State of Magisk: 2021

Bye, MagiskHide. Long Live MagiskHide

Yes, MagiskHide will have to see its end of life. Having access to almost all Google source code (as all Googlers do) and spoken with various related teams, it simply does not make sense for me to be involved in any root hiding business as it is just straight up conflict of interest.

Bye, Magisk-Module-Repo

I wanted to do this for a long time, as I do not have the mental capacity and interest to moderate and curate what modules are allowed on the official repo. If I accept low quality modules, people complain; if I remove some modules, people also complain. So I made the decision to remove Magisk-Module-Repo from the Magisk app. The administration and maintenance of the GitHub organization will be transferred to trusted community members (candidates not final yet). Developers can still easily install modules using the magisk —-install-module ZIP command in its own apps; users can install modules by selecting zip files in the Magisk app.

Hi, Zygisk

Zygisk is Magisk in Zygote. This will run parts of Magisk in the zygote process to make Magisk modules even more powerful. This is also a very important part of the philosophy of Magisk “getting out of the way”. When a process is on the aforementioned denylist, Magisk will cleanup the memory space of the process to ensure no modding is applied (P.S.1). Zygisk is still WIP, and more details will come once the implementation is ready for beta testing.

Taking Things More Seriously

Although I always spent a lot of effort on Magisk, the project in my opinion is still more on the non-professional side. I would like to start taking things more seriously. Continuous integration is setup on GitHub recently, and I will start focusing on deeper integration with AVD to regression test changes before releases.

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