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Here we have a complete set of tips and tutorials to teach you how to unlock the bootloader, install a custom recovery and root the Pixel and Pixel XL. There are also a number of tips to teach you the ins and outs of the software. I break these down into both generic software tips to show you all of the software features that are available, and root tutorials to walk you through the entire process from beginning to end.

Some of the root tutorials will need to be done in a certain order. For example, you’ll need to install a custom recovery before you can root the Pixel or Pixel XL. So in those cases I specifically mention these requirements when writing up a tutorial. The same is said with root applications too. If an app or a tip requires root access, then I will mention this and then link you to the guides you will need to follow first.

How to Install the Android P Developer Preview 1 Build

Google just officially announced the first Developer Preview release of Android P and it can be installed right now. However, the Android P Developer Preview can only be installed...

How to Disable the Google Now Feed App Page on the Pixel Launcher

The Pixel Launcher has the Google Now application page built into the far left home screen panel but this can be easily disabled by following these steps.

How to Install Android 8.1 on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel,...

Google just announced the Android 8.1 Developer Preview and this guide shows you how to install it on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel, Pixel C and Pixel 2.

How to Disable the New Google Feed

Google recently removed the toggle that turned off the Google Feed, but now there's a new method that will let us disable it from working.

How to Stop New App Icons from Appearing on the Home Screen

With the Android 8.0 Oreo update, it seems like Google has moved the option to enable or disable new application icons from appearing on the Home Screen.

How to Install Substratum Themes on Oreo without Root

If you have a supported Android device running Android Oreo or higher, then you can install a substratum theme on it without needing root access.

How to Enable Fingerprint Swipe Gestures for Up, Down, Left and Right

There's a free application in the Play Store that lets you enable four different fingerprint swipe gestures on devices with a supported fingerprint sensor.

How to Test the New ARCore Preview Right Now

Google just released a preview program for their new Augmented Reality platform, ARCore, and you can try it on your phone right now if you want.

How to Install Android O on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel...

The first developer preview is here, and today I'll show you how to install Android O on the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, Pixel and Pixel XL.

Best Custom ROMs for the Pixel and the Pixel XL

Here you'll find a list of all the available custom ROMs that you can install on your Pixel or your Pixel XL smartphone from Google.

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