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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

Google just released Android 9.0 Pie a few days back. If you are rocking Android 9.0 Pie on your Android smartphone and want to root it, you have come to the right website. In this post we are going to show you how to root Android 9.0 Pie.

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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

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We are not responsible for any bricked devices. You are doing this at your own risk.

Make sure your smartphone is charged 70-80 percent.

Pre-Requisites

Make sure you are running Android 9.0 Pie on your smartphone.

Please ensure you have enabled USB debugging and OEM unlock. To do so, Navigate to Settings -> About on your smartphone and tap on build number seven times. Once you see a message saying “Your are now a developer” go back to Settings and you will see an option called Developer Options. Open developer options and enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock.

Make sure you have drivers for smartphone installed and have Unlocked the bootloader.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 XL

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel XL

Make sure adb and fastboot are setup on your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux) and working. Click the link below to learn how to setup adb and fastboot on Windows, Mac and Linux.

How to Setup ADB and Fastboot

Download modified TWRP Recovery for your respective smartphone, make sure to download the .img file. WOnce downloaded, rename it to recovery.img and place it in platform-tools folder. We have linked TWRP for Google Pixel devices below.

Download TWRP for Google Pixel 2

Download TWRP for Google Pixel 2 XL

Download TWRP for Google Pixel

Download TWRP for Google Pixel XL

Download below file and place the zip file in internal memory of your Google Pixel smartphone.

Download Magisk v16.1 for Android 9.0 Pie

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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

Step 1 – Boot smartphone into fastboot mode

Turn off your smartphone.  Press and hold PowerVolume Down until you see a Start screen.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while device is on :-

  1. Connect smartphone to computer using usb cable.
  2. Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux).
  3. Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

adb reboot bootloader

Mac or Linux

./adb reboot bootloader

Step 2 – Boot TWRP Recovery on your Smartphone

Open command prompt (for Windows) or Terminal (for Mac and Linux). Navigate to platform-tools folder and issue below command.

Windows

fastboot boot recovery.img

Mac or Linux

./fastboot boot recovery.img

You should now boot into TWRP recovery on your smartphone. Make sure to choose “Keep read only“.

Step 3 – Root Android P using Magisk

Once in TWRP click on Install, then select Magisk zip file downloaded in pre-requisites. Next swipe to confirm flashing of zip file.

HTC U11 TWRP

Step 4 – Reboot into Android

Click on back, then on Reboot and then on System and you will boot into Android.

Congratulations, you just your smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie.

How to : Check Android 9.0 Pie Root

In case you want to check if your smartphone is rooted or not, download Root Checker app, open it and click on Verify Root. If you are rooted you will get an appropriate message.

RootChecker

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