[Tutorial] How To Unlock The Bootloader In Galaxy Nexus

Like all Nexus device, the bootloader is easily unlockable in Galaxy Nexus without any hack. In the Galaxy Nexus unlocking is done in a few minutes once you have installed the right tools and in this tutorial I will show you how. The process is very easy to explain and it will work no matter which operating system you have on your computer because the files you need to download are supported for all three major operating system Windows/Mac/Linux.

To get started follow steps below

Step 1: First make sure you download the Universal Driver for Windows from this link

Step 2: Now extract the downloaded file in separate folder on your computer

Step 3: Connect your Galaxy Nexus device with your computer using USB cable

Step 4: Now on your computer open Device Manager and expand the Other devices tree

Step 5: Right mouse click on your Galaxy Nexus in the list and from context menu choose Update Driver Software

Step 6: Now locate the folder which you previously extracted in Step 2. Once they are installed, your device will be recognized.

Step 7: Download adb and fastboot on your computer from this link (for PC/Mac/Linux)

Step 8: Put your Galaxy Nexus FastBoot mode. Boot the phone by holding down the volume up and down together and then press power button

Step 9: Let me note that after this everything from your SD card will be removed so be careful. Now unlock the bootloader with the following command fastboot oem unlock

You are done!

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Boris Zegarac is Staff Writer at TheTechJournal. He is our Tutorial Expert. He is a web developer and web designer who is also interested in Computers and Smartphones. You can follow him at his Google + profile page

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