How to Install GrapheneOS on a Google Pixel 8 Pro

How to Install GrapheneOS on a Google Pixel 8 Pro


If you are an Android user who values privacy and security, you might have heard about GrapheneOS. It is a custom ROM that offers enhanced privacy features and security measures compared to the stock Android operating system. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process of installing GrapheneOS on your Google Pixel 8 Pro.

Unlock Bootloader

The first step to install GrapheneOS is to unlock the bootloader of your Google Pixel 8 Pro. This allows you to modify the firmware on your device and install custom ROMs like GrapheneOS. Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader will wipe all the data on your device, so make sure to backup important files.

Enable USB Debugging

Before proceeding with the installation, you need to enable USB debugging on your Google Pixel 8 Pro. USB debugging allows your device to communicate with your computer and transfer files during the installation process. To enable USB debugging, go to Settings > System > Developer options and toggle on the USB debugging option.

Installation Process

  1. Use the GrapheneOS web installer and follow the steps accordingly.
  2. Once the latest version of GrapheneOS for your phone has been downloaded and flashed to the phone follow the prompt to to 'Lock the Bootloader'.
  3. You are now able to boot into GrapheneOS checking your verified boot key matches that noted on the site for the Pixel 8 Pro
  4. Go through the GrapheneOS setup and enjoy a more privacy focused device!


By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can install GrapheneOS on your Google Pixel 8 Pro and enjoy the benefits of enhanced privacy and security. Remember to always backup your data before making any changes to your device's firmware. We hope you found this guide helpful and encourage you to explore the world of custom ROMs to further customize and secure your Android device.

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