Root & Recovery

How to Root Pixel and Pixel XL on Android 7.1.1 NMF26O

Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL had been out for some time, yet it set aside some effort for even a renowned engineer like Chainfire to get around the phones framework segment to pick up root get to. Why? Because the Pixel phones are assembled differently.

Rooting Pixel and Pixel XL didn’t end up being as basic as we at first idea. Furthermore, that is for the most part because of the strange and never-seen parcel structure on the Pixel phones. These phones include two frameworks, two boot, two merchants, zero recovery, and zero reserve segments. So normally, any current rooting device would have required a touch of re-designing.

Root Pixel

The recently discharged SuperSU systemless root for Pixel and Pixel XL are not be flashed with the work-in-advance TWRP works for the devices, because that will just not work. Chainfire has given CF Auto Root bundles to both and Pixel and Pixel XL with a modified boot that you don’t need to flash, yet BOOT by means of fastboot boot order from the direction line.

Likewise, since the procedure incorporates rooting Pixel phones using fastboot directions, you have to open bootloader on your Pixel phones first to have the option to use fastboot directions. If you’re on a non-Verizon Pixel phone, opening the bootloader is done the customary way. Be that as it may, if you have a Verizon Pixel, you’ll have to use the dePixel8 instrument to open the bootloader.

How about we begin..

Method 1 – Root Pixel by TWRP recovery and SuperSU 2.78 SR5

An alpha arrival of TWRP recovery for Pixel and Pixel XL are now accessible formally. The installation of TWRP on Pixel devices is different however because of the design of the new segments. To install the alpha TWRP on Pixel phones you have to briefly boot TWRP recovery picture and after that flash a different TWRP installer speed to install the custom recovery to your phone.

We have a supportive guide for installing TWRP recovery on Pixel and Pixel XL on a different page. Check the link underneath:

How to Install TWRP recovery Pixel and Pixel XL

When you’ve TWRP recovery installed on your Pixel phone, download and flash the SuperSU v2.78 SR5 dash from the link underneath and flash it to your phone by means of TWRP.

Download SuperSU v2.78 SR5

  1. Ensure you have installed TWRP recovery on your Pixel phone
  2. Download and transfer the SuperSU v2.78 SR5 compress file from the download link above to your phone’s stockpiling.
  3. Boot your Pixel phone into recovery mode.
  4. Tap on Install and select the SuperSU compress file that you transferred to your phone in Step 1 above.
  5. In the wake of choosing the .compress file, do Swipe to Confirm Flash on the base of the screen to start the flashing.
  6. Once SuperSU is flashed, you’ll get Reboot System alternative, select it.
  7. That is it. Your Pixel phone ought to be rooted now. To verify, download/install any root checker app from the Play Store.

Method 2 – Root Pixel and Pixel XL with SuperSU (boot-to-root) through Fastboot

This is the old method of rooting Pixel phones when TWRP recovery wasn’t accessible. We don’t prescribe you to use this method to get root access as it clashes with TWRP recovery. Additionally, Chainfire won’t bolster this method in future arrivals of SuperSU. This was just a transitory answer for root Pixel phones until TWRP recovery wasn’t accessible.

In any case, if you wish to start this root method as it were. Adhere to the directions beneath cautiously and you ought to get root without TWRP on your Pixel or Pixel XL phone.

SuperSU v2.78 SR3 (Fastboot files) for Pixel and Pixel XL


  1. Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
  2. Open Bootloader: Since opening the bootloader on Pixel is done any other way worldwide and Verizon variations, we’ve separate aides for both:
  3. How to Unlock Bootloader on Pixel and Pixel XL
  4. Enable Developer options and USB debugging on your Pixel phone.
  5. On your PC, download the SuperSU 2.78 SR2 root file for your Pixel phone and unfasten the files to a different folder.
  6. Connect your Pixel to the PC.
  7. Now open an order window inside the folder where you removed the files in Step 4 above. To do that, “Shift + right snap” on any unfilled blank area inside the folder and select Open order window here from the setting menu.
  8. When direction window is opened, issue the accompanying order to boot the phone into bootloader mode:
    • adb reboot bootloader
  9. Once in bootloader mode, issue the accompanying order to boot the phone with a modified boot picture and start the rooting procedure:
    • fastboot boot-to-root.img
  10. Sit tight for a couple of minutes. Your device will reboot at any rate twice during the procedure.
  11. Once totally booted, your Pixel or Pixel XL ought to be rooted.

Significant Note about SuperSU 2.78 SR2 for Pixel and Pixel XL

Update (November fourth, 2016): SuperSU 2.78 SR3 has been discharged and the/framework to/system_root/framework symlink has been supplanted by a quandary mount.

This revises total ways to something Android expects. And to be sure anticipates the System UI crash when the battery drops to 15%.

As an unintended symptom, this may likewise mysteriously make some root apps that control/framework work that did not work previously. Certainly not every one of them, however some of them.

Chainfire’s systemless root for Pixel and Pixel XL is different because of the odd parcel format on the device. So don’t be astounded if certain or all your root apps don’t work right now on your rooted Pixel because the new SuperSU root mounts root at/system_root rather than/framework as past SuperSU root assembles did.

This means app engineers should update their apps going ahead to be good with the new systemless root method. What’s more, until the apps are updated, you won’t probably use them on your rooted Pixel phones.

We’d prescribe you to peruse this Google+ present by Chainfire on getting progressively point by point data on this new root.

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