How to Update Magisk ZIP and Magisk App (without TWRP)

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In this tutorial, we will show you the steps to update Magisk ZIP and Magisk app without using TWRP Recovery. The best thing about it is that you don’t need to flash any files, all the steps will be done by Magisk Manager app itself. Among the many customizations you can try, rooting your device is possible. While flashing custom ROMs, custom recoveries like TWRP and mods are all well and good, but access to administrative rights is the icing on the cake.

In this regard, Magisk is now the preferred way to root any Android device. Gone are the days of rooting via SuperSU, but why the change? Well, the reason is that Magisk does its work without any system, as a result, your system partition remains untouched. Then, the fact that it comes with a lot of useful modules that can be flashed directly from the app adds some brownie points. However, with every major Android upgrade, there are some major fundamental changes.

And this time is no different. For the uninitiated, Magisk uses the /tmpfs directory to perform most of its operations. However, currently, the /sbin subdirectory is no longer available. So now Magisk will create a folder under the /dev partition and then do its thing. With that said, let’s proceed with the guide to update Magisk ZIP and Magisk app without using TWRP recovery.

How to Update Magisk App and Magisk Installed

Now that you need to update, let’s go through the steps to update the Magisk app and installer zip. We will follow the entire instructions without using TWRP recovery. Furthermore, we would like to reiterate an important point. This guide is for updating an installed Magisk. This means your device needs to be routed via Magisk. If not.

Prerequisites

Magisk APK : Link

STEP 1: Update Magisk App

  1. Launch the Magisk App on your rooted device.
  2. Then tap on the Update button next to App.
  3. Then tap on the Install button in the popup that appears. The latest Magisk app will now begin downloading.
  4. Once that is done, tap on the Install button. The latest Magisk Manager will now be installed.
  5. You might also have to enable Installation from Unknown Sources (see above screenshots). This would only happen for users who are installing apps outside of the Play Store for the first time. For others, this pop-up to enable Unknown Sources wouldn’t appear.

STEP 2: Change Update Channel [Optional]

  1. To begin with, launch the Magisk App on your device.
  2. Then tap on the Settings icon situated at the top right
  1. Then tap on the Update Channel option under the Manager section.
  2. Finally, select Stable [or the desired channel] from the menu.

STEP 3: Update Magisk Installer ZIP

Now it’s time to update the Magisk installer zip. While installing, it requires TWRP, luckily, updates don’t. You can easily update Magisk to the latest version without using TWRP Recovery. Here is the method:

  1. Launch the Magisk App and tap on the Update button next to Magisk.
  2. Then from the Method section, select Direct Install (Recommended)
  3. After that, tap on Let’s Go, situated at the top-right.
  4. Magisk will now begin loading and then installing the latest build.
  5. Once that is done, tap on the Reboot button situated at the bottom right.
  6. Your device will now reboot to the OS and that’s it. The guide stands complete.

With this, we conclude the guide to update Magisk ZIP and Magisk app without using TWRP recovery. We have mentioned all the information in detail. However, if you have any questions, let us know in the comments. We will contact you with a solution as soon as possible.

Download Magisk APK Updates

Magisk v25.2 APK 

Magisk V25.1 APK