1. gil_happy's Avatar
    Hello,

    In different locations on the 'net', I read that the Verizon Google Pixel XL cannot be rooted because the bootloader is locked. Can someone clarify if this is true?

    I just received a brand new Pixel XL from Verizon, but have not connected it to WiFi and have not yet activated my service and I want to know if I can root my Pixel XL with the following:

    BL = 8996-012001-1611091517
    Baseband = 8996-012511-1611190200
    Console = DISABLED
    Secure Boot = PRODUCTION
    Device is LOCKED

    Thanks in advance!
    03-29-2017 03:50 PM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I'm reasonably sure it can. You have to manually unlock the bootloader. When you do that it wipes the device.
    03-29-2017 03:54 PM
  3. gil_happy's Avatar
    Thanks... I think I did read that unlocking the bootloader would erase the phone, but then I think I also read that you can only unlock the VZ Pixel XL bootloader when the device is only on certain kernels, etc meaning don't upgrade to the latest version, otherwise you might not be able to unlock it.
    03-29-2017 04:03 PM
  4. gil_happy's Avatar
    I removed the SIM (and didn't connect to WiFi), performed the very minimum set up so I could get into the settings > and confirmed my version is 7.1.1.
    03-29-2017 04:26 PM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Have you been able to unlock the bootloader?
    03-29-2017 07:25 PM
  6. gil_happy's Avatar
    Ok, so it sounds like there is no current root solution on 7.1.1 - I think that is where my confusion was when researching this topic on the 'net'. Verizon has locked down the bootloader and there is currently no solution on 7.1.1 to unlock it.
    03-30-2017 05:31 AM
  7. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Ok, so it sounds like there is no current root solution on 7.1.1 - I think that is where my confusion was when researching this topic on the 'net'. Verizon has locked down the bootloader and there is currently no solution on 7.1.1 to unlock it.
    'Fastboot flashing unlock' doesn't work?
    03-31-2017 04:28 PM

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