Latest Magisk 19.0 Beta has been released and here is how you can download the official package to gain root. By the words of topjohnwu himself — developer behind Magisk — this is his most ambitious build yet! As the changes are quite fundamental in nature, the release has moved from being code-named before as v18.x to now v19.x, a major step up! The most notable change is full Android Q support which is quite amazing to see at such an early stage. Unfortunately however, Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL users still would not be able to root whilst running Android Q due to some anomalies but a solution is in the works. If you are looking to root your device, Magisk 19.0 Beta establishes itself as quite a reliable and complete utility.
In terms of changes, Magisk v19.0 Beta utilizes a new implementation of storing modules which makes compatibility much better and also solves multiple issues that persisted in older builds. Further, Magisk binary is now capable of running in native 64 bit — on supported devices that is. And most importantly, as we mentioned earlier, there is complete support for Android Q with Magisk 19.0. As Android Q Beta builds arrive for more devices, users would be able to simply download Magisk v19.0 Beta and gain root. What’s planned ahead is to add support for Pixel 3 (Logical partition devices) and also, Galaxy S10 series support! Ahead we have listed the official technical change-log as well as a fast download link for Magisk 19.0 Beta ZIP package.
Magisk 19.0 (Beta) – Changelog:
This is the complete technical change-log for Magisk 19.0:
- Remove usage of magisk.img
- Add 64 bit magisk binary for native 64 bit support
- Support A only system-as-root devices that released with Android 9.0
- Support non EXT4 system and vendor partitions
- Use Zygote ptracing for monitoring new processes
- Targets are now per-application component
- Support Android Q (no logical partition support yet!)
- Support Android Q new split sepolicy setup
- Move sbin overlay creation from main daemon post-fs-data to early-init
- Service scripts now run in parallel
- Directly inject magisk services to init.rc
- Use lzma2 compressed ramdisk in extreme conditions
- Clone attributes from original file if exists
- Use ACTION_REBOOT intent to workaround some OEM broadcast restrictions
- Use skip_mount instead of auto_mount: from opt-in to opt-out
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 19.0 Beta:
You can download the latest Magisk 19.0 package from the link below.
Download File: Magisk-v19.0.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.