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How to unlock the bootloader on the Nexus 6

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by teddyearp, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    OK, this is just a quickie to kick start this section. Obviously we will be putting the usual stickies in here, but I just wanted to make a start to remind us how nice and easy it is to get bootloader unlock and eventually root on a Nexus device.

    First, the Motorola drivers. Then you will need the Android SDK tools at the least. there is a 'mini' version around here, but I just want to get to the 'easy' part.

    Plug your phone into your pc, open a command window, navigate to where you have the adb and fastboot commands and type in the following:

    Code (Text):
    1. adb reboot bootloader
    2. fastboot oem unlock
    Allow unlock on the device. Done.

    Rooting should be easy as I am sure that all the usual suspects will have a custom recovery built for this thing pronto.

    good luck
     


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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    ^^^ Good stuff, teddyearp! :thumbup: :)

    Our adb guide here is: ADB Guide and the Mini-SDK can be found in this post: Mini-SDK (or just use this direct link to download: sdk-tools.zip).

    :)
     
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  3. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    I used this video. I'm not new to unlocking and rooting, but it nice to have a video.

    [youtube]IEjynlQgJCI[/youtube]
     
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    Note the direct zip link is broken (it always breaks for updates) - please go to the thread linked above. :)
     
  5. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    Not sure why the video was deleted?

    Anyways.

    Here is a video on how to unlock the bootloader. Sometimes people need to see rather than read.
     
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  6. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary
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    Looks like the original (first) posting of that link had "youtube" tags that vBulletin used (and Xenforo now uses "media=youtube" tags) and the subsequent two posts you requested to be removed.

    All looks good now, halon! :) :thumbup:
     
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  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon
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    My bad I tagged the wrong posts for deleting after the request.
     
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  8. halon

    halon hakuna matata

    I did use the video to unlock. However, I had driver problems. It took me awhile and I still am not sure how I got it rectified, but I did and am unlocked.
     
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