How to Root Pixel 6a Phones Method 2022


Google has finally released a cheaper version of the Google Pixel 6 series. The Pixel 6a continues the ‘a’ series, but is slightly more expensive than the Pixel 5a that was launched last year. The device offers a compact design and stock Pixel experience. As you know, stock Android doesn’t offer much in terms of customization, you can root your device to get the most out of it. Here, you will learn how to root Pixel 6a and unlock Pixel 6a bootloader.

Before we move on to the guide, let’s first know about its features and limitations. The Pixel 6a has a 6.1-inch Full HD+ display. But the display only supports 60Hz refresh rate. And since most devices come with a refresh rate even in the budget segment, this is one of the Pixel 6a’s disadvantages.

The Google Pixel 6a comes with the same Tensor chip used in the Pixel 6 series. So performance should be similar to flagship phones. It comes with only one RAM variant and that is 6GB RAM with 128GB storage. Cameras on the Pixel 6a include 12.2MP + 12MP rear cameras and an 8MP front camera. And the device runs on the latest Android 12. This is enough to get good performance out of a device which can also be enhanced by rooting the phone giving users more control over their phone.

How to Root Google Pixel 6a

Google released the kernel source and its fastboot image file which means developers can start custom development for the device. This means we can expect custom ROMs, custom recoveries, and mods for the Pixel 6a. But it will be some time before we start seeing any of the custom development projects. You can root your Pixel 6a to get advanced features and customizations. And to root Pixel 6a, first, you need to unlock Pixel 6a bootloader. So let’s start with that.

Download Link

Magisk : Link

Steps to Root Google Pixel 6a with Magisk

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