Google has fixed the Pixel 2 bootloader unlocking issue

By | November 22, 2017


Google has released its new flagship phones, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the technology world a few weeks ago. There are plenty of reasons to purchase the new generation Pixel smartphones, but it seems like Google didn’t care on the phone’s production as the users of these devices are getting issues every single day. A while ago, many people have found their Pixel 2 devices without an unlockable bootloader. Well, Google has fixed this particular issue for the users. 



Some of the users of Pixel 2’s unlocked variants were shipped without the unlockable bootloader. On Google’s end, the issue has been fixed and now the users can fix this issue on their Pixel 2 smartphones.

Without the Bootloader, one can not use or install the new update or won’t be available to flash your device. So this is a major issue for the people who love to flash their Android device with new OEM and many other things. The company has updated the same with today on its issue tracking website  and confirmed that the issue has been fixed properly on the Pixel 2 devices.

In order to fix this issue, the users are requested to factory reset the phone. During the factory reset, users are advised to keep connected with the Internet as the initial setup will require Internet connectivity to make changes to the existing OS.

In order to factory reset your Pixel 2 smartphone, you just need to follow a simple path on your device. Follow this path on your phone to factory reset your phone immediately.



Go to : Settings >> System >> Reset options >> Erase all data ( Factory reset )



Once you select the Erase all data option, you will be asked to confirm this with a warning as by erasing all data of your phone or factory resetting your phone, you will lose all of your phone’s data from the device. You will no longer be able to get your favourite apps, photos and other things on your phone. It is highly recommended for you to take a backup of all the data. This is how you can keep your favourite apps and photos back after resetting the device.

Unlock Bootloader helps users to install new ROMs and experimenting new things on the devices. Being an open source platform, Android offers an open world to develop new things and test them out on a smartphone. So if you are a bit of technical side and looking for a way to install and test out the new ROM on your device, you will not be able to install or flash your device if your device doesn’t have an unlocked bootloader.

Once the users will update their phone or we can say reset the devices with Factory Reset option as mentioned above, they will be able to get the unlocked bootloader back on their device. They should see the OEM unlock option to their device within the Settings option and it will be no longer in grayed out.

The Unlock Bootloader issue is only affecting the Pixel 2 smartphone, the Pixel 2 XL users have not faced any such issues and they have the unlock bootloader option well in the settings menu.

Apart from this particular issue, there have been a number of issues coming from various regions of the world on the latest, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones. The giant is quickly fixing the issues by pushing new updates so the users will not face any issues on their newly purchased high-end smartphones.

The Pixel 2 users have the Buzzing Noise issue which is recently fixed with the update. The Pixel 2 XL with unresponsive edges issue has also been fixed with the new update. Google is bringing regular updates to the new Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones to fix minor and most common issues on the phones faced by the users from around the world. Users and developers and testers are continuously testing out these phones and coming out with the bugs and issues on the official Google Forum so the giant can fix them with a quick update.