Download & install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Google Pixel XL (marlin)

Official Paranoid 7.2.1 for Google Pixel XL a.k.a marlin is now available, just like we did for other devices in this guide we’ll show you the step by step process to download and install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Google Pixel XL (marlin). Team Paranoid is back in action after a long hibernation and here is the first official Paranoid 7.2.1 build rolled out for Pixel XL. Although Pixel devices are already running Android O DP4 firmware but this guide is for Paranoid custom ROM lovers who want a more customized device with versatile options for different features.

The official Paranoid 7.2.1 for Pixel XL is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat with latest security patch for July along new feature including Accidental Touch Prevent, Pocket lock, Double Tap to sleep and a lot more, you can see the change log for complete information. If you wish to install Paranoid 7.1.2 on Pixel XL then without wasting time let’s head towards the installation process.

Install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Google Pixel XL

Before you begin:

Unlock Pixel XL’s bootloader, follow the guide to unlock it.

Your Google Pixel XL must have a working TWRP recovery installed on it, if you think you haven’t installed it don’t worry, just follow this guide to install TWRP on your device.

Once recovery is installed on your device, create a Nandroid back up of important data including complete Android ROM with all apps and messages, follow this guide to create a Nandroid backup via TWRP recovery.

Upgrade latest USB drivers for your device on PC. Download latest Google USB drivers here [For a stable PC-phone connection].

Downloads section:

Download official Paranoid 7.2.1 ROM for Pixel XL, Here. [file name: pa_marlin-7.2.1-RELEASE-20170720-signed.zip]

Download ARM64 Android 7.1.x Google Apps

Now transfer the ROM file along Google apps zip on your device storage.

Also see: Install unofficial Lineage OS 14.1 on Pixel XL [Android 7.1.1 Nougat]

Process to install official Paranoid 7.2.1 on Google Pixel XL

Turn off your Google Pixel XL and reboot into TWRP recovery.

Once your device boots into recovery mode then follow this guide to flash official Paranoid 7.2 on Google Pixel XL via TWRP recovery.

Solution to a failed boot issue.

Follow this guide to solve the bootloop issue. [If you think your device stuck at boot animation for quite a long time]

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