Magisk Support?

#1
Just curious if anyone has been able to successfully get Magisk working? I know that this box already comes rooted but I have certain applications namely my Spectrum TV app that don't work even when root access is turned off because it detects as an unsupported device due to root. I have another box that presented with the same issue and I was able to use Magisk hide to hide root access from that application and now it works fine.
 
#5
Sorry, I was mistaken. Was thinking of my other box. Anyhow, even in an unrooted state my TV app does not allow me to watch TV. Has anyone had success getting magisk installed?
 

Villa

Administrator
#6
The U22-XJ comes rooted? I do not believe that. Correct me if I am wrong.
Sorry, I was mistaken. Was thinking of my other box. Anyhow, even in an unrooted state my TV app does not allow me to watch TV. Has anyone had success getting magisk installed?
Even before the Root switch was added some apps were detecting root.

I use the UK TV app All 4. This for years has always stated it does not support rooted devices and it would not function if it thought the device was rooted.
Currently the app detects root even with the root switch off. Luckily though it functions just fine! :)

In the past with older MINIX devices this happened before and I believe after removing certain files/data from the firmware the issue was fixed.
 
#7
Even before the Root switch was added some apps were detecting root.

I use the UK TV app All 4. This for years has always stated it does not support rooted devices and it would not function if it thought the device was rooted.
Currently the app detects root even with the root switch off. Luckily though it functions just fine! :)

In the past with older MINIX devices this happened before and I believe after removing certain files/data from the firmware the issue was fixed.
Hopefully this will be done once again
 
#10
This might explain pros and cons. Personally, I leave well alone. I only use my device for streaming Apps and APKs. And do not wish to modify anything.

Hope this helps. https://www.guidingtech.com/15973/rooting-android-benefits-disadvantages/
Are you replying to me? I am well aware of what root is, as all my phones are rooted. I will not buy a phone if I cannot root it, as one of the most important apps I use (actually my ONLY paid app) REQUIRES root.

But as per the above discussion in this thread it would appear that the U22-XJ has a new "root switch" option/menu item. My question pertained to that "root switch". What does turning the switch on, or off, do? What is it's purpose?

Ironically, I don't even run android on my minix boxes. I run CoreELEC. But I would still like to understand what this new "root switch" does.
 
#11
Are you replying to me? I am well aware of what root is, as all my phones are rooted. I will not buy a phone if I cannot root it, as one of the most important apps I use (actually my ONLY paid app) REQUIRES root.

But as per the above discussion in this thread it would appear that the U22-XJ has a new "root switch" option/menu item. My question pertained to that "root switch". What does turning the switch on, or off, do? What is it's purpose?

Ironically, I don't even run android on my minix boxes. I run CoreELEC. But I would still like to understand what this new "root switch" does.
The root switch provides root, you can activate and deactivate root as you please.
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#12
This might explain pros and cons. Personally, I leave well alone. I only use my device for streaming Apps and APKs. And do not wish to modify anything.

Hope this helps. https://www.guidingtech.com/15973/rooting-android-benefits-disadvantages/
I do not want to root access to make any illicit modifications to the box. The only reason I want to get Magisk working is so that I can use the hide feature. My TV app from my cable provider will not work on this device because it will not pass safetynet checks. On another box that I have the same thing occurred and installing Magisk and using the hide feature solved my problem.
 
#13
I was able to pull the stock recovery image from the U 22 and manually patch it inside Magisk Manager. I was also able to successfully flash the recovery to the box but unfortunately I have still been unable to pass safetynet checks. The one that I need in particular is basic integrity which unfortunately keeps failing and I can't figure out why
 

xtroid

New member
#14
I was able to pull the stock recovery image from the U 22 and manually patch it inside Magisk Manager. I was also able to successfully flash the recovery to the box but unfortunately I have still been unable to pass safetynet checks. The one that I need in particular is basic integrity which unfortunately keeps failing and I can't figure out why
Hey. Can you write instructions how you did it?
 
#15
I sure can, just keep in mind that at present none of the safetynet checks pass. So as of right now Magisk hide does not work.
I have a version of TWRP that is compatible with the U 22. I simply copied that recovery image to the root of my SD card and booted that image by inserting the SD card and pressing the reset button on the box while also powering on the device. Once inside TWRP I selected backup, then selected the recovery partition. Once the recovery partition was backed up I renamed the backup file to recovery.img once that was done I booted into android normally and installed Magisk Manager. Launched the app and chose the option to install by selecting and patching an image. In advanced options I made sure that the recovery mode option was checked and I selected the image which I obtained from TWRP earlier. Once the patching was complete I booted back into TWRP off my SD card as I described earlier and flashed the recovery.

The downside to doing things this way is you need to either use terminal emulator from within the android OS to reboot into recovery mode which would enable Magisk or if booting cold you need to boot the box into recovery manually with no SD card inserted.

I don't know how technically savvy you are but if you are able to find a way to get at least the basic integrity to pass instead of fail please let me know. Also if you would like me to post the TWRP recovery image that I used, just let me know
 
#20
I share the interest. As some App's, especially banking apps are so secure they do not work on anything that has root potential.

Root is very handy. At the moment, I'm looking at ways to change my MAC.
Very straight forward with a rooted box.
 
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