SuperSU or Magisk - Which do you prefer?

Discussion in 'Android' started by John256145, Mar 26, 2018.

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  1. SuperSU

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  2. Magisk

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    90.5%
  1. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    I've noticed that more and more people are using Magisk instead of SuperSU, so I thought I'd make a poll to assure that.
    I'm using Magisk - hbu?
     
  2. Windaga

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    I think most people getting into the rooting scene would prefer Magisk, given it's ease of use. I'm still using SuperSU on most of my devices, but Magisk is definitely easier in my opinion.
     
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    Magisk, due to the SafetyNet bypass.
     
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    Does that prevent Nintendo games from detecting root?
     
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    Out of the box it only works with things that use SafetyNet, I don't know if the Nintendo apps do, but it has a blacklist you can add other apps to in order to hide root from apps that use other methods.
     
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    Oh fancy

    I might give that a go, then. I guess it wouldn't be a HUGE loss if I couldn't play Super Mario Run anymore :P
     
  7. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    I installed Magisk on my phone to play Pokemon Go but then I found myself barely playing it
     
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    It worked, though?
     
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    Magisk has the ability to hide your root from apps like pokemon go and hide your android from safey net making your phone systemless,while super su has functions with certant root apps i think.
     
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    I actually made the switch from SuperSU to Magisk, and I don't notice the difference. I'm sure if I used more apps with security checks, I'd notice.
     
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    Yup, worked like a charm.
     
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    Well guess who's gonna root his Galaxy S7 now
     
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    Have fun lol, just don't forget to make a Nandroid backup beforehand. You might not need it, but better safe than sorry right?
     
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    Yeah, I've done this before with my S4 mini, it's just been a little while and I wanted to wait until the S7 stopped getting updates
     
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    With Magisk, OTA updates usually still work.
     
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    Oh, cool! Will def keep that in mind for my next phone as well
     
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    I used to find myself having to update my root method every time I wanted to play Pokemon Go (which isn't very often) due to Google changing things in SafetyNet all the time breaking the old methods, but nowadays with Magisk they have almost given up on trying to detect root so it rarely needs updating. There was one time last summer or autumn where they started detecting some parameters set by Magisk, but that was quickly sorted out in an update. Non-SafetyNet root detection is far less sophisticated, for that you don't even really need Magisk but it's probably the easiest way these days.
     
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