MagiskOnWSALocal - Integrate Magisk root and Google Apps into WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android)

Created at: 2022-08-14 14:56:53
Language: Shell
License: AGPL-3.0

Magisk on WSA (with Google Apps)

⚠️ For fork developers: Please don't build using GitHub Actions, as GitHub will count your forked GitHub Actions usage against this upstream repository, which may cause this upstream repository gets disabled by GitHub staff like MagiskOnWSA because of numerous forks building GitHub Actions, and counting the forks' Action usage against this upstream repository.

Support for generating from these systems

  • Linux (x86_64 or arm64)

    The following dependencies are required: setools lzip wine patchelf e2fsprogs aria2 python3 attr

    The following components need to be installed using winetricks: msxml6

    The python3 library requests is used.

    Python version ≥ 3.7.

    • Recommended Use

      • Ubuntu (You can use WSL2)

        Ready to use right out of the box.

      • Debian (You can use WSL2)

        Need to add contrib sources to the source list to install winetricks.

      • OpenSUSE (You can use WSL2)

        Ready to use right out of the box.

      run.sh will handle all dependencies automatically.

      No need to type any commands.

    • Other Distributions

      Install the dependencies manually.

      Use the command-line program build.sh.

Features

  • Integrate Magisk and GApps in a few clicks within minutes
  • Keep each build up to date
  • Support both ARM64 and x64
  • Support all OpenGApps variants except for aroma (aroma does not support x86_64, please use super instead)
  • Remove Amazon Appstore
  • Fix VPN dialog not showing (use our VpnDialogs app)
  • Add device administration feature
  • Unattended installation
  • Automatically activates developers mode in Windows 11
  • Update to the new version while preserving data with a one-click script
  • Merged all language packs
  • Support managing start menu icons (manually installing WSAHelper to use this feature)

Text Guide

  1. Star (if you like)
  2. Clone the repo to local
    • Run cd scripts
    • Then run ./build.sh --help (optional) to get the usage if you want to use CLI.
  3. Run ./run.sh under scripts directory.
  4. Select the WSA version and its architecture (mostly x64).
  5. Select the version of Magisk.
  6. Choose which brand of GApps you want to install
    • OpenGApps

      Select the OpenGApps variant you like.

    • MindtheGapps

      There is no other variant we can choose.

  7. Select the root solution (none means no root)
  8. If you are running the script for the first time, it will take some time to complete. After the script completes, two new folders named output and download will be generated in the MagiskOnWSALocal folder. Go to the output folder. While running the ./run.sh script in the step 3, if you selected Yes for Do you want to compress the output? then in output folder you will see a compressed file called WSA-with-magisk-stable-MindTheGapps_2207.40000.8.0_x64_Release-Nightlyor else there will be folder with the WSA-with-magisk-stable-MindTheGapps_2207.40000.8.0_x64_Release-Nightly. If there is a folder open it and skip to step 10. NOTE: The name of compressed file or the folder generated in the output folder may be different for you. It will be dependent on the choices made when executing ./run.sh
  9. Extract the compressed file and open the folder created after the extraction of the file.
  10. Here look for file Run.bat and run it.
    • If you previously have a MagiskOnWSA installation, it will automatically uninstall the previous one while preserving all user data and install the new one, so don't worry about your data.
    • If you have an official WSA installation, you should uninstall it first. (In case you want to preserve your data, you can backup %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalCache\userdata.vhdx before uninstallation and restore it after installation.) (If you want to restore the icons to the start menu, please install and use WSAHelper.)
    • If the popup windows disappear without asking administrative permission and WSA is not installed successfully, you should manually run Install.ps1 as administrator:
      1. Press Win+x and select Windows Terminal (Admin)
      2. Input cd "{X:\path\to\your\extracted\folder}" and press enter, and remember to replace {X:\path\to\your\extracted\folder} including the {}, for example cd "D:\wsa"
      3. Input PowerShell.exe -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File .\Install.ps1 and press enter
      4. The script will run and WSA will be installed
      5. If this workaround does not work, your PC is not supported for WSA
  11. Magisk/Play store will be launched. Enjoy by installing LSPosed-zygisk with zygisk enabled or Riru and LSPosed-riru

FAQ

  • Can I delete the installed folder?

    No.

  • How can I update WSA to a new version?

    Delete the download folder Rerun the script, replace the content of your previous installation and rerun Install.ps1. Don't worry, your data will be preserved.

  • How can I get the logcat from WSA?

    %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\MicrosoftCorporationII.WindowsSubsystemForAndroid_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\diagnostics\logcat

  • How can I update Magisk to a new version?

    Do the same as updating WSA

  • How to pass safetynet?

    Like all the other emulators, no way.

  • Virtualization is not enabled?

    Install.ps1 helps you enable it if not enabled. After rebooting, rerun Install.ps1 to install WSA. If it's still not working, you have to enable virtualization in BIOS. That's a long story so ask Google for help.

  • How to remount the system as read-write?

    No way in WSA since it's mounted as read-only by Hyper-V. You can modify the system by making a Magisk module. Or directly modify the system.img. Ask Google for help.

  • I cannot adb connect localhost:58526

    Make sure developer mode is enabled. If the issue persists, check the IP address of WSA on the setting page and try adb connect ip:5555.

  • Magisk online module list is empty?

    Magisk actively removes the online module repository. You can install the module locally or by adb push module.zip /data/local/tmp and adb shell su -c magisk --install-module /data/local/tmp/module.zip.

  • Can I use Magisk 23.0 stable or a lower version?

    No. Magisk has bugs preventing itself from running on WSA. Magisk 24+ has fixed them. So you must use Magisk 24 or higher version.

  • How can I get rid of Magisk?

    Choose none as the root solution.

  • How to install custom GApps?

    Tutorial

  • Where can I download MindtheGapps?

    You can download from here MindtheGapps (mirror)

    Note that there is no x86_64 pre-build, so you need to build it by yourself (Repository).

  • Can I switch OpenGApps to MindTheGapps and keep user data in a previous build?

    No. You should wipe data after changing the GApps brand. Otherwise, you will find that the installed GApps are not recognized.

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