How to Install TWRP Recovery 2.8.7.0 and Root Google Pixel C

After the release of Microsoft Surface Pro, every other OEM is looking to release a Tablet based Laptop featuring their very own Embedded OS. Google while on the other hand has already dominated the Embedded OS market with their Android OS, now they are looking to take their share in the Hybrid laptop market too. Google Pixel C is, well basically a tablet that can be attached to a dedicated keyboard and thus can be used a laptop. With 10.2-inches screen size and totally touch-screen, you’ll be able use almost every app and play every game on it. With 3GB of RAM and 32/64 GB of data storage, you can store a lot of stuff in it and it also features an 8MP primary camera. Running Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, that means there will be some custom Mods and tweaks for it and for that you’ll need to root it.

How to Install TWRP Recovery 2.8.7.0 and Root Google Pixel C

The process that we will adopt might be a little different than usual, but if it works, then this will be the best thing that you have done for your device. Rooting will give you a lot of open doors towards the customization and for a device like Google Pixel C, customization might be the best thing you can do on it. Playing games and using high end applications will drain its battery quite faster than usual. The device is quite fast as it is, but with custom kernels and tweaks it can do far better than that.In the on-going guide we are going to show you How to Install TWRP Recovery 2.8.7.0 and Root Google Pixel C. Let’s put a full stop to our discussion here and get the task done right away.

Here are some pre-requisites in order to make this installation safe and secure

  1. This guide is only for Google Pixel C. Do not try this tutorial on any other device. It may result in bricking it.
  2. Your phone’s battery should be charged at least over 50%. This is recommended in order to avoid power issues during the flashing process.
  3. Enable USB debugging mode on your device. You have to enable developer options first. You can do so by going in to settings > tap build number for 7 times. Now you will have developer options in settings. Open developer options > Enable USB debugging.
  4. Backup all your important contacts, text messages and call logs. Also copy your media content to your PC. Backup is recommended as your device will be wiped during the flashing process.
  5. Download and install latest Google USB drivers. Installation of these drivers will be a little different. Download the file from the attached link and unzip it. Now connect your phone to your PC. Right click “Computer or This PC > Click on Manage > Device Manager > Find your device i.e. Nexus 5 or Nexus 6 > Right click Update driver > Browse My Computer For Driver Software > Locate and select the Google USB folder that you got after unzipping > select install now”.
  6. Once the installation has been completed, your device will be shown as Android  Composite ADB Interface.
  7. Download and install Minimal Android ADB & Fastboot drivers on your computer.

Download All the Files:

TWRP Recovery.img: Link

xceed-kernel-google-dragon-v1-RC4.img: Link

Su.img: Link

Superuserapk: Link

Unlock the Bootloader: Link

How To Flash Custom Recovery:

  1. Download the Recovery Image
  2. Rename it to recovery and paste it in the Fastboot folder, created in adb and fastboot guide
  3. Turn Off your Device
  4. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  5. Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder.  How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.
  6. Connect your Device with PC.
  7. Now Type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img to flash the TWRP Recovery on your device
  8. Type fastboot reboot, to reboot your device
  9. After a proper reboot, your device will be running TWRP Recovery

How To Root Your Device:

  1. Download the Kernel Image
  2. Paste it in the Fastboot folder, created in adb and fastboot guide.
  3. Turn Off your Device
  4. Now go to Bootloader/Fastboot mode, Press and hold Power + Volume Down Buttons till you see some text on-screen
  5. Now Open Command prompt in Fastboot Folder.  How? Hold Shift Key and Right Click anywhere in the Fastboot folder.
  6. Connect your Device with PC.
  7. Now Type fastboot flash boot xceed-kernel-google-dragon-v1-RC4.img.img.
  8. Reboot the device, once done, boot back in TWRP
  9. In TWRP mount/data and copy the su.img into /data and Unmount/data
  10. Reboot to Android and Install Superuserapk
  11. Enjoy!

After a Successful reboot, Look for Super SU app in your drawer or use any Root checker app to confirm root access.

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