Download and install official TWRP recovery for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

October also known as Techtober in the tech world remained full of surprises. Multiple OEMs unveiled their 2018 offering in the form of flagship smartphones as well as other gadgets. Among them is the the biggest tech giant Google which also unveiled it’s 2018 flagships Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The latest devices from Google are the follow up for the last year’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

The pure stock Android UI with top of the line hardware and holding the award of worlds best smartphone camera, all these goodies make the Pixel twins the best smartphones. The popularity of these devices attracts a big developer community, it been a few days since Google released Pixel 3 units and now official TWRP recovery builds available to download for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. If you own a Pixel 3 or a Pixel 3 XL and want to install TWRP custom recovery on it then we have got you covered. In this detailed tutorial we have gathered all the steps into a single guide to download and install official TWRP recovery for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Download and install official TWRP recovery for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Here is what you need to do before heading to the installation process.

  1. Charge your device to 60% to avoid shutdown during the process.
  2. Make a complete backup of your device (optional).
  3. Arrange a working USB data cable and connect it with PC and leave the phone side disconnected until we ask to connect.

Necessary downloads and installations.

  1. Download official TWRP recovery for Pixel 3. twrp-3.2.3-0-blueline.img
  2. Download official TWRP recovery for Pixel 3 XL. twrp-3.2.3-0-crosshatch.img
  3. Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC. We have a complete guide on it follow it.
  4. Enable OEM unlock option from Developer Options. Here is a guide for your assistance.
  5. Ensure the bootloader on your device is unlocked, or follow our guide to unlock it.

Now it seems you are all set for the process to install twrp recovery on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

Install TWRP recovery for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL

Move the downloaded twrp recovery .img to the adb folder. (C:\adb)

Now in the address bar of the same folder, replace the address with CMD.

Performing the above step will open a command window from the same folder.

Connect your phone to PC and type the following command to boot your phone into bootloader mode,

adb reboot booloader 

Your device will reboot into bootloader/fastboot mode.

Note: If it shows waiting for the device and doesn’t boots into bootloader mode, follow our guide to solve the issue. If it does skip this step.

Once in bootloader mode, copy this command in the command window and hit enter.

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.3-0-blueline.img

for Pixel 3 copy and paste this command

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.3-0-crosshatch.img

Executing the above command will flash twrp recovery on your device.

Now type “fastboot reboot” in the command window to restart your device.

That’s it! You have successfully installed TWRP recovery on Pixel 3 or Pixel 3 XL. If you have any query feel free to contact us any time. Stay tuned for more updates!

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