How To Unlock Bootloader On Google Pixel 4 And Pixel 4 XL

You can now unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. If you have one of these smartphones and wish to customize your device, then you are in the right place. In the field of customization, the first step is to unlock the bootloader on your Android smartphone. Customizations of Android phone means you can flash different custom ROMs, Mods, install TWRP custom recovery, root your device, and so on. But keep in mind that without unlocking the bootloader of your Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, you will not be able to do these kinds of tasks.

Most of the smartphones come with locked bootloaders by OEMs, so Google Pixel devices also come with a locked bootloader for security reasons. We already know that Google Pixel devices are easily unlocked and it is developer-friendly devices. Here we share a simple guide on how to unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. A bootloader is a small code that places the operating system on to your device and it executes when you power on your device. Basically, unlocking bootloader on any Android phone means, you can change the system files of your Android phone.

There are many advantages of unlocking bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL such as you can take Nandroid backup of your phone, enhanced system speed, and so on. Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader may void your phone’s warranty. Also, it wipes to clean your phone’s data, so before proceeding, don’t forget to take the full backup of all your phone important data. If you wish to unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, go ahead and follow the given instructions.

unlock bootloader on Google Pixel
unlock bootloader on Google Pixel


We, at AndroidBlog, will not be held liable for any kind of damage that occurred to your Google Pixel devices during or after the unlocking bootloader on the Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL process. Proceed at your own risk.


Keep in mind that the Unlocking device bootloader will void your phone warranty, and you will not be able to claim it.

Pre Requirements:

  • This guide will wipe clean all the data on your phone. So, we highly recommend you to make a complete backup of all your existing data before going ahead.
  • Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while unlocking the bootloader.
  • Enable ‘USB Debugging’ and ‘OEM Unlock’ option from setting > Developer Options > Enable Developer Options.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL Via Fastboot:

Step 1. Power off your device and boot your device into fastboot mode. To do this, press and hold Volume up + Power at the same time to boot into fastboot mode.


You can execute the following command to boot into fastboot mode

adb reboot bootloader

Step 2. Open the ADB folder and launch the Command prompt window there. (shift + right-click anywhere empty space within that folder and click on open command prompt here).

Step 3. Now connect your device to your PC via USB cable and execute the following command. (This command will confirm that your device is connected to PC)

adb devices

Step 4. If your device is successfully connected, execute the following command to unlock your device bootloader

fastboot flashing unlock

Step 5. After the above command has finished executing, run the given command to reboot your device

fastboot reboot

Done!!! These were the easy steps to unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions.

Source: XDA

Bhatti Junaid

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