Hey guys, I've tried finding somewhere throughout the thread where this was asked but I'm not seeing it and likely I'm just blind so apologies in advance... but i initially rooted with magisk using the 7 pro image on like the January update i believe. My question is should i use the current 7 pro factory cheetah image or the 6 pro raven image to update since I'm currently using 6 pro but technically on 7 pro patched image? I was going to use the 6 pro image to retain root and data, however I get the Sha mismatch when trying to patch the 6 pro image in pf, however when I try to patch the 7 pro image I do not receive the Sha mismatch and it will allow me to proceed but I'm too much of a chicken to pull the trigger on it yet without confirming which to use. Thank you for the insane amount of hard work with all this and any help pointing me in right direction.
- You're posting in pixel 6 pro forum so I assume your phone is pixel 6 pro. If it is not, stop right there.
- Never, ever flash factory image of another device unless you are prepared to turn your expensive device into a paperweight. So if your phone is 6 pro, you want 6 pro firmware to upgrade.
- You haven't stated if you are on official firmware or beta, upgrading within the same line is no problem, switching between the two might involve a wipe, depending what you have and what you're changing to.
- Everything that was said above has nothing to do with rooting, that's another thing.
Rooting typically involves patching boot.img file of the same firmware your device is running and flashing that, which means if you are upgrading to standard pixel 6 pro May release, you would patch the boot file of that may release.
However with Pixel 6 series with some firmware versions (specially the beta releases) patching the boot.img to get root was broken, and you needed to patch init_boot or boot extracted from pixel 7 series firmware, but just that, not the entire firmware.
Before you go any further, gather the details and post back so that proper instructions could be provided.
Support file from PF could provide us the details.