I am attempting the unlock the bootloader on my Google Pixel 2 XL. I know this problem seems to be very common, but I have yet been unable to find a solution for my particular case after searching through just about all the relevant cases online. I have installed the latest Google USB drivers as well as the ADB/Fastboot platform tools. When I run
adb devices I get one listed, which is my phone. I am able to then run
adb reboot bootloader to get to the fastboot screen. This is where my problem starts.
Not only does the device not appear under fastboot (when I run
fastboot devices), but I don’t think my PC is recognizing that an Android phone is connected. Many guides at this point say to go to Device Manager, and find the Android device under ‘Other Devices’ with a yellow indicator showing that it isn’t working, and then point Windows towards a working driver. However, my Device Manager looks like this:
As far as I can tell, when I plug in the phone when in fastboot mode, it appears as
Intel(R) USB 3.1 extensible Host Controller - 1.10 (Microsoft) and as
USB Root Hub (USB 3.0)
I guess my question is at this point is this a hardware issue? I can do everything with my Pixel normally, like exchange files and USB debugging.