Home Android How to Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL

How to Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL

Google released two flagship Smartphones of the Year 2019 called Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL. Both phones have a great set of cameras at the back and the latest processor on the device. Pixel series is one of the popular phone series because of its top-notch performance. But all devices come with limitations that restrict users from modifying the device at the system level. So if you want to modify or write on the device, you need to unlock the bootloader. Here you will know how to unlock bootloader on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL devices. Google Pixel 4 XL Unlock Bootloader

All the smartphones come with locked bootloader by default unless you are buying the unlocked ones. It restricts users from changing or writing any external content on the system like rooting, installing custom Recovery, custom ROM and more. But many Smartphone brands allow unlocking bootloader if the user wants. And Google is among that which lets users unlock the bootloader. It is easy to unlock bootloader within few minutes, and you don’t have to fill or register any form. Pixel 4 Unlock Bootloader guide is easy and small, but still, you need to be careful, or you can brick your device.

You must be thinking that why you need to unlock the bootloader. Then you should know that this is not compulsory and only valid for those who want to unlock it. Unlocking bootloader allows installing custom Recovery, custom ROMs, Rooting, and more. So if you are planning to root your phone or want to install custom ROMs, then you have to unlock bootloader on your Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL.

Pixel 4 XL Unlock Bootloader

Advertisement

This guide is valid for both Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL users. Both phones follow the same method to unlock the bootloader. But you should only unlock the bootloader if you know its advantages and disadvantages. It has so many benefits, like allowing users to root, customize phones, install custom ROMs, custom Recovery. On the other hand, it will reset your phone, and you may lose the warranty. So it totally up to you that you decide. And if you choose to unlock bootloader on your Pixel 4, then follow the instructions below.

Prerequisites

Must Read | Download Google Camera 7.2 APK from Pixel 4 (XL) [H.265 Re-added]

How to Enter Google Pixel 4 into Bootloader Mode

Bootloader Mode is available on all the Android phones, and all system changes are done in this mode. So you need to know how to boot Pixel 4 to Bootloader Mode.

Advertisement

Step 1)  Power off your Google Pixel 4/4 XL.

Step 2) Now long press Volume Down + Power button together. Release both buttons when you see the next screen.

Step 3) Use the Volume Down button to navigate, and when it reaches ‘Restart Bootloader’, press the Power button to select it.

Step 4) Now, your Pixel 4 will boot into Bootloader Mode.

There is also another method to boot Pixel 4 into Bootloader Mode, which you will know later in this guide while unlocking the bootloader.

Enable Developer Options in Google Pixel 4/4 XL

Step 1) First, open Settings on your Pixel 4.

Step 2) Then go to System > About Phone. Google Pixel 4 XL Unlock Bootloader

Step 3) In About Phone tap on Build Number until it shows ‘You are now a Developer.’

Step 4) Once you see the Developer message go back to System settings.

Step 5) Now expand/open the Advanced option and open Developer Options.

So now you know how to enable developer options in Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL. From here, follow the next method.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL

Step 1) Open Developer Options on your Pixel 4.

Step 2) In Developer Options, enable USB Debugging and also enable OEM Unlocking. Google Pixel 4 XL Unlock Bootloader

Step 3) Now connect your phone to the computer.

Step 4) Open Command window on your computer.

Step 5) Enter the below command, and when it prompt for authorization on your phone, allow it. If you already provide USB Debugging access, then it will show some ID.

  • adb devices

Step 6) Now enter the below command to Boot Pixel 4 to Bootloader Mode.

  • adb reboot bootloader

Step 7) To check if your device is connected in bootloader mode or not, then enter the below command. If connected, it will show ID.

  • fastboot devices

Step 8) Now to Unlock Bootloader on Pixel 4, enter the below command.

  • fastboot flashing unlock

Step 9) You will see two options on your phone screen. Select the ‘Unlock Bootloader’ option, for this, you have to use Volume buttons to navigate and Power button to select the option.

Step 10) Now, all the data from your device will be erased, and the bootloader will be unlocked.

That’s all you have to do for unlocking bootloader on Pixel 4 & Pixel 4 XL. This guide will help you if you want to root your phone or want to install Custom ROM. You can now customize your phone as you want, like applying custom fonts, change boot animation, and more.

So there you have it the complete guide on how to unlock bootloader on Pixel 4. If you are looking for more guides on Pixel 4 or Pixel 4 XL, then stay connected to YTECHB; we will soon write guides on Pixel 4 root and more.

Also Check:

Ashutosh singhhttps://www.ytechb.com
Ashutosh is a game lover and tech enthusiast, He likes helping others by posting solutions regarding Windows and Android operating systems problems. He enjoys trying new games and reviewing them.

Leave A Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Downloads

Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader USB Driver (2019)

Qualcomm is one of the best chipsets for mobile phones, and the majority of the phones powered with Qualcomm chipset. And if you own...

Download Motorola USB Driver for All Motorola Phones (Latest Version)

Motorola USB Driver is a utility tool for computers to connect Motorola devices to computers. The driver is one of the essential tools that...

Download Google Camera 6.1 for Realme X2 Pro

Recently, Realme announced the Realme X2 Pro as a flagship killer to expand it's smartphone portfolio. Talking about the device, then the camera, display,...

Download Google Camera 6.2 for Asus Zenfone 6Z

This year is one of the best years for Asus. The company has done a great job with the Zenfone 6Z and ROG Phone...

Download & Install TWRP Recovery on Nokia 7.2

Nokia 7.2 is a popular Android device with impressive Cameras. And the phone now comes with bootloader unlocking option (It can be limited). If...

Best GCam Guides

Latest

Download ColorOS 7 Stock Wallpapers [FHD+]

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo has just unveiled its new custom skin in the form of ColorOS 7. It brings a whole bunch of cool...

Download Qualcomm HS-USB QDLoader USB Driver (2019)

Qualcomm is one of the best chipsets for mobile phones, and the majority of the phones powered with Qualcomm chipset. And if you own...

MIUI 11 based Android 10 Stable Update arrives on Mi 9T Pro [with Download Link]

Xiaomi's latest flagship Mi 9T Pro finally gets the taste of MIUI 11 based Android 10 update globally. After releasing the MIUI 11 update...

Download Samsung Galaxy W20 5G Wallpapers [FHD+]

Samsung expands its foldable smartphone lineup with the launch of Galaxy W20 5G in China. The Samsung Galaxy W20 5G powers by the Snapdragon...

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ Star Wars Edition Wallpapers [4K Resolution]

Samsung has unveiled the Star Wars edition of the Galaxy Note 10+. And it looks so good that you will fall in love with...