Unlocking the bootloader on Google devices is the easiest thing ever. Unlocking bootloader on of Android devices on other manufacturers like Xiaomi, Sony devices takes time and patience to unlock the bootloader. The bootloader is the first piece of code that runs when your Pixel device turns on.
Why you should Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2? By unlocking the bootloader on your Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL device, Unlocking of the bootloaders would allow the user to use the recovery apps for controlling the booting process and also for inserting new directories or files via booting process at any time.
- Install Factory Image via Fastboot.
- Install a Custom Recovery.
- Root Pixel with SuperSU zip or Magisk.
- Install Custom ROMs and other stuff.
- Recover the device from soft-brick.
Note: Unlocking the bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL device may void its warranty completely and it will wipe all data on the device. Before proceeding further backup your data like Photos, Music, Videos and other files on the device.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Part – 1 Enable “USB Debugging” and “OEM Unlock” on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL
Part – 2 Install ADB and Fastboot On Your Windows PC
Part – 3 Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Using Fastboot commands
Step 1. Power off your device and boot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold Volume up + Power at the same time to boot into fastboot mode.
You can execute the following command to boot into fastboot mode
adb reboot bootloader
Step 2. Open the ADB folder and launch the Command prompt window there. (shift + right click anywhere empty space within that folder and click on open command prompt here).
Step 3. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable and execute the following command. (This command will confirm that your device is connected to PC)
Step 4. If your device is successfully connected, execute the following command to unlock your device bootloader
fastboot flashing unlock
Step 5. After the above command has finished executing, run the given command to reboot your device
Done!!! unlocked bootloader on Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.