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How to Boot into Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bootloader / Fastboot Mode

Google’s recently released its two latest flagship phones, the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL.These two are the successors to Google Pixel and Pixel XL respectively.Both the phones have the best in class specifications and features.Google Pixel 2 has a familiar design as last year whereas Google Pixel Xl has an edge to edge design like other flagships (Note 8 and LG V30).

Both the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL come with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 835 Octa-core SoC clocked at 2.3GHz and 1.9 GHz coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory which can be expanded via microSD up to 128GB.Both the device has a 12.2 MP rear and 8MP front camera for better selfies.Google Pixel 2 has a 5 inch Full HD OLED screen (1920 x 1080) whereas the Pixel 2 XL has a bigger 6 inch Quad HD display (2880 x 1440).The Pixel 2 XL houses a bigger 3520 mAh battery and Pixel 2 has a smaller 2700 mAh battery.Both are IP67 water and dust resistant.

In Android, Bootloader mode plays a very important role.Every Android device comes with both recovery (stock) and bootloader mode.Bootloader mode lets users perform OEM level operations, like unlocking the bootloader, flashing/modifying system partitions, installing a custom recovery like TWRP and much more. Essentially, bootloader mode is where all the fun stuff starts on a Pixel phone, be it custom ROMs, MODs or Root access.

Below we are sharing how you can easily access the bootloader/fastboot mode on Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL

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Steps To Boot into Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bootloader / Fastboot Mode

Boot into Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bootloader

There are two ways which can help you to boot into Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bootloader / Fastboot Mode 1) Using Power and Volume Keys 2) fastboot commands via Computer

#1 Using Hardware Keys

Follow the given steps to boot into Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL Bootloader by hardware buttons

  • First, Power off your second generation Pixel phone.
  • Then Press & hold Power + Volume down button for a few seconds.
    └ This will boot your phone into bootloader mode.
  • Use the Volume Up & Down buttons to navigate between options and Power button to select an option in bootloader mode.

#2 Using PC fastboot Commands

If you want to boot Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL into bootloader mode from your PC, then follow the linked guide below


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