In this guide, we will show you how to root Pixel 7/7Pro mobiles using Magisk patched init_boot.img file. The Silicon Valley giant recently launched the seventh iteration of its devices and as always, there is unprecedented hype and anticipation surrounding it. Not just in terms of all the new stuff, but more importantly whether it’s more polished than its predecessor, which didn’t get off to the best start.
Along with this, Pixel devices are the best choice for many tech enthusiasts, all thanks to the impressive support of developers in the tech community. Once you’ve ticked the only prerequisite for an unlocked bootloader, you’ll be in a position to root your Pixel 7/7Pro device using Magisk to gain administrative access, resulting in In, many avenues of customization will open up. So without further ado, let’s check if it can be done.
How to Root Google Pixel 7/Pro via Magisk
1: Install Android SDK
Download : Link
2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking
3: Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 7/7Pro
4: Get Pixel 7/7Pro Init_Boot.img
- To begin with, download the factory image for your Pixel 7/Pro from below:
Pixel 7 Pro [cheetah]: Download Link Pixel 7 [panther]: Download Link
- Make sure to download the same version that is currently installed on your device [refer to Settings > About Phone > Build Number].
- Once downloaded, extract it to any convenient location on your PC.
- Then go to the Images folder, and you should get the init_boot.img file. Copy it and then transfer it to your device.
5: Patch Pixel 7/7Pro Init_Boot.img via Magisk
- Download and install the Magisk App on your device.
- Then launch it and tap on the Installation button next to Magisk.
- After that, choose ‘Select and Patch a File’, and navigate to the stock init_boot.img file, and select it.
- Then tap on the Let’s Go button situated at the top right.
- The init_boot.img file will now be patched and placed under the Downloads’ folder on your device. You should transfer this file to the platform-tools folder on your PC and rename it to magisk_patched_boot.img
6: Boot Pixel 7/7Pro Fastboot Mode
- Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
- Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
- Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
- To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command, and you should get back the device ID.fastboot devices
7:Use Magisk Patched Init_Boot.imgPixel 7/7Pro
You will now have to execute the following two commands in the CMD window to flash the patched init_boot.img to Slot A and Slot B.
fastboot flash init_boot_a magisk_patched_boot.img fastboot flash init_boot_b magisk_patched_boot.img
NOTE: You could also directly flash the init_boot.img without specifying the slots using the below command, but it isn’t working for some users. Therefore, let’s opt for the fail-safe method and manually instruct the slots to which the file needs to be flashed using the above two commands that we have listed.
fastboot flash init_boot magisk_patched_boot.img
So with this, we give this guide how you can root your Pixel 7 and pixel 7 pro device using Magisk patched boot.img. If you have any queries regarding the above steps, let us know in the comments section below. We will contact you with a solution as soon as possible.