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How to Unlock Nexus 6 Bootloader on Android 5.0 Lollipop

How to Unlock Nexus 6 Bootloader on Android 5.0 Lollipop: If you have a Nexus 6 and with updated Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware then you can easily unlock the Nexus 6 bootloader manually with Android SDK and fast boot as Nexus 6 comes with a locked bootloader. Here’s a step by step guide that how to unlock Nexus 6 Bootloader successfully without bricking it.

To unlock the bootloader is required if you want to install new custom ROMs, custom Recoveries, kernels and other customizations as well as if you want to root its firmware. Unlocking the bootloader removes OEM / manufacturer restrictions imposed on your device, so after unlocking its bootloader, you’ll be able to install third-party root apps and tweaks, etc. to improved its performance and functionality. Now follow the given guide on how to unlock Nexus 6 bootloader.

Note: This guide is for Motorola Nexus 6 only. Do not attempt this guide on any other phone, as it might brick your device. You can check the model of the device by navigating to Settings > About Phone.


AndroidBlog will not responsible for any damage or loss occurred to the device during or after the unlocking bootloader process. Proceed at your risk.


  • Unlocking the bootloader will completely wipe all data from your phone. Even the internal storage will be deleted. So it is highly recommended to take backup of your important data and settings first.
  • Download & Install Nexus 6 USB Drivers
  • Enable USB Debugging mode by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
  • Make sure that the battery level is at least about 80% of your Nexus 6.

How to Unlock Nexus 6 Bootloader on Android 5.0 Lollipop:

1: – Download Android SDK/Fastboot (installer_rXX.X-windows.exe) on your Windows-based PC from this link.

2: – If you have already installed Android SDK, then just download Fastboot from this link.

3: – Unzip it to the directory named android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools. If this directory does not exist then, create a new one.

4: – Boot your Nexus 6 into the Bootloader/Fastboot Mode. To do this first Turn Off your Nexus 6 and then press and hold Volume Up + Volume Down + Power buttons at the same time for a while, until a message having Start icon displays on the screen.


5: – Navigate to the folder named android-sdk-windowsplatform-tools where you have unzipped files in Step No 3. Now run Command Prompt and type the following command:

fastboot oem unlock

6: – Finally, complete the bootloader unlocking and data-wiping process on your Nexus 6 by following on-screen instructions.

7: – The device will be rebooted automatically after the bootloader is unlocked. Or you can also reset your Nexus 6 by typing the following command:

fastboot reboot

Done! You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of Nexus 6. I hope that now you know that how to Unlock Nexus 6 Bootloader. Let us know in the comments section below if you have any problem during the process of unlocking the bootloader.

Source: Team Android

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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