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How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL

After Stopping the brand Nexus from Google Line Up, Google decided to create their own brand called Pixel. On October 5th, Google introduced their two new smartphones called Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Today we have Good news for those who bought the device or planning to buy. Now you can Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL. This guide is for How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL. Pixel Smartphone comes with Android 7.1 Nougat which brings all new software specs such as Google Assistant, 3D Touch feature etc. Read the guide carefully for How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL

How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL

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Specifications of Pixel :

  • 5.0 inches (1080 x 1920 pixels) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection.
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset with Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU and Adreno 530 GPU.
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB/128GB internal memory
  • Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Nano-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 2770 mAh battery with Fast battery charging.

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Specifications of Pixel XL :

  • 5.5 inches (1440 x 2560 pixels) AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 Protection.
  • Qualcomm MSM8996 Snapdragon 821 chipset with Quad-core (2×2.15 GHz Kryo & 2×1.6 GHz Kryo) CPU and Adreno 530 GPU.
  • 4GB RAM, 32GB/128GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
  • Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat)
  • Nano-SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint Sensor
  • 12MP rear camera with dual-LED (dual tone) flash
  • 8MP front-facing camera
  • Non-removable Li-Ion 3450 mAh battery with Fast battery charging.

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What is Unlock Bootloader ?

A Bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Bootloader. The same concept applies to all the technology stuff such as Laptop, PC, Smartphones and any such device. Every Android OEM manufacturers lock the bootloader even though it is an Open Source. So if you want to try any CUSTOM ROM, it is impossible to load the CUSTOM ROM without the Unlock Bootloader. So Manufacturer made a policy of making the smartphone with Unlocked Bootloader will void the warranty. They want you to stick with the Stock ROM. Unlock Bootloader allows you to Root your android smartphone, Flash TWRP and Custom ROM in a simple easy method.

Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that. By doing this, you will loose the warranty and sometime if you don’t read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. So be careful 

STEPS FOR UNLOCK BOOTLOADER ON GOOGLE PIXEL AND PIXEL XL

PRE-REQUISITE :
  1. Charge your phone up to 80% or 70%
  2. You will Loose warranty if you unlock bootloader
  3. Unlock Bootloader may wipe all your data, So make sure to Backup your Smartphone
  4. Make sure you have followed the steps properly. Don’t Skip and Read ! – We are not responsible for any damage that you make to your phone.

What Do You need ?

  • Download Minimal ADB Tool – CLICK HERE or Download the Full ADB setup for Windows / Mac here 
  • Install the Minimal ADB or Full adb Setup (Screenshot from Minimal ADB Tool) minimal-adb-setup
  1. First of all, enable the Developer Option
  2. To Enable the Developer Option, Go to your Settings -> About Phone -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled
  3. Now you need to enable the OEM Unlock by going to Settings -> Developer Option and Enable OEM UnlockUnlock Bootloader on T-Mobile LG G5 H830
  4. Download the Minimal ADB or Full ADB Zip and install/Extract it on your computeradb-folder
  5. Turn off your phone, now boot your phone into Bootloader by pressing Volume Up + Power Button Simultaneously. Now you will see a fast boot/bootloader
  6. Now go to the folder where you have extracted the ADB and Fastboot Tools
  7. Plug the phone into PC using USB Cable, then open a command prompt window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click command
  8. Now turn your phone into bootloader -> Turn off your smartphone – Press and Hold Power and Volume UP button – You will see Fastboot mode – or else, you can type the command if your device is in ADB mode. ( phone should be turned on and connected to PC via USB Cable.)
    adb reboot bootloader
  9. If you are booted into fast boot, type the command below in CMD screen.
    fastboot devices

    command window

  10. This command will list the connected devices. If your phone serial number shows up you are good to go and may continue. If the phone is NOT listed this indicates that your drivers or cables are not installed correctly. if you want to continue, you must first fix your problem.
  11. If the phone has been recognized by the command above, proceed to unlock the bootloader. Remember, this step will wipe EVERYTHING off the phone. Take backup. In your command window, type
    fastboot oem unlock

    unlock-oem-code

  12. You have unlocked Bootloader on Google Pixel and Pixel XL
  13. Now you can reboot your phone by entering the command
    fastboot reboot-bootloader
  14. Click Enter and That’s it ! Voila.! You have unlocked bootloader !
  15. You have completed the steps for How to Unlock Bootloader of Google Pixel and Pixel XL.

 

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