Download ElementalX Custom Kernel for Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel is one of the highest priced smartphones. Last year two models have been launched from Google naming Google Pixel and Pixel 2. Both of these smartphones attracted many of the customers and were sold in large number. As Google Pixel runs on stock Android, the customized kernels are helping them out with customization of mobiles.

ElementalX is a custom Kernel which helps in customizing Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Here is the step by step download and install procedure of Elemental X kernel for both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.


Elemental X Kernel Pixel 2

Install the ADB and FastBoot

  • The first and foremost process in the installation of ElementalX custom kernel is by installing ADB and FastBoot software in your PC. It is mandatory to install them.
  • They are available in the zip format, unzip them and save them in a folder.

Unlock the Bootloader of Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

  • Backup the data present on the phone.
  • Now open the settings>system>about phone.
  • In About Phone tap on the build number for seven times.
  • The phone enters into the developer mode.
  • Open the developer settings and open the USB debugging and OEM unlocking.
  • Connect the phone to your PC via USB cable.
  • Go to adb and fastboot folder. Hold shift and right click on a blank space. Open a command prompt window there and type the following code:
fastboot flashing unlock or fastboot flashing unlock_critical
  • Open Magsik manager and tap on install button.
  • Now your device has been rooted.

How to install ElementalX Kernel on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

After installation of TWRP recovery and Ex Kernel Manager open ElementalX screen and you can find the file that has been automatically downloaded itself.

If you don’t have Ex kernel manager, then install the latest ElementalX version on your device, reboot to TWRP recovery and flash ElementalX zip file.

ElementalX Kernel Pixel 2

ElementalX Kernel Pixel 2 XL

Features of ElementalX Custom Kernel for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Although the flashing process is same for both Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, the feature that ElementalX offer differs.

  • Wake Gesture
  • NTFS read and write support
  • Sweep2sleep
  • Option to disable fsync
  • Block wakelocks
  • High brightness mode
  • Advanced Color Control
  • Zen i/o, noop, CFQ, SIO, deadline, FIOPS, BFQ schedulers.

Features of ElementalX Custom Kernal for Pixel 2 XL

The features of Elemental X kernel for Pixel 2 XL are similar to Pixel 2 with one difference. In Pixel 2 XL, there is no high brightness mode.

  • Wake Gestures
  • Sweep2sleep
  • Block Wakelocks
  • Advanced Color control
  • NTFS read and write support
  • Option to disable fsync
  • Zen i/o, noop, SIO, CFQ, deadline, FIOPS, BFQ schedulers.

These are some of the features that users will witness in Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL when they install ElementalX custom kernel.

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