Root Pixel 5 via SuperSU & Magisk + Two More METHODS!

In this article, I will show you how to root the Pixel 5 smartphone. And with an easy step by step instruction guide on how to successfully root. So, let’s straight away dive into the tutorial guide. Stay until the end.


What do you mean by Root?

Root or Rooting a device, simply means that you are now able to take full control of your Android device. After rooting, the smartphone has the ability to customize beyond limits. So, there are quite a few benefits of rooting the Pixel 5. So, let us see what are those benefits.

Advantages or Benefits of Rooting the Pixel 5?

Well, here are some of the Pros of rooting the Pixel 5 Android device:

  1. First of all, the user takes control of the phone.
  2. And also customize the user interface and control the frequency of the CPU as well as GPU.
  3. There are also different available Mods that can be downloadable for free.
  4. You can also, Install Custom Roms on the phone.
  5. In conclusion, you can customize the Pixel 5 Android phone beyond limits.

So above were some of the key benefits of rooting your Android smartphone. But is it all good? NO. Below are some of the cons or disadvantages of rooting the phone.


Cons or Disadvantages of Rooting the Pixel 5?

Now let’s see some of the cons of rooting the Pixel 5 Android smartphone:

  1. Firstly, the warranty is void after rooting the device.
  2. And your phone could be completely dead and not usable anymore. (If anything goes wrong)
  3. Also, performance issues may arrive due to a lack of optimization for the particular model.

So now that you have seen the Pros and Cons of rooting the Pixel 5, Let’s see step by step tutorial on how to root the phone.

About Pixel 5

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Pixel 5 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 6.0 inches display with a resolution of 1080 by 2340 pixels.
  • And Pixel 5 also comes with Android 11 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 765G chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 8GB Ram and 128GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor is – 12.2 MP + 16 MP dual rear camera and 8 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 3080 mAh.

MUST-READVarious Issues on the Pixel 5 & How to Fix Them

Let’s Root Pixel 5

IMPORTANT Points before rooting the Pixel 5:

  • First, charge your phone Fully. (to avoid interruption)
  • And make sure to unlock the bootloader before rooting. If not see this simple guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader on the Pixel 5
  • Before rooting, do install TWRP Recovery on Pixel 5 Though methods are mentioned below that require no Recovery.
  • This guide is only to root Pixel 5 Android smartphone.
  • Tech Droid Tips takes no responsibility if anything goes wrong with the device. Please do it at your own risk.

Root Pixel 5

Rooting by SuperSU – METHOD 1

  • In this method, we will flash a zip file from TWRP or CWM recovery. So, make sure to install the custom recovery on your phone. (Links are above in the topic IMPORTANT POINTS before rooting)
  • First of all, download the Super SU Zip file and save it to internal or external storage of the Pixel 5.
  • And now boot into TWRP Recovery or CWM recovery.
  • Next, you will see some options, Tap on INSTALL or FLASH. Select the SuperSU file from the storage.
  • Click on confirm Flash or Swipe to flash.
  • That’s it after the process is successful, tap on the reboot option. Now the phone will reboot.
  • Congratulations, you have rooted the Pixel 5. You will see the SuperSU app in the apps menu.
  • If TWRP or CWM recovery is still not available for the device then please do not try to root your device with this method. You may brick your device.

NEXT – How to Install Custom ROM on the Pixel 5

Rooting by KingRoot – Method 2

  • Firstly, You need to download the app KingRoot on your Pixel 5.
  • And then Install the App on the phone. Also, enable unknown sources in the setting menu.
  • And now open the app in your Pixel 5 smartphone and click on ” the large button – No Root Permission”.
  • Do not touch your screen while the process is going on.
  • That’s it, your Pixel 5 has root access now.
  • Try a different method if the process fails to root your phone.

Related Article. Unroot Pixel 5 and Go back to stock ROM

Rooting by Wondershare – Method 3

  • And also charge the phone fully before proceeding.
  • And also enable USB DEBUGGING on the Pixel 5 by going in the setting. To do that, Go to setting>Developer options>Enable USD Debugging.
  • Launch the application on your computer.
  • Furthermore, plug your Pixel 5 into your pc via a data cable provided by the manufacturer.
  • Now you need to click on the One-Click Android Root option.
  • Hence the process of rooting the phone will start. And after a few moments, the Pixel 5 will have root access.
  • Try a different method if the process fails to root your phone.

Rooting By Magisk – Method 4

  • Firstly, you need TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery to root via this method.
  • And also download Magisk latest Zip File.
  • And now boot the Pixel 5 into the Recovery mode.
  • Then go to Install > Select the Magisk Zip File > Swipe to Install.
  • That’s it, finally, the Pixel 5 has root access via the Magisk installation.
  • If TWRP or CWM recovery is still not available for the device then please do not try to root your device with this method. You may brick your device.

So, that’s it for the step by step guide, I hope this article helped you in successfully rooting your Pixel 5. And also if you have any quires, do let me know in the comment section below.