Magisk is free and open-source software for the rooting of Android devices, developed by John Wu. Magisk supports devices running Android 6.0+.[1]

Original author(s)John Wu (topjohnwu)
Stable release
26.3 / September 4, 2023; 4 months ago (2023-09-04)
Written inC++[2]
Operating systemAndroid
LicenseGPL-3.0 Edit this on Wikidata


Magisk is a free and open-source software that enables users to gain root access to their Android devices. With Magisk, users can install various modifications and customizations, making it a popular choice for Android enthusiasts. Additionally, Magisk comes with a built-in app called Magisk, which allows users to manage root permissions and install various modules.[3]

Magisk has a systemless approach and modular design; it offers a safe and easy way to root a device and add new features and functionality.[4]


Magisk started out as a small project created by John Wu, it has now grown to more than 252 contributors. In version 21, support for Android 11 was added.[5] In version 22, support for the Samsung Galaxy S21 was added.[6] In version 26, support for Android 5 and earlier was removed.[7]

The original developer John Wu started working for the Android security team in 2021.[8] In 2021, the MagiskHide feature of Magisk was discontinued by the original developer John Wu. Arnoud Wokke from Tweakers argued that there is a high chance this feature will be developed by a third party developer as a Magisk module.[9]

See also


  1. ^ Wu, John (2022-12-12), topjohnwu/Magisk, retrieved 2022-12-12
  2. ^ "Topjohnwu/Magisk". GitHub. 3 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Magisk Zip". 2022-01-02. Retrieved 2023-02-19.
  4. ^ "Magisk APK". 2 January 2022. Retrieved 2023-02-14.
  5. ^ "Root-methode Magisk krijgt ondersteuning voor Android 11". Tweakers (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  6. ^ Wilde, Damien (2021-02-24). "Magisk v22.0 adds support for Galaxy S21 series, app hiding improvements, plus more". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  7. ^ Wilde, Damien (2021-05-13). "Magisk v23 drop pre-Android 5 device support". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  8. ^ "Magisk-ontwikkelaar gaat bij Google aan de beveiliging van Android werken". Tweakers (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  9. ^ "Ontwikkelaar Magisk stopt met MagiskHide en eigen repo voor modules". Tweakers (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-11.