If you’re closely following the development happening in Magisk, you should’ve known the previous version, Magisk 19.0 brought Android Q beta 1 root support. Now, the popular rooting agent on Android is being updated to a new version – the Magisk 19.1 which notably lets us to root the latest Android Q beta 2 builds.
For those who’re excited to see the changes, here goes the official changelog of the update.
- [General] Support recovery based Magisk
- [General] Support Android Q Beta 2
- [MagiskInit] New sbin overlay setup process for better compatibility
- [MagiskInit] Allow long pressing volume up to boot to recovery in recovery mode
- [MagicMount] Use proper system_root mirror
- [MagicMount] Use self created device nodes for mirrors
- [MagicMount] Do not allow adding new files/folders in partition root folder (e.g. /system or /vendor)
Magisk Manager v7.1.2
- Support patching Samsung AP firmware
- Much better module downloading mechanism
The highlight of the update is obviously the support for Android Q beta 2. Users of Pixel/XL and Pixel 2/XL can now root their device on Android Q DP2. It goes without saying that, getting system-less root on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL devices are still an unsolved mystery.
Support for recovery-based Magisk is particularly intended for the latest Samsung Galaxy devices running the One UI update (like the Samsung Galaxy S10 and A50). Moreover, the accompanied Magisk Manager 7.1.2 facilitates easy patching of the AP component of the Samsung firmware. The dev has also said that it had improved the module download mechanism all for good.
Magisk 19.1: Download