If you are the owner of the latest offering from Google, the Pixel 4 or the Pixel 4 XL and are facing boot loop issues on your device then, this post is just for you. Because in this post, we will guide you on how to fix the Pixel 4 boot looping issue after installing a Magisk module. Notably, TWRP will not be here anytime soon for the Pixel 4 devices, but there are ways through Magisk via which you can tinker with the Android OS and get out of the boot looping issues on your device. Credit goes to XDA developer, Tulsadiver for providing Pixel 4 and 4XL image files that help you recover your devices from that annoying boot loop.
However, note that you need to follow some extra steps in order to successfully get rid of the boot loop issue on your Pixel 4 device. And for that, we would advise you to follow this complete guide. There are some files that you need to download and be prepared with before-hand in order to commence the procedure of fixing the boot loop issue on your Pixel 4 device via the Magisk module. Besides, we will not be taking any help from the un-0fficial TWRP recovery as well for this guide. So, without any further ado, let us get straight into the article itself:
How to fix Pixel 4 bootlooping issue after installing a Magisk module
But before we begin with the steps to overcome and fix the boot loop issue on your Pixel 4 with the help of Magisk module, as already mentioned, you need to download some files in order to properly follow this guide.
- Make sure to boot your device into the Fastboot Mode.
- To do so, turn off your smartphone.
- Then, press the Volume Down + Power button together for some time.
- If your device is still under boot looping then, you need to press the Volume down button repeatedly in order to get to the Fastboot mode.
- Also, copy and paste either of the Magisk Core image files in your respective device under the platform-tools folder. DO NOT rename the file.
Steps to fix boot looping issue
Now once you are done with the downloading and the pre-requisites, you can follow the steps below carefully to come out of the boot looping issues on your device.
- Firstly, connect your Pixel 4/4XL to your PC. Make sure it is in Fastboot mode.
- Extract the contents of the ADB and Fastboot file on your PC and open a command prompt under the same folder.
- Now, you need to enter the below commands to execute the Magisk Core files on your Pixel 4/4XL smartphone
For Pixel 4:
fastboot boot image-newpixel4.img
For Pixel 4 XL:
fastboot boot image-newpixel4xl.img
- Once you are done executing the above-mentioned commands based on your device, your smartphone will not boot into the OS.
- Keep a note that during this procedure you will have a temporary root as well.
- Make sure not to reboot your device for any reason even if it takes some time to boot into the OS.
- Now, once the device is booted, head over to Settings and enable the USB Debugging option. To do so, go to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging.
- You will get a notification message on your device to allow USB debugging. Tap on OK.
- Finally, you need to enter the below command to uninstall the Magisk Module that you have installed on your Pixel 4/4XL:
adb wait-for-device shell magisk --remove-modules
- After this, your device will reboot. Let the reboot happen normally.
- That’s It! You have now successfully solved the boot loop issue on your device using the Magisk module.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. I hope you guys liked this post and were able to get out of the boot loop issue surfacing on your Pixel 4/4XL smartphone. Let us know in the comments below if you liked this post and also do mention any difficulties that you faced while following any of the above-mentioned steps. Until the next post…Cheers!