You will be able to Learn How To Install TWRP Recovery And Root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Today we are here with Detail guide on Root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. this all process one by one that easy to understand.
1. INSTALLING CUSTOM ROMS
After rooting your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL you can flash a custom ROM or Kernel, which means you can have a new device.
2. REMOVE PREINSTALLED CRAPWARE
The manufacturer won’t allow you to uninstall those preinstalled apps on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Rooting a device can make them removed easily, which ensures a high running quality.
3. BLOCKING ADS IN ANY APPS
Sick of the pop-up ads when playing games? A rooted device can remove these annoying ads immediately.
4. INSTALL INCOMPATIBLE APPS
Some wonderful apps need the root access if you install them on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. Root your phone, enjoy more apps.
5. KEEP LATEST ANDROID OS
A rooted Android can get the new OS months before the carrier releases the update, often along with a few bonus features.
6. CHANGE SKIN FOR YOUR ANDROID
As you can see, there is only 3 to 4 default skin on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to change. But if you root your phone and install the new ROMs, you can enjoy the customized and tweaked skins on your device.
7. BOOST YOUR ANDROID DEVICE’S SPEED AND BATTERY LIFE
Some powerful apps like Greenify can close the useless applications automatically, which can effectively improve your device’s performance. Of course, Greenify needs root access.
8. MAKE COMPLETE BACKUPS OF YOUR Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
An unrooted Android phone can only backup some settings and apps for your device. Titanium can be used on a rooted device to give you a complete backup.
1. ROOT CAN BRICK YOUR Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
Compared with an unrooted Android device, the rooted one faces a common threat from mis-operation and sometimes you may turn your Android device into a brick.
Avoid this risk: Just download apps from a reliable place like Google play, and, do not delete the files if the files are suggested not to delete by rooting apps.
2. SAY GOOD-BYE TO THE WARRANTY
The Android device manufacturers will not cover the damage after you rooting your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 X. For some brand, we can unroot the device after rooting, so, the manufacturers don’t know if you have rooted your Android device or not. But to make matters worse, Android device manufacturers also go to great lengths to know if your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL has been rooted!
3. PROBLEMS WITH UPDATES
Sometimes you root the Android phone to get latest OS but after rooting, you may find that the automatic updates to the firmware stopped. Updates fail to install due to software modifications that occurred while the distribution has been rooted.
BACKUP YOUR ROOT Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL TO PC BEFORE ROOTING
- Connect your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to a Windows computer.
- Click on the Open folder to view files option when AutoPlay popup on the PC.
- Copy and paste the files and folders you want from Android phone to the PC.
BACKUP Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL SMARTPHONE DATA BEFORE ROOTING USING GOOGLE
AutoPlay only allows you to backup media files, so what will you do if you want to backup other data such as contacts, calendars, app data, even Wi-Fi passwords and some phone settings? Don’t worry! Google provides the service of backing up all these data on your Android devices with Google account.
- Tap on the phone’s “Settings” and tap on “Backup and reset”.
- Here check both “Back up my data” and “Automatic restore”. Then, tap on “Backup Account” and add your Google account.
- Now, go to “Settings” again and go to tap “Google” under “ACCOUNTS”. Choose your Android data which you would like to be synced.
How to Root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
- Go to Settings->System->about phone.
- Tap on “Build number” about 5 times until it says you are a developer.
- Tap the back button and you will see a new menu option called “Developer options”, tap on that.
- Make sure “OEM unlocking” is checked ON!
- Power off your Device. Then hold down Volume Down and Power buttons together until you enter the bootloader menu where you will see an Android figure with its belly up.
- Connect a USB cable from your phone to your computer.
- Go to our TWRP Recovery page and download fastboot.zip, Windows USB drivers(if using Windows, no drivers needed for Mac/Linux), Magisk, and the TWRP image AND zip file for your Device.
- Download Pixel 2 XL TWRP Recovery image – Link
- Download Pixel 2 XL TWRP Recovery zip – Link
- Unzip fastboot.zip and usb_driver.zip files and you should get two new folders with the files unzipped.
- Copy over the TWRP image file(file ending in .img) into the fastboot folder.
- For Windows, install drivers (watch the video tutorial if you don’t know how) and make sure you have “Android Bootloader Interface” in your Device Manager.
- Open a command prompt/terminal and type:
- Go to your phone, use Volume keys to select “UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER” then hit the Power key to unlock the bootloader. Your phone should reboot automatically but if it doesn’t hit the Power key to start the phone.
- After 5-10 minutes, your Device should boot to the welcome page.
- Go ahead and sign in then connect your phone to your computer as storage.
- Copy over the Magisk and TWRP zip files over to your Device.
- Power off your phone then reboot into bootloader mode again by holding down Volume Down and Power buttons together.
- Next, type the following:For Windows for Pixel 2 XL, type:
fastboot boot twrp-3.1.1-beta2-taimen.imgFor Windows for Pixel 2, type:
fastboot boot twrp-3.2.0-0-walleye.img
For Mac for Pixel 2 XL, type:
./fastboot-mac boot twrp-3.1.1-beta2-taimen.img
For Mac for Pixel 2, type:
./fastboot-mac boot twrp-3.2.0-0-walleye.img
For Linux for Pixel 2 XL, type:
./fastboot-linux boot twrp-3.1.1-beta2-taimen.img
For Linux for Pixel 2, type:
./fastboot-linux boot twrp-3.2.0-0-walleye.img
- You should now be booted into TWRP recovery, choose “Keep Read Only”.
- Choose “Install”.Install the TWRP zip file.
- Install the Magisk zip file.
- Reboot and you will find Magisk Manager app in your app drawer, tap on it to run.
- Check of SafetyNet check and if your phone passes, you are fully rooted and also hiding root from AndroidPay and other apps that check for root. Yes, you can use AndroidPay and apps that block root now!
- Verify you have full root by installing and running Titanium Backup app on the Play Store. You should see a Superuser request window like below. If you do see it, CONGRATS, you have FULLY rooted your Device.
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