All the typical rooting method you may have tried before to root you Google Pixel XL don’t work on Android Oreo 8.0. If you were struggling to find a way to root your Google Pixel on Android 8.0 Oreo than an XDA Member named as GroovinChip gots you covered. He created a step-by-step guide how to get root access on the Google Pixel XL Android 8.0 Nougat.
Disclaimer: By rooting your Android device your warranty will be voided and you won’t receive any free service or ask for a replacement. If you’re not sure about what root is then you probably should make a research first. Here at DoryLabs, we do not hold any kind of responsibility for any bricked devices. The mods and the tools are works of their respective developers. That being said the method described below it is tested by various users and it works just fine. Also, remember, this root method works only Android 8.0 Oreo. You’re doing this at your own risk so do not put the finger on anyone if something goes wrong.
- Unlocked bootloader if it’s locked.
- Install the necessary USB drivers on your computer otherwise, it might not recognize the phone.
- Enable USB Debugging.
- Download and set up ADB and fastboot on your computer.
- Charge your phone up to 60% so it will not shut down unexpectedly during the process.
- Backup all your important files that you may need such as photos, videos, etc.
- Make sure your device is running official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware. Go to Settings > About Phone to verify that.
Here’s how to root your Google Pixel XL on Android Oreo 8.0
- Download the modded TWRP Recovery and copy it to PlatformTools. Rename it to whatever you like for example “oreo-twrp.img”
- Download and copy SuperSU, SuperSU Config and SuHide to internal storage.
- Turn off your device and boot it into bootloader mode. You can do it by executing the code: abd reboot bootloader
- Boot the device into the TWRP Recovery: fastboot boot oreo-twrp.img
- Once the phone boots into recovery, flash the SuperSuConfig, choose to add more zips and choose SuperSU as well.
- In the aroma installer for SuperSuConfig, choose Systemless SBIN. For all the other options we recommend to let SuperSU choose.
- Go back to bootloader and boot to TWRP.
- Flash SuHide
- Reboot and you’re done.
Your Google Pixel should now be rooted. Enjoy it and if you have any other question feel free to write us in the comment section below. We would be happy to assist you further with anything you may need help on your device.