No Root Yet For 8.0

Just an update …

There is no root solution for Shield Experience 8.0 (aka Android Pie) yet.

This appears to be an issue with changes to the core system.

Magisk not work on Shield Android TV PIE because in PIE you don’t have ramdisk inside boot image. PIE have system_as_root partition layout. 

Hopefully we’ll have a solution soon.

At some point developer images will be available that will give a root scenario.

For those looking for immediate relief, it has been said on XDA that roll back to 7.x is possible – but it doesn’t sound super easy and it sounds destructive (factory reset required).

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