Magisk developer to work on Android security at Google

Android root method developer Magisk John Wu joins Google’s Android Platform Security team. He said on Twitter that he can continue to work on ‘existing projects’, but that tweet has since been deleted.

Wu writes on Twitter that he will join the Android security team at Google from Monday. According to XDA Developers, this team is responsible for the security of the operating system and regularly releases patches for the framework, the Linux kernel and other components of the OS. Wu does not announce what he will be doing with the team. Previously, Wu did an internship at Apple.

Magisk is a popular method of rooting an Android smartphone without apps realizing root access. It is still unclear what consequences Wu’s move will have for Magisk.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, Wu writes, according to Kulture Geek, that he will “get the flexibility to work on existing projects.” He therefore expected that everything would remain “mainly the same” for the community. It’s not clear why Wu deleted the tweet; he didn’t say anything about Magisk or its future.