A few days ago, Google dropped the first Android P Developer Preview on us. The release is available for the first generationGoogle Pixel andPixel XL as well as the second generation Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. There’s a lot of changes in the update, ranging from user interface revamps to quality of life enhancements. We’ve covered almost all of the visible changes intwo separate articles, and while I personally think it’s a great update (apart from theSubstratum fiasco), some of you might find it lacking. Thankfully,Magisk has now been updated to support the first P Developer Preview, which will hopefully open the floodgates of custom modifications.
After announcing the release ofMagisk v16, many were worried that XDA Recognized Developertopjohnwu‘s absence would result in a period ofSafetyNet failing or delayed Android P support. That hasn’t been the case, as the developer (and others such as Membersshakalaca andworst working behind the scenes) has had some time towork on Magisk—quickly bringing root access to eager Google Pixel/Pixel XL and Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL owners. SafetyNet passes on this build, of course, which means you should be able to use apps such asGoogle Paywhile retaining root access.
Magisk v16.1 (1610)
Magisk Manager v5.6.2 (107)
As always, the latest release is available on the official release thread on the XDA forums.
With root access, you can start messing around with modifications such as thePixel Launcher Modor the Ambient Lock Screen Music app if you have the Pixel 2. This is only the beginning of what’s possible with root access, so be sure to visit our forums to find the best mods for your particular device.