Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL

Learn how to unlock bootloader on Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL. Unlocking bootloader on Google Pixel 4 will enable you to root your Google Pixel 4 and install custom ROM on it.

Before you get started…

  1. Unlocking bootloader will void your warranty.
  2. Unlocking bootloader will completely erase all the user data on your device. Please make a backup before proceeding.

Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 4 / Pixel 4 XL

  1. Download and install Pixel 4 USB Drivers:
  2. Download and install ADB and Fastboot on your computer using this tool: 15 Seconds ADB and Fastboot Installer
  3. Enable Developer Options on your Pixel 4: Go to Settings > Software Information > Tap on Build number continuously till you unlock developer mode.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your Pixel 4: Go to Settings > Developer options > Enable USB debugging.
  5. Connect your device to the computer. Go to the folder where you have installed ADB and Fastboot on your computer (mostly C:adb) and open a command window from here:
    Method 1: Go to the ADB and Fastboot folder. Hold down Shift Key. Right Click > Select ‘Open command window here’. [OR]
    Method 2: Go to the ADB and Fastboot folder. Type ‘cmd‘ in the address bar.
  6. In the command prompt, enter the following command:
    adb reboot bootloader

    Note: If this is your first time connecting your device to your computer after USB Debugging is enabled, you might want to authorize your computer on your phone. You will get a pop up on your phone > Simply Allow it.

  7. Once you are in fastboot mode, execute the following command:
    fastboot flashing unlock

    After executing the above command, your phone should display a prompt. Press the Power Button to confirm!

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After the above step, your device data will be wiped and your Pixel 4 bootloader will be unlocked. If your device does not reboot automatically, then execute the following command in the command prompt:

adb reboot

This is the easiest and official way to unlock Pixel 4 bootloader. Have any questions? Drop them below!

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