Magisk Manager Android Tips and Tricks

Magisk Manager or Magisk: comparison and differences

There’s a clear difference between Magisk and Magisk Manager: Magisk is a tool to root Android that simplifies the process being able to get hold of super user permissions without having to modify the system’s partition. On the other hand, Magisk Manager is the management app that once we’ve rooted our Android, allows us to flash it with a new version of Magisk as well as using the SafetyNet function on those apps in which we need to avoid the security verification that is usually carried out to make sure that they’re not being used on rooted devices.

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How to use Magisk Manager and how it works

The main function of Magisk Manager is to avoid the security verification carried out by certain applications through Google’s API, which goes by the name of Check SafetyNet and is used as follows:

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What is Magisk Manager and what's it for?

Magisk Manager is an Android application that can be used to manage the root permissions and other modules of the operating system. We have to bear in mind that there are applications available on Google Play that don’t work on rooted phones as they require a security or verification control, provided by the security APK delivered by Google. Amongst such applications we can find games of the likes of Pokémon GO, online movie and series streaming services such as Netflix or banking apps. The idea behind this limitation is to avoid anyone from skipping the conditions of use of these applications and guarantee the system’s safety.

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How to install Magisk Manager (and uninstall)

To be able to install the Magisk Manager app on an unrooted Android, we simply have to complete the following steps:

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How to root with Magisk Manager

Magisk Manager is not a tool to root our device but to complete the rooting process of a smartphone or tablet by adding its very own modules. Therefore, if your phone has not yet been rooted, you’ll have to carry out the entire usual process in these cases. In other words, unlock the bootloader, install a recovery and from there on, complete the rooting process with Magisk.

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