Rooting Verizon Pixel 5

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AsItLies

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What's your definition of "hack"?

If you really can do this, why don't you offer to do it for people? I'm sure more than a few would be happy to throw you some $$ to get their Verizon devices unlocked. I did this back in the days of the HTC devices when a Java card was the only bootloader unlock method. You'd also get less blowback than effectively saying "Nah nah I know how to do this but I'm not going to tell you."

Exactly, you know what you get when u say "Nah nah I know how to do this but I'm not going to tell you."

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bobby janow

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You are just Jealous; there is a way to hack the Verizon Pixel 5, and you don't know it. Simple as that! #wah
Simple? I'll give you simple. The bounty for finding an exploit is probably around $2k at this point and probably double that across all versions. So even if you get half the bounty, figure 2k, there are others that would just throw you some dough like @l7777 mentioned. I have a Google brand P5 and I don't need an exploit to unlock the bootloader and I'd even give $20.

So let's do some math. If you save $100 / device by buying a Verizon branded device because of your plan or whatever, you can now buy 20 years worth of Google phones without needing an exploit. And if you save $200 / device that would take you out to 2031. And as a bonus you would get to tell all of us how we were wrong. That's worth another 5 years of bragging rights and probably more knowing how you lord it over us. But I believe I'm wasting my time and everyone else's here.

But on the flip side, at least we have a thread that is not about 5G hacks, and all things root. I wish they'd have a separate section for "all things root" not just Rom's and Kernels. But that's another story for another day.
 

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No, it would help if you thanked me for telling you there's a way to. Instead, you've gone on your little rant acting like it's my priority to give you detailed instructions on how and exactly what way to do this, and it's not my priority, nor is it my actual requirement to respond to you and give you detailed instructions on how to hack a phone do some research it's a lot easier than you're making it out to be.
A link to instructions would be sufficient. Hash tagging #wah is trolling behavior. BTW, I live in Canada. I don't have the Verizon issue.
 
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If you buy direct from the Google store there's no problems at all. I can't imagine why anyone would even want a carrier locked phone.
 

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If you buy direct from the Google store there's no problems at all. I can't imagine why anyone would even want a carrier locked phone.
Because the carriers offer "discounts". And sometimes it's just not clear what you're getting from places like best buy and other general stores that sell phones.
 

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Required a little help from you fellows who are concerned with the topic I'm looking for buying a used Pixel 5, the seller shared IMEI, how could i find if what he/she is selling is non Verizon phone so that i can root it after purchase. Please advice.

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a4abbas

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Only one way. Screenshot of the OEM switch, IMEI means nothing. If you can't get that from the seller find another.

Thanks for assistance.

Could you please tell me how to find that information so I can ask seller to do it right away, also what information should i exactly look for under OEM switch?
 
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Thanks for assistance.

Could you please tell me how to find that information so I can ask seller to do it right away, also what should i exactly look for under OEM switch?
Sure thing. This is a used unboxed device, right? Have them turn it on, login (not sure if they need to but they will remove their account and reset the device when it's all over), connect to their carrier or wifi and then tap "about phone" in settings, go down to the bottom and tap "Build number" 7 times to enable dev options. Then back out and go into dev options under system. Scroll down and look for "OEM Unlocking" and it should look like this: If it says connect to carrier or something such as contact them or anything other than the screenshot then it's probably not unlockable. This is the way it looks on a Google bought unlocked device. TM or ATT might have other sayings but you need to be able to flip the switch or you will not be able to bootloader unlock and root.
 

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Thanks for assistance.

Could you please tell me how to find that information so I can ask seller to do it right away, also what information should i exactly look for under OEM switch?
Seller would need to enable developer options: Settings > About Phone > tap Build Number 8 times
Then go into developer options: Settings > System > Developer Options

If OEM Unlocking toggle is available, bootloader can be unlocked.

If it is grayed out and not toggle-able, bootloader cannot be unlocked.
 
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Required a little help from you fellows who are concerned with the topic I'm looking for buying a used Pixel 5, the seller shared IMEI, how could i find if what he/she is selling is non Verizon phone so that i can root it after purchase. Please advice.

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Go to this website. https://www.verizon.com/od/prepaid/bring-your-own-device/

Enter your IMEI there. If it's not a Verizon branded device it'll say "NON- VZW device" or say it's not compatible
 
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    What's your definition of "hack"?

    If you really can do this, why don't you offer to do it for people? I'm sure more than a few would be happy to throw you some $$ to get their Verizon devices unlocked. I did this back in the days of the HTC devices when a Java card was the only bootloader unlock method. You'd also get less blowback than effectively saying "Nah nah I know how to do this but I'm not going to tell you."

    Exactly, you know what you get when u say "Nah nah I know how to do this but I'm not going to tell you."

    put on peoples ignore list.
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    guys, you`re done bickering? Please let me know as I want to allow my daughter back to read these forums, thank you!
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    You are just Jealous; there is a way to hack the Verizon Pixel 5, and you don't know it. Simple as that! #wah
    Simple? I'll give you simple. The bounty for finding an exploit is probably around $2k at this point and probably double that across all versions. So even if you get half the bounty, figure 2k, there are others that would just throw you some dough like @l7777 mentioned. I have a Google brand P5 and I don't need an exploit to unlock the bootloader and I'd even give $20.

    So let's do some math. If you save $100 / device by buying a Verizon branded device because of your plan or whatever, you can now buy 20 years worth of Google phones without needing an exploit. And if you save $200 / device that would take you out to 2031. And as a bonus you would get to tell all of us how we were wrong. That's worth another 5 years of bragging rights and probably more knowing how you lord it over us. But I believe I'm wasting my time and everyone else's here.

    But on the flip side, at least we have a thread that is not about 5G hacks, and all things root. I wish they'd have a separate section for "all things root" not just Rom's and Kernels. But that's another story for another day.
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    Interesting. I have, it's not difficult. They just don't post it in the forums.

    Yes, it is. Stop acting like anything is impossible. You can switch this feature on, and off. Easily.
    Time to put up or... well you know. Posts like these will send new users on a wild goose chase attempting to gain root/bootloader unlock on their devices purchased from Verzion and end with them being unhappy that they can't.
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    You are just Jealous; there is a way to hack the Verizon Pixel 5, and you don't know it. Simple as that! #wah

    No. I have a pix3 vzw with unlocked bootloader. I"m not the least bit jealous. But I am someone who considers themselves a 'part of the community'.

    You, on the other hand, are not.