Just days after the Pixel 6A launched, Google is rolling out an update to fix an issue preventing users from unlocking the bootloader and performing mods, according to a report of android font. The change is grouped in the first Pixel 6A updatethat Google just launched last week.
In short, a boot loader is software that loads the operating system (OS) on a device when it turns on. Accessing the bootloader on Android can give you full control over your operating system in a process known as rooting. It also allows you to install modified versions of Android, called ROMs. While some phone manufacturers and carriers don’t allow you to unlock your device’s bootloader, Google does things differently. It lets you dive straight into pixels that aren’t tied to a specific carrier (which are, confusingly, also called “unlocked” devices).
Last week, android font found various reports Pixel 6A users who were disappointed to find they couldn’t access the bootloader, and later confirmed the issue on their own Pixel 6A review unit. A Google spokesperson said android Police that a fix is included in the latest Pixel 6A update, although it doesn’t explicitly mention it in its patch notes.
Google says the update will continue to roll out over the next week “depending on carrier networks.” So if you’re looking forward to modding your brand new Pixel 6A, you shouldn’t have to wait too long.