Nexus 6 is the latest flagship from Google, and as usual Google has done something extreme in it and this device is more than enough to beat any flagship out there. In terms of both money and Specifications, although Moto X 2104 is cheaper but when it comes to speed, support and availability, Nexus 6 is everywhere, while Moto X is nowhere to be found, and if we compare it with Samsung or Xperia devices, they are no match for this Beast. No matter how many unique features were to be found in Samsung and Xperia devices, if the device lags and show performance issues, all the features that makes the device exclusive, have no use at all. I mean like in Galaxy S4, if the Air View lags and take time to show, what is the need of it then, anyhow, this article is exclusive for Nexus 6 and let’s make it to Nexus 6 only.
Motorola Nexus 6 has arrived with some of the most amazing specs seen this year with 5.9-inch display showing 1440 x 2560 resolution having 493 ppi pixel density, this device can sure show some quality detail, having 3GB of RAM available in both 32/63GB capacity variant, 13MP of rear camera and 2MP of front camera, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core Krait processor, clocked at 2.7GHz with Adreno 240 GPU and power to make a 2160P resolution video, this device can sure to pack some awesome and powerful Punch, however, with just stock ROM and Stock features, using such a device is stupidity, if you really want to unleash the beast inside Nexus 6, you need to get out of the Stock side of this device.
And the very first step towards customization is the unlocking of Bootloader, well not for Samsung, but for all the other devices. Despite the fact that there is no official thread related to this topic, but it is typical that every Nexus device Bootloader can be unlocked the same way. The official thread about this device will be available when the rooting method will be available, till the just unlock the bootloader and wait for rooting. Without further ado, let’s continue towards the preparations and unlocking tutorial.
1. This is only for Nexus 6!
This custom ROM is only for the device mentioned above. Make sure that your model number matches the one listed above. To do so, go to Settings > About Device on your device and see your model number. Flashing this ROM on any other device will result in bricking it so make sure that you meet this requirement first of all.
2. Battery should be charged at least over 60%
Make sure that your battery is charged enough to complete the flashing process. In case your battery is low and your device goes dead during the flashing process, you may end up soft bricking your device as it won’t complete the flashing process.
3. Backup everything!
Just to be on the safe side, you may consider backing up each and everything from your Android device. This is highly recommended so that in case anything goes wrong, you still have the access to all of your data and you can restore it immediately. You may backup everything as listed below.
- Backup SMS Messages
- Backup Call Logs
- Backup Contacts
- Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Google in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. Incase of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.
How To Unlock Bootloader of Nexus 6:
First Visit the Link to download and Configure Fastboot and ADB: Link
- Now Open your Device Settings.
- Navigate to Developer Options.
- Tick the Enable OEM unlock.
- Also Enable the USB Debugging mode.
- Open Command Prompt in Fastboot folder.
- Boot your Device in Bootloader mode, Power Off your device and then press and Hold Power + Vol. Down, until you are in bootloader mode.
- Connect your device with PC.
- Once the connection is successful, Type: fastboot oem unlock
- Press Volume up to continue, when prompted.
- That is it, all your data is erased and Bootloader is unlocked
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