TWRP custom recover is one of the most useful tool which comes with pre-installed recovery in the form of Stock Recovery. This Stock Recovery allows you get your lost files and data while rooting or factory resetting your Android device. Well, if you have Google’s latest generation devices Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL and want to root the device, then here’s how you can install TWRP Custom Recovery and root your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.
Well, we know that you can only change the entire performance of your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL by rooting. But, here we are going to show the procedure to root your Pixel 2/Pixel 2 and install TWRP so that you won’t regret later for losing any data. The XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy has released the TWRP Custom Recovery Alpha for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL within a month of the official release of the phone. So, without any further ado, let me show you the process to install TWRP Custom Recovery and root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL.
How to Install the TWRP Custom Recovery and Root Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
- How to Install the TWRP Custom Recovery on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
- How to Root Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
How to Install the TWRP Custom Recovery on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
- Make Sure that bootloader is unlocked.
- ADB and Fastboot must be installed on your PC: Windows, Mac, and Linux
- Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your Pixel 2/Pixel 2 XL. Head over to this post to Enable USB Debugging on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device.
- Make sure that Your PC has all Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL USB driver Installed
Step #1. Download TWRP on your Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL on your PC from the following links:
Step #2. Rename the TWRP file to Recovery.img and move the downloaded zip files to your phone.
Step #3. Move or copy the TWRP IMG file to the same folder as your ADB and Fastboot tools.
Step #4. Connect your device to PC via USB.
Step #5. Search for the command prompt and open it. Then, type the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
Step #6. Now your device will go in Bootloader mode, now enter the following command to install the recovery on your device.
fastboot boot recovery.img
Step #7. Now your device will booted to TWRP recovery. Once it is done, you will need to install the zip file that you have moved in your phone.
Step #8. Swipe the white arrows to the right to confirm the installation and wait for TWRP to install on your device.
Step #9. In the end, tap the Reboot System button.
How to Root Google Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL
Step #1. Download Updated SuperSU rooting package for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.
Step #2. Next, place the root zip in the root of SD card.
Step #3. Now you boot your phone into TWRP recovery mode by holding Volume Down and Power button at the same time.
Step #4. Once you are in TWRP recovery mode, just leave the button. Now here you can also make a backup of your current OS by tapping Backup.
Step #5. Tap Install, look for the rooting package and install it on your phone.
Step #6. You need to swipe right to confirm the process and then tap on “Reboot System.”
Well, that was our guide to install TWRP on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and root the device to add modification on your beloved smartphone. Hope now you have rooted your device and successfully installed TWRP custom recovery mode. So, now you can tweak everything just without worrying to lose your important data.
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