If you have ever tried rooting your Android device, you probably have heard of Magisk. Magisk started as a rooting method without needing a PC and has now evolved into a powerful rooting tool beyond plain root. The latest version of Magisk (v24) is out now, officially bringing the support for all Android 12 devices, so you might no longer have to be on the unstable Canary build. But MagiskHide has now formally retired with this update. Instead, we now have Zygisk, which is Magisk in Zygote.
The latest Magisk update (v24) has removed Magisk Hide, which lets you hide root from apps. Magisk Version 24.0 does not officially come with the MagiskHide feature, but you can still use third-party modules to do the same thing MagiskHide did. Zygisk has also been introduced with the new update. It is a new version of MagiskHide but better.
What is Zygisk?
Zygisk is Magisk in Zygote. The Zygote process is the first process that your phone starts when you boot it up. This will let it hide root without sending root data to the apps as it starts first after the system. It is better than MagiskHide in terms of hiding root from apps. It also makes Magisk Modules & Xposed (LSposed) Modules more powerful.
To use Zygisk, you need to have the latest version of Magisk installed. If you don’t have it installed, click here to download and install it on your device.
Step by step guide to using Zygisk
- Click on the Settings icon on the top right.
- You will see the “Zygisk Beta” section. Enable it.
- And then enable “Enforce Denylist”, which is just below it.
- As soon as you do this, you will see your apps. Select Google Play Services and enable all sections. You can select other apps, too and allow all sections too.
- After you have done this, you need to reboot your phone.
- Congratulations, you have successfully hidden root from other apps.
One problem with Zygisk is that it does not work with certain apps. If you want to hide root from a particular app and it is not working with Zygisk, you might want to stick to MagiskHide. However, you can use MagiskHide instead of Zygisk only if you have Magisk v23 or earlier.