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A Bunch of Google Play Pixel 2 Units Have LOCKED Bootloaders

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A Bunch of Google Play Pixel 2 Units Have LOCKED Bootloaders

Richard Goodwin 16/11/2017 - 10:15am

A bunch of Google Play Pixel 2 telephones shipped with LOCKED bootloaders… And that’s now not excellent

The entire level of a Google Pixel 2 (or Pixel 2 XL) if you purchase it from Google is that it’s natural and unlocked, so why oh why are some gadgets delivery with locked bootloaders?

This – finally rely – is set Google Pixel fail #10001; the handset has been plagued with a plethora of problems because it went on sale from gadgets delivery with out ANY tool to issues with the Pixel 2 XL’s display.

This newest downside, alternatively, is solely bizarre – all telephones got from Google Play must include unlocked bootloaders. That is how it has all the time been with appreciate to Nexus and Pixel telephones.

Pixel telephones got by the use of a community will, of direction, have locked bootloaders; that is going with out announcing. ALL Google Play gadgets must have unlocked bootloaders, alternatively – that is simply the way in which issues paintings. 

To this point, round 39 other folks have starred the problem within Google Factor Tracker, after the issue was once first came upon by means of XDA. It additionally seems that this factor is predominantly related to the HTC-built — not the 2 XL.

However the place it will get worse is that inventory ranges for the handset are super-low, so any individual that wishes a phone with an unlocked bootloader, and they're entitled to money back and alternative, has to attend weeks for the following batch to land.

Along with this, some other consumer went on to say they that would release their Verizon-bought Pixel 2 XL. Once more, the weirdness simply assists in keeping on coming. Google has but to answer this factor but, however we’re anticipating an update from The Giant G within the very close to long term.

90% of customers won't ever want to fiddle with their phone’s bootloader, it’s now not one thing reasonable client bothers with. On the other hand, that isn't the level – the purpose is that Pixel telephones got by the use of Google SHOULD have unlocked bootloaders.

The truth that some of them don’t proves there was a MASSIVE reduce to rubble sooner or later right through the manufacturing/delivery procedure. Is that this HTC’s fault? Possibly. No matter occurs, this isn't excellent. Much more so whilst you issue within the torrid time the Pixel 2 telephones have had already.

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