I guess you are right that i can spend an hour on FB. Found his ebay and sent a message there, might aswell try on FB.
Ok I had to sign back into this just to say check your Pixel XL oem unlock option. The option all of a sudden is available to toggle and I'm about to perform it unlock it. I did nothing special and I updated to May patch yesterday.
Yep it worked!
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 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).
Looks like there is finally a solution!! Go to this thread for the how to https://forum.xda-developers.com/pixel-xl/how-to/how-to-unlock-bootloader-verizon-pixel-t3796030 it's been a fun ride, cheers.
Give credit where it's due. It was actually LeoTheRomRasta's usb log that led to the solution in the quoted post below. Look here for the history:
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.