When you unlock bootloader on Moto G 2014 2nd gen phone, you open a wide range of possibilities including the ability to root the phone.
You should know that unlocking bootloader voids the warranty. Also it factory resets your phone which means all personal data is deleted from the phone. Ready?
Follow these steps carefully to unlock bootloader on Moto G 2014.
* Make sure to take a backup of your entire device data.
* Download the Android SDK from here.
* Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your desktop. Download here.
* Put your device in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
* Open Command Prompt on androidsdk/platform-tools/ (Hold Shift and right click and press open command window here)
* Connect your Phone to PC
* Type this in the CMD prompt window – fastboot oem get_unlock_data
* You will get a return string. Copy it. [Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C]
* Paste all the lines together in a notepad. Remove the empty spaces.
* 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 step #6. Then click on ‘Can my device be unlocked?’, after which a “REQUEST UNLOCK KEY” button will appear at the bottom of page.
* 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.
* Important – Copy the 20-character key that Motorola sent you via email. Make sure your device is connected.
* Then in CMD type: fastboot devices (To check your device is connected)
* Then type: fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY
Here UNIQUE_KEY refers to the unlock code that you received via email.
To relock the bootloader on Moto G 2014 2nd generation phone, go to fastboot and give the command fastboot OEM lock.
How to remove the unlocked bootloader message?
* Download the zip.
* Extract all the files
* Reboot to fastboot mode (power + vol down)
* Now open cmd and use cd command to go to the directory where you placed the file.
* Now Type the command: fastboot flash logo logo.bin
* Reboot from the recovery (use vol up to select and vol down to navigate)
* Now your boot logo should be restored back to the normal version.
September 18, 2014