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Pixel 3, 2021, Android 11 - what to next?

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mcsilvio

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Feb 2, 2016
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I just bought a pixel 3. It has Android 11 and I've just unlocked the bootloader. My goal is to load a custom rom. But I don't know what to do next because I only have experience with twrp (which is not available).

Could someone advise me at a high level of what the process is to load a custom rom? I don't even know what magisk does.

Please and thanks.
 

dcarvil

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Apr 20, 2016
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I just bought a pixel 3. It has Android 11 and I've just unlocked the bootloader. My goal is to load a custom rom. But I don't know what to do next because I only have experience with twrp (which is not available).

Could someone advise me at a high level of what the process is to load a custom rom? I don't even know what magisk does.

Please and thanks.
Instructions for installing LineageOS on the Pixel 3 are at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/blueline/install

LineageOS has it's own custom recovery, so TWRP is not needed. Magisk provides root. Root is not needed to install a custom ROM. If you don't know what Magisk does, you do not need it. You can learn more about Magisk at the support thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/magisk-general-support-discussion.3432382/
 

mcsilvio

Member
Feb 2, 2016
27
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Instructions for installing LineageOS on the Pixel 3 are at https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/blueline/install

LineageOS has it's own custom recovery, so TWRP is not needed. Magisk provides root. Root is not needed to install a custom ROM. If you don't know what Magisk does, you do not need it. You can learn more about Magisk at the support thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/t/magisk-general-support-discussion.3432382/
The perfect response. I will take your advice, and I'll be happy with lineage.

Many thanks!