How to root Google Pixel 3 and the latest one?

Google Pixel is a great phone to have. It has got several great features, and it is equipped with some powerful hardware to perform them properly. But that still might not be enough for some people. So those who want to use their device to its full potential opt to root it. And you are probably one of them. Hence you have stumbled into this post. Now that you are here, stick to the end. By that time, you will know exactly how to root your Google Pixel 3.

Pixel 3

Google really shook the smartphone with its own range of phones. And the Pixel 3 belonging to this category really is what you would call a high-end phone. But it is not called that merely because of its price tag. The phone puts up a splendid performance as well. It comes with a 4GC RAM with variants with 64GB and 128GB phone memory. Moreover, it has a pretty good battery with a 2915 mAh battery, which will let you play around all day long. Furthermore, you can charge it quickly as soon as it runs out. 

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What is Rooting?

Every smartphone manufacturer in the industry puts certain restrictions on all its products. These are mostly for the protection of the phone and the user. On the other hand, this also means that the user won’t be able to use the method to its fullest extent. Conversely, removing the restrictions would mean that the user can do so, and that is all rooting is. It is a method that lets the user remove the restrictions on his phone. Although there are some risks involved, it does unlock a whole lot of new features for the user. 

Upsides of Rooting

1. Custom Kernel and skin

Developers launch a lot of custom kernels for people to test them out, but only rooted phones can access them. So, users of such phones get to use kernels that can give them better features. Moreover, you can download custom skins that can give your phone new and great looks. 

2. New apps

There are a whole lot of apps available for rooted phones when compared to conventional phones. Apart from such apps, you can also get the premium versions of apps for free as well. Furthermore, there are even free versions of paid apps.

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3. Removing pre-installed apps

You may have seen some apps on your phone that you can’t uninstall. And it’s irritating because you don’t really use them. But if you root your phone, you can get rid of them once and for all. 

4. Better performance and battery life

Since a lot of performance upgrades can be brought to your phone, and a lot of unwanted stuff can be removed, there will be less junk in the background. Hence the phone will show better performance. As a result, the phone’s battery life will improve. 

Downsides of Rooting

1. Warranty loss

There is a hundred percent chance that you will lose your warranty if you root your device. This is because the restrictions put up by the manufacturer also involve some much-needed security protocols. And by removing those, you are automatically forfeiting the right to any warranty that you had.

2. Some apps will kick you out

This consequence is also unavoidable. Remember the security protocols we spoke of earlier? There are apps that need them to run. For example, the apps people use in online cash transactions require such guidelines. Hence, if you have a rooted phone, it won’t be enough security-wise. Therefore, the app won’t have you on board. 

3. Your phone might end up numb

You will end up with this outcome if you don’t perform the rooting properly. Rooting involves modifying the system files of the device. So, there is a chance of something going wrong. And the worst-case scenario is that your phone will end up a brick. 


As you may have guessed, Kingoroot is a software that was developed for people to help root their devices. The first version of the app was released in 2013, and since then, the people behind it have come up with different versions to accommodate different phones. Since the software has a very high success rate when compared to other software out there, it has become quite popular. Hence, we will be using it to root the Google Pixel 3 as well. 

Phone companies that Kingoroot supports
Phone companies that Kingoroot supports

The developers of the software have also come up with other apps for different purposes. SuperUser, PureCleaner, Onion Browser, and SuperBattery are some of them. So check them out too if you have the time. 

How to use Kingoroot for rooting Google Pixel 3?

Things to do before rooting

1. Backing up everything you need

Don’t have a spec of doubt. Rooting will surely erase all of the data inside your phone. So, you have to make sure that you backup everything you need. The best method for backing up your files will be accessing some kind of cloud service. And you can do it for your contacts, photos, media files, and documents. But if you don’t have that much data on you, use the sim card for the contacts and an SD card or, in fact, a PC for all other files. 


2. Enabling Developer mode

Most of the time, you have to put your device in the Developer Mode in order to root it. And the case is true with Kingoroot as well. Not only is this mode important. But it is also the only way to access Developer Options. And you will need to activate some options from it during rooting. 

To enable the developer mode in your Google Pixel 3, follow the steps below. 

  1. Go to the Settings screen.
  1. Scroll down till you see the About device option and then choose the option.
  1. You will see several details about the device and subsequently come across something called the Build number. Tap on it for 7 or 8 times, and shortly you will see a notification telling you that the developer option on your phone has been turned on. 
  1. Now go back and scroll through the settings screen, and you will see the Developer Options.

3. OEM unlock 

The OEM unlock is one of the options found within the Developer Options. And it has to be turned on in order to perform a root. This is because OEM unlock removes the restraints on the device’s bootloader. For those of you who don’t know, the bootloader is the piece of software that protects the system files from modifications. 

Once again, you will find the OEM unlock in the Developer Options. 

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Rooting with the help of the APK file

  1. Firstly, you are going to need the Kingoroot APK file on your phone. You can either download it on your PC and then transfer it to your phone or just download it directly on your phone. 
How to root Google Pixel 3: APK on smartphone
Kingoroot APK on smartphone
  1. After downloading the file, use your install manager to install the app. 
  1. Installing the APK will give you two options. You can either choose to open the app right then, or just open it later. 
  1. If you are going to open it later, do it from the menu. 
  1. Yet again, you will be greeted with a blue screen with a ROOT option in the screen’s center. Go for the option, and the rooting will begin.
  1. Now, all you have to do is be patient and wait for the process to end. 
  1. After rooting completes, the app will inform you about it with a message for the same. 
  1. That’s it. Your Google Pixel 3 has now been rooted successfully. 
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Rooting with the PC’s help

  1. Open the browser that you use for your daily dose of the internet. 
  1. You can’t root without the software, can you? So, go to Kingoroot’s official website and download the version suitable for a Google Pixel 3. 
Kingoroot website
Kingoroot website
  1. After downloading the file, install it on your PC with the install manager. 
  1. At this point, you have to use the USB cable. And hence an intermediary between the phone and the PC will be established. 
  1. Kingoroot or your computer will take care of the drivers needed for the USB. 
  1. On the phone, find your way to the Settings screen. 
  1. Now look for Developer Options and then tap on it. 
  1. Under the developer options, you will see an option called USB debugging. Turn it ON. Consequently, the software will be able to detect your phone. 
  1. Get your attention back to your computer screen. After detecting the phone, Kingoroot will show a ROOT button at the screen’s center. So, choose it to start the process. 
  1. Wait for a while since the process may take some time. 
  1. Once everything is done, you will be notified with a message. Additionally, there will be a DONATE option, as well. And if you are feeling a bit generous, you can lend the developers a hand. 

Also read: How to root Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL


And that is how you root a Google Pixel 3 with the help of Kingoroot. The post probably helped you to understand the whole process fairly easily. So, have no reason to hold back now. Just get the software and try it yourself. But if you really don’t feel confident with the method, feel free to check other methods as well. Every method has certain risks and success rates, after all. Good luck.