How to unlock bootloader on Nexus 6P [Updated Guide]

Though Google Nexus 6P couldn’t do much better compared to other Nexus devices, still it was able to grab millions of eyeballs around the world. In this tutorial, we’ll learn how you can unlock the bootloader of Nexus 6P easily. I would be talking about what precautions you need to take and how you can go about it so that you’re able to unlock it with fewer worries. After that, you would be able to customize and optimize this smartphone easily. Unlocking bootloader lets users perform further custom actions like rooting, installing custom firmware and third-party modes.

Let us first talk about the specifications of this device so that some of you might consider it buying (if you haven’t purchased it already). The device sports massive 5.7-inch display along with a 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution, powerful 2Ghz quad-core processor (by snapdragon), 3GB of RAM, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow (and receive a few updates after that). As compared to current smartphones, the Nexus 6P still stands a good reputation. And if you’re looking for more, we would suggest you unlock its bootloader and get the root access. That will give you plenty of options to improve performance and other aspects on this phone.

The fingerprint scanner is icing on the top which sits right at the back just below the camera. While some may argue that it is the best place to keep the scanner, I personally didn’t like it. No matter what others say, still this smartphone is much better than many current smartphones. And if you’re about to switch to another one because of performance, and old Android firmware, we would suggest you install custom firmware. After you unlock your Nexus 6P smartphone, you would be able to root it, install a custom firmware, third-party mods and applications. Those will help you calibrate performance and bring the latest Android firmware on your phone.

However, before you step further, you must know that this action is against the terms and conditions. Therefore, unlocking bootloader will void the warranty on your phone. After this action, you would not be able to avail warranty of your phone from the OEM. In order to restore that, you’ll have to install the official stock firmware on your phone. That’s the only way to restore this phone to its native state. And there is assurance that warranty terms will be restored as well. So, proceed further with your own risk. Now, we shall start the process. Just follow the below guidelines to unlock the bootloader on your Google Nexus 6P smartphone.

Step-by-step Guide Google Nexus 6p Unlock Bootloader

Nevertheless, let us move ahead and start unlocking the bootloader of Nexus 6P. Here down you can get a Complete Guide to Unlock Bootloader of Google Nexus 6P without facing any issues! Hope you guys enjoy it! let’s jump into the tutorial section with base!


#1. The very first thing that you need to do is take a full backup. I’m not trying to scare you but in this cruel world, anything can go wrong at any point in time and though we don’t want to be in that situation, it is always better to keep ourselves prepared. So, use any of these applications from play store and take a backup of your important data.

#2. Enable USB debugging. If you don’t know how to enable it, just head over to the settings > about and tap on builder number seven times. This will add ‘developer options’ item in settings. Tap on it and enable USB debugging.

#3. Make sure that your phone has a battery of 75% of more.

So before stepping, you need to downloads this required tool for the futher process!

ADB Minimal Fastboot tool – Download Link

Steps to unlock the bootloader of Nexus 6P

So finally we are at the final stage of our tutorial, which is the most important guide for bootloading. So follow all the steps mentioned below without missing anyone! Let’s check it out,

#1. Turn off your phone and keep pressing power + volume up button simultaneously. This will boot your phone into fastboot mode.

#2. Now, connect your phone to the computer using USB cable and let your computer install the necessary drivers.

#3. Open a command window by pressing the shift key and right click at the same time. Select ‘open command window here’ option from the menu.

#4. Enter this command in the window – fastboot devices

#5. The above command will show/list your phone in the command window. This confirms that the phone is connected and being recognized by your computer.

#6. Now, enter the next command – fastboot oem unlock

#7. This will trigger a warning on your phone. You’ll need to confirm and press yes.

#8. Within a few seconds, you’ll see that your phone has successfully been unlocked.

This method is tried and tested successfully by many users. In fact, it is the standard process for unlocking any nexus device and on Nexus 6P. Therefore, it should work without any problem. That’s the initial step to customize this phone. Now, you can proceed further to rooting or installing a custom firmware.

That ends our tutorial here that explains required steps to unlock the bootloader on Nexus 6P smartphone. If there is any problem throughout this process of unlocking bootloader of your Nexus 6P, kindly let me know in comments section below. I’ll do my best to come up with the solution that might address your issue.

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