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Verizon Google Pixel 2 bootloaders can be easily unlocked

Verizon may officially not allow Google Pixel 2 bootloaders to be easily unlocked, but it has now come to light that the process is as easy as unlocking bootloaders of non-carrier Pixel 2 units.

According to an XDA report (which cites forum posts from several of its own members), a simple fastboot command (specifically, fastboot flashing lock_critical) does the trick.

It’s worth mentioning that the method – described in detail in the XDA report we’re referring – only works with the standard Pixel 2. Users of the XL model are currently out of luck.

Also, there are high chances that the carrier will quickly get the hole plugged, so those interested in getting their Verizon Pixel 2 units bootloader unlocked may have to act fast.

Source | Via