- Take root files for Pixel and Pixel XL is different because of the odd partition layout on the device. So don’t be surprised if certain or all your root apps don’t work at the moment on your rooted Pixel because the new SuperSU root mounts root at /system_root instead of /system as previous SuperSU root builds did.
- You need to unlock bootloader your Pixel and Pixel XL first before this rooting will be possible
How to Root Google Pixel and Pixel XL
2- The next thing to do is to Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.
3- After setting up your ADB you need to Unlock Bootloader .
4- Enable Developer options and USB debugging on your Pixel phone.
5- On your PC, download the SuperSU 2.78 SR2 root file for your Pixel phone and unzip the files to a separate folder.
6- Connect your Pixel to the PC.
7- Now open a command window inside the folder where you extracted the files in Step 4 above. To do that, “Shift + right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and select Open command window here from the context menu.
8- Once command window is opened, issue the following command to boot the phone into bootloader mode:
»adb reboot bootloader
9- Once in bootloader mode, issue the following command to boot the phone with a modified boot image and start the rooting process:
» fastboot boot boot-to-root.img
10- Wait for a few minutes. Your device will reboot at least twice during the process.
11- Once completely booted, your Pixel should be rooted.