Install TWRP Recovery on Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL . TWRP Recovery will enable you to install Custom ROMs, MODs and more. Go through the guide to Root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
The guide mentioned below is only for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL and cannot be tried on any other device.To know the model number of your device go to Settings >> About Phone.
We cannot be held liable of any damage done to your device while following the below mentioned procedure.
Install TWRP Recovery on Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL
Take a complete backup of data, apps and settings as the procedure may wipe your data.
Make sure that the battery of device has a minimum charge of 60%.
Enable “USB debugging” on your device by going to Settings >> Developer options >> Enable USB debugging.
Install the ADB and fastboot drivers on your PC.
Make sure bootloader is unlocked.
Download Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL TWRP Recovery Zip file and Fastboot images.
Google Pixel XL
Download TWRP Recovery image on your computer for your device.
Copy the TWRP file in the same folder of ADB.
Connect your device to computer using USB cable.
Right click on the command folder to “Open command window here” option.
Open a command prompt and type the following command
adb reboot bootloader
your phone will enter into bootloader mode.
To flash TWRP recovery, type in the command:
for Pixel: fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-alpha1-fastboot-sailfish.img
for Pixel XL: fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-alpha1-fastboot-marlin.img
Your Pixel phone will boot into TWRP Recovery mode.
In Recovery Mode select to install TWRP Installer file twrp-pixel-installer-marlin/sailfish-22.214.171.124-alpha1.zip file and flash it.
This will install TWRP Recovery on Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
Root Google Pixel And Google Pixel XL With SuperSU
Tap to reboot device by going to the main Menu in Recovery.
In Recovery download the SuperSU file to root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL and flash it.
Download SuperSU: SR4-SuperSU-v2.78-SR4-20161115184928.zip
Reboot your device.