SuperSu is still the best way to root your Android device, but it’s not the only way to do it. In fact Magisk is one of the up and coming methods to root a device and in this article we will show you how to how to switch from SuperSu to Magisk.
Magisk is quickly taking over the rooting market and by the looks of it, it’s unstoppable.
Moreover, Magisk is constantly under development, so you are assured to get the latest firmware.
More brands of Android devices are finding their compatibility with Magisk, which is a great news.
Also, old users of SuperSu don’t need to be concerned about losing system mods like Xposed Framework.
Magisk Manager allows you to download them in a manner that does not affect the device’s partition.
Now, to switch from SuperSu to Magisk, you require TWRP installed as your custom recovery.
This post is written under the assumption that you already have TWRP custom recovery on your Android device.
If you don’t have a TWRP custom recovery installed, follow this guide on how to install TWRP recovery on any Android device before proceeding any further.
Downloads Required to Switch From SuperSu to Magisk
How to Switch From SuperSu to Magisk?
The first step is to unroot your android device.
All of the downloaded files from above must be moved to your device’s internal storage, if downloading via PC.
- Just drop them in a designated folder that is easy to find.
- Boot Android into TWRP using the booting sequence of your device.
- Usually, it is the Down Volume key + Power Button. Then open TWRP.
- When the TWRP interface opens up, tap Install.
- Navigate to the folder containing those downloaded files.
- Select unSU ZIP file and then swipe right to confirm flashing.
- Once finished, tap Reboot system.
Check device’s root status
If you are curious to check whether or not your device is truly unrooted, head over to Google Play Store and download Root Checker app.
Note: Before flashing Magisk ZIP file, it is best to make a complete Nandroid backup of your smartphone at this point.
Install Magisk ZIP file
To install the downloaded Magisk ZIP file, head back to TWRP recovery and do the following. If you do not have TWRP installed on your phone, you can download it using the button below
- Tap Install.
- Locate Magisk ZIP file and swipe to confirm flash.
- Reboot system.
Install Magisk Manager
- Open the installer inside the Magisk Manager ZIP folder and run Magisk Manager.
Within Magisk Manager, do the following:
- Head to Settings and enable BusyBox, Magisk Hide and Systemless hosts.
Return to the Status section and tap on SafetyNet check button. You should see that you’ve passed this check.
Clear data on Play Store app
Installing root voids your warranty and disallows you from using Android Pay and Netflix, among others.
Even though Magisk Hide is enabled, your Play store needs to be configured to recognize the current status of the SafetyNet check.
To do this:
- Go to Settings and find Apps, then select Google Play Store.
- Then tap Force Stop, hit Manage Space, & finally, tap Clear Data.
- Scroll down to the Settings within Play Store app and find your device certified.
At this point, you must take pride in the fact that your phone is truly independent. You can tweak its settings and install anything you like.
Just be wary of APK files that might alter system files, since that will trip SafetyNet.