These days Android users always want some more out of their devices than what the stock has to provide. To get deeper into the customizing aspects one needs special access to the device. This is done by unlocking the bootloader Now, those smartphones that come tagged along with any tele-carrier impose regulations over such access. Verizon Google Pixel 2 is no exception to this. Hopefully, some users are claiming they can bypass the restriction and have successfully unlocked the OEM. So in this post, we will teach you how to unlock bootloader on Verizon Google Pixel 2.
We have explained in details about what exactly is bootloader and how to unlock it. Try this tutorial only on Verizon Google Pixel 2.
What Is A Bootloader
Basically, it is a set of codes that execute when you start/boot your device. It makes sure that every hardware and software on the phone is working correctly. Also, It ensures the software you are booting up is the genuine one. If you want to flash custom ROMs or TWRP on your phone, then you need a root access or super-user access. When you unlock the bootloader you are able to get this permission. So, basically, you can tweak your device according to your requirement after you unlock the bootloader.
Some OEMs these days provide the facility of easy unlocking of the bootloader, but on most devices, it is kept locked for device security purposes.
Here are some points you should follow up before unlocking the device bootloader.
- Make sure your phone has full battery charge.
- Unlocking the bootloader might void the warranty on your device.
- You need to install ADB on your PC and set-up ADB and fastboot environment.
- Your device data will get completely wiped out upon bootloader unlocking, so take a back up of the data.
- GetDroidTips will not be responsible for bricked devices.
Steps To Unlock Bootloader On Verizon Google Pixel 2
Here is the step-by-step guide in detail to unlock the bootloader.
Step-1 Turn your device off.
Step-2 enter the phone in Bootloader mode, by long pressing Vol Down + Power Button at a time.
Step-3 Connect the device to the PC using the USB cable.
Step-4 Open the Command Prompt window on your PC.
Step-5 Ensure that your device is being recognized by Fastboot. Use the following command
It should now return a device ID.
Step-6 Now to unlock the bootloader, issue the following command
fastboot flashing lock_critical
Step-7 You will receive a message prompt asking to confirm unlocking the bootloader.
Step-8 Select the UNLOCK THE BOOTLOADER option by scrolling using the Volume buttons.
Step-9 Press the Power Button to confirm and initiate the Bootloader unlock.
Step-10 After the process finishes, reboot your phone by issuing the following command.
So, that’s all about it. now you have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your Verizon Google Pixel 2.
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