- The Android development community has released yet again. Just a few days after the bootloader unlock for the Google Pixel/Pixel XL was released, famed developer Chainfire delivered a systemless root for both devices. The root method involves installing SuperSU version 2.78 SR2. That will enable your device to get root access without modifying the system partition in any way. And of course, your device’s bootloader order need to be unlocked before you can root it.
Today, we will tell you how to root Google Pixel or Pixel XL using Chainfire’s method.
What you need:
- Google Pixel/Pixel XL with bootloader unlocked.
- Minimal ADB and Fastboot.
- Google USB Driver.
- Root ZIP File For Pixel or Pixel XL.
Note: Please assure that all the data on your device has been backed up before starting with this guide.
Step 1: Download and install Minimal ADB and the Google USB Driver both. Once that’s done, download and extract the ZIP folder for your Pixel or Pixel XL.
Step 2: The material of the ZIP file will be a boot-to-root.img file. Copy the file above to the installation path of Minimal ADB & Fastboot.
Step 3: Start Minimal ADB and connect your device to the computer. Type and run”ADB reboot bootloader” to reboot your phone into fast boot mode.
Step 4: Your device should now restart in fast boot mode. Finally, type and run the following command to root Google Pixel: fast boot boot-to-root.img
And that’s it. Your phone will reboot several times within a few minutes, and after the final reboot, there will be root way. If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below.