How to Switch From SuperSu to Magisk

SuperSU and Magisk are two of the most popular rooting solutions available for Android. Each of them has its own set of pros and cons. Magisk, apart from offering root, offers more with Magisk Modules. In this guide, we will tell you how you can safely switch from SuperSu to Magisk.

If you have been using an android device for a while now, the probability of you hearing the term “rooting” is damn high. Going by the terminology, rooting an Android device means giving oneself the administration of his/her device. In other words, you will be having the authority to edit system files, which is not granted to any normal user. In simple words, you can make the most out of your device by rooting it.

Here are some of the benefits of rooting an android phone
  • You can completely backup your device.
  • You can remove all the bloatware and crapes your mobile manufacturer installed on your device.
  • You can use modified versions of Android.
  • You can increase the performance of your CPU by overclocking it.
  • You can get rid of all the unwanted ads which pop up from time to time.
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The practice of rooting one’s device is gaining popularity over time. There are many tools which you can use to gain root access to your device with Magisk and SuperSu being the most popular out there. In this guide, we will help you to switch from SuperSu to Magisk.

Why Switch From SuperSu to Magisk?

Both SuperSu and Magisk are excellent tools to root any android phone but there are certain aspects where Magisk completely overshadows SuperSu. When one roots his/her device using SuperSu, the device gets uncertified making your device vulnerable to the outside world. Due to this, certain applications associated with monetary transactions will stop working on your device But if you use Magisk then you can run all banking applications without any hassle. Now Magisk is a systemless platform which can inject files, props or folders into system partition without tampering it. This means that you can still install official OTA updates without losing root. So for a streamlined experience, it’s better to prefer Magisk over SuperSu.

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Steps to switch from SuperSu to Magisk:

There are a number of ways to get rid of SuperSU from your device. The method discussed below requires TWRP Recovery to be installed on your device. Here we go-

  1. Download the “unSu” zip file.
  2. Download “Magisk Zip” zip file.
  3. Save these two files to your device.
  4. Boot your device into TWRP recovery.
  5. Tap on the install button.
  6. Search for the “unSu” zip file and click on it.
  7. Swipe Right on the required area to confirm the start of installation.
  8. Go back to the TWRP recovery home screen by tapping on the home button.
  9. Tap on the install button.
  10. Search for the “Magisk” zip file and click on it.
  11. Swipe Right on the required area to confirm the start of installation.
  12. Once the installation is completed, reboot your device.
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After rebooting your device, you should find the Magisk Manager on the app drawer, and opening it should reveal that Magisk is properly installed on your device.

This is one of the easiest ways to switch from SuperSu to Magisk on any android device. If you have any queries, leave them down in the comments section. If you need any help on How to Switch From SuperSu to Magisk, leave them in the comments section below.

4 thoughts on “How to Switch From SuperSu to Magisk”

  1. Does not work on a Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) with Stock Lollipop 5.0.1.

    While flashing Magisk zip file succeeds, it isn’t recognized after reboot. Magisk Manager app is not there, and if apk is installed manually it says “Magisk is not installed”.

    Must be a restriction of the Samsung Stock kernel.


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