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Root Google Pixel on Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat Official Firmware

After you finish updating, read this guide to root Google Pixel running Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat running on it. The newer firmware brings in a higher version number of Android but the dominant version name is still Android Nougat. Changes, however, are minor. You would see some tweaks here and there but majorly, this update fixes bugs and errors. Further, if you root your firmware after installation, it will expose you a lot of new opportunities. You can test out new custom ROMs, themes and mods after you root. Most of all, once rooted, you will have access to over hundreds of new apps on the Play Store. For detailed info about root, please read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. This article is assuming that you have updated your Google Pixel already but if you haven’t, read this post before continuing: Update Pixel to Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat Factory Image. You can easily root Pixel on Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Nougat using the tutorial below. You will need to have an unlocked bootloader first, or this tutorial will wipe off all your data. Don’t worry, we have everything covered in the detailed steps below – even a tutorial on how to install TWRP 3.0 recovery.

As you read further, we will guide you how to backup your important data, some other important tips and then tell you how to root Android 7.1.2 N2G47E on Pixel with complete steps and how to flash ClockworkMod recovery on your phone. We will use TWRP recovery as our custom recovery and SuperSU as our rooting package. For more details, continue reading. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.


Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

Root Pixel Android 7.1.2 N2G47E Details:

Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available for the Pixel, Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 phones. These are the major changes in final release of Android 7.1.2, as per Google:

Android 7.1.2 is an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements, so it includes a number of bugfixes and optimizations, along with a small number of enhancements for carriers and users. It also includes April 2017 security maintenance release to help avoid any security related issues.

Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:

The method to root Pixel Android 7.1.2 has been explained with instructions on the next page. In case you have problems connecting your phone with the computer, make sure USB drivers are properly installed and read the tips below.

Google Pixel USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Google Pixel properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Google Pixel USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend not to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

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All set and ready? Good. You can now go to the next page and root Android 7.1.2 N2G47E on Pixel + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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Taimur Akmal

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  • Is it just me, or do these steps not make any sequential sense?
    Step 5: connect/mount via USB..
    Step 7: turn off your phone
    Step 8: copy a file to the phone and turn the phone off.. **but it’s already off from step 7!**
    Step 9: connect via USB… **but’s already connected from step 5!**

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