Over recent years the development of the SuperSU tool has seen many changes. Android kept altering the security of its operating system to make it more difficult for the popular rooting tool’s development. When new applications like Android Pay and Netflix came out, it only got worse. . . .

Android had always expressed its disapproval of having root access but never went out of their way to try to stop it. In fact, we’ve also read many a sentence from people who worked for Google back then who supported root access themselves and saw it as nothing but a positive thing for the world to dabble with when they needed it. That voice was never echoed from the higher positions of Android though.

Root access has always posed a security threat, to some extent, because when you have a rooted device, it makes it easier for malware to leave its sandbox and go and snoop on another application. Android as a default operating system, and unrooted, doesn’t allow anything to move; it is effectively fenced into its own app “yard,” and the fence is impossible to break down. If you install malware with root access, however, that fenced can be jumped, and that’s when the problems can occur.

The problems malware bring have always been smallish in comparison to the problems that exist today, which is why Android has decided to step up the security recently . . . if you were to make malware and use Android Pay you might find your bank account has racked up quite the shopping spree.

But there are millions of people out there who love root access, and it wouldn’t be fair to them to not allow some type of solution to all this fuss. . . . A new tool called Magisk will enable users to have root access and then take off root access temporarily while they go and use applications such as Android Pay and then quickly turn the root access back on again when they’re done shopping. That way the shopping with Android Pay doesn’t have any security risks, since the device is not rooted when using it, and then the person gets to enjoy root access again afterward without having to go to great lengths to get it working again; it’s just like pressing a button and flicking the switch in the settings.

How Download Magisk to Root Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Use the links below to download the versions of Magisk that work with Android 7.1.1 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.

Magisk Hide

Magisk is pretty easy to use, on the whole, particularity if you have used other rooting apps before, but as usual, it also continues the trend of rooting apps not being perfectly straightforward to use either. The one problem that Magisk has, at least for some people, is that if you have a device with an unlocked bootloader—which many of you will because once it’s unlocked already it isn’t easily locked again—you need to venture into the Magisk Settings and turn on the “Magisk Hide” option. Your device won’t be able to pass the SafetyNet check without this option turned on because it’ll get picked up from known detections, due to the bootloader being unlocked. Thankfully, this is not difficult to do: just open up the Magisk application, use your finger to swipe in from the left side of the device’s display to bring up the menu, and then tap on the “Settings” Once you have the Settings open, one of the toggles will clearly be labeled “Magisk Hide”—just turn it on and you’re done.