Magisk is a popular name when it comes to Android customization. Magisk is one of the best tools that can be used by a basic user as well as an advanced user. Most users know Magisk as a method to root Android phones, but Magisk has many other advantages as well.
Magisk’s developer, John Wu, has released a new version of Magisk to the public beta channel. The latest build is Magisk v26.2. This is a major update compared to the previous v26.1 build. The new update has come after a long wait, but it was worth the wait.
As mentioned earlier this Magisk update is quite big and brings bunch of new features and improvements. This includes some big changes like support for extracting boot image from payload.bin, and Support patching boot image from ROM zips. You can check the complete changelog below.
Magisk v26.2 Changelog
- [MagiskBoot] Support extracting boot image from payload.bin
- [MagiskBoot] Support cpio files containing character files
- [MagiskBoot] Support listing cpio content
- [MagiskBoot] Directly handle AVB 1.0 signing and verification without going through Java implementation
- [Daemon] Make daemon socket a fixed path in MAGISKTMP
- [resetprop] Support printing property context
- [resetprop] Support only printing persistent properties from storage
- [resetprop] Properly support setting persistent properties bypassing property_service
- [MagiskSU] Support -g and -G options
- [MagiskSU] Support switching mount namespace to PID with -t
- [MagiskPolicy] Fix patching extended permissions
- [MagiskPolicy] Support more syntax for extended permissions
- [MagiskPolicy] Support printing out the loaded sepolicy rules
- [App] Support patching boot image from ROM zips
- [App] Properly preserve boot.img when patching Samsung firmware with init_boot.img
Download Magisk 26.2
If you are a developer or a basic Magisk user, you can now download the latest Magisk. As usual, Magisk creator John Wu shared the latest release in the Github project where you can also find other Magisk release as well. To download the latest version, you can follow the given link.
- Magisk v26.2 – Download Link
If you have installed magisk on your device before, then the installation should be the same. But if you are new to Magisk world, the installation depends on devices, and other scenarios. There are also some checklist (like unlocked bootloader) the device should follow in which you want to install Magisk.
The installation method depends on many options like the ramdisk, vbmeta partition, unlocked bootloader, and more. The common process to install Magisk is by patching boot.img or recovery.img or AP tar file and flashing it to the device with the help of adb and fastboot commands.
We also share root guides for Android phones from different OEMs. So, if you like different productive guides then check out the how to and root section. In case you have any queries then let us know in the comment section.