Rooting has somewhat become a chore in recent times. Ever since the release of Marshmallow, Google has been doubling down on security, making it more complex to root our devices. Developers too, have been scratching their heads on how to achieve root on the latest builds of Nougat. Chainfire recently tweeted out that he has achieved Systemless root access to Google Pixel, and an updated SuperSU for the following would be published soon.
Victory is mine! Full systemless root achieved. Boot image mods only, /system fully intact, dm-verity switchable. #pixel
— Chainfire XDA (@ChainfireXDA) October 27, 2016
In a followup tweet, the developer also said that “Automating, cleanup, packaging, etc, could take a few days”.
This means that root access has been gained to the Pixel without modifying the device’s /system partition. This makes it much easier to unroot and install OTA updates without a hitch. Given the tight security on the Pixel, this is an achievement in itself. Chainfire also posted a picture, confirming the above.
It should only take a few days now until we see SuperSU officially come out for Pixel. Android enthusiasts who have been skeptical about picking up the Pixel amid it’s rooting options should breath a sigh of relief.
Update: The exploit has been released by Chainfire.