Sunday, 15 November 2015

How to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Moto E

Follow these steps to unlock bootloader on Moto E

WARNING: UNLOCKING YOUR BOOTLOADER VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY.PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
NOTE: Unlocking the bootloader will Wipe/ factory reset your device, and will delete all personal data from your device such as apps, photos, messages, and settings.

  1. Make sure to take a backup of your entire device data because you will lose all of it when you unlock bootloader.
  2. Download the Android SDK OR Download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot 
  3. Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your desktop. Download here.
  4. Put your device in fastboot mode - power off, then first press the volume down and then the power and  keep both buttons pressed simultaneously for 7-8 seconds.
  5. Now go to C:\Program Files\Android\android-sdk\platform-tools/ (if you have android sdk)  and open Command Prompt - Hold Shift and right click and press open command window here. (or you can simply type cmd in the window's address bar and press enter)
  6. If you have downloaded minimal ADB and Fastboot go to the folder where you unzipped it and open cmd there. 
  7. Connect your Phone to PC
  8. Type this in the CMD prompt window - fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  9. You will get a return string. Copy it. - Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C 
  10. Paste all the lines together in a notepad. Remove the empty spaces. It will look like "0A40040192024205#4C4D355631323030373731363031303332323239#BD008A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC"
  11. Now go to the Motorola Site.Sign in using your Google account or Motorola ID. Scroll down the page and paste the copied string in the field at . Then click on ‘Can my device be unlocked?’, after which a "REQUEST UNLOCK KEY" button will appear at the bottom of page.
  12. To get your unlock key, select the ‘I Agree’ option. Note: You will receive an email with your Unlock Key at the email address you used to log in there.
  13. Important – Copy the 20-character key that Motorola sent you via email. Make sure your device is connected.
  14. Then in CMD type: fastboot devices (To check your device is connected)
  15. Then type: fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY

NOTE: In above command, replace the word ‘UNIQUE_KEY’ with the unlock code that you got via email. Then hit enter and the unlocking process should begin. Wait for a while and soon you’ll see ‘Bootloader Unlocked’ warning on your Moto E. (Want to remove it? Click here)


To re-lock the bootloader:

Go to Fastboot and give the command fastboot oem lock

Credits: XDA, android.gs

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