How to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Google Pixel 2 devices come with good promising configurations. So experimenting with this like a custom ROM installation can be very much beneficial for you as a user. But for doing things like this the most basic thing you should do is unlocking the Bootloader of your device. By default, the Bootloader is locked for many security reasons. So if you are experimenting with the device you should manually unlock the Bootloader of the device. So if you have already unlocked and is looking for a way to lock it back, we can help you. Here is a guide which will walk you through the steps to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

There are many reasons for a user to lock back the Bootloader of the device. It can be either because the experimenting part is over and you want to take back the device into stock conditions. A Bootloader unlocked device will not get any benefits of guarantee or warranty. And also many apps mainly those includes payments options won’t work on Android device with unlocked Bootloader. This is due to security reasons. All this might want you to lock back the bootloader. Here are the steps you should follow to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.

How to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Steps to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

The method to lock Bootloader on Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are slightly different. Both methods are listed below.

Steps to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2

  1. Power off the device
  2. Press and hold power button and volume down button to boot into fastboot mode
  3. Connect your device to PC
  4. Open command window on the ADB folder by pressing shift + right click
  5. Enter the command ‘fastboot flashing lock
  6. On your device select Lock Bootloader option when prompted
  7. Reboot the device and set it up

Steps to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 XL

  1. Power off the device
  2. Press and hold power button and volume down button to boot into fastboot mode
  3. Connect your device to PC
  4. Open command window on the ADB folder by pressing shift + right click
  5. Enter the command ‘fastboot flashing lock_critical
  6. On your device select Lock Bootloader option when prompted
  7. Reboot the device and set it up

I hope this guide was useful in understanding how to lock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. If any queries or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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