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Root Google Pixel 2 XL on Android 8.1 Oreo Feb 2018 Software Update

Right after you finish installing the update, read this article to root Google Pixel 2 XL running Android 8.1 Oreo Feb 2018 update. Many new converts to the Pixel family have arrived thanks to the new Pixel lineup. If you find yourself one of them, give this root guide a try! Root utility has been with Android since the very initial start of the mobile platform. It provides users and apps unlimited access to the Operating System itself hence increasing the overall functionality. Just as the new Visual Core has been unlocked in this software update, root will be able to push the limits of your Pixel 2 XL even further. The procedure we will use revolves around popular Magisk package. The only assumption we are making with our steps written ahead is the fact that you have already updated your Pixel 2 XL to Android 8.1 Oreo Feb 2018 firmware. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet because we have already covered a dedicated post showing you how to: Update Pixel 2 XL to Android 8.1 Feb 2018 Oreo Factory Image. For a detailed list on the benefits, read: Benefits of rooting an Android device. You can easily root Pixel 2 XL on Android 8.1 Feb 2018 Oreo 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 3.2 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 8.1 Feb 2018 on Pixel 2 XL with complete steps and how to flash TWRP recovery on your phone. We will use TWRP recovery as our custom recovery and Magisk as our rooting package. For more details, continue reading. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Root Google Pixel 2 XL, Feb 2018

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 Google Pixel 2 XL Android 8.1 Feb 2018 Details:

Here is a detailed run down as to whats new with Android 8.1 Oreo Feb 2018 firmware.

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.

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The method to root Pixel 2 XL Android 8.1 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 2 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 2 XL properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Google Pixel 2 XL 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. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

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. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

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, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo.

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?

3. 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.

All set and ready? Good. You can now go to the next page and root Android 8.1 Feb 2018 on Pixel 2 XL + install TWRP recovery with the given step-by-step tutorial.

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Taimur Akmal

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