Safely: Root Any Android – Root Google Pixel 3 &
Google Pixel 3 XL
How To Root Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL
The Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL Android Phones are not difficult to root. The rooting process is Like to older Google Nexus series which is the similar method can apply for Google Pixel devices. This documentation will explain you easiest way to unlock Bootloader, install custom ROM and access to the main core (Kernels)..etc. So you need to root Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL with appropriate Rooting software. In these methods, we use Magisk Software. The latest Magisk version is 18.1 which this version still has a beta model. Unlocking the boot loader of Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL takes some several seconds. If maybe you are expert to unlocked bootloader of some google nexus series, google pixel or one plus devices when you will not create any issues to root Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL with Magisk. So that fine, let’s talk about how to root your Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL device step by step.
How To Unlock Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL Bootloader
Before doing this step, you need to remind some important fact; unlocking the Bootloader will wipe all the data from your Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL phone. Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL do not bring a Micro SD slot so you should save in your device internal storage of the Device. Therefore included all media files such as video, photo, music, any type of document etc transfer to internal storage before starting the rooting process. Furthermore, we recommend to users to get better Backup which included your device using appropriate Backup Tool.
Let’s do this,
First, you should Open the Settings app of the Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL. Then select the system option. After this step, you need to go to System. Now, you should tap on About phone. After you have done above step, you should Scroll down and tap on Build number 7 times until it says you’re now a developer. Then, you need to go back one page and near the bottom of the list, you should see “Developer options.” you should see an “OEM unlocking” option without scrolling down. You need to enable it. It may ask you to input your lock screen PIN/password if you have one set For security purposes. Finally, you should scroll down a bit until you see “USB debugging.” Enable it.
After you have completed above all steps, you should plug your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL device into your PC/Laptop via USB data cable. Now, you need to follow these steps to set up ADB and Fastboot on your PC/Laptop.ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and Fastboot are very familiar tools to Android developers. They are a powerful command line program that allows users to connect the Android device and PC each other. When Setting up ADB/ Fastboot is easy, if your PC/Laptop is running Windows/ Mac/ or a GNU/Linux distribution.
If you only have access to a Chromebook, you can follow this guide to set up ADB and Fastboot on Chrome OS. However, Chromebooks run Chrome OS which has little trouble but, Chrome OS 67 supports for ADB in Developer Mode just as we have expected, meaning it’s now possible to set it up without needing Crouton. So it’s easy to set up ADB in your pc. If you run into issues while running ADB and Fastboot like the lack of a verification prompt on your smartphone or Chrome OS not being able to recognize your device, restarting both your Chromebook and your smartphone should do the trick. Let us know whether you were able to install ADB & Fastboot successfully! So more details you need to check on the internet.
Now, you should make sure your PC/Laptop recognizes your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL by opening up a command prompt/Power Shell/Terminal in the same directory where you saved the ADB and Fastboot binaries. After that steps, you can enter the following command depending on your OS of the PC/Laptop:
Windows Command Prompt:
Windows Power Shell:
If you see your device’s serial number and it says “authorized” when you’re ready to move ahead. When you may see a quick on your phone to enable USB Debugging for your computer, If this is your first time setting up ADB for your computer, Allow to the permissions. If your computer is incompatible to recognize your pixel device when you should try to install Latest Google USB Drivers to your computer/PC/Laptop.
Now reboot to the bootloader menu, you have two options to get bootloader menu. Either you can do this by holding the power and volume down buttons while booting up or using ADB, enter this cord into ADB application “adb reboot bootloader”. Then you will able to open bootloader using by these both ways.
adb reboot bootloader
After you have moved to the bootloader menu, you will have to switch to the command to communicate with your device using the Fastboot. Finally, you need to enter the following command: To unlock the Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL’s Bootloader as below,
fastboot flashing unlock
You should now see text on screen warning you about the potential risks of unlocking the bootloader. On the screen next to the power and volume buttons, you should see some text. Press the volume up key until it says “unlock the bootloader.” Once it says this, press the power button.
After that, you can see in the display warning you to about the risks of unlocking Bootloader of Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL. And you will see Press the volume up key until it says “unlock the bootloader” on the screen.
After unlocking the bootloader of Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL will reboot back to the bootloader menu. This moment, the bootloader will display a red warning icon and “unlocked” text.
Then, you should reboot your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL phone back to the Android 9 Pie OS. You can proceed this by sending the following Fastboot command:
Congrats, your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL has already an unlocked bootloader! You can see a warning message that your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL’s bootloader is unlocked on every boot. Anyway, you don’t worry about it which doesn’t affect your day-to-day use.
How To Root your google pixel 3 using Magisk
Now you have an unlocked Bootloader. Then, you can install the Magisk to do the further operation, you will need to patch the Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 3 XL boot image. The easiest way to patch the boot image, install some custom recovery too such as TWRP Recovery, CWM Recovery or some other recovery tool. So then you will be eligible to install Magisk to your Phone. So, let us see how to install Magisk on your pixel device. ( we focus on TWRP recovery tool)
1. Your device has already wiped at this time, therefore you will need to re-enable developer options and USB debugging as above the guidance. And make sure your pixel still can recognize to your computer.
2. Download the TWRP image (.img file) for google pixel 3 or pixel 3 Xl searching by the internet.
3. Download latest Magisk zip file and its download the same folder you downloaded TWRP image file. Its means TWRP .img file and Magiskzip file both are in the same folder.
4. Reboot to the boot loader menu again.
5. On the bootloader screen, enter the following Fastboot command to temporarily boot the TWRP patched boot image:
fastboot boot <insert_name_of_TWRP_image_here>.img
6.After takes some time your phone should exit the boot loader menu and reboot to the TWRP recovery.
7. Tap to install.
8. Go to the which folder do you saved Magisk zip file
9.Tap to the zip file and use the slider to install it
10. Now, reboot back to Android Pie your google pixel device and check the status of your root by opening up Magisk Manager.
What You Can Do After Rooting With Magisk?
This chapter will explain to you what are some of the things you can do with your Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL after rooting with Magisk? There are listed simply as below,
- You can install the Active Edge Mod
- you can install custom themes
- it helps to make complete app backups using Titanium Backup.
- You can re-enable call recording
- You can get Blobmoji using Magisk Module.
- It helps to get a ton of audio mods in the Magisk Module repo.
- Gboard themes.
- You will be eligible to get a lot of the in-development features before they roll out for the general public.
- You will be eligible to use a third-party launcher like Lawnchair.
- You can customize easily the default system media, fonts, boot animation, and more to add a little flavor to your software.
- you can Get YouTube Vanced
It has probably been heard that unlocking the bootloader and rooting your device with Magisk means that you will not be able to play games like Pokemon Go and Destination / Grand Order or use banking apps. However, there are features like Magisk Hide that can hide the fact that your device has been modified so you can keep up with your favorite apps and games. However, unlocking the boot loader will affect the way you take the updates. You should learn how to download monthly security patch updates, which is actually quite easy to do.
Finally, if you want to have even more control over your device, you can flash ROM and custom cores in your Pixel 3 once they are available for both devices. Custom ROMs can offer many options that are not available in the securities software. Custom cores let you adjust the performance of your device so you understand more battery life or get more frames in your favorite games. Since Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL is not available, there are still no ROMs or custom kernels for the device.