Ever since Android 10 was officially released and its source code was uploaded to Open Source Project for other brands to port it over to their devices, all eyes were on topjohnwu — developer behind Magisk — to release an upgraded root package that supports root on Android 10. Well, it is finally here! New Magisk 19.4 is now available and can be flashed to gain root on Pixel phones and other Android 10 running devices such as the Essential phone. To download official Magisk 19.4 ZIP package, continue ahead. We have also listed the detailed change-log below as well.
While the major change for Magisk 19.4 is its support for final Android 10 revision, it also comes packed with various other improvements and enhancements. From Android 9, Google started to make fundamental changes to how Android’s core system behaves and how it mounts itself. In Android 10, there are even further improvements to those initial changes. This is primarily why older Magisk revisions do not work with Android 10. Nonetheless, Magisk 19.4 Beta is here and you can utilize it to gain root on your phone.
Magisk 19.4 (Beta) – Changelog:
This is the complete technical change-log for Magisk 19.4:
- Boot system-as-root devices with system mounted as /
- Support 2-stage-init for A/B devices (Pixel 3 Android 10)
- Delay sbin overlay creation to post-fs-data
- Old system-as-root implementation is deprecated, no more future changes
- Add overlay.d support for root directory overlay for new system-as-root implementation
- Unblock all signals in root shells (fix bash on Android)
- Support replacing files in /product
- Support Android 10’s Zygote blastula pool
- All random strings now also have random length
- Allow no recompression for ramdisk.cpio
- Support some weird Huawei boot images
- Add new “–remove-modules” command to remove modules without root in ADB shell
- Support Android 10 new APEX libraries (Project Mainline)
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 19.4:
You can download the latest Magisk 19.4 package from the link below.
Download File: Magisk-v19.4.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.