If you have wanted to get root access by flashing a zip from inside a custom recovery over the years, the go-to method for getting that done has been to install SuperSU.

In more recent times, however, SuperSU, while still being a reliable root method, hasn’t been able to get past Android’s SafetyNet, designed to stop certain applications from running when it knows a device has root access. One such application is Android Pay, another being everyone’s favorite movie streaming network, Netflix.

If you don’t mind not using Android Pay and other apps like Netflix then there is no problem using SuperSU still. But if you do then you’ll need to unroot every time you want to use those apps and then root the device again when you’re done. And who is going to want to do that?

That’s why so many people are excited about this new rooting tool called Magisk. It takes a little work to get it installed, but it isn’t too confusing, and once you’ve got it set up, it offers you a simple toggle so you can toggle on and off the root access, making applications that trip SafetyNet no longer an issue. When you want to buy something using ANdroidPay, just open the Magisk Manager app and toggle the root access off and when you leave the store toggle it back on again. It’s the best solution we as root users could have asked for and is likely the future of rooting going forward once services such as Android Pay become household names.

Not to be forgotten also is the fact that Magisk is a systemless root method, which means you should be able to keep root access when installing over-the-air system updates.

Download Magisk to Root Android 5.0.2 Lollipop

Use the links below to download the versions of Magisk that work with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop:

Note: Use the latest version possible. And if that does not work, downgrade to the one previous until one works for your device.

How to Install Magisk

There are two general methods for installing Magisk. Most people install it via the TWRP custom recovery image. However, there is also a method to install Magisk without TWRP.