Originally Posted by nj02vette
Not sure you have to do anything to unlock the bootloader on the GNex.
Maybe I should do a little more reading in the root section.
All bootloaders are locked. It's for security.
The Nexus line just has an easy unlock command - so yes, you have to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus. Unlike a lot of phones, though, you just have to issue the fastboot oem unlock
command to do it, though.
But yeah... it does wipe the phone.