Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to root my device to flash PixelOS?

No, however your phone needs to be unlocked.

Will I get OTAs after I flash PixelOS for future updates?

Yes for the following devices:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

Do I need to wipe my data to flash PixelOS?

Please follow the flashing instructions carefully. In some cases we support upgrading without a data wipe.

However, if you are coming from a system other than PixelOS, then most likely you would need to do a factory reset. If you are not sure, please email us via our Contact Us page.

Do you support rooted users?

We do not officially support rooted users, there isn’t a good way for us to guarantee the stability of the system when the device is rooted.

Can we use another recovery system other than Pixel recovery?

TWRP is a popular recovery and we have provided flashing instructions if you are using TWRP on the following devices:

  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P

The instructions we have provided are device specific, so please make sure you read the instructions for your device.