Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

Install Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6A/6/6 Pro [Video]

In this guide, we will show you the steps to install the latest Evolution X ROM based on Android 13 onto your Pixel 6A/6/Pro. The underlying OS skin present in the devices from the Silicon Valley giant manages to checkmark all the prerequisites with ease, without bloating the OS with tons of preinstalled apps. Even then, one could argue that there is definitely room for some additional tweaks.

If you also echo the same thought, then you now have the perfect opportunity to welcome abode a customized firmware that has incorporated a slew of nifty features but at the same time managed to maintain an equilibrium between the features and the overall device stability. So without any further ado, let’s make you aware of the steps to install the latest Evolution X ROM based on Android 13 onto your Pixel 6A/6/Pro. Follow along.

Install Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6A/6/6 Pro [Video]

The below instructions are applicable across Pixel 6A/6/6 Pro. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps. NOTE: Make sure that your device is on the latest Android 13 stable firmware before installing the ROM.

STEP 1: Install Android SDK

install adb platform tools windows

First and foremost, you will have to install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC. This is the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google and is the only recommended one. So download it and then extract it to any convenient location on your PC. Doing so will give you the platform tools folder, which will be used throughout this guide.

STEP 2: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Next up, you will also have to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your device. The former will make your device recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. This will then allow you to boot your device to Fastboot Mode. On the other hand, OEM Unlocking is required to carry out the bootloader unlocking process.

Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

So head over to Settings > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 7 times > Go back to Settings > System > Advanced > Developer Options > Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

STEP 3: Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 6/6A/6 Pro

Next up, you will also have to unlock the device’s bootloader. Do keep in mind that doing so will wipe off all the data from your device and could nullify its warranty as well. So if that’s all well and good, then please refer to our detailed guide on How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 6A/6/6 Pro. Once done, don’t restore the backup now as we will have to again format the device in the subsequent steps.

Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

STEP 4: Download Evolution X ROM for Pixel 6A/6/Pro

  1. You may now grab hold of the Evolution X ROM and Recovery for your Pixel 6A/6/Pro from below.
  2. The Evolution X Recovery file is vendor_boot.img, make sure to download the latest one.
    Evolution X ROM: Pixel 6A [bluejay] | Pixel 6 [oriole] | Pixel 6 Pro [raven]
    Evolution X Recovery [vendor_boot.img]: Pixel 6A [bluejay] | Pixel 6 [oriole] | Pixel 6 Pro [raven] 
    GApps: ROM comes built-in with GApps
  3. Moreover, once you have downloaded all the files, transfer them to the platform tools folder.
  4. Also, rename the Evolution X ROM to rom.zip and Google Apps to gapps.zip.

STEP 5: Boot Pixel 6A/6/Pro to Fastboot Mode

  1. Now connect your device to the PC via a USB cable. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter. This will launch the Command Prompt.
    command-prompt-inside-adb
  3. Type in the following command in the CMD window to boot your device to Fastboot Mode
    adb reboot bootloader

    pixel 6 pro fastboot mode

  4. To verify the Fastboot connection, type in the below command and you should get back the device ID.
    fastboot devices

    Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

STEP 6: Install Evolution X Recovery on Pixel 6A/6/Pro

  1. You will now have to flash the Evolution X recovery onto your device. So execute the below command for the same:
    fastboot flash vendor_boot vendor_boot.img

    Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

  2. Once the flashing is complete, type in the below command to boot to the Evolution X Recovery.
    fastboot reboot recovery

    Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

STEP 7: Factory Reset

  1. From the Custom Recovery, go to Factory Reset.
  2. Then select Format Data/Factory Reset > Format Data.
  3. Your device will now undergo a reset.
  4. Once done, you shall get the “Data wipe complete” message.

STEP 8: Install Evolution X Android 13 on Pixel 6A/6/Pro

  1. From the Evolution X Recovery, go to Apply Update > Apply from ADB.
  2. Then head over to the platform-tools folder, type in CMD in the address bar, and hit Enter.
  3. This will launch the Command Prompt. So type in the below command to flash the ROM file via Sideload:
    adb sideload rom.zip

    Evolution X Android 13 ROM on Pixel 6 Pro

  4. The process will now begin and once done, you shall get the Total xfer: 1.00x message [Got an error? See FAQ below].
  5. [Optional] If you want to install any other mod, then go to Advanced > Reboot to Reboot. Your device will reboot to Evolution X Recovery. Now sideload the desired ZIP file in the same manner as we had flashed the ROM file.
  6. Now that everything has been flashed, tap on Reboot System Now. Your device will now boot to the newly installed OS!

That’s it. These were the steps to install the Evolution X ROM based on Android 13 on Pixel 6A/6/Pro. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.

Fix: Error During ADB Sideload

If you get one of the below error messages, then it signifies a successful installation and you could reboot the device to the OS without any issues:

  • Total xfer: 1.00x
  • adb: failed to read command: Success/No error
  • adb: failed to read command: No error
  • (~47%) adb: failed to read the command: No error
  • adb: failed to read command: Undefined error: 0

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