How to Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device

Updated on July 3, 2018

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

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

Unlock Bootloader on any Motorola Device

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

USB Logo

Step 2: Now, you have to Enable USB Debugging on Your Nexus 6P. To enable Developers Option: Open Settings > About Phone > Tap on the Built Number for 6-8 times until developers option is enabled.

Step 3: Now, Again Go Back to the Settings > Developers Option > Enable OEM unlocking and USB Debugging.

USB Debugging Android 5.0

Step 4: Now, Power off your Motorola Device.

Power Off Android 5.0

Step 5: Now, you need to boot 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.

ADB Mode on Motorola

Step 6: Connect your Motorola Device to the computer.

Connect Android Device with Computer

Step 7: Download and install the Minimal ADB and fastboot tools on your computer.

install minimal adb fastboot

Step 8: Once, Installation is completed Launch the Minimal ADB and fastboot tools.

minimal adb fastboot setup complete

Step 9: Now, you will be able to see the following command window.

minimal command window

Step 10: Now, in the command window type: fastboot devices and press enter from the keyboard. You will be able to see the list of Android devices attached to the computer.

Motorola fastboot devices

Step 11: Now, give another command: fastboot oem get_unlock_data

Motorola unlock data

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Step 12: Now, you will be able to see the unlock data (string) that you have to copy. To copy, right click in the command window and select Mark.

Motorola oem mark

Using the Mouse select the whole unlock data (string) as shown in the below picture:

Motorola Oem Select

Once you have selected the unlock data (string), left click the mouse button to copy.

Step 13: Now, Open Notepad on your computer and paste the unlock data (string).

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

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Step 14: Now, Open Motorola’s Official Unlock Bootloader website and Click on Next button.

Motorola Bootloader Next

Step 15: Sign In to your Motorola Account (If you dont have motorola account then you have to create it).

Motorola Signin

Step 16: Now, paste the entire unlock data (string) in the Field (#6) and click on the Can my device be unlocked? button.

Motorola Paste String

Step 17: Now, select the I Agree radio button and click on the Request Unlock key button.

Motorola Agree

Step 18: Now, Motorola will send you the Unlock Key on your registered Email ID (through which you have logged in Step#11).

Step 19: Now, Check your Email Account for the Motorola’s Email. Once you recived the Email, Open it and copy the Unlock Code.

Motorola Email Unlock Code

Step 20:  Once you have copied the unlock code, Open the Command Window and type following command: fastboot oem unlock (paste the code here).

Motorola Final Unlock

Step 21: You will be able to see some processes on your Motorola Device and your Motorola Device will reboot automatically.

Step 22: 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).

Motorola Bootloader Warning

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[*] 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 everytime whenever you start or restart the device.

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

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