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Heres my adventure installing Andriod 9 Pie on my Pixel XL w/ Magisk for root and ElementalX Kernel.

https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-xl/how-to/guide-pixel-xl-android-9-0-pie-unlock-t3825866

TLDR: The GitHub 16.7 Zip WILL NOT WORK with Pixel XL, you can use patched_boot.img or use MagiskMGR to download Magisk-16.7(1671).zip for Pixel{XL} and I *suspect*1674 for Pixel 2{XL} (Aug 7th 2018)
I ran into bootloop installing Magisk via zip and did a lot of troubleshooting, hopeing this can save others time.

 

  • I use Minimal ADB and Fastboot and Unified Android Toolkit

How I Did It:

  • I go way overkill and start as fresh/clean as possible
*Install Stock FW >> wipe userdata >> using Unified Android Toolkits "Manual Method"
*Enable USB Debugging and File X-Fer Mode and run Minmal ADB and Fastboot
*adb reboot bootloader >> fastboot boot twrp.img >> install twrp >> wipe cache >> reboot
*adb reboot recovery >> (test TWRP)
*Install ElementalX Kernel >> wipe cache >> reboot
*Install MagiskMGR >> Switch to "Beta" track >> Download Magisk Zip 
*Reboot to TWRP >> Install Magisk Zip
*Reboot >> Check SafetyNet Status and Root(SU) >> Success!!

Download Links:

Magisk 16.7:

Uninstaller Zip:

https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/...r-20180719.zip

Magisk Zip:

https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/...gisk-v16.7.zip *USE MAGISKMGR!~

Magisk Manager:

https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/...ger-v5.8.3.apk

TWRP:

Fastboot IMG:

https://dl.twrp.me/marlin/twrp-3.2.3-0-marlin.img

TWRP Installer Zip:

https://dl.twrp.me/marlin/twrp-pixel...in-3.2.3-0.zip

ElementalX Kernel:

https://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid...45805528061089
http://qc4.androidfilehost.com/dl/1E...lX-P-4.06.zip?

Factory 9.0 Image for Pixel XL:

https://dl.google.com/dl/android/aos...y-90a4fa8b.zip

Minimal ADB and Fastboot:

https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=962187416754459552
https://nl2.androidfilehost.com/dl/3..._portable.zip?

*Start Fresh
*Install TWRP, reboot and confirm working
*Install ElementalX, reboot and confirm working
*Install Magisk16.7(1671).zip >> Reboot >> Success!!!!!!!

Q: Does patched_boot.img need to be re-created each flash? Is file shareable/re-useable or unique to device/current flash?
Q: Did I just have a corrupted Magisk Github DL? If anybody wants to try again and test, I ran out of energy once it worked!

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