Sunday, 10 November 2013

Tips; How to Unlock Google Nexus 5 Bootloader

The powerful Google Nexus 5 device comes out of the box with a locked bootloader. This present step by step guide is especially provided for all the users who want to learn how to unlock the Bootloader for Google Nexus 5 device without bricking or damaging their device.
The unlocking process is not a hard process, but you need to know that applying it all data stored into Nexus 5 smartphone and into device’s memory will be completely deleted.
By gaining a unlocked Nexus 5 bootloader, you’ll have access of tons of new capabilities, possibility and options such as the possibility to root the device, to install a custom ROM, custom recovery images such as CWM and TWRP tools, custom kernels and more.

Prerequisite/Guideline:
  • All the instructions listed here work for Google Nexus 5 device only.
  • Important: after you’ll unlock the Nexus 5 device’s bootloader, all data stored into device’s internal memory will be completely wiped.
  • Important: Backup all your data stored into device’s internal memory before you move to the next section of this step by step guide.
  • Ensure that the USB Debugging mode from Developer Options menu is enabled. To do that navigate to Settings, then open the About Phone section and there tap seven times on “Build Number” to unlock the Developer Options.
  • The Google Nexus 5 device’s warranty may be revoked if you’ll gain the unlock bootloader.
  • Download and install the Google Nexus 5 USB Drivers on your PC.
  • Uninstall or disable any antivirus applications from your computer, this kind of application can interfere with the unlock bootloader process and can interrupt the same.
  • Ensure that the device’s battery power left level is more than 65%.
  • In the next 2 step by step guides,  I will teach you two different methods to unlock the bootloader for the Google Nexus 5 device. The first will teach you how to unlock the bootloader using a ONE-CLICK method, and the second one will teach you how manually gain the unlock-bootloader.

Unlock Google Nexus 5 Bootloader via One-Click (Method) Script- Guide

Important: Keep in mind that this step by step guide will wipe every single data file from the Google Nexus 5 device.
  1. Firstly, download the necessarily Bootloader Unlocking Files.zip from here and save it in your PC.
  2. Secondly, extract the downloaded zip file and save the folder on your computer.
  3. Thirty connect the Nexus 5 smartphone with your PC using the USB data cable. (If the smartphone will ask you to allow USB Debugging mode, then you need to click YES option.
  4. Now, open the folder created in the step 2.
  5. Launch the ’1-click-nexus-5-bootloader-unlock.bat’ file.
  6. Note: If the script freezes you should reinstall the USB drivers for Google Nexus 5 and after that repeat the entire tutorial from the beginning.
  7. The unlocking process will start immediately. Confirm that you want to unlock the Bootloader.
Congratulation, you successfully unlock the Google Nexus 5 bootloader using a custom one-click method.
In case the above method doesn’t work for you, then you can try to unlock the bootloader for Google Nexus 5 device using a manual method listed below.

Unlock Nexus 5 Bootloader using a manually method:

  1. Turn off the smartphone completely.
  2. After the smartphone is completely power off, boot it into Download Mode (Press and keep holding the Volume Down and Power buttons simultaneous until the Bootloader Menu will be displayed.
  1. Now, open the folder created in step 2 in the first tutorial.
  2. Open CMD window (Command Prompt Window), to do this press and hold Shift button on your keyboard and then right-click the empty folder space. From the menu select ‘open command prompt window here’ option.
  3. Now, connect the Nexus 5 device with the computer using the USB cable.
  4. Next, enter the following command in the CMD window : fastboot devices
  5. Note: the above command will detect your smartphone and then you can move to the next step. If the device is not recognized by the computer, then you should reinstall the USB drivers once again.
  6. Now, unlock the bootloader by entering the following command: fasboot oem unlock
  7. Confirm for the unlock process.
That’s all fox, you learned all steps in order to unlock the bootloader for Google Nexus 5 device.


SOURCE: ANDROID.SC

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