How to root Google Pixel 7A using Magisk Patched Init Boot

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Google recently released the Google Pixel 7A and it has been receiving praise from all sections of the Android community. There have been many noticeable improvements over its predecessor (Pixel 6A). Aside from all the exciting features, the device is also exceptional in the custom development scene. To gain access to the custom development options, you will need to root Google Pixel 7A.

Once you have checked the prerequisite of unlocking the bootloader, you’ll welcome abode a variety of mods and tweaks onto your device, including the likes of LSPosed, Viper4Android, and AOSP mods. Before you’re able to carry out the tweaks, you’ll need to root Google Pixel 7A using Magisk Patched Init Boot. In this guide, you will get to know how to root Google Pixel 7A.

Disclaimer: The process of unlocking the bootloader may void the warranty of your Google Pixel. RootMyGalaxy.net does not assume any responsibility for any damage or errors that may occur to your device during or after following the provided guide. It is highly recommended to take a complete backup of your data, as stated in the requirements, to ensure safety.

Steps to root Google Pixel 7A using Magisk Patched Init Boot

How to root Google Pixel 7A using Magisk Patched Init Boot

Step 1: Back Up Your Google Pixel

Ensure that you have a comprehensive backup of your Google Pixel 7a stored safely on your computer or in a cloud service. If you are uncertain about the process of backing up your Android phone or what data should be included, refer to our straightforward guide on how to take a full backup of any Android device. It will provide you with all the necessary steps and information.

Step 2: Install Android SDK

Firstly, you’ll need to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary offered by Google. You’ll need to download it and extract it to a convenient location on your PC.

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

To start off, you’ll need to enable Developer Options on your smartphone. Go to settings -> About phone -> tap on build number 7 times -> return to Settings -> System -> advanced -> developer options -> Finally enable USB debugging and OEM Unlocking.

Step 4: Unlock the bootloader

There is often an element of confusion regarding this step but to put it into perspective, you’ll need to unlock the bootloader on your device. Remember, unlocking the bootloader on your Google Pixel device will mean wiping off all the data on your phone and nullifying the device’s warranty.

Guide: How to Unlock the Bootloader on Google Pixel 7A

Step 5: Get Google Pixel 7A Init_Boot.img

  • To start off, you should download the factory image for your Google Pixel 7A –

Pixel 7A(lynx) factory image

  • Download the same version currently installed on your device
  • Once it is downloaded, you’ll need to extract it to a convenient location on your PC
  • Go to the Images folder and you’ll find the init_boot.img
  • Copy it before transferring it to your device

Step 6: Patch Init_Boot using Magisk

  • Download and install the Magisk app
  • Launch it and tap on the Install button beside Magisk
  • Then, you should choose “Select and Patch a File”
  • Navigate to the stock init_boot file before selecting it
  • Tap on the “Let’s Go” option at the top right
  • The init_boot file will be patched and placed under the Downloads folder
  • Transfer the file to the platform-tools folder on the PC before renaming it to “magisk_patched_init_boot.img”

Step 7: Boot your device to Fastboot Mode

  1. Connect your phone to the PC via a USB cable to ensure that USB debugging is enabled
  2. After that, head over to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting Enter
  3. It’ll launch the Command Prompt
  4. Type in the following command in the CMD window for booting your device to Fastboot Mode
adb reboot bootloader
  1. Then, type in the below command to verify the Fastboot Connection
fastboot devices
  1. If you’ve got a device ID followed by the fastboot keyword, the connection will be successful

Step 8: Root Google Pixel 7A via Magisk Patched Init_Boot

  • Type the following command in the CMD window for flashing the patched init_boot.img file –
fastboot flash init_boot magisk_patched.img
  • Ensure that you’re replacing magisk_patched.img with the appropriate name of the patched init_boot.img file
  • If this command didn’t work, you’ll have to manually flash the init_boot to both slots via the below command –
fastboot flash init_boot_a magisk_patched_boot.img

fastboot flash init_boot_b magisk_patched_boot.img
  • Your smartphone will boot to the rooted OS
  • If this doesn’t happen, you should manually do this using the below command –
fastboot reboot

Congratulations on successfully rooting your Google Pixel 7a! Now that you’ve unlocked the full potential of your device, the possibilities are endless. You can explore a wide range of options, such as installing rooted apps, customizing your phone extensively, and even modifying system files. If you encounter any errors or issues during the rooting process, please let us know in the comments section below, and we’ll be glad to assist you as soon as possible.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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Aviral Sharma is a talented and passionate writer who has been using words to express his thoughts ever since he learned how to hold a pen. He is passionate about outer space, history, sports, and most importantly, technology. Aviral has been a regular writer for rootmygalaxy for over 6 years and has been covering games and Android guides. He currently owns a Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, an iPhone 13, and a HP Pavilion laptop.

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