If you recall, initial TWRP alpha builds were released for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL earlier this month.. Now, after some development progress on the devices, TWRP developer Dees_troy has released TWRP Beta 1 for the Pixel 2 and TWRP Beta 2 for the Pixel 2 XL.
These beta builds have fortunately solved the majority of the issues from the alphas; namely the huge hurdle that was lack of decryption support. Users will be happy to hear that both devices can be decrypted in TWRP in this build (although is is noteworthy that a future Android security patch might break the functionality, according to the developer).
Due to issues involving the new A/B partition scheme and some headaches over a root patch, many saw the first generation of Pixel devices as not being as rootable or enthusiast-friendly as their spiritual predecessors, the Nexus lineup. However, thanks to an ongoing developer effort on the first generation and some changes from Google's end, it's very possible that the new generation of Pixels has picked up where the Nexus' left off and make for true enthusiast flagships; and significant milestones like TWRP releases just weeks after a device's launch really stanbd as a testament to this.
What do you guys think? Will you try out this beta on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? Is it worth the risk for you? Let us know in the comments, or be sure to drop a line over on our forums with your thoughts.