How to enter Huawei Nexus 6P fastboot/bootloader mode

Looks like you mean business. Looking to unlock the full potential of your Nexus 6P, right? And all that steps with accessing the fastboot mode, or bootloader mode, you gateway to issue unlock command and flash your beloved TWRP recovery.

Well, accessing bootloader mode is dead easy on Huawei Google Nexus 6P. As also the Nexus 6P bootloader unlock itself.

Access Nexus 6P Bootloader mode (Fastboot mode)

Let’s see how to enter bootloader mode on Nexus 6P.

Step 1. First off, power off your Nexus 6P and then wait up for like 4-5 seconds after screen goes off.

Step 2. Next, press and hold both Power and Volume Down button together until you see anything on screen, and that’s it. That’s the Nexus 6P bootloader screen right there, with Fastboot written at top.

You can unlock your Nexus 6P from here, and once you have done that that, you can install TWRP recovery and use the latter toroot your Nexus 6P.

Do note that unlocking the bootloader will wipe everything on your device.

Why you may need bootloader mode access?

Well, for a variety of reasons you may find yourself knocking at bootloader mode’s door.

  • To install a firmware (factory image)
  • To unlock bootloader by issuing that command
  • To install TWRP recovery
  • To install a modem, or stock recovery back
  • To re-lock the bootloader of the device, yes.

Anyway, it’s important to know the right trick, which thankfully, in Nexus device, is darn easy — as it should be.

If you need help, let us know via comments below. And do unlock bootloader and climb all the way to rooting and using Xposed on your Nexus 6P. It’s so cool!

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