How to Unlock bootloader on Motorola Phone – Step by Step guide

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    Here is a very simple Step-by-Step guide on How to Unlock bootloader on Motorola Phone. I will be taking you through a damn easy Step By Step beginner’s guide which I bet to be a buttery smooth experience even for the first time users. Just make sure to follow each instruction and you must not SKIP any step unless stated in this guide.

    How to Unlock bootloader on Motorola Phone

    It is important to understand that there could be some side effects if the instructions are not followed properly. You will lose your data while unlocking the bootloader on Motorola Phone and hence before proceeding further you may consider backup all the data on your Motorola Phone. YOU are the only person making changes to your phone and I cannot be held responsible for the mistakes done by you.


    1. Motorola USB drivers
      – USB Drivers can also be obtained by installing Motorola Device Manager for Windows and for MAC
    2. Sign-up for Motorola bootloader unlock @
    3. PC Installed with Fastboot.
      How to Install Fastboot on Windows
      How to Install Fastboot on MAC


    1. Download appropriate USB driver installer from above download links and Install USB drivers for Motorola phone on your PC or MAC.
    2. Install fastboot utility on your PC or MAC.
      – Here is the fastboot installation guide for Windows and here is the fastboot installation guide for MAC and Linux.
    3. Then go to Motorola website: and register or login using Google user details.
    4. Read and understand the risks involved by unlocking the bootloader on your Motorola Phone and then click on NEXT.
    5. Put the Motorola phone into Fastboot mode.
      First power off the phone, then press the Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously.
    6. On your PC, open a command console or a terminal and type the following command:
      $ fastboot oem get_unlock_data

      Output of the above command may be something like this on Windows:

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

      And it would be something like this on a MAC:

    7. Now you have to copy only the Alpha-Numeric data (including the # or any other symbol in between) by discarding the (bootloader) on Windows output or INFO on MAC output.
      So from the above example, you need to extract only the below data:

      You can see the above data is in a single line which is basically an appended data of all the above 5 line output. This is bit tricky part if you are a beginner.

      To make it simple, Motorola has a Data scrub Tool where you need not to bother of arranging the Console out put data.

      You just go to the Scrub Tool webpage, copy all the out put from your Console or terminal (Don’t worry for the bootloader and INFO strings, the Data Scrub Tool will discard automatically) and then paste it on the Data Scrub Tool webpage and click on Format my data to get the one line sorted data.

    8. Now, copy the final one line loooong string into the Motorola Bootloader Unlock page and click on Can my device be unlocked?

      If your device can be unlocked then Request unlock key button will appear.

    9. Read the agreement and click on I Agree, after which the Request unlock key button will appear. Click on that button to get the Unlock key.
    10. The unlock key will be mailed to you on your e-mail Id which you used to register at Motorola site.
    11. Open you e-mail and copy the Unlock Key and execute the following command on a Command console or a terminal on your PC:
      $ fastboot oem unlock UNLOCK_KEY
    12. That’s all my friend. Now your Motorola phone’s bootloader is unlocked.

    If you have any concerns or if you are facing some problem after following this guide then just login and reply to this thread and rest assured I will try to help you as soon as possible.

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