Today i will guide on How to install Magisk on your Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone. If you own that device, then you probably know that we can’t use Xposed Framework on device running Nougat as of now. Magiskis a new alternative to Xposed framework but you can use Magisk on any device running Android Nougat. Today we will learn on How to install Magisk on Your Pixel or Pixel XL. To install Magisk, you need TWRP Recovery installed on your phone. Follow the method below.
Download and Install Magisk on Your Pixel or Pixel XL
Download Files to Your Phone
First up, you are required to download a set of four flashable ZIPs on your device. Some of these files will be different and it will depend on whether you’re using a Pixel or a Pixel XL. Because of this, we have categorized them into two sections below.
If you’re using a regular Pixel (Sailfish), download the following necessary ZIP files:
- ElementalX for Pixel (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- TWRP for Pixel (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- Magisk for Pixel (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- Boot Signer for Pixel (.zip)
In case you’re using a Pixel XL (Marlin), download the following necessary ZIP files:
- ElementalX for Pixel XL (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- TWRP for Pixel XL (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- Magisk for Pixel XL (.zip) – Download from the link here.
- Boot Signer for Pixel XL (.zip)
Install Magisk Manager
Magisk is a two-part system. The first part is what you would call “Magisk.” It serves as the framework upon which the Magisk modules get installed. The second part is an app called Magisk Manager, which enables you to download and install modules and change the settings related to Magisk.
Just keep in mind that you will not be installing Magisk until later. You will just be installing the Magisk Manager app. You can download the manager from this link here.
Re-Flash the Stock Boot Image (Most Users)
If you currently have TWRP, SuperSU, or any custom kernel installed on your concerned device, then these mods will alter your boot image. This creates conflicts when you install Magisk, and hence the need arises to clean things up first. The best way is to start fresh by reinstalling the stock boot image using Fastboot. You can refer the link here.
Re-flashing the stock boot image will remove the TWRP recovery in case you already had it installed. This means you’ll need to reinstall the custom recovery.
So download the file from this link, then place it in your platform-tools folder. You can then type “fastboot boot twrp.img” into the command prompt (without the quotation marks). When TWRP boots, tap on the “Install” button and select the TWRP zip file you downloaded earlier. Next, tap “Add more ZIPs,” then select the VerifiedBootSigner.zip file and swipe the slider at the bottom of the screen. Lastly, head to TWRP’s main menu and select “Reboot,” and then “Recovery.”
Flash the ZIPs
Disconnect the phone from the computer and ensure that the phone is booted into TWRP recovery mode. Tap the “Install” button and navigate to the device’s Download folder. Select the ElementalX.zip file and tap the “Add more ZIPs” button towards the bottom of the screen.
Select the Magisk ZIP file, tap “Add more ZIPs” again and select the TWRP ZIP file. Next, select “Add More ZIPs,” and choose the VerifiedBootSigner ZIP. When the message at the top of the screen says “4 out of max 10 Files queued,” swipe the slider at the bottom of the screen to start the process.
Enable Magisk Features
As mentioned earlier, some Magisk modules are not compatible with the Pixel or Pixel XL. An incompatible module can result in a bootloop, so while installing modules in general, visit the provided support thread to ensure the module will work on your phone.
that’s it!! i hope you succesfully installed Magisk on your Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphone.