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Can The Verizon Google Pixel XL Actually Be Rooted?

Discussion in 'Android Rooting' started by gil_happy, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. gil_happy

    gil_happy Newbie
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    In different locations on the 'net', I read that the Verizon Google Pixel XL cannot be rooted because the bootloader is locked. Can someone clarify if this is true?

    I just received a brand new Pixel XL from Verizon, but have not connected it to WiFi and have not yet activated my service and I want to know if I can root my Pixel XL with the following:

    BL = 8996-012001-1611091517
    Baseband = 8996-012511-1611190200
    Console = DISABLED
    Secure Boot = PRODUCTION
    Device is LOCKED

    Thanks in advance!

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  2. gil_happy

    gil_happy Newbie
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    I removed the SIM (and didn't connect to WiFi), performed the very minimum set up so I could get into the settings > and confirmed my version is 7.1.1.
  3. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Since you have 7.1 and a Verizon Pixel XL the exploit that was used to unlock the bootloader on the Verizon and EE version has been patched. There is no current root method for the VZW version. dPixel8 has been patched as of Android 7.1
  4. gil_happy

    gil_happy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so it sounds like there is no current root solution on 7.1.1 - I think that is where my confusion was when researching this topic on the 'net'.
  5. James L

    James L Android Expert

    Anyone without a Verizon or EE branded Pixel or Pixel XL on 7.11 can be rooted

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