How to root Android 9.0 September 2018 official firmware running on Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones? Last month, the usual monthly security release was overlapped by the Android Pie upgrade announcement. However, returning to the schedule, we have a new update for September 2018. Based on Android 9.0 Pie, this patch provides security enhancements and bug fixes. Now, after you update your device, you would be required to gain root to have your favorite root apps and mods running. Don’t worry as we have the complete procedure explained in detail right ahead.
For rooting Google Pixel and Pixel XL, we would be using TWRP custom recovery and the latest Magisk ZIP package. Magisk is a system-less root solution that was updated to support Android 9.0 Pie. The utility is quite reliable and on top of that, quite easy to install. Before actually proceeding to the actuals, we recommend you make a backup of all your data. If you have a cloud-backup setup, we advise to manually update it before implementing this guide.
Root Android 9.0 September 2018 with Magisk – Details:
We will be gaining root through Magisk utility which is specifically developed for Android 9.0 September 2018. As indicated earlier, Magisk is a system-less root package which means it doesn’t modify the system files. This allows for better reliability and easier installation. On top of supporting Android 9.0 September 2018, this singular package works with older versions as well.
Disclaimer: Try this on your own risk. We are not responsible if you mess up with your Pixel device.
With Android 9.0 September 2018, Google has dropped support for older Nexus devices and now the brand will be focusing on their Google Pixel smartphones only.
Google Pixel / Pixel XL USB Drivers
You will need to connect your smartphone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the proper USB drivers for your Google Pixel / Pixel XL device. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
HOW TO: Root Android 9.0 September 2018 on Google Pixel / Pixel XL Devices
We have gathered all the s you would need to root your Google Pixel or Pixel 2 device. Our method requires you to have TWRP custom recovery installed.
For root, it is essential you first unlock the bootloader of your device:
Just To Remember:
- This tutorial is only for Google Pixel / Pixel XL devices running Android 9.0 September 2018 Preview 1.
- Your phone should be running the latest Android 9.0 September 2018 Developer Preview.
- Enjoy rooting your Google Pixel / Pixel XL and let us know about it in the comments!
Complete -By- Instructions:
NOTE: You need to have a custom recovery installed on your Google Pixel / Pixel XL device i.e. TWRP before proceeding below. Installation tutorials:
1 – Download Magisk Root (Magisk-v17.1.zip) for the Google Pixel / Pixel XL device to your computer.
2 – Connect your Google Pixel / Pixel XL device to your computer using the USB cable.
3 – Now copy/paste the downloaded Magisk-v17.1.zip files to your internal storage. Make sure the file is in the internal storage root (not in any folder).
4 – Then turn OFF your phone and disconnect from the USB cable.
5 – Now to get in the Recovery Mode (TWRP Recovery). Switch ON the phone while pressing and holding Volume Down + Power buttons together.
NOTE: Screenshots of the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP Recovery) may change as new versions are released.
For any queries let us know in the comment section below!