Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the most advanced and fully featured smartphones. If you own one of them and want to root your phone, then you are at right place. For rooting any Android phone, you have to first install the TWRP Recovery for flashing the device.
TWRP Recovery is a Custom Recovery which is also known as TeamWin Recovery built with a touchscreen-enabled interface which allows users to install third-party firmware and backup the current system, which are often unsupported by stock recovery images.
In this article, I am going to provide you with all the steps required to Root and Install the TWRP Recovery on your Google Pixel 2 Smartphone. I will also provide you the link for downloading the correct firmware software. This is an official TWRP Recovery for Google Pixel 2. But be careful, after rooting your phone, you may lose the warranty of your phone. So, let’s start the article.
Advantage Of TWRP Recovery
Before starting the guide, first look at the advantages of TWRP Recovery installed on your Google Piel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
- With the TWRP Recovery Installed on your device, you can easily root and unroot flashable zip SuperSU.
- You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone.
- You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery.
- The TWRP Recovery allows you to underclock and overclock your phone.
- You can easily remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery.
Requirements for Installing TWRP on Google Pixel 2
- First, you have to Unlock the Bootloader of your Google Pixel 2.
- Now, one of another important step which you have to take is to Install the ADB and Fastboot on your Windows PC.
- One thing which you don’t have to forget is to take the backup of your Device. For this, you can go to this article: How to take the backup of Android Device.
- Charge your Phone to Full for avoiding any mishappening while rooting.
How to Install TWRP and Root Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your Google Pixel 2. This is the hidden option and you have to enable it to allows bootloader unlocking. For this, go to the “Settings” and then head towards “About Phone” at the end of the settings menu. Now scroll down and tap the “Build number” option seven times rapidly. After this, you will see a message “Congratulations, you are now a developer!“.
Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. Now, scroll down and there you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.
Step 3: Now, download the ADB Fastboot tool by clicking the link and Extract it on your PC. For your reference, go through this article: How to Install ADB and Fastboot on Windows.
Step 4: After the successful extraction of ADB Fastboot tool and installing, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
Step 5: After finishing the above step, you have to now connect your Device to PC via USB cable.
Step 6: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:
Step 7: Now, you have to Reboot the phone into Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 8: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.
Step 9: Now, type the command given below in Command Prompt:
The above command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further.
Step 10: To flash the Recovery, Kernel, and boot img, type the following command:
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
Make one thing clear that in the place of twrp.img, you have to write the name of the file which exists in your PC which you have extracted after downloading it from the internet. One the command will run successfully, you are done then. Now, you have installed the TWRP on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully installed the TWRP Recovery on your Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. If you have any question regarding this topic, you can ask in the comment section below. For more articles on rooting, stay connected to us.
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