Root has been a part of the Android community for years and years now, and it was looking like Android Q wouldn’t be the end of it. However, just a few hours after the first beta for Android Q launched, it’s been discovered that getting root access on the latest version might be a bit more difficult than anticipated.

John Wu, the developer behind Magisk, tweeted some bad news tonight for root fans. Apparently, it could be a while before Android Q is successfully rooted. While he was able to root an early build of the OS just this month, things aren’t going so well for the beta version.

Apparently, Google switched Android Q to logical partitions for the system block, leaving no simple way to mount the block. At first, Wu thought he might have to rebuild Magisk from scratch to get things working, a process which he expected could take “months” just to get it to boot on Q.

Luckily, after taking another look at things shortly after, Wu found his first clue to implementing Magisk on Android Q. In another tweet, he explains some of the things Google changed in Q from the ground up, including “completely changing” how the system works with root access.

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