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Can't unlock bootloader on non-Verizon Pixel 4?

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Oct 28, 2021
I bought a used Pixel 4 recently, hoping to install a custom ROM. However the "Enable OEM unlocking" option is greyed out.

The model number is G020I, and the Verizon BYOD IMEI checker confirms this is a non-VZW model.

I know that some earlier Pixel models had this issue, where even non-Verizon phones would have their bootloaders permalocked if they were RMA'd to google for service.

Has anybody had this issue with a Pixel 4? Is there any way around it? Thanks in advance.