Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL was recently launched by Google and they have been receiving a lot of positive reviews from both the critics and the users. Even though there were some minor bumps on the way like the display burn-in and some software issues, Google has managed to deliver an awesome device with one of the highest rated cameras ever.
While the stock Android experience of Google and the promise to provide official software updates atleast for the next 2 years sound good, some people might want to root their device or install a custom ROM to explore new possibilities. Rooting your device might give you access to some additional features like overclocking to improve the performance or removing system apps to save memory or disabling them to improve the battery life.
You can also install custom ROMs via custom recoveries like TWRP or CWM if you wish to customize various aspects of your phone or just update your device with the latest security patches before the official update arrives. So, the first step to do all these is to install a custom recovery on your Google Pixel 2 or the Pixel 2 XL. Here is how to do it.
How To Install TWRP On Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Download the official TWRP Recovery for the Google Pixel 2 from here and then move it to the internal storage of your device.
Download the official TWRP Recovery for the Google Pixel 2 XL from here and then move it to the internal storage of your device.
Now open the folder where the adb drivers are installed on your PC and then open a command window in that location by holding shift and right click.
Now reboot your device and then enter into the the fastboot mode. To do this, you have to press and hold your volume down button as soon as your device begins to restart.
Once in the fastboot mode just connect your device to your computer using the USB cable and then type the below command to ensure that the connection is successfully established.
You will now be getting the serial number of your device on the command window. This means that the connection is successful.
Now enter the following command to begin installing the TWRP recovery on your device.
fastboot flash recovery filename.img
Once the flashing process is completed, you can disconnect your device from your PC and then restart your device.
If you have any doubts regarding this process please feel free to comment below!