Just a little apology for the unnecessary **** talk on Magisk of my behalf.
Magisk, ain't that bad, splendid choice for most users that want a safe way to get various root required functionality. Which means you need to stick with it fully to keep that safety. I'm foolish risky Android hobby modder dork with an noisy independence attitude.
Originally Posted by Jostian
OK am sure this is a stupid question but I installed Xposed framework (zip) and the Xposed app apk and then installed Gravity Box, however I see in Magisk that one of the modules available is also the Xposed framework, so can I install it there (in Magisk) and uninstall the Xposed app apk? I uninstalled the Xposed app apk and installed Xposed module in Magisk but then Gravitybox doesn't work... what am I doing wrong? do I need Xposed apk (just for for GravityBox)?
I thought I could install the Xposed module on Magisk which would allow GravityBox to run, and that I could then uninstall the Xposed apk, instead of having both, any insights please.
No see, you need the Xposed app to manage the framework and modules.
You can install the framework with either the Magisk manager or the offical Xposed manager for Oreo. Just install the app again and activate the modules with it and reboot the phone.
I use SuperSu root, this is why Xposed has their own independent manager so everyone can use Xposed that are rooted.
Magisk and Xposed have that one thing in common, they're both provide module management. But Magisk also offers systemless root with its own image partition implementation.
I prefer SuperSu, only because that root method is trough sbin, that is kinda more ehh universal, standard, compatable in terms of the general Android 8 structure when it comes to direct system modification access.
What I mean is, I only need a Super User app to grant me full permission to edit the system with any root powered application.
While Magisk is what I believe, meant to be safer and user friendly for the common daily user. So most people can get root level functionality with less worry about messing up the ROM because they didn't know exactly whatever they wanted to get done. So with Magisk, no need for extensive Linux code work knowledge. Just pick your module and install. On the other hand, that also means, you kinda need Magisk modules for almost every root task.
I don't like to be limited to any kinda framework and ain't concerned anymore about trial and error, or total system failure. I have finished my mileage of that and gathered enough skill set to be fine on my own to deal with any mishaps. I just make sure of them backups, and besides gotten fairly good and quick at setting up android system from ground up quite easily, should that be needed, and having fun doing it. Cheers. [COLOR="Silver"]
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Originally Posted by Aphex13
Just wanted to stop by and say thanks to @mwilky for continuing to support a phone he no longer uses daily. I really appreciate the love.
If you read this, how are you liking your Oneplus 6? I'm considering getting a 6t once they release it later this year.
Yeah me too, if you want a system that is dedicated to S8+ than his buddy has the stock version that is less modded but pretty solid. I'm satisfied with using that ROM and doing my mod work myself instead.
Cheers Milky and Soldier, you guys are doing a fine work.
For overall theming, Swift Black or Swift for Samsung used with Substratum should do the job, and Button Mapper for the Bixby customization. 3C Toolbox, App Manager, Mtweaks, that naughty Patcher is also handy for many things, completely on you what you do with it, don't blame the tool. 😜