How to Disable DM Verity on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

Google Pixel devices are home to custom development in the XDA community. With a plethora of customization options available with root-enabled apps and different custom ROMs, Google Pixel devices can do wonders. However, Google does not specifically approve of such modification actions and hence introduced a stringent security mechanism called – Device Mapper Verity or DM Verify to avoid such actions. DM Verify will not allow users to change kernel files, or install custom ROMs and root-related apps/scripts.

In order to disable DM Verity on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro on you need to first disable the device bootloader and then follow a series of ADB commands. If this sounds too much, dont worry; as in the below guide, we will lay out step-by-step instructions to do the same. Once you disable DM Verify on your Google Pixel, you will be able to do most of the rooting related tasks easily.

How to Disable DM Verity on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

How to Disable DM Verity on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

In this section, we will guide you through the end on how to disable the DM Verity on your Pixel smartphone. Please follow this guide step by step to perfectly execute the task. Remember that you are solely responsible for the risk involved in rooting of your device.

Step 1: Download and install Android Studio SDK

The official ADB for android. The first step is downloading the Android SDK platform tool on your computer.  Download the Android Studio SDK from this link and extract the files into a preferred location. This will be used throughout the end to disable the DM Verity on your Pixel.

Step 2: Enable USB debugging

Now you have to enable the USB debugging and OEM locking on your pixel in order to get recognized by the Android SDK in the ADB mode.

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How to Disable DM Verity on Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro

  • Open settings on your Google Pixel 7 or 7 Pro.
  • Now tap on About Phone.
  • Tap 7 times on the build number.
  • Go back into the settings and tap on the system.
  • Tap on the Developer Option.
  • Toggle On the USB debugging and OEM unlocking.

Step 3: Unlock Bootloader

Now you have to unlock the bootloader in order to flash the custom ROM. This will completely wipe all your data on the smartphone and also the warranty will be void.  Here is how you can unlock your bootloader.

Boot Pixel 7 and 7 pros into fast boot mode

  • Connect your device to your computer
  • Now in the Android SDK folder and type CMD in the address bar and press enter, the command prompt will pop up.
  • Type ” ADB reboot bootloader ” in the command prompt and hit enter
  • Verify the Fastboot connection by typing “fastboot devices ” command. You will get the device ID

Unlock Bootloader 

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  • Now type “fastboot flashing unlock ” command to unlock the bootloader of your pixel 7 and 7 pros. 
  • Confirm it on your device by pressing the volume key selecting Unlock Bootloader and using the power key to confirm it.
  • Your device will reboot but you will see “unlocked” written in the bold letter
  • You have successfully unlocked the bootloader

Step 4: Download the factory image of your phone

This is a very important step and you need to download the factory image of your pixel devices to proceed further.

Make sure to download the exact version of the factory image that is present on your device. You can check it by going into the settings>about>build number. Now follow these steps.

  • Extract the factory image to your preferred location on your computer.
  • Open the image folder and copy the vbmeta.img file and send it to your smartphone.

Step 5: Boot the Pixel 7 and 7 pros into fastboot mode

Again, boot your phone into the Fastboot mode by following these steps.

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  • Head over to the SDK folder type CMD in the address bar and hit enter
  • Now in the Command Prompt, type adb reboot bootloader and hit enter
  • Now to verify your device’s fast boot connection type “fastboot devices” and hit enter
  • Your device will be in the Fastboot mode

Step 6: Disable DM Verity on the Pixel 7 and 7 pro

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The final step is to flash the vbmeta.img file and disble the DM Verity on the smartphone.

  • Type “fastboot flash vbmeta –disable-verity –disable-verification vbmeta.img” and hit enter.
  • You have successfully disabled the DM verity on your Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro.

Conclusion

This was all about the advanced Android tools which is mostly used by developers to get the most of their device. You can also follow these steps thoroughly and get your DM Verify disabled on your Pixel 7 smartphone. For any doubts, please comment down below.

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