PIXEL 2 Posts on XDA

Nexus and Pixel Devices to Receive KRACK Patches in December

In October, we reported on a new and dangerous WPA2 WiFi protocol vulnerability known as KRACK (Key Reinstallations Attacks) that disrupts the initial handshake between access points and WiFi devices, allowing attackers to intercept data that'd normally be encrypted. A fix was included in Android's November security update, but not all devices got it right away. According...

Easily Unlock the Bootloader and Root the Pixel 2 with SkipSoft Toolkit

SkipSoft is a unified Android toolkit for Nexus, Pixel, Samsung and OnePlus devices that has the ability to do things like gain root access, backup and store applications, download stock images and much more. SkipSoft has now been released for the Google Pixel 2 courtesy of XDA Retired Senior Moderator mskip and you can download it right...

Modified Pixel Launcher adds Features to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Modifying the Pixel Launcher, the default home screen on Google's Pixel-branded smartphones, isn't a new idea. Launchers like Lawnchair add custom icon support and other extras to the Google Launcher for the Pixel and Pixel XL. The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL launched with a newer version of the Google Launcher, though, and crafty...

TWRP Recovery Alpha Available for Pixel 2 and 2 XL

Less than a month after Google's official announcement of the Pixel 2 and 2 XL, XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy announced alpha support for the popular TWRP recovery for the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL late Monday night. A custom recovery, of course, is the first step towards rooting and flashing a custom ROM,...

Get the New Pixel 2 Boot Animation on Any Device (Flashable Zip)

Just a few weeks after the Pixel 2 and 2 XL launch, we've managed to show you how you can easily get many of the Pixel 2's "exclusive" software features on your device. That includes the new Pixel Launcher with the bottom search bar, updated Google Camera app with Portrait Mode and Motion Photo, as...

Google to Address Pixel 2 Clicking Sounds in a Software Update

The Google Pixel 2, by and large, hasn't suffered from the problems which have affected its bigger sibling, the Pixel 2 XL. This is because the majority of the complaints with the Pixel 2 XL are related to its display, which it does not share with the Pixel 2. The smaller phone uses a Samsung...

Some Pixel 2 Models Are Failing To Flash Factory Images, OTA Updates Failing to Install as Well

Seemingly out of the blue yesterday, Google announced the Android 8.1 Oreo preview program for Pixel and Nexus devices stretching back to the Nexus 5X. It took some time for Google to update their preview program sign-up site to support the newly released Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL phones, so many of us took...

Google Pixel 2 & Pixel 2 XL Pre-Orders Start Today in India with Pre-Order Offers

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are coming to Indian shores. When the phones were launched at the Google event on October 4, India was included in the launch markets. Despite that, the distribution roll-out did vary country-by-country. The Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are available for purchase in markets...

Google Pixel 2/2 XL Pre-Orders Now Arriving, Available in Verizon Stores Tomorrow

The Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL were announced on October 4th, and since then, Pixel enthusiasts have been eagerly waiting for their release. Google promised the second-generation Pixel phones would have a much smoother roll-out in terms of availability, and at least in the United States, they seem to be living up...

The Pixel 2 Will Automatically Switch to Do Not Disturb Mode When Driving, Can Be Switched Off

The Google Pixel 2 seems to be launching with a lot of exclusive features that other devices running stock Android seemingly won't receive (at least not soon). This includes the always-on ambient display, Google HDR+, continuous music detection on the lock screen, Google Lens (for now) and augmented reality stickers. Now Google is implementing another...

Action Launcher v29.0 Brings Fully Customizable Pixel 2-Style Dock Search Bar

One of the key changes of the new, renewed Pixel Launcher included with the Google Pixel 2 and the Google Pixel 2 XL is that the "G" pill on the top of the launcher was swapped for a search bar located under the app dock, while the top now houses an informative widget. This new...

Google Daydream View is a Refreshed VR Headset for 2017, Priced at $99

Announced as part of Google's Keynote today, Google will be releasing a version 2.0 of its Daydream platform. According to Google Blog the updated Daydream View will be compatible with the recently announced Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL as well as any other Daydream-ready device, and will be priced at $99. The refreshed View...