Google launched the latest Google Pixel XL smartphone at its October 4 event. The first Google-branded smartphone brings in powerful specifications and cool features. If you wish enter fastboot mode on your Google Pixel XL in order to unlock the bootloader, the first and foremost thing you have to do is to enter bootloader mode. Once you boot your phone into bootloader mode, you will be able to perform a few custom operations such as gaining root, unlocking the bootloader and installing a custom kernel. And in this how to, we will be presenting to you how to do enter your Google Pixel XL into Bootloader Mode.
It’s good to be aware that you will run no risks when entering bootloader mode, as this is an official operation. The bootloader mode is a built-in feature so you can access it without using any third-party apps. In fact, the mode is hidden and you can’t access it from the settings app if you don’t know how to manage stuff from the bootloader.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at how to enter bootloader mode on Google Pixel XL.
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Before you start, you will need to:
- Make a full backup of your phone, as all of your data will be completely erased when after unlocking the bootloader.
- Download and install Google Pixel XL USB Drivers.
- Have USB Debugging mode enabled by heading to Settings > Developer Options.
- Ensure that your Google Pixel XL is at least 80%
Steps to enter bootloader mode on Google Pixel XL
Step 1: First, turn on your Google Pixel XL.
Step 2: Pair your device with your PC using a USB cable.
Step 3: On your computer, head to the Android SDK directory.
Step 4: Now you are required to launch a command prompt window. Type in the following command and then press Enter.
adb reboot bootloader
That’s it. You are all done booting your Google Pixel into bootloader mode. Got any questions? Let us know by commenting below.