PIXEL 2 Posts on XDA

Google Pixel 2 ROM ported for the Xiaomi Mi 8

The Xiaomi Mi 8 (device code-name: dipper) is the latest iteration of Xiaomi's Mi series flagships. It was launched in May as the successor to the Xiaomi Mi 6. The phone has a high-end list of specifications including the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6GB/8GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage, 6.21-inch Full HD+ (2246x1080) AMOLED display,...

The mid-tier Google Pixel may compete with OnePlus in India

To the disappointment of many Nexus fans, the Pixel line has not been about affordability. The Google Pixel phones are high-end devices that showcase the best of what Google and Android have to offer. From everything we've seen about the Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3, that will be the case again this year. However, there...

Android Pie is here for the Google Pixel & Google Pixel 2

It doesn't seem like Android P has been around for too long, but the first Developer Preview dropped about 5 months ago. In that time, Google has released 4 Android Beta updates. This has been one of Google's biggest version updates to date. They've introduced a ton of new features and tweaks. After the last...

[Update: Google’s statement] Pixel 2 owners reporting blurry panoramas compared to the Pixel 2 XL

The camera is arguably the best feature of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Google has consistently received praise for their excellent camera software. In many head-to-head comparisons, the Pixel camera comes out on top. However, not everything is perfect. A bug has been affecting the Pixel 2 camera (not the XL model) since...

Fix found for Google Pixel 2 blurry panorama issue [Root]

The Pixel 2 uses much of the same hardware as the Pixel 2 XL, however, the smaller of the two 2017 flagships has had issues with its panorama images. The blurry issue has been around since the device was first launched, but we started to see an escalated number of complaints about it back in...

[Update: Fixed in May update] Android 8.1 Oreo Multi-Touch Bug will be fixed in June Update

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are included in the list of devices affected with a multi-touch bug in Android 8.1 Oreo. When two fingers are placed on the display, erratic touchscreen events are generated between the two fingers. The issue is prevalent in games, but it's also visible in other apps...

No, The Pixel Did Not “Outsell” the iPhone X this Holiday Weekend

If you have been following headlines these past few days you likely have seen a slew of articles with titles not just strongly indicating, but explicitly stating that the Pixel 2 "activated more devices" over the Christmas weekend than iPhones. Unfortunately, the truth runs counter to such claims, though the original report still shows promise...

[Update: Fixed by Factory Reset] Some Google Pixel 2 Owners are Reporting a Bootloader Unlock Bug

The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are flagship devices meant to showcase the Google software experience. But the phones have had their share of issues, ranging from the Pixel 2's inability to flash factory images and OTAs and high-pitched earpiece noises to the Pixel 2 XL's display burn-in and audio recording issues. Unfortunately, the problems haven't stopped there. Some Pixel 2 owners who purchased...

Google Explains Decisions Made for Pixel 2 Camera: High ISO in Videos, 4K/60FPS, RAW and Manual Modes, and More

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL may have faced their share of issues, but one thing which has not been a source of issue is their cameras. Their 12MP camera with fused video stabilization has been acclaimed by many to be currently the best smartphone camera, with excellent image and video quality....

TWRP Beta Released for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, Decryption Now Supported

One of the reasons Google's Nexus devices were so popular with enthusiasts was their development-friendly nature, which made installing and flashing custom recoveries like TWRP, custom ROMs, and kernels relatively easy. With the debut of the Google Pixel and the Pixel XL, things changed for the worse -- a patch of the most popular root methods and a difficult-to-manipulate A/B partition...

Google Details the Tamper-Resistant Hardware Security Module on the Pixel 2

With each new version of Android, Google has increased its focus on security. Android 5.1 Lollipop added Factory Reset Protection as an anti-theft measure. Then, the company made encryption mandatory for high-performing devices since Android 6.0 Marshmallow. In Nougat, Google made the switch over to File-Based Encryption. Now, Google has detailed the Pixel 2's tamper-resistant...

How to Unlock Bootloader and Root the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Many enthusiasts expected that achieving root on the first-generation Google Pixel would be just as easy as rooting Google's Nexus devices, but that didn't turn out to be the case. Android Nougat's A/B partition system created a lot of headache for developers in the beginning, and the Pixel's incompatibility with the most common exploits only added to...