Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are the last two smartphones that Google presents with which the company intends to remain on the market for high-end devices. Unlike what happened with the first Nexus, this new brand does not focus specifically on application development, but seeks to open a gap in the domestic domain, as we said, high-end. Therefore, although the company does not limit some options, some have complicated, such as the process for the root of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL.
Android has changed a lot in its latest releases and many of the applications that previously needed root privileges to work now are able to do it without problems just with the administrative permissions of the operating system. In any case, the most advanced users prefer to continue to have complete control over their systems and therefore major developers, such as Chainfire, continue to work on downloading this configuration on all possible devices.
Guide To Root Google Pixel And Google Pixel XL
The first thing we need to do is make sure we unlocked the bootloader from our device. Then, let’s take a step-by-step manual on how to do this.
After we unlock the bootloader of our device, we completely shut down the program to restart it in bootloader mode. To do this, turn it on by pressing the “volume down” button next to “power” and once you see Android with the lid open, we will connect the USB cable to the computer and wait for it to be detected.
Then you must download the necessary files to perform this procedure. Unfortunately, the files for the root of Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL are not compatible, so you should download the file that corresponds to our device.
Once the file is downloaded, we unzip it and transfer the “boot-to-root.img” file to the computer folder where we run ADB (for convenience).
Now, we will reopen a CMD window on the ADB path (same as in the process to unlock the bootloader) and run the “quick boot devices” command to verify that the computer effectively detects the device.
If our computer correctly detects the device, all we have to do is execute the following command:
fastboot boot boot-to-root.img
Please wait a few seconds for the picture to be sent correctly to the device and apply the changes, and then we will see that in the CMD window of our computer we mark “OKAY”.
Everything went well. Now we can disconnect the smartphone from the computer and wait for it to turn on. This process can take a long time and can be rebooted even twice before doing so, so we have to wait patiently and without worrying.
We must keep in mind that if we install an Android update, it is very likely that we will have to go back to Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, it is still possible to stop using these permissions, Avoid updating the operating system.
When we fix the device due to a failure, it is very likely that when the load reaches 15%, we will see a failure telling us that “Unfortunately, the UI system has stopped.” This can easily be solved by charging the device always above 15% (which is also good for the battery), however, if we want to avoid this error, all we have to do is access the battery properties and to indicate that we want energy savings to be automatically activated at 15%.
From now on, we can use the root without problems and without seeing any error, even if the battery percentage drops by 15%.