One of the most compelling reasons for investing in any of the Google Pixel phones or the new Android One Moto X4 variant is the unlimited Google Photos storage. The perk essentially lets users upload their photos and videos in “full-resolution” to Google’s cloud storage without spending a dime. Now, as it turns out, there’s a quick workaround available for enabling the feature on any rooted phone.
The hack basically forces Google’s apps to believe you are using a Pixel phone. Hence, apart from getting unlimited storage on Google Photos, you also have access to exclusive wallpapers once it is enabled. The process requires you to copy a file which is usually found on Pixel and Nexus phones. Once copied to the local storage, you merely need to reboot the phone and you’re all set. To know more, you can head over to XDADevelopers who is also responsible for discovering this.
The mod is said to be working on at least any phone running Nougat or above. However, a few users have mentioned it is compatible on Android Marshmallow as well. Although it is functioning fine, for now, I’m sure it won’t be long before Google pushes out a server-side update as soon as its developers find out about this. Moreover, unless you really need the storage, I wouldn’t recommend proceeding with the hack. It could spawn file issues for your photos if and when Google rolls out an update.