Magisk v14.4 Brings Root to the Pixel 2 XL

Welcome, Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2XL users. As we all now Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2XL is really a great Android device with some really amazing hardware and design. With all that, Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2XL still can be still improved just by rooting it.

Happy news for all the rooting fans is, now the rooting is available for the Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2XL.XDA developers has said that your device can root easily with  Magisk using version 14.4 . This rooting method for Google Pixel 2/Google Pixel 2XL is done with TWRP Recovery and the Root access is made with Magisk. Further details, you can follow the XDA developers.


The original Pixel Smartphones added many-sided quality to the stage in two or three distinctive ways. Group developer was not comfortable with the recently executed A/B Partition system, thus some of them needed to take in its intricate details previously they could discharge root strategies and custom recoveries. The record based encryption likewise included a few troubles for a few developers, and it took a while before everything was resolved also.

While these two changes aren’t new any longer, there are still a few reasons why group developers bolster has been moderate on the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. Starting at this moment, there is just an alpha adaptation of TWRP accessible for the two new Pixel 2 XL on the grounds that the decode include doesn’t work at the present time. This is because of the Pixel 2 utilizing another inserted secure component chip from NXP, yet it’s right now being taken a shot at. For Magisk, it took longer than ordinary to get it accessible on the Pixel 2 XL since it utilizes a totally unexpected cmdline in comparison to some other gadget.

Once that was made sense of, issues were settled and now Magisk is accessible for the Pixel 2 XL because of XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor topjohnwu. Magisk for the Pixel 2 XL begins with form 14.4, thus far the designer has just tried it on Android 8.0 OPD1.170816.010 yet says that, in principle, it should chip away at the 8.1 beta also.

Since TWRP doesn’t handle decrypt yet, you’ll need to grab the stock boot image and follow these instructions. . . (from the thread)

  • This method does not need root, and also does not require a custom recovery.
  • Press Install > Install > Patch Boot Image File and select your stock boot image file
  • Magisk Manager will now patch your boot image, and store it in [Internal Storage]/MagiskManager/patched_boot.img
  • Flash the patched boot image to your device and reboot.

Source-XDA -Developers

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