The Android operating system has always been one with supreme security. When you install applications, they don’t have the chance to move from their own bit of land that they are fenced in by. When you root a device, however, which is something that people have been doing since the birth of the operating system, you are removing that fence which means stuff with bad intentions, such as malware, can get up to no good.
New apps that people love to use—Android Pay, Netflix, Pokemon Go, so forth—can’t run the risk of malware getting on your system—anything that involves money and your banking means you might end up losing money and so the risk is far too high with Android’s reputation on the line.
Knowing this, Android developers stepped up the security like never before in an effort to stop people having root access for as long as they try to use these apps like Android Pay. The way they did this was by introducing a new feature called SafetyNet: rooting trips SafetyNet and then it knows not to allow you to use these apps like Android Pay. Due to the way SafetyNet is set up, even the best rooting developers in the world weren’t able to conjure up a way to get past it.
There are millions of people out there though that love rooting Android and have been doing so for years—even the workers at Google loved to root their devices—so the idea that rooting altogether would disappear, never to be seen again, would be an exaggerated one.
For starters, some people much prefer Android s root access in comparison to using the apps like Android Pay, they’ll just pull out there wallets and use a regular bank card instead. But then there was also something else that worked in favor of rooted users: a new tool was developed that allowed the operating system to be rooted and unrooted just by tapping a button. One button when inside the app called Magisk.
The new rooting tool, Magisk, allows users to toggle it on and off, so it keeps Android developers happy—you can now toggle off the root access with Magisk, use apps like Android Pay and then toggle the root access back on again when you’re done—and it also is simple enough to keep rooted users happy as well.
Download Magisk to Root Android 7.0 (Nougat)
Use the links below to download the versions of Magisk that work with Android 7.0 Nougat:
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.