The Pixel 2 has had a rough ride since its launch, plagued by numerous issues. One of the most confusing issues being that the bootloader is disabled from unlocking. Many users use the Pixel series because of their easily unlockable bootloaders, so seeing the option disabled can be a huge issue.
Having an unlocked bootloader allows users to flash custom software on the device. The main advantage is that it doesn’t void the warranty of the device. Having the option greyed out, therefore, makes it a more precarious task to flash anything on to the device.
The fix requires you to go to settings and factory reset the device ensuring that when it starts up it is connected to the internet. The option to unlock the bootloader should no longer be blocked. While resetting the device seems like a bit of an extensive endeavor for such a fix, unlocking the bootloader resets the device anyway.
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