Magisk, the app that helps Android phones avoid Google’s SafetyNet API, has been upgraded to version 14.1. The new update, currently in beta, was introduced late yesterday and adds support for the Google Pixel family for the first time.
The Magisk app’s developer outlined what it took to add the Pixels into the mix over at the XDA Developers forums — and it seems like it was no easy task. What is possibly even more impressive is that the dev, who goes by the handle topjohnwu, included over-the-air update support for the Pixels, meaning you won’t miss out on Google’s updates just because you’re making use of the app.
This is not an automatic process, you will have to do some fiddling around with each update to ensure it’s applied properly, though it still should save some headaches (you can find an OTA update walkthrough at the Magisk GitHub page here).
Magisk is an open-source root app that offers a systemless interface for conducting Android customizations. One of its main functions is to conceal system modifications from apps that are incompatible with rooted devices, allowing rooted users to use apps that would otherwise wouldn’t work (like Netflix).
Also included in the 14.1 update were a dozen or so other improvements including proper file-based encryption support and a fix for the stock boot image backup not moving to its intended location.
Head over to the dedicated XDA Developers forum page to find the download links and install instructions for the latest version.