The Pixel 2 is one of the best Android phones of 2017. Despite the fact the bootloader is locked, many die-hard Android fans forgo modding for the stock Google Android. There's a large community of people who would love to unlock the bootloader and run a custom Rom or Kernel. Those users tend to buy their phones from independent retail stores, not carriers who often lock their bootloaders. That goes for the Verizon Pixel 2. A few users on the XDA Forums have managed to unlock their Verizon Pixel 2 bootloader. The users unlocked the phone through the standard fastboot command. The users on the forums bought the phones from Verizon and BestBuy. In fact, one user purchased a phone only a couple of days ago. If the phone is unlocked, more Android fans would be willing to take the jump through Verizon. They could use the upgrade plan or use financing.
What's my model number?
There are several ways to locate your model number:
- Option 1
- On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
- Option 2
- Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
- Option 3
- Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool