How to Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device

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These are instructions on how to Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device using the fastboot tools on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your device should have at least 20 percent or above battery to follow the instructions.

Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device

  1. Download and install Motorola USB driver on your computer. If Motorola USB drivers are already installed on your computer then skip this step.
  2. USB Logo

  3. Enable USB Debugging on Your Nexus 6P. To enable Developer Options: Open Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Built Number for 6-8 times until developers option is enabled.
  4. Again Go Back to the Settings > Developer Options > Enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging.

    USB Debugging Android 5.0

  5. Power off your Motorola Device.
  6. Power Off

  7. Now, you need to boot your device into the ADB mode. To boot into adb mode, Press and hold the Volume Down Key and Power Key (for 4-5 seconds) and release the power key but keep holding the Volume Down key until ADB mode is visible on the screen.
  8. ADB Mode on Motorola

  9. Connect your Motorola Device to the computer using the USB cable.
  10. Mobile USB Computer

  11. Download and install the Minimal ADB and fastboot tools on your computer.
  12. Minimal ADB Fastboot Setup

  13. Once the installation process is completed, Launch the Minimal ADB and fastboot tools.
  14. Minimal ADB Fastboot Setup Finish

  15. Now, you will be able to see the following command window.
  16. minimal command window

  17. Now, in the command window type: fastboot devices and press enter from the keyboard.
  18. Motorola fastboot devices

    (from the above command you can see the list of devices attached to the computer)

  19. Now, give another command: fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  20. Motorola unlock data

  21. Using the Mouse select the whole unlock data (string) as seen in the below picture:
  22. Motorola Oem Select

    Once you have selected the unlock data (string), Press CTRL + C from computer keyboard to copy the string.

  23. Now, Open Notepad on your computer and paste the unlock data (string).
  24. Motorola Unlock String

    Now, you have to remove the spaces between the unlock code (string):

    Motorola String Without Spaces

    Now, copy the Unlock Code (string):

    Motorola Copy String

  25. Now, Open Motorola’s Official Unlock Bootloader website and Click on Next button.
  26. Motorola Bootloader Next

  27. Sign In to your Motorola Account (If you don’t have Motorola account then you have to create it).
  28. Motorola Signin

  29. Now, paste the entire unlock data (string) in the Field (#6) and click on the Can my device be unlocked? button.
  30. Motorola Paste String

  31. Now, select the I Agree radio button and click on the Request Unlock key button.
  32. Motorola Agree

  33. Now, Motorola will send you the Unlock Key on your registered Email ID (through which you have logged in Step#11).
  34. Now, Check your Email Account for Motorola’s Email. Once you received the Email, please Open it and copy the Unlock Code.
  35. Motorola Email Unlock Code

  36.  Once you have copied the unlock code, Open the Command Window and type the following command: fastboot oem unlock (paste the code here).
  37. Motorola Final Unlock

  38. You will be able to see some processes on your Motorola Device and your Motorola Device will reboot automatically.
  39. Now, you will be able to see the Warning Bootloader Unlocked Message (this confirms that you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on your Motorola Device).
  40. Motorola Bootloader Warning


    [*] Unlocking the Bootloader will delete your personal data, pictures, apps etc from your device. So, backup your personal data before following the above tutorial.

    [*] Once you have successfully Unlock Bootloader of your Motorola device, you will get the Warning Bootloader Unlocked Message every time whenever you start or restart the device.

    [*] Motorola Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device, then head over to Download Motorola Stock Firmware page.

    [*] Motorola USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device, then head over to Download Motorola USB Driver page.