How to use Magisk Manager and how it works

Starting to use Magisk Manager is very simple. The first step is to install the application using an APK file. It is not possible to find this tool in the official application store, Google Play. However, you can safely download and install the latest version using the link at the end of this guide.

Once installed, you can start using all its features. Although Magisk Manager runs normally even on non-root devices, in those cases, it does not make much sense to install it. Therefore, before downloading this application, learn about how to obtain superuser privileges in your device.

On the main screen, you will find two interesting functions. The first one, under the Magisk line, lets you download the ZIP file needed to root your device.

Install root from Magisk ManagerInstall root from Magisk Manager

In the Manager section, you can get the latest application version. If there is one, use the Install button to get it.

Update the applicationUpdate the application

Also, from the main screen, you can check if your device passes the SafetyNet safety test, necessary for some applications to work.

SafetyNet verificationSafetyNet verification

Finally, you have the option to uninstall Magisk completely.

Uninstall MagiskUninstall Magisk

To access the application settings, tap on the cogwheel icon in the upper right corner.

Open the app’s settingsOpen the app’s settings

Beyond the most basic settings, such as changing the device theme, language, or update channel, you will find some useful features. One of them is MagiskHide, which lets you hide the root state of your device from certain applications.

MagiskHide in Magisk Manager’s settingsMagiskHide in Magisk Manager’s settings

In the Superuser section, you can customize the superuser permissions request notification, and even, if your device supports it, enable biometric authentication.

Options of the SuperUser managerOptions of the SuperUser manager

In addition to the home page and settings, Magisk Manager has three other sections that are worth mentioning. In the first one, you can manage the applications you have granted root permissions to and remove them if necessary.

SuperUser sectionSuperUser section

You can also access a record of all actions performed. This can be useful to check the changes that have been made to the system or to see the history of installations.

Application’s actions logApplication’s actions log

Finally, you will find the modules section. This is divided into two subsections. On the one hand, Installed. There, you will find those modules that are already installed on your device, and you will have the option to disable or remove them.

Modules installedModules installed

On the other hand, in Online, you can download new modules to customize your Android to the maximum. All of them are part of the official Magisk Manager database. To start the installation, just tap on the download button.

Module repositoryModule repository

Additionally, you can install modules that you have downloaded from another source by tapping on the Install from storage button, located on the header of the screen.

Install module from the internal storageInstall module from the internal storage

After this review of the main functions of Magisk Manager, it is clear that, despite its great potential, it is very simple to use application.