New "Flashing" Command Required For Unlocking The Nexus 6P Bootloader

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    Bootloader unlocking veterans probably did the same thing I did when they first got their Nexus 6P. Of course the first thing I wanted to do was get that bootloader unlocked and get TWRP installed. I plugged my 6P into my PC and proceeded to boot the phone into fastboot mode so I could unlock the bootloader. After typing the normal command "fastboot oem unlock" and getting an error I scratched my head. In these situations google is indeed your friend.

    What I found within a few minutes of research is that the Nexus 6P requires a new command for unlocking the bootloader. The new command is as folows,

    "fastboot flashing unlock"

    Other commands include:

    fastboot flashing lock

    fastboot flashing unlock_critical

    fastboot flashing lock_critical

    fastboot flashing get_unlock_ability

    I am not sure why the change occurred, but this is generally the same easy process you just have to remember to include the "flashing"!
     
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    You also have to download the latest Android SDK. I had an older version and I couldn't unlock my 6P with the old command and the new command wasn't recognized. I was mightily confused until an XDA'er pointed out my mistake.