How To Root Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL: Recently, Google launched the latest budget smartphones which are Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The Google Pixel is one of the best brands t manufacture Android devices. As we all know that Google pixel devices are always developer friendly, so if you are the owner of one of Google Pixel 3a or Pixel 3a XL smartphone and follow the given guide on how to root Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL.
Here in this article, we share a simple and easy step by step guide on how to root Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. The Google pixel devices are easily modified, if you wish to customize your device beyond the limits. Rooting is the way through that you can modify your software or customize your device. There are many advantages of rooting the Android phone such as you will become a superuser of your device, you will be able to control device, flash custom ROMS and much more.
By following our given below detailed guide, you can easily root Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL by using Magisk. Magisk is one of the best tools to root Android devices. With the help of Magisk, you can root your device easily, without any risk. Keep in mind that rooting void your phone warranty. If this is your first time, then follow the given below steps carefully. Because if you miss a single step or anything wrong may brick your device.
Rooting means you can give permission to yourself that you can modify your device. We recommended taking the proper backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you wish to root Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, then go ahead and follow the given instructions.
DroidGuides will not responsible for any damage occurred to your Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL during or after the installation of TWRP custom recovery. Please keep in mind that replacing the stock recovery with TWRP recovery isn’t an official process so that you will lose the warranty of your Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL.
- Take a proper backup of all your important data like your contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos and audio files on Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL before starting the flashing process. It is recommended to keep everything safe and secured by syncing your files with your account.
- A Windows-based PC will be required for this process to install the Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL USB drivers and the Android SDK toolkit.
- The bootloader of your phone should be unlocked, otherwise, you’ll not be able to flash the TWRP.
- Enable USB Debugging option by navigating to Menu – Settings – Developer Options.
- The battery level of your Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL smartphone should be at least about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns during installation.
Steps To Root Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL With Magisk:
1 – First, download and install Android SDK on the desktop of your PC from the Android Developers website. Also, set it up with downloading platform-tools and USB drivers package in SDK.
2 – Next, download MagiskManager-v.apk directly to your device.
3 – Now, install MagiskManager that you have already downloaded on your phone.
4 – After installation completes, run MagiskManager and then click on “Install“.
5 – It will prompt to locate the boot image (/sdcard/Download). Select it, MagiskManager will patch this boot image.
6 – Copy the patched boot image to your PC. The patched boot image would name patched_boot.img located in /sdcard/MagiskManager/
7 – Connect Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL to your PC using its USB data cable. Use ADB to reboot to bootloader by giving the following command:
adb reboot bootloader
8 – Flash the patched image to your device by given 2 commands.
fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img fastboot reboot
Done! You have successfully rooted Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL.
You can verify that your Google Pixel 3a/Pixel 3a XL is properly rooted or not by installing the following app.