I'm having issues unlocking my Nexus 7 2013 WiFi's bootloader, and it was suggested that I try fastboot oem unlock-go instead of fastboot oem unlock. Both seem to act the same on my device, however both also fail on my device so it is possible that the difference appears after the failure on my end comes.

Regardless, I would like to know: What is the difference between these two commands? I'm not managing to find documentation.

  • are both commands available at this device? the only difference i can imagine is for -go something is skipped (maybe erasing userdata, or confirmation dialog)? you can tell us – alecxs Jun 20 '20 at 9:22
  • @alecxs both are available yes, and looking at the log I did not notice anything being skipped, however it ends prematurely due to it always failing (for currently unknown reasons). The confirmation dialogue was still there. – Newbyte Jun 20 '20 at 9:42
  • 1
    This XDA post says 1.it is specific to OEM 2. How to see if it this command is honored by your device 3.warns you not to try running fastboot commands of this type – beeshyams Jun 20 '20 at 9:53
  • @beeshyams this link is not helpful, the only explained command is oem off-mode-charge – alecxs Jun 20 '20 at 12:55
  • 1
    @beeshyams -go is recommended as alias on every 2nd tutorial, but nobody knows the difference. have seen this for by-passing xiaomi bootloader lock (temporary unlock?) xiaomitips.com/guide/… – alecxs Jun 20 '20 at 13:29

Most device will prompt an Yes/No UI, and the user can press Volume Up/Down to choose an option, and press power to comfirm.

"fastboot oem unlock-go" will skip the prompt. But no all device support this command.

  • thx for clarifying :) – alecxs Dec 17 '20 at 9:34
  • Can you help me find the documentation for this? I can't find fastboot oem unlock-go anywhere. – Gabriel Fair Jan 15 at 0:21

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.