How to unlock the bootloader of Google Nexus 6P

Updated on July 3, 2018

These are the instructions to unlock the bootloader of Google Nexus 6P using the adb and fastboot tools on Windows Computer.

Caution: Unlocking the bootloader may void your device warranty, and will erase the user data including the contacts, images, apps, etc.

Unlock the bootloader of Google Nexus 6P

Step 1: Download and install Google ADB Driver on your Windows Computer.

USB Driver

Step 2: Now, you have to Enable USB Debugging on Your Nexus 6P. To enable Developers Option: Open Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Built Number for 6-8 times until developers option is enabled.

Step 3: Now, Again Go Back to the Settings > Developers Option > Enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging.

usb debugging marshmallow

Step 4: Now, Power Off your Nexus 6P smartphone.

Power Off Android

Step 5: Now, you need to boot into the Fastboot Mode. To Boot into fastboot mode: Press and Hold Volume Down + Power Key until fastboot mode is enabled.

Nexus 6P Fast Boot Mode

Step 6: Now, Connect your smartphone to the Computer.

Connect Android Device with Computer

Step 7: Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tools on your Computer.

minimal adb fastboot setup

Step 8: Once, Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tools is installed on your computer you need to launch it.

minimal adb fastboot setup complete

Step 9: Now, in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Tools CMD Window, Give the following Command: fastboot devices

minimal command fastboot device

The above command will help you to verify that your device is successfully connected to the computer or not.

Step 10: Now, Give another Command: fastboot flashing unlock

minimal command fastboot oem unlock

Step 11: Now, you will get a confirmation screen on your smartphone screen, asking you to confirm this action. You can confirm using the Volume Keys to Scroll and Power Key to Confirm.

Step 12: After Confirmation, again give another command in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot CMD Window: fastboot reboot

minimal command fastboot reboot

The Above command will reboot your device into the normal mode.

Thats All. Your device bootloader is successfully unlocked. Now, you can flash any custom recovery on your device without having any issue.

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[*] Caution: Unlocking the Bootloader will erase your personal data, so take a backup of your important data before following the above tutorial.

[*] Unlocking the bootloader will also void the device warranty. So, Beware.

[*] How to Root Google Nexus 6P: If you wish to root your Google Nexus 6P smartphone then follow How to root Google Nexus 6P tutorial.

[*] Google Nexus Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device then head over to Download Google Nexus Stock Firmware for all devices page.

[*] Google Nexus USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download Google Nexus USB Driver for all devices page.

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