Hi world, Today i am going to share how to unlock the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9.
For those of you who’ve got Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices and are anxious to start tinkering with them then you will need to unlock the Bootloader.
While unlocking the Bootloader does void your device warranty, it does allow you to do awesome things such as root, flash ROMS, and put on custom recovery software. If you’re still interested, then follow along with the below step by step instructions.
First of all, you’ll need to have the Android SDK that will provide you with the adb and fastboot commands. You can download the Android SDK from here and you’ll find the adb and fastboot files inside the (Platform-tools) folder.
Unlock the Nexus 6 & Nexus 9 Bootloader to root:
Step 1: Go back to Phone settings and select Developer options; check the box for USB debugging.
Step 2: While inside, also check the box for “Enable OEM unlock.”
Step 3: Connect your Nexus phone into your computer. You’ll require to give it USB debugging access via a pop-up.
Step 4: Now Open a command prompt from within the ‘Platform-tools’ SDK folder and type:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 5: Once you see the boot screen on your Phone, type:
fastboot oem unlock
Step 6: A bootloader unlocker confirmation page will appear inquiring you to confirm the changes, tap volume up key to select yes and power button to confirm.
Step 7: Your device will reboot and during so will perform a factory reset. once it boots back up you are completed and you must see an unlock icon during boot.
That’s it folks, now your new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 are able to have custom ROMS, root, and a custom recovery installed, if you need to that is.