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The main reason I am choosing Magisk over SuperSU is as follows:


SuperSU Android App is owned by some Chinese company now...

Magisk enables a library of community modules similar to XPosed for MM and Lower.

Magisk can hide root from the system to enable install apps that won't install on rooted phones and use functions like Android Pay

Because I am a nerd >>


Magisk modifies the boot.img, before installing Magisk, make your modifications to boot IE: Install Custom Recovery (TWRP) and Custom Kernel (ElementalX) THEN Magisk!

Files to Download:

Magisk Files

  1. Magisk.zip install beta
  2. Uninstaller + Manager
  3. Main Thread URL  https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk

Google Stock Image >> https://developers.google.com/android/images

TWRP >> https://dl.twrp.me/marlin/

ElementalX Kernel >> https://elementalx.org/devices/pixel/

Flashing Tools 

  1. Minimal ADB (For fastboot commands)
  2. Unified Android Toolkit (For Flashing to Stock)


- Flash Stock (Use Unified Android Toolkit)
- Boot into phone and enable Developer Options/USB Debugging/Transfer Files Mode/Unlock Bootloader/Install from Unknown Sources

fastboot flashing unlock

- Xfer over Magisk Files (magisk.zip,uninstaller.zip,manager.apk) and TWRP.zip and ElementalX Kernel
- Install Magisk Manager.apk

- Reboot into bootloader and fastboot (boot not flash!) twrp

  • Note - I got boot loop first attempt, just re-try, TWRP should/will load correctly
cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>"
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot oem unlock
fastboot.exe boot twrp.img

- Install TWRP 3.1.1.zip

- Reboot into phone and then reboot into TWRP (Confirming it worked)

adb reboot recovery

- Install ElementalX Kernel

- Reboot into phone, install ElementalX Kernel Manager and confirm working/latest version

- Reboot into bootloader and fastboot (boot not flash!) twrp

cd "C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>"
adb reboot bootloader
fastboot.exe boot twrp.img

- Install Magisk.zip

  • This will install custombgm boot.img for you 
  • Reboot, open Manager, confirm Magisk installed and Safety.net passed

- Confirm root works via root checker








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