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yung40oz84

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You got to be stock no root or kernel then install twrp then kernel then root
Ya but obviously he did something because he is running EX kernel, I was stock, stock boot image, did TWRP then superSU, then flashed ex kernel and it boot looped. So I'm imagining for him to run ex kernel he had that kernel already before doing the twrp and superSU steps, I found someone that did those steps with franco as well. Me personally, I flashed franco after doing TWRP and superSU,then had to reflash superSU because I lost root but it's working. See I think ex kernel modifies ramdisk and franco does not. I just wanted to know what steps exactly he took to get ex running
 

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Ya but obviously he did something because he is running EX kernel, I was stock, stock boot image, did TWRP then superSU, then flashed ex kernel and it boot looped. So I'm imagining for him to run ex kernel he had that kernel already before doing the twrp and superSU steps, I found someone that did those steps with franco as well. Me personally, I flashed franco after doing TWRP and superSU,then had to reflash superSU because I lost root but it's working. See I think ex kernel modifies ramdisk and franco does not. I just wanted to know what steps exactly he took to get ex running
I somehow just got ex kernel running with twrp and root after flashing stock boot.img. All I did was instead of doing TWRP, Supersu, then kernel I flashed TWRP, kernel then SuperSU and it booted and is running fine. I'll post screens after I'm done making dinner for the fam. All good here.
 

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I do not want to over step my boundaries but in my case I have not needed to use the stock boot.img before using twrp and supersu. I tried this method with EXkernel, Franco kernel, and Sharkey kernel. I ran the OTA, then into bootloader and flashed the kernel, rebooted, then back to bootloader, booted the twrp img, flashed the twrp zip, flashed supersu, rebooted and with all three kernels I had root, and kernel stuck with no issues to report thus far.

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I somehow just got ex kernel running with twrp and root after flashing stock boot.img. All I did was instead of doing TWRP, Supersu, then kernel I flashed TWRP, kernel then SuperSU and it booted and is running fine. I'll post screens after I'm done making dinner for the fam. All good here.

I posted a working method for me just below yours, LOL! worked on all kernels I tested.
 
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I do not want to over step my boundaries but in my case I have not needed to use the stock boot.img before using twrp and supersu. I tried this method with EXkernel, Franco kernel, and Sharkey kernel. I ran the OTA, then into bootloader and flashed the kernel, rebooted, then back to bootloader, booted the twrp img, flashed the twrp zip, flashed supersu, rebooted and with all three kernels I had root, and kernel stuck with no issues to report thus far.

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I posted a working method for me just below yours, LOL! worked on all kernels I tested.
Haha, my bad. Glad you got it all going brother. Feels good to finally have it all and I'm not even in a hurry for custom roms as Google's rom for the pixel works great for me. Don't wanna muck it up with half baked features and bugs.
 

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Haha, my bad. Glad you got it all going brother. Feels good to finally have it all and I'm not even in a hurry for custom roms as Google's rom for the pixel works great for me. Don't wanna muck it up with half baked features and bugs.
Ya it won't be long till there's something nice and solid based on stick though, then come the fun ROMS, haha.
 
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If I want only root without twrp.. I have to do the following steps. Just to be ensure after all these confusion. I am in stock ROM right now. No SuperSU and TWRP flashed before. Only bootloader unlock.

- fastboot boot /path/to/twrp.img
- reboot into recovery
- TWRP install supersu.zip (SR4-SuperSU-v2.78-SR4-20161115184928.zip)

I will end up with SuperSU and without TWRP right?

Or do I need to reflash stock boot.img even I am in stock ROM currently?

- reflash stock boot.img
- fastboot boot /path/to/twrp.img
- reboot into recovery
- TWRP install supersu.zip (SR4-SuperSU-v2.78-SR4-20161115184928.zip)
 
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If I want only root without twrp.. I have to do the following steps. Just to be ensure after all these confusion. I am in stock ROM right now. No SuperSU and TWRP flashed before. Only bootloader unlock.

- fastboot boot /path/to/twrp.img
- reboot into recovery
- TWRP install supersu.zip (SR4-SuperSU-v2.78-SR4-20161115184928.zip)

I will end up with SuperSU and without TWRP right?

Or do I need to reflash stock boot.img even I am in stock ROM currently?

- reflash stock boot.img
- fastboot boot /path/to/twrp.img
- reboot into recovery
- TWRP install supersu.zip (SR4-SuperSU-v2.78-SR4-20161115184928.zip)

Your first set is fine. But, you're missing a step. Your second step needs to flash the twrp zip.

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Ok so just FYI I went in and did the update to v then tried to get root with updated Fastboot and adb and it didn't work out, couldn't get past the 4 dots spinning...rebooted with Fastboot boot boot.img of regular v boot.img and that worked...flashed the elemental x kernel, then tried to flash the boot to root again but might be stuck again...looks like it...

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Ok so just FYI I went in and did the update to v then tried to get root with updated Fastboot and adb and it didn't work out, couldn't get past the 4 dots spinning...rebooted with Fastboot boot boot.img of regular v boot.img and that worked...flashed the elemental x kernel, then tried to flash the boot to root again but might be stuck again...looks like it...

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+1 I'm on V as well on the XL & I also get a boot loop after Boot to Root v3 :(

Don't really want to go back to P though
 
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    This thread was originally for Pixel-specific rooting instructions, but by now the SuperSU ZIP and TWRP are fully supported:

    - Fastboot boot TWRP
    - Install latest SuperSU ZIP (v2.79-SR3 at the time of writing)

    Note that at this time I recommend against fastboot flashing TWRP. With the Pixel's new partition layout, the recovery files are inside the boot partition, and so is SuperSU. If you flash both, SuperSU's internal boot image backup will not be of the original boot image, but of TWRP. This means that neither the 'full unroot' option in SuperSU, nor incremental OTA update through FlashFire, will work as expected.

    OR

    - Use CF-Auto-Root for Pixel (not released at the time of writing, but should be released soon)
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    Chain fire was your tester able to verify if the system UI issue was fixed? Just curious I have yet to experience it my self and was just currently below 15%

    Yes, the 15% issue is fixed. Release probably later today or tomorrow. Have some other bugs to fix as well.
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    Fanboys just admit that the you can't install RC1 fresh and the op is misleads users to try that route. Dev gave instructions thant don't work. I think it was not tested, however, just flash twrp RC1 and SU5 and the dev assumed it world work. No problem, but many of us wasted hours trying to prove an assumption... Maybe we need SU6? Update: I forgot to say I was trying to root, too. So yes, I can install RC1 but can't root. Srry, dev and those I rubbed the wrong way. My bad.

    The instructions worked at that release time (weeks ago), it's not my fault TWRP was updated a few days ago in an incompatible way. Nor is it Dees_Troy's fault - it's just how things turned out.

    There will be an update to SuperSU to fix this. In the mean time, just use alpha2 instead of rc1.

    Or, you could continue being a complete asshat, in which case, please get the hell out of my thread (and/or off my planet).