This month’s update included a few fixes for us Pixel users, including being able to use bluetooth Xbox Controllers now. We also have a few fixes for the Pixel 2s as listed below.
|Assistant||Improved hotword detection for Google Assistant||Pixel 2 & 2 XL|
|Keyboards/Input||Add support for Xbox Bluetooth controller mapping||Pixel 2 & 2 XL|
We’ll be using
fastboot and the factory images to update our phone, and using TWRP to sideload Magisk & optionally, the TWRP installer.
They can be downloaded from these links:
As of 10 November 2019, TWRP is still not exactly compatible with Android 10, but luckily the underlying changes of Andorid 10 on the Pixel 2s still let us use TWRP to sideload our packages to flash as TWRP 3.3.0-0 cannot decrypt
We’ll continue to use ADB to sideload the TWRP Installer and Magisk.
You must download the TWRP
.img file as we use that to temporarily boot TWRP, then we use the TWRP Installer
.zip in order to install TWRP to our
/boot to make it persistent between reboots.
You must first activate ADB Sideload in TWRP. From the main menu go to:
- ADB Sideload
- Leave the default options for the checkboxes (wipeing cache, etc.)
- Swipe to start Sideload
You should hear your device reconnect to your computer.
adb sideload [drag zip to be flashed here]
Ensure that you remove modules that may prevent you from booting up, such as ones that replace system applications or modify/hook onto the system in some way (i.e. EdXposed).