How to unlock bootloader of Motorola devices


In this guide you would be able to unlock bootloader of all Motorola devices in just a few simple steps. Motorola devices are unlocked by the official confirmation by Motorola services, once you become successful in unlocking the bootloader of your device then you perform further operation including flashing custom ROMs, root and much more. Below you can find more about the benefits of a unlock bootloader.

What you can do after unlocking of a Motorola device bootloader

Unlocking the bootloader of Motorola phones may void the warranty but once it is unlocked you can pass through a gateway to perform custom operations including root and installing custom recovery, these two tools lets you to be the administrator of your device and allow you to make modifications and customization in your Android device.

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which include, unlocking bootloader, flashing Custom Rom, Custom recovery and root. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Enable USB Debugging  (Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging)

Your phone battery should be charged minimum 70%

Download these files:

How to unlock Bootloader of all Motorola devices

Just follow these simple steps to unlock bootloader of Motorola devices easily

Visit the Motorola website and sign up for the Motorola account or simply sign in using your Google Plus account.

You will be redirected to Unlock your Bootloader page, you need to read the important info regarding risk and process of unlocking bootloader of a Motorola device.

Just minimize the browser and now connect your device to PC using USB cable.

Open the adb-and-fastboot folder you extracted earlier.

Inside adb-and-fastboot folder, press SHIFT and Right-Click on an empty space inside the same folder.

Click on Open command prompt here and enter the following command to boot your device into bootloader mode.

“adb reboot bootloader”

You device will reboot to bootloader mode then type the following command in the command window.

“fastboot oem get_unlock_data”

The execution of above command will generate a string as you can see in the example below.

$ fastboot oem get_unlock_data
(bootloader) 0A40040192024205#4C4D3556313230
(bootloader) 30373731363031303332323239#BD00
(bootloader) 8A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC0C39F95
(bootloader) 1A3E5#1F53280002000000000000000
(bootloader) 0000000

Now you need to copy the complete string line by line and don’t copy the bootloader text just the string of characters so that the new string looks like this,


Now get back to Unlock My device page on Motorola website and paste the string inside the box with the blue button saying Can my device be unlocked and then click it.

If your device is unlockable, a REQUEST UNLOCK KEY button will appear at the bottom, click the button and this will send you an unlock key for your device.

Now you need to check your gmail inbox, an unlock key will be sent you by Motorola. Now copy the unlock key and paste it in the adb-and-fastboot folder.

Now type the following command on your PC using the same procedure you used above. This time type,

fastboot oem unlock “paste the unlock key here”

Now you need to confirm the bootloader unlock and your device will be reboot automatically.

That’ it! You have successfully unlocked the bootloader of your Motorola device. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment box.

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