How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

Android 13 has recently been released and Pixel users are the first ones to enjoy the new update. In this guide, we will explain to you step-by-step methods to root your Pixel device running Android 13 via Magisk. This guide is especially helpful if you are a regular user of root apps, and due to the Android 13 update, you want to enjoy root privileges. In Android 13, there are a plethora of new features were added. These include quick settings primps support for third-party apps, a new kind of system photo picker, and the ability to set per-app language preferences.

Since Android 13 has been a recent launch, there aren’t many tweaks or mods available especially in custom ROM for Pixel devices. So it’s good to have root permission on your Pixel smartphone running Android 13. If you have never done a root before, don’t worry as you can easily get access to the system partition via Magisk. Here is a step-by-step process of doing the same.

How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

Once you root your Pixel smartphone, you can easily flash multiple mods to customize your phone according to your liking. Some of the famous mods including Substratum themes, Xposed framework, Viper4Android can be installed easily. To begin the process, first, you have to unlock your bootloader and then follow the steps to root your Android 13 Pixel.

Disclaimer

Rooting your smartphone will void your warranty, and if the process is not followed as stated below, the device may remain unusable. We at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your phone while/after following this guide. Only follow the process below if you feel confident with the procedure.

Step 1: Setup environment

In this section, we will define what files you have to download and how to set up the environment to root on your PC as well as your Pixel device.

Downloads

Download the Android SDK Platform tool

Pixel Stock Firmware File

Magisk APK tool

Make sure you charge your smartphone up to 70% before proceeding with this guide.

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First, download and extract the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google.

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Now we have to enable USB Debugging and OEM unlocking for your device. This step is necessary as it will allow your PC to connect with your Pixel to flash the Android 13 root file.

Navigate to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times

How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

Now neviagte to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

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Step 2: Unlock Bootloader

Once, you enable OEM unlocking, we can now move further to unlock the bootloader. If you have unlocked the bootloader on your device in past, then you may not need to do it again.

Warning

After the bootloader unlocking process, your personal data will be deleted. So make sure to take a complete backup of your data before proceeding to the below steps.

Download and extract Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC.

Connect your Pixel device to the PC via USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.

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Navigate to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt window on your PC.

Type the below command in CMD

fastboot flashing unlock

Once you run the command, you will see a confirmation message on your Pixel device. Use volume keys to select the “Unlock the bootloader” option and the power key to confirm.

Once you do this, your device will reboot and your bootloader will be unlocked. Then you can proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Configure Boot Image

Download the stock firmware [factory image] for your Pixel device, from the downloads section above.

Make sure to download the firmware file for the same version that is currently installed on your device.

To check the same, head over to Settings > About Phone > Build Number.

Extract the Images folder and locate boot.img file. Now transfer this file to your device.

How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

Now download and install Magisk from the download sections above.

Launch the Magisk app, and click on the install button.

Navigate to select the boot.img you just copied.

Now tap on the Let’s Go button, this will patch the file and will place it under the Downloads folder on your device.

Now transfer this file to the platform-tools folder on your PC. Make sure to rename it as magisk_patched for easy identification.

Now connect your pixel device to your PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB debugging is turned on.

How to Root Any Pixel Devices Running Android 13 via Magisk

Navigate to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt window on your PC.

Type the below command in CMD

adb reboot bootloader

Wait for your device to reboot. Once done type the below command.

fastboot boot magisk_patched.img

This will temporarily root your pixel device running Android 13. If the process goes smoothly and your device works after this command, then you can move to the next step.

Step 4: Root Android 13 via Direct Install

Now that your device is booted without any issues with a temporary root, let’s now make this root permanent.

Now open the Magisk app on your device and click on Install > Direct Install (Recommended)

Tap the Let’s Go button situated at the top-right. Once done you can reboot your device and it will be rooted. Enjoy the root privileges.

Conclusion

This brings us to the end of this guide, I’m sure you will be able to easily root any Pixel device running Android 13 via the Magisk tool. Before rooting your device, make sure to take a complete backup of your device. We will not be responsible if anything goes wrong after the process, so it’s good to take a backup of your important data. Once you root, you may install the latest root-based apps and enjoy root privileges on your Pixel smartphone.

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