A Guide to Replacing Magisk with KernelSU: Rooting Made Simple
Rooting your Android device opens up a world of possibilities, allowing you to customize your device to your heart's content. While Magisk has long been a popular choice for rooting, KernelSU has emerged as an alternative, offering a different approach to systemless rooting. In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of installing KernelSU to replace Magisk on your Android device.
Rooting your device can void its warranty and may lead to security risks if not done correctly. Proceed with caution and understand the potential consequences before proceeding.
1. A rooted Android device with Magisk installed.
2. A custom recovery (TWRP or similar) installed.
3. A backup of your data to prevent data loss.
4. Patience and a willingness to follow instructions carefully.
Step 1: Download KernelSU
Start by downloading the KernelSU zip file from a trusted source. Ensure that you have the correct version for your device and Android version. It's essential to verify the authenticity of the source to avoid potential security risks.
Step 2: Create a Backup
Before making any changes to your device, create a complete backup using your custom recovery. This backup will allow you to restore your device to its previous state in case anything goes wrong during the process.
Step 3: Uninstall Magisk
To remove Magisk, follow these steps:
1. Open the Magisk Manager app.
2. Go to the "Settings" tab.
3. Scroll down and select "Uninstall Magisk."
4. Choose the "Restore Images" option to revert your boot image to its original state.
5. Reboot your device.
Step 4: Flash KernelSU
Now, it's time to install KernelSU:
1. Boot your device into custom recovery mode (TWRP or similar).
2. In the recovery menu, select "Install."
3. Navigate to the location where you downloaded the KernelSU zip file.
4. Select the zip file and swipe to confirm the installation.
5. Wait for the installation to complete.
Step 5: Reboot and Verify
Once the installation is finished, reboot your device. It may take a little longer than usual for your device to boot up as it adjusts to the changes.
To verify that KernelSU has been successfully installed, you can check for the presence of the KernelSU app on your device. If it's there, KernelSU should now be managing root access.
By following this guide, you've successfully replaced Magisk with KernelSU on your rooted Android device. Keep in mind that while KernelSU offers an alternative to Magisk, it may not support all the same modules and features. Be sure to research and test any modules or customizations you want to add to ensure compatibility with KernelSU. Enjoy your newly rooted device and the customization possibilities it offers!