Today, we are going to share a detailed guide on how to Root Google Pixel 2 on Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 Firmware. The latest Android 8.1 OPM1 firmware comes with the overall system enhancements, small refinements, and updates security definitions. Do you wish to extend the performance of your Google Pixel 2? If you have updated your device to this latest Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 firmware then rooting still remains to be a helpful utility to unlock a lot of modifications and customization on your device. You can easily root Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 Oreo official firmware on Google Pixel 2 by following the given guidelines.
But if you have not yet updated Pixel 2 to Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 Oreo firmware then here is a step-by-step tutorial. In the following guide, we’ll use the popular Magisk utility along with TWRP custom recovery as we’ll use TWRP recovery as custom recovery and Magisk as our rooting package.
We highly recommend to make a complete backup of all your important data first before going ahead as this tutorial will wipe off all your data. So create a full backup and then proceed to root Android 8.1 OPM1 on Pixel 2 and how to flash TWRP recovery on your Google Pixel 2.
Find ahead the complete steps on how to root Google Pixel 2 running Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 Oreo firmware.
Root Google Pixel 2 Android 8.1 OPM1 Details:
New February 2018 security patch has been bundled in with the new Android 8.1 Oreo update release. For newer devices like Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, this update unlocks Visual Core to be utilized by developers in their own apps. Further, this update also adds Augmented Reality (AR) stickers which interact with the real world and with themselves through the stock camera app. Performance improvements and bug fixes have also been incorporated.
Please note that this guide is working with only for Android 8.1 OPM1 installed on Pixel 2. Do not try this root method on any other device or incorrect variants.
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- Enable Active Edge on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
- Make a proper backup of all your data, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- The bootloader of your Google Pixel 2 should be unlocked.
- Your device should be running on Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 factory image.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns.
- Enable USB Debugging mode in your Pixel 2
Steps to Root Android 8.1 OPM1 on Google Pixel 2 Oreo Feb 2018 Firmware
These are the detailed instructions on how to root Android 8.1 OPM1 Oreo on Pixel 2.
1 – First, download and install Android SDK on the desktop of your PC from the Android Developers website. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.
2 – Next, download MagiskManager-v5.5.5.apk directly to your device.
3 – Download the Android 8.1 Oreo boot image from the official site and transfer it to your phone. (/sdcard/Download/ location)
4 – Now, install MagiskManager that you have already downloaded on your phone.
5 – After installation completes, run MagiskManager and then click on “Install“.
6 – It will prompt to locate the boot image (/sdcard/Download). Select it, MagiskManager will patch this boot image.
7 – Copy the patched boot image to your PC. The patched boot image would name patched_boot.img located in /sdcard/MagiskManager/
8 – Connect Google Pixel 2 to your PC using its USB data cable. Use ADB to reboot to bootloader by giving the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
9 – Flash the patched image to your device by given 2 commands.
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img fastboot reboot
Done! You have successfully rooted Google Pixel 2 on Android 8.1 OPM1 Feb 2018 firmware.
You can verify that your Google Pixel 2 is properly rooted or not by installing the following app.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above-given guide.
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