- Dec 21, 2014
Yeah sure in retrospect it was stupid..Sorry but it was really a bad and wrong idea to freeze the Magisk app (pretty sure, it was not suggested in this thread) - specially upon it was repackaged.
Without, you cannot grant root access, etc
And of course, your newly installed Magisk app cannot connect to Magisk because the old (repackaged and frozen one - doesn't matter) is still connected to Magisk DB - three were so many posts here about the same problem when the newly installed Magisk app shows N/A for Magisk because of the forgotten, old, repackaged Magisk mngr/app still installed
First, uninstall that newly installed Magisk app (simply from Settings, Apps)
Then, you must find your old, repackaged (and frozen) Magisk Manager/App and uninstall it, too
Unfortunately, when you did repackaging, the package name was randomized and you don't remember that randomized package name (another reason it should have not been frozen then)
Hopefully, you remember which app name you gave it instead of the Magisk mngr/app - try to find it under that name in Settings, Apps and try to uninstall it there (even since it was frozen)
Or, install an app Package Manager from Google Play, search in that app for the app name of your renamed/repackaged Magisk Manager/App.
You can probably uninstall it from that Package Manager but even if not, you can read there its randomized package name
The other way to find its randomized package name will be to use ADB comnand from PC:
adb shell pm list packages -d
That command lists package names for all your "pm disable-user ..." apps (that is, those apps you 'froze')
Look at the output list and if you see some totally strange/randomized package name, that one should correspond to your (frozen and) repackaged Magisk mngr/app
Once you detect its (randomized) package name, you will be able to 'un-freeze' by ADB:
adb shell pm enable <package-name>
and then you should be able to regularly uninstall it from Settings, Apps (or just open it, go to Settings, and take the Restore option to get it back to the 'normal', not renamed/randomized Magisk mngr/app)
Only then, if neccessry, install the new/updated Magisk app
PS: For all who cannot live without repackaging Magisk app.
Upon repackaging, open the app and take a screenshot - on top, under the App info, after Latest and Installed lines, you will see the line Package showing its randomized package name.
Save the screenshot for your reference - in case you ever 'freeze' it, you will know its randoized package name to un-freeze
Thank you for your very detailed answer.
I uninstalled the new installed Magisk manager from setttings -> ok
In settings under all apps I can see the 'old' App which is just called 'Manager' and is stated as disabled -> ok
One point is still not clear for me:
What do do now? If I uninstall the 'Manager' App will I automatically get the old Magisk manager back? OR should I better use the adb command to reenable the renamed app?