Whereas the Nexus telephones have been extremely well-liked with the Android developer group as they have been simple to root and develop for, the identical can’t be mentioned concerning the Google’s new smartphone enterprise; the Pixel telephones. When the unique Pixel telephones have been launched final 12 months, they launched many challenges to the developer group when it got here to rooting and modding the system. A few of these challenges have been the new A/B partition system and file-based encryption. Though now the developer group is kind of aware of these modifications, the Pixel 2 is bringing its personal set of issues for them. Pixel 2 is utilizing an embedded safe factor chip from NXP which is making it tougher for builders to get root entry to the system. As a consequence of this, rooting and modding Pixel 2 gadgets has not been as simple because it has been for different Android gadgets. Even the brand new TWRP alpha for Pixel 2 will not be working correctly because the builders aren’t in a position to make the decrypt characteristic work on the Pixel telephones.
Nevertheless, all that’s altering as we speak, as the latest model of Magisk v14.4 now means that you can root your Android system. Those that aren’t aware of Magisk can learn all the pieces about putting in and utilizing it right here. The app has been examined by many customers and it has been confirmed that it’s engaged on Pixel 2 XL working on Android 8.0 (Oreo). In idea, it must also work on Android 8.1 beta, nonetheless, you’ll have to use it and check it for your self to search out that out. Though the rooting and modding group of Pixel 2 telephones are dealing with many challenges, it’s good to see builders lastly coming via with the basis of Pixel 2 XL. This additionally makes me hopeful that we are going to see extra success with the brand new Pixel gadgets within the close to future.