How to Root Pixel XL on Android 8.0 Oreo [Systemless]

A detailed step by step guide on how to root Pixel XL running Android 8.0 Oreo. Ever since the demise of Nexus devices, Pixel devices have become the go-to place for the people who love stock Android experience. The one thing that makes Google Pixel Phones stand out of the crowd is the software updates. They will always be the first phones to receive software updates since they are owned by Google. Also, at this point, Pixel phones are known to have the best in class camera on a smartphone. Google has recently announced the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Pixel phones. With that comes the need to find a new way to root Pixel phones running the latest software. Today, we shall see how to achieve root on Pixel Xl running Android Oreo 8.0. All credits go to the XDA Forum Member GroovinChip.

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Prerequisites

You need to have working ADB and Fastboot Environment on your PC. Read the below guide if you don’t have one:

Necessary Downloads

You need to have the below files ready in order to proceed with the tutorial. Download and have them ready.

How to Systemlessly Root Google Pixel XL on Android Oreo

  1. Copy the TWRP file to the folder where ADB and Fastboot is installed. Rename the file to ‘twrp-oreo.img‘.
  2. Copy the other three files to your Pixel XL’s internal storage.
  3. Open command window from inside the ADB Folder. Hold down Shift Key + Right Click inside the folder > Select ‘Open Command Window Here’.
  4. Connect your Pixel XL to your PC via USB cable.
  5. Execute the below command in the cmd window:
    adb reboot bootloader
  6. Once your device boots into bootloader, execute the below command to boot into TWRP recovery:
    fastboot boot twrp-oreo.img
  7. Once you are inside TWRP, flash the SuperSuConfig.zip. In the Aroma installer for SuperSuConfig, choose Systemless SBIN. For all the other options, let SuperSu decide.
  8. After that, go ahead and flash SuperSU zip file.
  9. Reboot to system.
  10. Once you are into the system, follow the above-mentioned steps [step 3 to step 6] and boot into TWRP once again.
  11. Once you are inside TWRP, flash the SuHide zip.
  12. Done!

Congratulations, now you have systemless root on your Pixel XL running Android Oreo!

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