Root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL in easy steps. The Google Pixel is a 5.00-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels, powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor whereas Google Pixel XL is a 5.50-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1440 pixels by 2560 pixels. Both the devices runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.
Rooting enables you to install apps which require root access, however rooting voids warranty of your device.
Let us go through the procedure to root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
The guide mentioned below is only for Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL running on Android 7.1 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.
Root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL Running On Android 7.1
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.
Make sure bootloader is unlocked.
Setup Minimal ADB and Fastboot drivers.
Download these files:
Extract it and copy the above downloaded file the boot-to-root.img file onto the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder on the desktop
Inside the Minimal ADB and Fastboot folder, press and hold shift key and right-click on within the folder and open command window here.
Turn off your phone completely. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Power Key. This will boot your phone into bootloader mode.
Connect your phone to your PC now.
In the command window type the following command and press enter-
fastboot boot boot-to-root.img
Your device will reboot few times and your device will root. Install Root Checker app to verify root.
You have rooted Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.