Pixel 4 is one of the most talked-about phones in 2019, so you're sure that there will be plenty of support for third-party developers. The mods are already there, so you should install Magisk as soon as possible to get root access. The current method of rooting is a bit lengthy, but it's worth it.
Rooting allows you to optimize, customize and change everything you want at the system level. With Magisk, you can also share Google's SafetyNet. This means you can continue to use all your favorite financial apps, including Google Pay. Magisk made some important changes for Android 10 and Pixel 4. Let us begin so that you can check it.
- Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL ( Non-Verizon Models ))
- Windows, Mac, or Linux Computer
- USB Cable
First you need to unlock the bootloader on your phone so you can run unofficial firmware like Magisk. Note that unlocking the bootloader automatically deletes your data. However, there is no way around it. If you have not already done so, read the following tutorial to unlock your bootloader.
The following files are for Android build only for use in November 2019 for the Pixel 4 or 4 XL. To make sure your phone is compatible, go to Settings -> About the phone and tap on "Android version". If the field "Android Security Level" is November 5, 2019 you can start. If not, update your phone.
Usually you need to download Google's factory image package, just extract the boot image, transfer the image to your phone, and run it. Use the Magisk Manager app to patch and add the root files. Then send it back to your computer and update the patched boot image in Fastboot. Not this time.
Instead, just download one of the pre-patched boot images we found. These are the official boot images from Google and the only change is that they were run through Magisk. Click one of the following links from your computer to download the patched boot image for your device and network operator:
If you do not want to use a pre-patched image, you can do it yourself. Follow these steps :
- Download the full factory image package for your model.
- Extract the downloaded ZIP file.
- Extract the second ZIP file in the extracted folder.
- Locate the "boot.img" file and move it to your phone's memory
- Install Magisk Manager
- In Magisk Manager, tap "Install" next to "Magisk is not installed".
- Tap "Install" in the popup.
- Select "Select and patch file".  Select file boot.img with the file selector.
- Tap Done when you're done.
- Move the file patched_magisk.img back to your computer.
Step 4: Install Magisk Manager on your Pixel
Now you need to download the latest version of the Magisk Manager app from the link Now you can install it on your phone.
After the app has completely downloaded, tap the "Download complete" notification to start the installation process. You may need to enable "Install Unknown Apps" for the browser you are using to download the app. However, you can tap "Install" when you do this. Tap on "Open" and proceed to the next step.
Step 5: Download the Platform Tools Package
To flash the patched boot image and enable root, you need Google's SDK Platform tools on your computer. Click one of the following links to download the tool, extract the ZIP file, and place the extracted folder on your desktop .
Now you need to put your phone into a state where it can accept the fastboot command to get the to transfer a modified boot image file to your system. Press and hold the power button, and then tap Power Off to turn off the phone completely.
When the phone turns off, press and hold the power key and the volume key at the same time until the Quick Start Mode menu appears. Make sure your phone is connected to your computer, and then leave the phone for the next step as follows.
Your phone should currently be in Fastboot mode. From here you need to open a command window in the platform-tools folder on your computer so that your phone and computer can communicate with each other.
If you are using Windows, press the Windows key on your keyboard. Then type "cmd" and press Enter to open a Command Prompt window. If you're using Linux or Mac, just open the Terminal app.
Now type "cd" at the command prompt and add a space, but do not press Enter . Instead, drag the folder platform-tools that you extracted in step 5 from your desktop and place it at the top of the Command window. This will populate the folder location. If so, press Enter.
It's Time for the Entertaining Part: Using the Fastboot Command Running Grant your Pixel 4 full root access. Enter the following command, but do not press Enter .
Quick Launch Flash Boot
Note: Users of Mac, Linux, and Windows PowerShell are likely to need to add a period and a slash Entering fastboot commands (such as ./fastboot flash boot).
Now add a single space and locate the file downloaded in step 3 magisk_patched.img File over the Command Prompt window and release. This should fill in the full path of the file. At this point you can safely press Enter .
Once the magisk_patched.img file has been installed on your Pixel 4, you'll need to restart your Android device again. Enter the following command and press Enter to confirm your selection.
Quick Start Restart
The above command allows you to restart your phone from Quick Start Mode without physically touching the device. It is useful to know if you want to use fastboot commands in the future to install other mods or system updates.
After your phone is restarted, continue with the Magisk Manager App, then tap the arrow next to "Tap to start the SafetyNet exam" to make sure that you pass the Google SafetyNet exam. As soon as the message "SafetyNet Check Success" is displayed and you get two green check marks, you are done. Now, with Pixel 4, you can reach the next level with full root access. Happy modding!