Nexus 6P uses new command to unlock the bootloader
posted by Alan F. / Nov 15, 2015, 10:57 PM
When it comes to unlocking the bootloader on the Nexus 6P, there are two different levels. One, called normal, is a basic unlock that will be suitable for most of you. It allows you to flash system images, a custom recovery, boot images and more. The second level is considered "critical" and allows you to flash custom bootloaders. These are usually required only to remove security restrictions and add special features.
The new flashing commands include:
fastboot flashing unlock
fastboot flashing lock
fastboot flashing unlock_critical
fastboot flashing lock_critical
fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability
Keep in mind that unlocking the bootloader could result in the voiding of the warranty on your Nexus 6P. There also was earlier talk about a hardware fuse that would be blown with the unlocking of the Nexus 6P's bootloader. This would prevent the relocking of the bootloader. As it turns out, the so-called QFuse does not get blown if the bootloader is unlocked. And that means that all of the hackers and modders out there can customize the Nexus 6P as long as they don't care about the warranty.
Thanks for the tip!
Google Nexus 6P OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 7.0 Nougat, 6.0 Marshmallow View Full specs
- Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 3450 mAh
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Also might add that not only does it NOT blow the QFuse, it also doesn't cripple AndroidPay
posted on Nov 16, 2015, 2:17 AM 2
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