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How to Root Google Pixel or Pixel XL! [Windows/Mac/Linux/Chromebook]

In this tutorial, we show you how to root your Google Pixel or Pixel XL smartphone.  Rooting will allow you to get full “admin” access so you can install rooted apps such as Viper4Audio, Xposed, Titanium Backup app, and much more.

Rooting involves unlocking the bootloader.  Unlocking the bootloader will wipe EVERYTHING on your phone so please BACKUP everything beforehand!

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How to Block Ads using Ad Blocker on Android! [Root]

Whether you want to get rid of ads while browsing the web or simply want to skip ads while playing you favorite game on your Android device, there are many simple ways to block ads.

Android is a derivative of Linux, which means it uses hosts file (located in /etc/hosts) to determine IP addresses of hosts.  Now, traditionally, hosts file have been used to block websites you don’t want to visit.  Since ads work through website names and IP addresses, you can effectively remove ads on your Android device by nulling (setting website/IP to point to local address 127.0.0.1) all ad addresses.