Oct 17 AT 3:21 PM Dima Aryeh 0 Comments

Pixel smartphones from the Google Store will have unlockable bootloaders

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The Nexus line is dead, but it seems that the mod-friendly nature of Google devices isn’t. Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones purchased from the Google Store will have unlockable bootloaders, so you can mod them to your heart’s content.

Verizon announced that its models of the Pixel lineup will receive updates at the same time as the Google models, but they will not have unlockable bootloaders. So if you like modding your device, avoid the Verizon model.

We’re glad to hear that Google is still trying to appeal to enthusiasts despite the Pixels being more mainstream than Nexus devices.

Via: Phandroid

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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