How to Root Google Pixel 6 Pro and Unlock Bootloader

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Google Pixel 6 collection is today’s Pixel telecellsmartphone collection launched in October 2021. Unlike the Pixel five telephones, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are flagship Android telephones. Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 seasoned include superior capabilities that make it one of the satisfactory telephones until now. If you personal a Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro and need to root the tool, then right here you’ll realize a way to root Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. We may even proportion a way to release bootloader of Pixel 6 telephones.

Google Pixel 6 is one of the huge highlights of these 12 months and additionally one of the maximum hyped telephones. The foremost development is carried out withinside the tool digital digicam and Google’s personal Tensor chip. The Pro version capabilities a huge 6.7-inch 120Hz QHD+ show and the vanilla version capabilities a 6.4-inch 90Hz FHD+ show. And each presentations are covered with the aid of using Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Both telephones include first gen Google Tensor chips.

How to Root Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6 Pro Unlock Bootloader

Google introduced the bootloader feature long back that restricts users from modifying the device. It means as long as the bootloader is locked you cannot root your phone or install a custom ROM. Luckily the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro follow the same method as other Pixel phones. It is an easy and quick method. Before unlocking the bootloader you should know that it will delete data and also it will void the warranty of your phone (you can also relock the bootloader). Now let’s see how to unlock the bootloader of Pixel 6 phones.

  1. First take a full backup of your phone as the unlock process will remove all data from the phone.
  2. Now on your Pixel 6, open Settings and go to System > About Phone and tap Build Number 7 times to enable developer options.
  3. Go back to System and then navigate to Advanced > Developer options.
  4. In developer options, enable OEM Unlocking & USB Debugging.
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  5. Now boot your Pixel 6 / 6 Pro into Fastboot Mode or Bootloader Mode (Power off your phone then hold Volume Down + Power button together). Then connect your phone to PC using a USB cable. You can also use adb reboot bootloader command.
  6. Open Command Window/CMD on your PC (PowerShell may not work so use CMD).
  7. Enter the below command to initiate unlock bootloader on Pixel 6.
    • fastboot flashing unlock
  8. The above command will show options on your phone. Navigate to ‘Unlock bootloader‘ using Volume buttons and use the Power button to select it.
  9. It will erase all the data and unlock the bootloader on your Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
  10. After unlocking bootloader enter the below command to reboot to system
    • fastboot reboot
  11. Now you have unlocked bootloader of your Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro.

Now after unlocking the bootloader, you can check the status in developer options. It will show OEM unlocking enabled by default after reset. Once the bootloader is unlocked, you can proceed with rooting steps.

Prerequisites

  • Download Magisk App (Magisk 23011 recommended) [Magisk 23001+ should work fine]
  • Take a full backup of phone’s data (To restore if anything goes wrong)
  • Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC
  • Download latest Android SDK Platform-Tools
  • Download Factory Image for Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro (Version should be similar to that running on your phone)
  • You need to follow additional steps to get hide root from apps

Steps to Root Google Pixel 6 Pro with Magisk

  1. Install the recommended Magisk App on your phone.
  2. Extract the platform tools zip on PC.
  3. Extract the downloaded Factory Image and then extract raven-image zip or oriole-image zip. Copy the boot.img to the phone storage.
  4. Open the Magisk app and click on Install which is available next to Magisk.
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  5. Then choose the option ‘Select and Patch a File’ and select the boot.img.
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  6. It will start patching the boot file. The output will be saved to the download folder with name magisk_patched.img.
  7. Copy the patched boot image to the extracted platform tools folder and rename the patched boot image to boot.img. Also copy the vbmeta.img from extracted firmware to the platform tools folder.
  8. Now open CMD in the platform tools folder (type CMD in the address bar of file explorer and press enter).
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  9. Power off your phone. Then press & hold Volume Down + Power button together to boot into Fastboot Mode.
  10. Once your Pixel 6 phone enters fastboot mode, enter the below command to flash vbmeta.
    • fastboot flash --disable-verity --disable-verification vbmeta vbmeta.img
  11. If it asks for data wipe, do it. Now boot your phone into the patched boot image using given commands
    • fastboot boot boot.img
  12. Your phone will boot into the system. Open Magisk app and click on Install > Direct Install.
  13. Once the install process is done, click on Reboot.
  14. Your Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro phone will now boot with permanent root access.

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