it a clean root implementation. You can directly download Magisk 17.3 ZIP flashable file with the guide ahead.
Magisk 17.3 (Beta) – Changelog:
This is the complete technical change-log for Magisk 17.3:
- Support boot image header v1 (Pixel 3)
- No more linked lists for caching su_info
- Parse command-lines in client side and send only options to daemon
- Early ACK to prevent client freezes and early denies
- Prevent bootloops in situations where /data is mounted twice
- Prevent logcat failures when /system/bin is magic mounting, could cause MagiskHide to fail
- Switch hexpatch to remove Samsung Defex to a more general pattern
- Update data encryption detection for better custom recovery support
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 17.3 Beta:
You can download the latest Magisk 17.3 package from the link below.
Download File: Magisk-v17.3.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.