Compared to the other devices, unlocking bootloader on Nexus is easy as 123. You don’t have to go through lots of steps like visiting official website, registering account, looking for the unlock code in your email and so on.
All you have to do is to follow those simple steps given below.
Warning: Unlocking bootloader voids devices warranty. Proceed at your own risk.
During the unlock process, device internal storage will be erased. It’s strongly recommended to back up all data before getting started.
• USB Debugging and OEM unlock must be enabled. To enable it, go to Settings/About phone/Software info and tap on Build number 7 times. Go back and choose Developer options, then enable USB Debugging and OEM unlock.
• ADB drivers must be installed on PC.
- Turn off the Nexus and boot into fastboot mode: hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons at the same time until fastboot screen show up.
- Connect it to PC via USB cable.
- On PC go to ADB and Fastboot drivers folder and open cmd window: holding shift key, right click on empty space in folder and choose Open command window here.
- On cmd window type fastboot devices then press enter.
- You should get a serial number approving that device is properly connected into fastboot mode. If not, try to connect cable to another PC USB port or reinstall the drivers.
- Next type fastboot oem unlock and hit enter. Unlock process should take just a couple of seconds.
- Type fastboot reboot to reboot Nexus.
- When Nexus boots up, you’ll see a brief warning about the phone being unable to check for corruption, which you can ignore.
- When the Google logo appears on screen, there will be an unlocked padlock icon beneath it, approving that Nexus bootloader is successfully unlocked.