Pixel Sideload OTA Recovery Rescue

We reported just a few days ago that the Magisk developer John Wu tweeted some bad news for anyone looking to root Android Q. Well, despite the difficulties in rooting Android Q anyone with the original Google Pixel or Pixel 2 can now root their devices.

That does leave Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL users out in the cold a little — as they can’t be rooted just yet. If you are a Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL user, you can now root your device with some help from the guys over at XDA developers.

Hopefully, we’ll see the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL be rooted over the course of the next few days and weeks. The issues seem to stem from Android Q not allowing the mounting of /vendor, /product, and /system as rw with this only applying to devices that use the new logical partitions and overlayfs setup.

John Wu did share an update that “Magisk for Android Q is coming” — which means we should hopefully see Android Q root for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL very soon.

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