Google Pixel 6a

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Google Pixel 6a
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Green Pixel 6a.
Manufacturer Google
Name Pixel 6a
Codename google-bluejay
Released 2022
Category testing
Original software Android 12
Hardware
Chipset Google Tensor
CPU Octa-core (2x2.80 GHz Cortex-X1 & 2x2.25 GHz Cortex-A76 & 4x1.80 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPU Mali-G78 MP20
Display AMOLED 1080x2400 60Hz
Storage 128 GB
Memory 6 GB
Architecture aarch64
Features
USB Networking
Flashing
Touchscreen
Display
WiFi
FDE
Mainline
Battery
3D Acceleration
Audio
Bluetooth
Camera
GPS
Mobile data
SMS
Calls
USB OTG
NFC
Sensors
Accelerometer
Magnetometer
Ambient Light
Proximity
Hall Effect
Barometer
Power Sensor
Misc
Keyboard
Touchpad
USB-A
HDMI/DP
Ir TX
TrustZone
FOSS bootloader


The Google Pixel 6a is Google's 2022 budget Android phone. It is the third product utilizing Google's in-house silicon, the Google Tensor SOC. It shares common hardware with the pixel 6 and 6 pro, however has a smaller amount of RAM, lower refresh rate, no wireless charging capabilites, and uses a smaller display.

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How to Unlock Bootloader

WARNING: Doing this will wipe ALL data on your device. Please backup all your personal data before continuing!

On the Pixel 6a, OEM unlocking won't work with the version of the stock OS from the factory. You need to update it to the June 2022 release or later via an over-the-air update. After, you've updated it you'll also need to factory reset the device to fix OEM unlocking.

  1. In Settings > About Phone Scroll down and tap Build Number 7 times.
  2. In Settings > System > Developer Options Scroll down and enable USB Debugging and tap Ok.
  3. While In Developer Options enable OEM Unlocking. You will be prompted for your pin code (If applicable) and then warned about the risks of OEM Unlocking. Tap Enable.
  4. Be absolutely certain you have any important data backed up.
  5. Connect your device to a PC and open a terminal.
  6. Confirm your device is detected by typing adb devices.
  7. Authorize the device with the onscreen dialogue if it's listed as Unauthorized.
  8. Reboot to the bootloader with adb reboot bootloader.
  9. Unlock the bootloader with fastboot flashing unlock.
  10. Press continue on your device's screen.
  1. Reboot

How to enter flash mode

  1. Power off the device.
  2. Press and hold Volume Down and Power until Fastboot Mode appears.

You are now ready to flash!

Installation

TBD

Mainline Work

XDA User Freak07 built a proof of concept mainline kernel based on the mainline 5.15 branch by Google. They note this is essentially a mainline Generic Kernel Image (GKI) with downstream Android driver modifications.

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