The popular root access tool for Android, Magisk has been now updated to a new beta version. With the support for Android Q root, and other new capabilities, the latest Magisk 19.0 beta is a significant upgrade to the Magisk base. As of the Magisk Manager, it’s being updated to v7.1 from the previous Magisk Manager 7.0.
Topjohnwu was able to gain root access on the latest Android Q beta a little while ago. However, it’s possible only on the Canary builds which are more or less unstable and buggy. But, this time the dev succeeded to bring the Android Q support on beta build so that average consumer can use it without major issues.
Moreover, there are quite handful of new improvements within the latest beta release. The return of native support for 64-bit systems, a new module management called Imageless Magisk and above all a new Magisk Module installer to name some. Something which is removed for good reason is the usage of Magisk.img.
You may look at the detailed changelog of the latest Magisk and Magisk Manager below.
- Magisk v19.0
– [General] Remove usage of magisk.img
– [General] Add 64 bit magisk binary for native 64 bit support
– [General] Support A only system-as-root devices that released with Android 9.0
– [General] Support non EXT4 system and vendor partitions
– [MagiskHide] Use Zygote ptracing for monitoring new processes
– [MagiskHide] Targets are now per-application component
– [MagiskInit] Support Android Q (no logical partition support yet!)
– [MagiskPolicy] Support Android Q new split sepolicy setup
– [MagiskInit] Move sbin overlay creation from main daemon post-fs-data to early-init
– [General] Service scripts now run in parallel
– [MagiskInit] Directly inject magisk services to init.rc
– [General] Use lzma2 compressed ramdisk in extreme conditions
– [MagicMount] Clone attributes from original file if exists
– [MagiskSU] Use ACTION_REBOOT intent to workaround some OEM broadcast restrictions
– [General] Use skip_mount instead of auto_mount: from opt-in to opt-out
- Magisk Manager 7.1
– Support the new module format
– Support per-application component granularity MagiskHide targets (only on v19+)
– Ask for fingerprint before deleting rules if enabled
– Fix the bug that causes repackaging to lose settings
– Several UI fixes
Magisk 19.0 Beta: Download