HTC Nexus 9 has finally been launched and available in the Google play store for the purchase. IF you bought the new device and looking for the guide to unlock the bootloader of Nexus 9. Here is the complete guide which you can follow on your device and unlock the same. The process is very simple and take a few minutes to complete the task. After unlocking the bootloader you can root and install custom recovery. The process is clean and simple, unlike some OEMs which make you go through long and extensive set of instructions to unlock bootloader.
Unlocking bootloader will wipe all your data form the tablet. So make sure you backup everything or unlock bootloader on a new device with nothing to lose. Read all the instruction very carefully and follow all the steps one by one.
Your warranty is void if you follow the given instruction in this guide. We the Howtorootmobile.com team or the developers are not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards. Read all the instruction very carefully and Perform everything at your own risk.
CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the HTC Nexus 9 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important step that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
BACKUP ANDROID APPS, SMS, CONTACTS, CALL LOGS, & BOOKMARKS
BACKUP ANDROID DEVICE WITH THESE FREE APPS
BACKUP AND RESTORE WHATSAPP MESSAGES
2. INSTALL HTC NEXUS 9 DRIVERS
You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
HOW TO UNLOCK BOOTLOADER OF HTC NEXUS 9
Step 1 – Download Android Fastboot drivers here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 2 Make sure you have backup your data as it will be erased. Then switch OFF your Nexus 9 tablet.
Step 3 – Now enter into the Bootloader / Fastboot Mode on Nexus 9. To do this Press Volume Up + Volume Down + Power keys for a few seconds till you see some text and the START on the screen. This is the Bootloader Mode which allows Fastboot to communicate with your tablet.
Step 4 – Navigate to ADB Driverfpolder and open Command Prompt (Shift + Right-click > Open Command Prompt).
Step 5 – Coonect yourdevcie with the PC and Type in the following command and press Enter.
fastboot oem unlock
Step 6 – Now follow the on-screen instructions on your tablet to confirm the bootloader unlocking and erase all the data, then proceed.
Step 7 – In the end, your Nexus 9 will now reboot itself. Or you can always reboot your tablet with the following command if not rebooted automatically.
That’s it! Your HTC Nexus 9 bootloader is now unlocked! You can now root your device and install a custom recovery.