In this guide we have mentioned the whole process to officially unlock bootloader on all Motorola phone. The bootloader unlock process need to have a geeky mind or some knowledge of playing with the adb-fastboot commands. We have posted this simplified guide for you so that you can easily unlock bootloader of your Motorola device.
With a bootloader unlocked device, you can perform a variety of operations with your device, including flashing TWRP recovery, rooting, installing custom ROMs and other tweaking stuff. Once you unlock your bootloader the warranty get void so think twice before moving forward.
If you have a carrier bonded device including Verizon or AT&T then this guide is not for you as these carrier doesn’t provide bootloader unlock codes. However you can unlock Verizon Moto X 2014 but that is a separate case because Verizon has provided the unlock codes for this device only.
Moreover if you have a unlocked or a carrier free device then you are good to go along with the guide. The Motorola bootloader unlock process is not difficult but you need to pay attention on each step to successfully unlock your device bootloader.
How to unlock bootloader on all Motorola devices
Download the latest version of Motorola USB drivers and install them on PC. Here
Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC as well. Here
Enable USB debugging on phone, go to Settings >> Developer options >> USB debugging.
Note: To enable Developer options tap build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a developer’.
Now open command prompt on your PC, to open it press Shift + Right Mouse Click and left click the ‘Open command window here’ option.
Command windows will appear on your desktop, now type the following command in the command window to reboot your device into bootloader mode.
adb reboot bootloader
Once it shows, ‘waiting for device’, now connect your device to PC. If the waiting for device takes too long with no progress follow this guide to fix the issue.
Your device will reboot to bootloader mode, then type
fastboot oem get_unlock_data
The above command will generate a string of number and alphabets and shown below.
Now you have to modify the string into a single line, remove the bootloader text text from it just the number as shown below.
It’s time to visit the Motorola bootloader unlock page here then copy and past the modified string in the box provided above the “Can my device be unlocked?” button and click it.
Here if your device is eligible for bootloader unlock, you will see the ‘REQUEST UNLOCK KEY’ key button at the end of page and click it.
You will get an email with the bootloader unlock key written in upper case as shown.
Now type the following command to unlock the bootloader of your Motorola device.
fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY
You need to paste the unlock key string in as a Unique Key in the above command. If the command is entered properly you will see a warning on reboot showing you that the device is now unlocked.
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