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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie Easy Method

How to Root Android 9 with PC: 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 for Android 9.0 Pie.

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How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

How to Root Android 9.0 Pie (Android 9 Root)

Warning

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 “You 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 smartphones installed and have Unlocked the bootloader.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel XL

Make sure ADB and fastboot are set up on your computer (Windows, Mac, or Linux) and working. Click the link below to learn how to set up 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. once downloaded, rename it to recovery.img and place it in the 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 the below file and place the zip file in the internal memory of your Google Pixel smartphone.

Download Magisk v16.1 for Android 9.0 Pie

How to Root Android 9.0 Pie

Step 1 – Boot smartphone into fastboot mode

Turn off your smartphone.  Press and hold Power + Volume Down until you see a Start screen.

You can also boot into fastboot mode while the 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 the platform-tools folder and issue the 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 a zip file.

Step 4 – Reboot into Android

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

Congratulations, you just have your smartphone running Android 9.0 Pie.

How to : Check Android 9.0 Root

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

RootChecker