How to Block Magisk Manager, Prevent Rooting Android Apps

Learn the 3 easy steps to Block Magisk Manager. Protect Android apps against Rooting, Root Hiding, Root Cloaking Tools including Magisk and Magisk Manager. No Code, Zero Dev, No SDK.

What is Magisk, Magisk Manager, and Magisk Hide?

 Magisk is a “systemless” Rooting tool that is used to elevate privileges to gain system-level access (root access) to the Android OS and underlying file system. Magisk does not make changes to the Android bootloader or require flashing custom ROM. Instead, it stores modifications in the boot partition instead of modifying the real system files. Since the original system files remain unchanged, modifications can go undetected by Google SafetyNet and most root detection methods, which makes Magisk Manager an incredibly powerful and popular tool for compromising Android apps.

Magisk Manager is a rooting framework (like its predecessors SuperuserSU and Xposed) that provides multiple modules that enable different rooting features that exploit root access privileges in different ways.

Here are the Top 7 Ways Magisk Manager is Used to Compromise Android apps

  1. Magisk Manager is used to manage the apps or mods that fraudsters wish to grant root privileges (after using a program like Magisk for rooting the Android operating system).
  2. Turn off mobile advertising in apps and mobile games
  3. Access hundreds of game mods in a single app or repository
  4. Customize the Android OS, remap buttons, tweak battery, etc
  5. Enable root privileges status for more other advanced tools like hex editors, dynamic code injection frameworks like Frida (which are more effective on Rooted devices)
  6. Inject Malware on a Rooted Android app using Allow Unknown Sources
  7. Magisk Manager also has a feature called Magisk Hide, which is specifically designed to conceal both the rooted status of the device, as well as the applications that are using (or abusing) root access.

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Why Should Developers Block Magisk Manager to Protect Android Apps? 

Well, all you need to do is have a short read of some of the posts from Magisk creator “topjohnwu” on this and many other threads to understand that Magisk is NOT a tool that you should take lightly. Bottom line, if someone other than the developer of an app is using Magisk on a rooted Android device that your app is also running on, your app is highly vulnerable to attack unless you have protections built into the app. 

Appdome is a no-code mobile app security platform designed to add security features, like Block Magisk Manager to any Android app without coding. This KB shows mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals how to use Appdome’s simple ‘click to build’ user interface to quickly and easily prevent advanced tools from compromising Android apps 

Using Appdome, you can block Magisk, Magisk Manager, and Magisk Hide to protect mobile apps from being compromised by cybercriminals using the Magisk framework. Appdome Rooting Prevention also protects against mobile game cheats and cheat engines that rely on rooting in order to function.

Appdome Anti-Reversing protection along with Anti-Tampering and Anti-Debugging defend any mobile app against tampering, malicious debugging. and reverse engineering, acting as a solid first line of defense. Appdome’s Block Magisk Manager is designed to complement, reinforce, and build upon these other features and defend against experienced cybercriminals using specialized tools.

3 Easy Steps to Block Magisk Manager Rooting and Root Hiding Framework

Please follow these 3 easy steps to protect Android apps against Magisk Manager   

  1. Upload an Android App to Appdome’s no code security platform (.apk or .aab)
  2. In the Build Tab, under Anti-Fraud, select Mobile Malware Prevention and Toggle on Block Magisk Manager (shown below)
  3. Click Build My App

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Congratulations! The Android app is now protected against Magisk Manager.

Appdome’s no-code mobile app security platform offers mobile developers, DevSec and security professionals a convenient and reliable way to protect Android apps using Block Magisk Manager. When a user clicks “Build My App,” Appdome leverages a microservice architecture filled with 1000s of security plugins, and an adaptive code generation engine that matches the correct required plugins to the development environment, frameworks, and methods in each app.

Prerequisites to Block Magisk Manager

Here’s what you need in order to build secured apps that can detect and Block Magisk Manager

No Coding Dependency

Using Appdome, there are no development or coding prerequisites to build secured apps which can Block Magisk Manager. There is no SDK and no library to manually code or implement in the app. The Appdome technology adds the relevant standards, frameworks, stores, and logic to the app automatically, with no manual development work at all.

How to Sign & Publish Secured Mobile Apps Built on Appdome  

After successfully securing your app using Appdome, there are several available options to complete your project, depending on your app lifecycle or workflow. These include 

 

Or, see this quick reference Releasing Secured Android & iOS Apps built on Appdome. 

More Mobile App Security Resources

Here are a few related resources:

How to Prevent Rooting Android

How to Prevent Jailbreaking iOS

How to Prevent Malicious Misuse of Android Debug Bridge (ADB)

How to Prevent Malicious use of Frida

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