Solved Trouble rooting my Pixel

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    I've tried TWRP, Unified Android Toolkit, and just booting Chainfire's boot-to-root.img. With TWRP I can't see the .zip I downloaded (all the /sdcard/* directories have gibberish names because the phone is encyrpted). With UAT and boot-to-root I end up in a boot loop. Any thoughts?
     
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    What build are you on, and how are you issuing the root IMG command in fastboot?

    Are you on a custom kernel or stock? The TWRP build is in alpha and not usable to root because of the way root is obtained on the pixel.

    And is it the pixel or XL? Are you using the right files?

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    NDE63X

    That's not the command I used. I was following Google Pixel

    Stock.

    Then I misunderstood.

    Pixel (the smaller one). I have the alpha2 files. (Alpha2 fixed the problem of not being able to see the contents of /sdcard/.)
     
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    Sorry maybe I misunderstood. Have you tried fastboot boot (boottoroot) with boottoroot being the name of the file you need?

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    I tried that with Chainfire's boot-to-root.img and ended up in a boot loop. I had to reflash stock f/w to get out.
     
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    Looking at the developers thread, make sure your adb and fastboot is up to date, I use minimal adb and fastboot with no issues flash the stock boot image and then root image. Seems to be the problem most are having, outdated tools.

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    TWRP alpha2 and SU4 did it.