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How to Disable Encryption on Pixel and Pixel XL

Steps to Disable Encryption on Pixel and Pixel XL: Google’s new and own phablets, the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL have rocked the stage on their premiere, and everyone has been loving them. However, since it is manufactured by Google, they are not too developer friendly as of now. As it happens with the new Android phones which are being launched, the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL also have been encrypted out of the box.

What this means is that you cannot modify the system as much as you could on a decrypted handset. However, while some might praise an encrypted device by telling that encryption keeps your device safe, it also ruins its performance. Many a times, devices which have been encrypted have also gone down in performance since the encryption process takes a lot of storage and memory of the device.

The only way to spruce your Google Pixel device back up is to disable encryption! To do so, you need a custom recovery like TWRP installed, so if you don’t, please don’t proceed on with this guide. If you do, then buckle up! You will also need to backup all of your data, since we are going to format your phone in the process. Also, you will need to flash a ZIP file during the process to decrypt your phone.Follow this guide to Disable Encryption on Pixel and Pixel XL

How to Disable Encryption on Pixel and Pixel XL

Disable Encryption on Pixel and Pixel XL

  1. Make sure you have a custom recovery like TWRP installed on your Pixel/Pixel XL device.
  2. Reboot your phone into the recovery mode by holding down the power and volume down buttons.
  3. Once you’ve entered into the recovery mode, select ‘Wipe‘, and then tap on ‘Format Wipe‘.
  4. Once your keyboard appears, type in ‘yes‘ to confirm you action.
  5. This process might take a good second, so go grab your coffee while you still have time.
  6. Once done, reboot your device, and connect it to your computer.
  7. Download this file : Magisk systemless interface, and transfer it onto your device.
  8. Reboot into the recovery mode once again, and then flash this file.
  9. Once done, reboot your Pixel or Pixel XL for the last time!

Good going! You’ve successfully disabled encryption on your new Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL device! If you feel accomplished, then why not share the love by clicking on the share buttons down below? If you guys have any issues whatsoever, feel free to hit us down in the comments section down below.

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Adnan Ahmed

An avid technology reader, author, and admirer, Adnan has been into all-things technology since age twelve. Since then, thanks to the exposure he has been brought into, Adnan now serves as an author on multiple sites including Rootmygalaxy,net.

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