Jun 14, 2017 · Steps To Unlock the Bootloader of Android phones. Next step is to unlock the bootloader in order to unlock the OEM. As mentioned before: upon unlocking the bootloader, all data will be wiped out of your device. And the warranty of your device will also expire. Carefully follow all the steps, else your device will hard brick.
The Pixels purchased from Verizon do not have unlockable bootloaders, so the switch will stay greyed out. If it is still on 7.0, you can use dPixel8 to bypass and unlock the bootloader. If you updated to 7.1.1, you are stuck with a locked bootloader.