How to root Google Pixel and Pixel XL

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Not long ago, we introduced you a full guide about how to unlock bootloader of Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL devices. Certainly Pixel devices from Google are getting more popular day by day and just with the taste of Android Nougat 7.1 developer preview, things are getting more better for Pixel devices. 

But about rooting Pixel devices, nothing had been released yet. But the deadlock has been broken now and you can easily install SuperSU 2.78 SR2 to root your Pixel and Pixel XL devices. This enables su on your devices without actually touching anything in the system partitions. However, before rooting, you need to have your system’s bootloader unlocked which we’ve already mentioned in the starting of this post. 


How to install SuperSU on your Pixel:

The first step is to download boot-to-root images for your Pixel and Pixel XL. You can download the zip files from below.
For Pixel, click here.
For Pixel XL, click here.


Setup the ADB command window in your PC and after you download your zip file, you need to fastboot boot the [be careful here] boot-to-b
root and NOT fastboot flash the image. The command that you’ve to put in the command window is

fastboot boot boot-to-root.img

After a few minutes and more than a couple of reboots, your device will be rooted completely. 



There’s another fix for your Pixel phones that you need to look into. After every reboot, you’re greeted with the Assistant, right? That may be a bit ‘not so cool’ feature for some people and you can fix that. For real and again, you can bring Google Now on tap. 



To do this, you need to edit your phone’s build.prop with the following change and after that, you need to reboot and clear Google app data.

You need to change
ro.opa.eligible_device=true
to
ro.opa.eligible_device=false

And you’re set with your root and custom modifications to your Pixel and Pixel XL phones. However some features in this work aren’t well balanced but we know you can manage. 

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