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How to Enter Google Pixel 5a Bootloader Mode

Last Updated on December 28, 2022 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to access hidden modes on your Google Pixel 5a 5G? Pixel hidden modes include bootloader mode, enter fastboot mode, etc. To Enter Google Pixel 5a bootloader mode, you need to enable recovery mode settings. Several users are stuck on the boot loop, or the Pixel 5a bootloader failed issues when loading images. You can allow bootloader mode on your Pixel using the below settings.

How to Restart Google Pixel 5a Bootloader Mode using Recovery Mode

Using bootloader mode, you can install any custom ROM, root your device, install a custom recovery (TWRP), etc. One disadvantage is that you will no longer receive your device’s official OTA Android updates.

Step 1: Touch & hold the Power and volume down buttons at the same time until the Start menu views in your Pixel.

You can see fastboot mode with locked (Device state) here.

Step 2: Press the Volume down button until you view Recovery mode.

Step 3: Press the Power button to apply.

Step 4: You can see “No command” with the Android robot exclamation mark symbol on the screen.

Step 5: Long-press the power key and press the volume up button once to boot your Google Pixel into recovery mode.

Now, Android recovery mode appears.

How to Enter Google Pixel 5a Bootloader Mode

Step 6: Press the Volume down key to highlight Reboot to bootloader.

Step 7: Press the Power key to apply.

How to Lock or Unlock Bootloader on Google Pixel 5a 5G

Step 1: Download and extract your drive’s latest ADB and fastboot.

Step 2: Enable developer options by going to Settings > About phone > Tap on Build number until activating developer mode.

How to Restart Google Pixel 5a Bootloader Mode using OEM Unlocking

Step 3: Now, enable OEM unlock Google Pixel by going to Settings > System > Developer options > Toggle on OEM unlocking > Enable

Also, make sure to enable USB debugging on your Pixel devices and connect your phone to your PC or Laptop. Follow this instruction to unlock the bootloader on your Google Pixel devices.


Can I Unlock a Locked Bootloader?

By default, you can see the device locked status in the bootloader. So, you can’t flash bootloader or drive partitions. To unlock the bootloader, you must flash new images for your device (Enable developer mode and OEM unlock).

Can I Unlock bootloader without OEM unlocking?

No, make sure to enable OEM unlocking on your phone to unlock bootloader. You don’t need to enable USB debugging to unlock the bootloader. 

Can ADB work without USB debugging?

No, you must turn on USB debugging on your phone using developer mode settings. Go to Settings > System > Developer options > Toggle on USB debugging in debugging section.

And that’s all. Do you still have any questions about entering Google Pixel 5a bootloader mode? Tell us in below comment section.


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