One of the notable changes in this version is the refreshed SELinux patching component, which includes an improved pre-init partition detection mechanism. This results in some minor changes to the Magisk installation steps. While the direct boot image patching method remains unaffected, users installing Magisk v26.0 and higher using a custom recovery environment will need to reinstall it through the Magisk app after the initial boot up.
Unfortunately, this version of Magisk no longer supports any pre-Android 6.0 devices, meaning that it will only support Marshmallow or higher. This is a necessary measure to minimize the regression factor and keep the codebase as lean as possible, but it may be a blow for those still clinging to older Android phones.
Users can download the latest version of Magisk from its GitHub project page, although pre-compiled binaries were not available at the time of writing. Nevertheless, the official changelog is available, so the build should be made available soon. With these new improvements and features, Magisk remains a must-have tool for Android enthusiasts looking to customize their devices to the fullest.