Google has released the Android O Developer Preview for all the Android enthusiasts and Android Developers alike so that developers could be able to port their apps or services to Android 8.0 O whenever it is ready for its final public release which is scheduled in Q3, 2017. This also comes a day after Google released the Android 7.1.2 Beta 2 update to all the Nexus and Pixel devices that are eligible for the update. It is a bit confusing as to why Google released both the updates two days apart but there we have it, the Android O Developer Preview 1.
It’s has only been less than two days since Android O Developer Preview was made available by Google for Nexus and Pixel devices and reports for achieving root on Android O have already started pouring in. People are starting to request on various forums and communities to have a root access possible on the new Android Developer Preview but it is currently not possible to flash supersu or any other binary on Android O Developer Preview because it fails all together.
The news comes from none other than the renowned rootstar Chainfire, who many of you may know as the creator of SuperSU app. Posting an update on his twitter handle @ChainfireXDA, the developer announced his success at having achieved ‘basic root’ which in simpler words means temporary root access on the Android O developer preview firmware.
I have basic root on Android O Developer Preview 1, but there are still some issues to be worked out.
— Chainfire (@ChainfireXDA) March 22, 2017
There still are some issues that need to be ironed out but with the ever-popular SuperSU developer Chainfire on it already working hard behind the scenes on the latest iteration of Android, its safe to say that we will be seeing a fully functional Android O root package soon enough.
We also feel that the root access achieved on the Android O DP1 maybe broken whenever the Android O DP2 comes out so it is highly likely that we would have to wait for the final release of Android O to get fully functional root access method for Android O.