Nexus 6P was the last smartphone in Google’s Nexus series and without a doubt was a great phone in such affordable price. Now it has replaced the Nexus series with the Pixel, which is the first series to be entirely manufactured by Google. With its Pixel lineup, Google wants to focus on the quality of devices instead of their price tags. A week ago Google released the latest version of its Android operating system, Android 8.0 Oreo. It is, therefore, not surprising to hear that Pixel users have already got the latest Android Orea update. That being said, thanks to XDA member, GroovinChip you can go for the customizations. In this guide, we will help you root Google Pixel XL running Android Oreo. Once you get the root access, you can customize the OS according to your needs.
Many of you might have rooted your PixeL XL devices, however, since you have updated the device, the root status has gone. Having a root access on your device enables you to run applications which the firmware doesn’t allow under normal circumstances. Another perk you get when you root Google Pixel XL running Android Oreo is that you can remove the bloatware. Though Google, unlike other manufacturers doesn’t fill its devices with unwanted apps, still there are some which you might never use. Once the device is rooted you can install Custom ROMs and MODs to achieve the customization.
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While you proceed with the instructions to root Google Pixel XL running Android Oreo, note that the provided method you do not require SuperSu Configuration as systemless SBIN is the default for 8.0.
Rooting your device is not recommended by the manufacturer and a slight mistake could brick your device.
In case of any mishap, AndroidOdex or the developer will not be held responsible. Proceed at your own risk.
- Make sure the bootloader of your Google Pixel XL is unlocked.
- Create a backup of your data including pictures, contacts, and files.
- Make sure your Google Pixel XL is charged to at least 60%.
- Head over to the link and Download Android USB Drivers.
- Click on the link and install ADB and Fastboot on your PC.→ Link
- Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging. To do so;
- Navigate to Settings > About Device.
- Tap the number 7 times. It will enable developer options.
- Head back to Settings > Developer Options.
- Tap on OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging to enable.
- Modded TWRP for Pixel XL → Download
- Latest SuperSU → Download
- SuperSU Config → Download
- SuHide → Download
How to Root Google Pixel XL Running Android Oreo
- Move the SuperSU, SuperSuConfig and SuHide files to your device’s internal storage.
- Similarly, transfer the modded TWRP file to your ADB installation folder and rename it to twrp.oreo.
- Turn your Pixel device Off.
- Next, press and hold the Power + Volume Down keys until you see the Fastboot Mode menu.
- Connect the device to your computer via a USB cable.
- Navigate to the ADB installation folder and type cmd in the address bar.
- Press enter and it will open the command prompt window.
- To flash the modded twrp file, execute the following command;
fastboot flash recovery twrp.oreo.img
- Now disconnect your device from the computer.
- Use Volume Up/Down keys to navigate and Power to select recovery mode.
- In recovery mode, tap on Install and select the SuperSUConfig file.
- In the SuperSUConfig AROMA installer, select Systemless SBIN and for all other options, choose let SuperSu decide.
- After flashing tap on “select more zips” and select the SuperSU file.
- When finished tap on Reboot System.
- That’s it.
If you want to avoid tripping Google’s SafetyNet check;
- Boot the device in recovery mode.
- Select Install and navigate to the SuHide.
- Flash it following the same method that you used earlier for SuperSU.
- After flashing tap on Reboot System.
If you have questions regarding the method, ask us in the comments.