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- Developers have created solutions to support 32-bit apps on the Pixel 7 series.
- These hacks require your phone to be rooted.
Both solutions are modified versions of the Magisk root software tool and essentially flip the switch for 32-bit support. This is possible because Google turned off 32-bit support in the Pixel 7’s firmware instead of removing it completely. Furthermore, the Tensor G2 processor still supports 32-bit operations.
Do you care if your phone does not support 32-bit apps?
It should be noted that your Pixel 7 series phone needs to be rooted for these solutions to work. So you might want to avoid them if you don’t have any experience with tinkering with systems of this nature. Also, these alternatives are not properly polished and so you may run into problems later on.
However, we’re happy to see 32-bit (unofficial) support return to the Pixel 7. The vast majority of Play Store apps actually offer 64-bit versions, and so most people will. didn’t have any problems with the 64 bit phone only version. But those who want to play abandoned games, install niche apps, or run older apps from third-party repositories will want to check this out.