This is not an officially supported Google product
Magisk is a suite of open source software for customizing Android, supporting devices higher than Android 5.0.
Some highlight features:
- MagiskSU: Provide root access for applications
- Magisk Modules: Modify read-only partitions by installing modules
- MagiskBoot: The most complete tool for unpacking and repacking Android boot images
- Zygisk: Run code in every Android applications' processes
Github is the only source where you can get official Magisk information and downloads.
Only bug reports from Debug builds will be accepted.
For installation issues, upload both boot image and install logs.
For Magisk issues, upload boot logcat or dmesg.
For Magisk app crashes, record and upload the logcat when the crash occurs.
Building and Development
- Magisk builds on any OS Android Studio supports. Install Android Studio and do the initial setups.
- Clone sources:
git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk.git
- Install Python 3.8+
(Windows only: select 'Add Python to PATH' in installer, and run
pip install coloramaafter install)
- Configure to use the JDK bundled in Android Studio:
export JAVA_HOME="/Applications/Android Studio.app/Contents/jre/Contents/Home"
- Windows: Add
C:\Path\To\Android Studio\jre\binto environment variable
- Set environment variable
ANDROID_SDK_ROOTto the Android SDK folder (can be found in Android Studio settings)
./build.py ndkto let the script download and install NDK for you
- To start building, run
build.pyto see your options.
For each action, use
-hto access help (e.g.
./build.py all -h)
- To start development, open the project with Android Studio. The IDE can be used for both app (Kotlin/Java) and native sources.
- Optionally, set custom configs with
config.prop. A sample
Signing and Distribution
- The certificate of the key used to sign the final Magisk APK product is also directly embedded into some executables. In release builds, Magisk's root daemon will enforce this certificate check and reject and forcefully uninstall any non-matching Magisk apps to protect users from malicious and unverified Magisk APKs.
- To do any development on Magisk itself, switch to an official debug build and reinstall Magisk to bypass the signature check.
- To distribute your own Magisk builds signed with your own keys, set your signing configs in
- Check Google's Documentation for more details on generating your own key.
Default string resources for the Magisk app and its stub APK are located here:
Translate each and place them in the respective locations (
Magisk, including all git submodules are free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.