How to root Google Pixel 6a with Magisk | 2022

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It’s been a few weeks since Google unveiled the mid-ranger Pixel 6a, which brings several notable upgrades over the previous Pixel-A series of phones. In addition to the availability of Android 13 beta, factory images and kernel sources for the Pixel 6a have also been published, which are just the right components for modding enthusiasts to start tinkering with the device.

We’re starting to see more and more people getting their hands on the Google Pixel 6a, so for those of you looking for some help rooting your device, here’s a handy step-by-step guide. . This guide will walk you through unlocking the Pixel 6a’s bootloader and rooting the phone using Magisk. TWRP, the most popular custom recovery out there, will take some time to port to the latest Pixels, so the current rooting method is a bit more involved than you might be used to.

How to root the Google Pixel 6a

Before we get into how to root your Pixel 6a, there are a few things you’ll want to do. First, you’ll want to back up all the data on your phone. This is because rooting requires wiping all the data on your phone, including not only the installed apps, but also all the files saved in the internal storage.

You also want to make sure you have about 5GB of storage on your computer, because you’ll need to download the factory image for your phone. After you’re done, though, you can delete these files to free up space. However, it’s a good idea to save the latest factory image in case you have a problem with your post-root adventure and need to restore to stock.

It’s important to note that these steps may not work on US carrier models of the Google Pixel 6a. For example, Verizon likes to prevent the bootloader from being fully unlocked, making it impossible to root your phone. Sometimes, though, people find unofficial jobs, and we’ll let you know if one is found.

Step 1 – Get the stock boot image for the Pixel 6a

Step 2 – Patch the stock boot image using Magisk

Step 3 – Enable OEM unlocking and unlock the bootloader

Step 4 – Flash Magisk-patched boot image

  • Once you are there, connect the phone to your PC/Mac/Chromebook and execute the following command:
fastboot flash boot path/to/magisk_patched.img