FORUMS

This is how I got root (Magisk) on my Pixel 2.

541 posts
Thanks Meter: 173
 
By giant22000, Senior Member on 2nd November 2017, 05:26 AM
Post Reply Email Thread
***Bootloader must be unlocked as a prerequisite.

11/4/2017 - Scroll down to find new method that doesn't require TWRP.

You will need to download the alpha version of twrp, snoke kernel r7-p2-root and magisk 14.3 (1437)

1. Reboot phone to bootloader.
2. fastboot flash boot Snoke-R7-P2-Root.img
3 fastboot boot twrp-3.1.1-alpha1-walleye.img
4. Once in twrp, start adb sideload.
5. From cmd, adb sideload Magisk-v14.3(1437).zip
6. Reboot and enjoy root!!!!!

All credit comes from this post.


11/4/2017 - Post updated.
Just wanted to add this as another option for those who may find this method easier. No TWRP needed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by multi_rom_user

I just found a much faster and easier way to install magisk on the wonderful Pixel 2...
1. Download Magisk Manager 5.4.0 apk
2. Open app and tap install
3. Use the patch boot img option.
4. Locate the patched_boot.img within internal sd/MagiskManager and move it to root of phone memory.
5. Send that file to your pc.
6. Boot to bootloader.
7. Input command into cmd "fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img"
8. Reboot and you have latest root package or whichever you downloaded.

The Following 20 Users Say Thank You to giant22000 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift giant22000 Ad-Free
2nd November 2017, 07:14 AM |#2  
Senior Member
Flag Long Beach
Thanks Meter: 395
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by giant22000

You will need to download the alpha version of twrp, snoke kernel r7-p2-root and magisk 14.3 (1437)

1. Reboot phone to bootloader.
2. fastboot flash boot Snoke-R7-P2-Root.img
3 fastboot boot twrp-3.1.1-alpha1-walleye.img
4. Once in twrp, start adb sideload.
5. From cmd, adb sideload Magisk-v14.3(1437).zip
6. Reboot and enjoy root!!!!!


All credit comes from this post.

I gave this a shot on the XL. Couldn't get it to sideload. Maybe I'm doing the sequence wrong. Doing something wrong. Doesn't see the file. Thanks for the guide
2nd November 2017, 07:17 AM |#3  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 173
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac796

I gave this a shot on the XL. Couldn't get it to sideload. Maybe I'm doing the sequence wrong. Doing something wrong. Doesn't see the file. Thanks for the guide

Are you enabling sideload once booted into twrp?
2nd November 2017, 07:21 AM |#4  
Senior Member
Flag Long Beach
Thanks Meter: 395
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by giant22000

Are you enabling sideload once booted into twrp?


Been a long time since I sideload. But I flashed the root kernel, then booted TWRP, then advanced, side load then swiped, gave me an error about no encryption but started then I opened command window in folder I had magisk beta file, entered command. I got error, no such file I believe
2nd November 2017, 07:27 AM |#5  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 173
 
More
So the command your entering is:
"adb sideload C:\your\computers\filepath\Magisk-v14.3(1437).zip" ?
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to giant22000 For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift giant22000 Ad-Free
2nd November 2017, 07:27 AM |#6  
Quote:
Originally Posted by mac796

Been a long time since I sideload. But I flashed the root kernel, then booted TWRP, then advanced, side load then swiped, gave me an error about no encryption but started then I opened command window in folder I had magisk beta file, entered command. I got error, no such file I believe

Doesn't work on XL. Currently don't know exactly why.
The Following User Says Thank You to Chronzy For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift Chronzy Ad-Free
2nd November 2017, 07:30 AM |#7  
Senior Member
Flag Long Beach
Thanks Meter: 395
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by giant22000

So the command your entering is:
"adb sideload C:\your\computers\filepath\Magisk-v14.3(1437).zip" ?

Yep that's what I did.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chronzy

Doesn't work on XL. Currently don't know exactly why.

Ok I thought I was doing it right thanks.
2nd November 2017, 07:32 AM |#8  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 173
 
More
I see. I was just about to mention.
2nd November 2017, 08:22 AM |#9  
Archangel's Avatar
Recognized Themer
Reno, NV
Thanks Meter: 14,193
 
Donate to Me
More
Worked perfectly for me thanks brother!
The Following User Says Thank You to Archangel For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift Archangel Ad-Free
2nd November 2017, 10:31 AM |#10  
DJBhardwaj's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Delhi
Thanks Meter: 2,659
 
Donate to Me
More
Thanks! Is it working for the Pixel 2 XL too? Did anyone try?
2nd November 2017, 12:08 PM |#11  
nuumuun's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 69
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by DJBhardwaj

Thanks! Is it working for the Pixel 2 XL too? Did anyone try?

See 3 and 4 posts above yours

Sent from my Pixel 2 using Tapatalk
The Following User Says Thank You to nuumuun For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift nuumuun Ad-Free
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes