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How to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL.


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Verizon variants of Pixel and Pixel XL ship with locked bootloaders and there’s no official way to unlock the bootloader on these devices, nor is it allowed.




The Verizon Pixel bootloader unlock tool is being called dePixel8 by the devs and has been released over at the team’s official website Sunshine. You can download dePixel8 unlock script from the link below and follow the instructions to unlock bootloader on your Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL.

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 ÷ Prerequisites:

This Tutorial is only for Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL.



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* Important:

All data on your phone will be wiped/deleted when you unlock the bootloader. Make sure you backup important files on your device before proceeding.





÷  How to Unlock Bootloader on Verizon Pixel and Pixel XL :

1- Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC.

2- Download and save the dePixel8 file to a separate folder on your PC from the link above.

3- Enable Developer options and USB debugging on your phone.


4- Connect your Pixel phone to the PC.

5- Now open a command window inside the folder you saved dePixel8 file into in Step 2 above. To do that, “Shift + Right click” on any empty white space inside the folder and then select “Open command window here” from the context menu.

6- Once command window is opened, issue the following commands one-by-one to unlock bootloader:

>adb push dePixel8 /data/local/tmp

>adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/dePixel8

> adb shell /data/local/tmp/dePixel8









7- Your phone will automatically boot into bootloader mode. If it doesn’t, wait for a while (play with your favorite apps). If it absolutely doesn’t, then reboot the phone and start over again from Step 5.

8- Once phone is in bootloader mode, issue the following command to unlock the bootloader:

> fastboot oem unlocking

9- You’ll get a confirmation screen on your Verizon Pixel. Press Volume Up button to highlight Yes and press Power button to select it. This will begin bootloader unlocking process, which shouldn’t last more than couple of minutes.

10- Once bootloader is unlocked, your device will reboot into bootloader mode. You need to boot into system now, either press Power button to reboot OR issue the following command:

>fastboot reboot

11- During reboot, your Pixel device will go through a factory reset and then finally boot into system.




»» TIP: If you get an error about unlocking not allowed on the device, then try again the whole process again. It should work.


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