It is a great news for Google Pixel 3/3 XL users who are interested in rooting their devices. XDA developer topjohnwu has released the latest Magisk 17.3 & Magisk Manager 6.0.1 APK that brings with it support for Google Pixel 3/3 XL and many other additions and alterations. Magisk is pretty great as it provides you with an ability to root any Android device without taking into account the manufacturer of the Android smartphone. Another news is that you can hide the notch on your Google Pixel 3/3 XL as well.
Love to charge your Pixel 3 wireless on the Pixel Stand? Now, you can download a Pixel Stand App as well from Google Play Store.
Magisk 17.3 along with Magisk Manager 6.0.1 has been brought into picture primarily for Google Pixel 3/3 XL. Please note that this Magisk version was released a few days back too but the developer was notified about an issue related to the repackaging of boot images post they were patched. The issue didn’t cause any bootloop but the rooting process didn’t work. Hence, the developer has to pull back the release and, finally, it has been released again on October 23 on both Beta and Canary channels with the issue fixed.
Magisk 17.3 & Magisk Manager 6.0.1 | What’s New?
There are a lot of additions in the latest Magisk. In fact, the primary addition is that it supports Google Pixel 3/ 3 XL. The Magisk SU code has been re-written and involves further improvements and optimizations. The developer topjohnwu has merged the ‘Defex’ patch as well with the latest Magisk. This is a new security feature in Samsung Devices. The biggest addition, next to the primary one, is the inclusion of a moderation team for Magisk Module Repo which will supervise each and every module submission in order to avoid spam modules from coming up in the repo.
If you are new to the Magisk scene than you can refer the Magisk tutorials and best practices on the GitHub page of the developer topjohnwu.
Following is the complete change log for the latest Magisk and the Magisk Manager:
- [MagiskBoot] Support boot image header v1 (Pixel 3).
- [MagiskSU] No more linked lists for caching su_info.
- [MagiskSU] Parse command-lines in client side and send only options to daemon.
- [MagiskSU] Early ACK to prevent client freezes and early denies.
- [Daemon] Prevent boot loops in situations where /data is mounted twice.
- [Daemon] Prevent logcat failures when /system/bin is magic mounting, could cause MagiskHide to fail.
- [Scripts] Switch hex patch to remove Samsung Defex to a more general pattern.
- [Scripts] Update data encryption detection for better custom recovery support.
Magisk Manager 6.0.1
- Update to use new online module’s organizing method.
- When fingerprint authentication is enabled, toggling root permissions in “Superuser” section now requires fingerprint beforehand.
- Fix crashes when entering MagiskHide section on some devices.
- Remove support to Magisk version lower than v15.0.
- Ask storage permissions before patching stock boot image.
- Update dark theme CardView color.
[How-To] Download & Install Latest Magisk 17.3 & Magisk Manager
- As a first you require downloading the latest Magisk and the Magisk Manager from the below-provided links.
- For those who don’t have the previous Magisk versions installed and are installing this one from scratch, they can flash Magisk and root their Android device via TWRP Recovery. Check out the linked guide to know how to do it.
- Alternatively, you can also try patching the stock boot image via fastboot. However, this method is pretty complex. For obtaining the stock boot image you can either extract it from stock firmware file or download the stock boot image directly from here.
- Please note that before trying anything you require taking a complete backup of your essential data and ensure that your device is charged up to 80-85%.
However, if you have Magisk already installed on your Android smartphone, you can simply upgrade it to the latest version by following the steps provided below.
[How-To] Update Magisk to the Latest Magisk v 17.3
- First of all please launch the Magisk Manager application on your Android mobile.
- Tap on the Menu icon and select Settings -> Update Settings -> Update Channel.
- From Update Channel please select ‘Beta‘ as the option.
- Next, please head back to the Magisk main menu and swipe down to refresh.
- Click on the ‘Update Magisk‘ button.
- Select Install -> Direct Install.
- Great! Now the installer will automatically install Magisk 17.3 and update your old version.
- Don’t forget to tap on the reboot button once done.
Latest Magisk 17.3 & Magisk Manager 6.0.1 APK for Android
Cool! You have successfully installed or upgraded to the latest Magisk Manager now. The major benefit of this latest Magisk is for Google Pixel 3 / 3 XL users and the Samsung Device owners due to the ‘Defex’ security feature being patched. Entire credit for this goes to the XDA developer topjohnwu.
Check the following interesting posts as well:
- Install Pixel 3 Camera for Pixel 2 XL/Pixel 2 & Pixel XL.
- Download Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 3 XL USB Drivers.