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Root Google Pixel on Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Nougat Official Firmware

Once you update your Google Pixel smartphone to Android 7.1.2 N2G47O firmware, use this guide to root. We will be showing you how to root Google Pixel running Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Nougat firmware using the steps detailed below. Android O, the next iteration of Android, has already been released to the public as a Developer Preview and it wont be long before it makes way as an official release. Till then, we will be getting these monthly Android Nougat updates. Once you update to these builds, your previous root status would be gone. This means, in order to keep enjoying root, you need to root your phone again. Thankfully, the process is very simple and we have it detailed below. If you haven’t really explored root before, please read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. Before we continue, please keep in mind that this article is written with the assumption that you have already updated your Google Pixel, if you haven’t, read: Update Pixel to Android 7.1.2 N2G47O Nougat Factory Image. You can easily root Pixel on Android 7.1.2 N2G47O 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 N2G47O 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 N2G47O 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:

The newer Android 7.1.2 Nougat release carries with itself some minor bug fixes and improvements. Arguably, the major change in this build is the new security patch level update to this month – May 2017.

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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now go to the next page and root Android 7.1.2 N2G47O on Pixel + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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Taimur Akmal

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