I have a Google pixel xl that I have rooted. On my G3 I was able to use Hosts Editor (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nilhcem.hostseditor) without any issues. When I tried on my xl I can see and accept the SU request but the hosts file does not get modified.
I then tried manually editing it with a text editor and I've confirmed that it's modified but using Chrome I still get navigated to the old original website.
I have a test server in my home network and I'd like to be able to use my phone to hit the test site instead of the live one.
Is there something special in Nougat that is making this not work?