submitted 3 months ago by [email protected] to c/askandroid

Hello, I successfully rooted my Pixel 8 Pro but I am stuck at "Phone is starting" after enabling Zygisk and rebooting. It does boot fine into safe mode tho. What can cause this issue and how can I fix it? Thx a lot!

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[-] [email protected] 6 points 3 months ago* (last edited 3 months ago)

Are you on GrapheneOS by chance? Either disable Zygisk or try the build I linked here. They kinda rushed the 26 builds out the door without a lot of testing, which is a shame, considering there will be no more releases until v27


However, be warned: my system was very unstable with Zygisk enabled even with this build. Everything would "work," but apps would randomly crash, be unresponsive, or just display very strange behavior that all went away when Zygisk was disabled. I leave it disabled for now and will try again in v27.

For apps that have root detection, try web versions of those services when possible. Especially banking services.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Yep I'm on gOS, should've mentionned that. Do we know when v27 will be released? I'm still pretty new to all of this, coming from a jailbroken iPhone. Would you suggest building Magisk from here or trying the dev build in the meantime? Thanks a lot!

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Look at the build I linked in my issue there. You will see an artifacts page where you can download a working build as a zip. You need to be logged in to GitHub to see the download link.

But like I said, Zygisk is still pretty broken even with that build. You'll get "further," but I wouldn't recommend running it as a daily driver.

No one has any clue when 27 is coming. I just know 26.4 was the last 26.x build.

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Hey! It has been 2 months and magisk v27.0 is out. Do you think that is solves the zygisk issue?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Given the heated responses from the maintainers here and how quickly this PR was shot down, I very much doubt it


[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Welp, are you still on gOS and looking to root it?

Check out this post on XDA forum, looks like someone fixed thr no status bar/pil/gestures problem and zygisk works but LSPosed doesn't because of some gOS security enhancements...

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

I've already rooted it with Magisk, I just don't really need Zygisk so I haven't really bothered working around it. The only app I would have needed Zygisk DenyList with was PayPal, and I just use the website in a browser now.

Thanks though!

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

Nice to know, does your bank work without DenyList or you use it in a browser?

[-] [email protected] 1 points 4 weeks ago

My banking app whines at me that "your phone is rooted, use at your own risk," but otherwise it works fine. Every bank is different though.

[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

I'm assuming you're using Android 14.

Do you actually see your lockscreen or your launcher, or are you just dumped to a "Android is Starting" dialog after the boot animation goes? I'd try to get an adb logcat up to see what the device is doing/gotten stuck on, but you would have needed to authorize your device beforehand...

Are you using Magisk for root or riru? Seeing as you're using a very recent version of Android, I'd say try a dev build of Magisk and see if that works any better. I would have also suggested using an older version of magisk that doesn't exploit via zygote injection, but your version of android is too new. Have a poke around on the github Issues tab and see if anyone else has gotten stuck with the same issue as you.

Another thing would be to try changing your phone's boot slot in fastboot (don't flash, just change slot) - maybe something for the zygote injection is missing from the boot slot your device defaulted to?

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Just dumped to a “Android is Starting”, sometimes it boots up fine but there is no status bar/bottom pill/gestures. It does not boot on the other slot. How can I get a dev build? Thx!

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

You can get dev/debug builds from their official GitHub https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk#downloads

On the repo page, tap the "Magisk Debug" button that looks like this:

If the image above doesn't show, the button is half dark gray and half orange. Took me a while to notice it, so thought could try save some time lol.

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago
[-] [email protected] 3 points 3 months ago

Are you on an update before November and have multiple profiles enabled? If so this is a known issue. If not, ADB logcat (I'm assuming your computer is authorized)

[-] [email protected] 2 points 3 months ago

Newest update. It boots now (idk why) but there is no status bar/bottom pill/gestures.

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