In order to get the best out of the newest Android 7.1.2 NJH47F Nougat update, root Google Pixel XL through this guide. The latest firmware from Google doesn’t carry substantial changes but the security patch itself requires users to upgrade immediately. However, users who were running root, the phone would be set back to factory settings hence requiring to root again. As for the new user, root is a very useful utility. It allows you to modify your phone with ROMs, packages and even root apps from the Play Store. For a much detailed look into root, read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. This guide is targeted towards the latest firmware, if you haven’t updated, read: Update Pixel XL to Android 7.1.2 NJH47F Nougat Factory Image. You can easily root Pixel XL on Android 7.1.2 NJH47F 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 NJH47F on Pixel XL 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 (TeamAndroid.com) 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 XL Android 7.1.2 NJH47F Details:
Android 7.1.2 Nougat is now available for the Nexus 5X, Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P and Pixel C phones and tablets. These are the major changes in final release of Android 7.1.2, as per Google:
This firmware update features security fixes categorized under the August 2017 security maintenance release. It also includes bug-fixes. However, the Android version will remain the same as before.
Meanwhile, you should also check out the following articles:
- Install Android 7.1.2: How to Update Pixel XL to Android 7.1.2 NJH47F Nougat Factory Image.
- Root Apps: You should check out our list of essential root apps that you should install.
- Install Android O: How to Install Android O on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For the complete collection of Nougat based ROMs for the Pixel XL, visit our Custom ROMs page.
The method to root Pixel XL 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 XL 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 XL properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
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:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
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 NJH47F on Pixel XL + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.