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EstiR86

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Me and this guy was talking about unlocking the bootloader by modifiying the .bin in an ota file and to my surprise he apparently was able to unlock the Pixel 2. Maybe this will work for those in on a Verizon Pixel 1 so give this a shot!

From all I can tell your just unlocking the critical partition with the command "Fastboot flashing lock_critical" then it allows for you to unlock. Refer to this thread and good luck!


https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-2/help/maybe-stupid-question-verizon-pixel-2s-t3726294
 

EstiR86

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5 inch. I wouldn't think it would matter

It just seems that all the success stories of the Pixel 2 are of the smaller verison and not the Pixel 2 XL so I didn't know if one or the other would work better. Also what error did it give you?

Edit: the critical part is an XL command only so try

Fastboot lock

Or

Fastboot flashing lock
 
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abranson

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The flashing lock-critical said it wasnt a valid command, so tried the lock_critical. Already locked and did nothing else. Also if changed to unlock_critical, fails and says unlocking is not allowed ,
 

abranson

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Oem unlocking toggle under developer options is greyed out. When you input those commands, it says failed, and says unlocking is not allowed. I'm not at a PCat the moment, but I can do again tomorrow, and take a pic

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And I was under the impression the critical command was only for pixel 2 and 2xl, so Idk. I have latest adb and fastboot
 

EstiR86

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Oem unlocking toggle under developer options is greyed out. When you input those commands, it says failed, and says unlocking is not allowed. I'm not at a PCat the moment, but I can do again tomorrow, and take a pic

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And I was under the impression the critical command was only for pixel 2 and 2xl, so Idk. I have latest adb and fastboot

I thought the critical command was just a Android Oreo thing not specific to the Pixel 2's
 

abranson

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I thought the critical command was just a Android Oreo thing not specific to the Pixel 2's

For Pixel 2: To flash the bootloader, Pixel 2's boot loader must be updated to at least Oreo MR1's version first. This may be done by applying an over-the-air (OTA) update, or sideloading a full OTA with the instructions on that page.

For Pixel 2 XL only: the critical partitions may also need to be unlocked before flashing. The unlock can be performed with this command, and should NOT be done on other devices:

fastboot flashing unlock_critical
 

petiolarissean

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try this, take Sim out and scratch out gold plating square closest to cut in one corner. reinsert Sim, reboot phone and adb/fastboot first then try activate oem unlock.sean
 

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    USBlyzer

    I currently have a USB log of the bootloader unlock process. I was reading in another forum that if someone were to use USBlyzer software while the phone was being remotely unlocked, then the community would be able to use this information to provide a free unlock option. Anyways, I did this and have the log, just not sure who to give it to or whats next. Any Devs feel free to PM me or if anyone can point me in the direction of a the right Dev to give this info to, please reply. I'm not looking for compensations, just to finally give the middle finger to Google (in the kindest way possible).
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    I say you go for it everyone who tried it succeeded and it seems like everything is fine also the guy does the work and makes sure before he asks for payment he's genuine.


    Yeah there's no worries. It worked with out a hitch. He doesn't really have time to do anything else. But as a precaution I wiped all software and access he used and had me download just to be on the safe side. I've since wiped everything on my phone and fast booted the stock .img. I've been through about 5 roms since he unlocked me. And soft bricked a couple times. Hence why I had to wipe entire phone and start from scratch. So there can't be anything implemented on my phone. So I'm sure I'm safe. He seems like a stand up guy also. I mean he puts his faith in you to pay him once he's done the job. That's almost unheard of in this industry.
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    All I have to about him is that he is awesome. I have not only let him unlock my Pixel,but, he has spend a couple hours with me the other day on an LG he has never tried. He doesn't charge you hourly it's a flat price. We keep in contact and he is good at what he does.
    Those of you who are skeptical, just watch the Flexihub UI and everything except the adb shell is being used, all others are locked. He is a good guy and don't worry too much about it being remotely done. If you are uncomfortable, just remove all access and software after the procedure is done and you'll be safe. Give him a go it's worth the little money he charges. I fixes imei numbers too. Whatever services you need he provides.
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    I'm confused what this would do, would you like to elaborate more.

    I'm thinking it would ruin a perfectly good SIM.
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    I just made sure type adb devices and communicationing and then tried toggle and to my surprise it turned blue! Sean

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    the only thing did differently was munipulate Sim and that's all.

    doesnt. work. i tried this and i ruined a sim card.