The Motorola Moto G has been out for a while, but the device still manages to do a lot with the help of some advanced processes. We have just updated our how-to guide to share with you a fast and convenient method for unlocking the bootloader.
- Keep a backup of your Phone data (Unlocking bootloader will wipe all your device data).
- Battery Should be at least 60% Charged.
- Download and Install ADB Driver from here.
- In addition, you need the latest Motorola USB drivers.
- Download and Unzip ADB Fastboot tools on your PC.
How to unlock Bootloader of Moto G
Step 1. Connect your Android device into PC. Please make sure you have enabled USB debugging mode on the phone.
Step 2. Turn off your device and boot it into fastboot mode by holding volume down + power buttons simultaneously. Wait a few seconds, then let the power button and the volume button go again. (The phone will display “fastboot” text indicating that it has successfully entered fastboot mode.)
Step 3. Navigate to the folder where you have unzipped the ADB tools. Hold down the shift key and click right mouse button on an empty spot in Windows Explorer. Select “Open command window here”.
Step 4. To check if everything is working, type below command in the command window. Then you will get a message that your device is recognized. If it doesn’t recognize your device, then reinstall the ADB drivers properly here.
Step 5. Once that is done, type the below command and then press enter.
fastboot oem get_unlock_data
A string will appear that looks similar to this:
Example: On a Windows Desktop, the returned string format would be fastboot oem get_unlock_data (bootloader) 0A40040192024205#4C4D3556313230 (bootloader) 30373731363031303332323239#BD00 (bootloader) 8A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC0C39F95 (bootloader) 1A3E5#1F53280002000000000000000 (bootloader) 0000000
Step 6. Copy the character sequence by clicking on the right button of your mouse in the prompt, choose “Select” and then select the highlighted five lines. Press the enter key now to copy the text to the clipboard and then paste it into the input window on the Motorola website here. Ensure that there are no spaces. Please also note that “(bootloader)” should not be copied!
Step 7. Click on “Can my device be unlocked?“, then scroll to the bottom of the page. Put a tick in the “I Agree” box and click on “Request Unlock Key”. You should have received a code by email now. Copy it to the clipboard and then go back to the prompt. If the Moto G is still connected to the PC, you can directly input the following command:
That’s it Now, The Moto G will now start automatically and the bootloader is unlocked.