Update Pixel 2 XL to latest Android 14 with Evolution X 8.3 ROM

The Android 14 update is now accessible for Google Pixel 2 XL users, ready to be downloaded. Dive into this comprehensive guide to grasp the detailed installation steps and access the necessary files. With enhanced functionality and elevated security measures, Android 14 elevates the user experience beyond its predecessors. The Pixel 2 XL, equipped with robust hardware, ensures a seamless operation of Android 14. This article will guide you through the process of installing Evolution X 8.3, a custom ROM rooted in Android 14 AOSP, offering unparalleled customization options that are too compelling to overlook.


Android 14 introduces improved privacy controls, enhanced battery life optimization, broader theming options, updated notification management, advanced photo and video editing tools, superior auto-rotate accuracy, increased performance and security updates, as well as better support for foldable devices and new accessibility features for a more inclusive user experience.


If all this excites you then you can follow this guide to update your Pixel 2 XL to the latest Android 14 via custom ROM Evolution X 8.3.

Pixel 2 XL

Warning! We at TrueAndroid produce tutorial to help out fellow Android users but all this guide are educational purpose only. You should try this guide at your own risk. Neither we nor the developer should be responsible if your Android device experience damage after following this tutorial. Also remember, this guide is only applicable for Pixel 2 XL. Don’t try this guide in any other Android device. It may hard brick your device.


1. Installing custom ROM risk you mobile existing data, hence we recommend a backup before proceeding. You may follow our Android backup guide.

2. Make sure your device have at least 30% battery power.

3. You already have USB Driver installed for Pixel 2 XL in your PC. Windows OS usually download and install USB driver automatically when you connect your device first time. You can always manually download USB driver from our latest USB driver download page.

4. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled otherwise you won’t able to transfer file between PC and mobile. You can follow our USB Debugging enable guide.

5. ADB is installed on your computer (Guide).

6. Your device must be unlocked.

If you did everything that we mentioned above then you are ready to follow step-by-step guide on how to install Android 14 based Evolution X 8.3 ROM on Pixel 2 XL.

File Required(Download by clicking on it)

  1. Evolution X 8.3 For Pixel 2 XL [Filename: evolution_taimen-ota-uq1a.240205.004-02162029-OFFICIAL.zip]
  2. Recovery [boot.img]
  3. Gapps is Included with the ROM

[Note: Always download latest available ROM]

How to Update Pixel 2 XL to latest Android 14 with Evolution X 8.3 ROM

Clean flash:

1. On your computer open Command Prompt or Terminal and go to ADB folder location
2. Reboot phone to fastboot with adb reboot bootloader
3. Flash Recovery with command: fastboot flash boot.img (fastboot will flash recovery to active slot)
4. With volume buttons, go to Recovery Mode
5. In custom Recovery, go to Apply update – Apply from ADB
6. After that execute this command: adb sideload zip_name.zip (where zip_name is LineageOS zip for your device)
7. After ROM installation finished, recovery will ask you to switch to the opposite slot to flash Gapps and/or Magisk. Select yes.
8. After reboot to recovery, adb sideload Gapps and/or Magisk.
9. After all sideloaded – Factory reset.
10. Reboot and enjoy

That’s it! You now have the latest Android 14 based custom ROM Evolution X 8.3 installed on your Pixel 2 XL. [via]


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