How to Unlock the Bootloader on Google Pixel 7A

Google Pixel 7A is the latest addition to the Pixel family and it has grabbed a lot of limelight, most noticeable because of the major improvement over its predecessor in the form of 90Hz refresh rate and wireless charging. However, did you know you can further improve the features on Google Pixel 7A thanks to custom development?

With the support for a variety of custom ROMs that can directly be flashed through Fastboot or AOSP-based recoveries and access to administrative privileges by rooting the device through Magisk. But before you can carry out any custom tweaks, you will first have to unlock the Bootloader on Google Pixel 7A. If you’re looking to do that, then this guide will be perfect for you. In this guide, you will get to know how to unlock the Bootloader on Google Pixel 7A.

Important note: If you unlock the bootloader on your Google Pixel, it might cancel the warranty. The people at can’t take responsibility if anything bad happens to your device during or after following their guide. To stay safe, it’s a good idea to make a complete backup of all your important stuff before you start. That way, if something goes wrong, your important things will be safe.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 7A

Step 1: Create a Backup for Your Google Pixel

Make sure you take a complete backup of your Google Pixel 7a and save it on your computer or in the cloud. If you’re not sure how to back up your Android phone or what data to include, read our easy-to-follow guide on how to take a full backup of any Android device. It will provide you with all the necessary steps and information.

Step 2: Install Android SDK

To start off, install the Android SDK Platform Tools on your PC or computer. It’s the official ADB and Fastboot binary provided by Google. You should download it and extract it to a convenient location on your PC. Doing this will give you the necessary platform-tools folder.

Step 3: Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking

Then, you will need to enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on your smartphone. The former makes your smartphone recognizable by the PC in ADB mode. Meanwhile, it’ll allow you to easily boot your smartphone to Fastboot Mode.

OEM Unlocking will be needed to carry out the bootloader unlocking process. You’ll need to go to Settings -> About Phone -> Tap on Build number 7 times -> Return to Settings -> System -> Developer Options -> Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking.

Step 4: Boot your device to Fastboot mode

  • Connect your smartphone to the PC using a USB cable
  • Go to the platform-tools folder and type in CMD in the address bar before hitting enter to launch the Command Prompt
  • Enter the following command in the CMD window for booting your device to the Fastboot Mode –
adb reboot bootloader
  • Now, type the following command to verify the Fastboot Connection –
fastboot devices
  • If you’re getting the Device ID followed by the Fastboot keyword, then your connection stands successful

Step 5: Unlock the bootloader on Google Pixel 7A

  • Type the following command in the CMD window opened in the platform-tools
fastboot flashing unlock
  • You will get a confirmation message on your device and you’ll need to use the Volume keys for selecting the Unlock the Bootloader option and then hitting the Power key for confirming it
  • Your device will undergo a reboot and the Device State will get unlocked, verifying that the process is successfully completed
  • You might have to reboot your smartphone to the system (if it doesn’t automatically happen)
  • To do that, either press the Power Key once or enter the following command –
fastboot reboot

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to unlock the bootloader of your Pixel 7a. If you’re interested in rooting your device, you can refer to our comprehensive guide linked here: How to root Google Pixel 7A using Magisk Patched Init Boot. Should you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comment section down below.

Aviral Sharma
Aviral Sharma
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