How to Unlock the Bootloader on Mototola Moto G5

Motorola has been on its winning spree with all its affordable smartphones and a near-Nexus like an experience. The software experience was what drove the users towards Motorola devices and the company has not failed to deliver on that front. Today lets check out how to Unlock the bootloader on Motorola Moto G5  the latest edition of their G series smartphones.

The Motorola phones, which was once a top selling brand, had lost its charm and had stopped releasing smartphones altogether and was considered gone, by smartphone enthusiasts. But since the takeover by Lenovo, Motorola now called Moto hasn’t looked back, all thanks to its innovative decisions and the new management. The stock like software has always been the buying point of any Moto device, be it flagship or budget. The added tweaks and features to stock Android is like the icing on the cake. The latest updates as soon as Google releases them is provided to all Moto devices, which makes it a fan favorite for all those Android enthusiasts out there. And for those who are not satisfied with all they provide, tweaking the device is all that’s left. And the first step being Unlocking the bootloader, that’s exactly what we’re going to do.

Unlock the Bootloader on Motorola Moto G5

The Moto G5 being the entry-level Android device provides great value for money with its impressive, software and hardware offerings.

Moto G5 Specs

  • Android Nougat 7.0. (upgradable to Oreo)
  • 5.0in 1920×1080 touchscreen, 441ppi.
  • 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core processor.
  • Adreno 505 graphics.
  • 2/3GBRAM.
  • 16GB storage.
  • 13MP main camera, LED flash, support for 1080p video at 30fps. 5MP front camera
  • Dedicated memory card slot, expandable up to 128 GB

Now let’s Check out how to Unlock the bootloader on Motorola Moto G5

Things to Remember

  • Unlocking the Bootloader voids our warranty.
  • Please take a Backup of all files on your device as unlocking the bootloader completely wipes your device
  • Make sure that the battery is charged at least 50 percent before starting the process.
  • You must have Android SDK or Minimal ADB and Fastboot Installed on your PC

Step-by-Step tutorial to Unlock the Bootloader on Motorola Moto G5

Step 1: Enable USB debugging on your device and enable OEM unlocking in the developer options menu. To enable developer options hidden menu, tap Build number in the about phone menu 7 times.

Step 2: Navigate to ADB and fastboot folder mentioned in Things to Remember. (Default path will be C:\Adb and Fastboot)

Step 3: Press and hold shift and make a right mouse click anywhere in the window and press “Open command window here”. A command window will open up.

Step 4: Reboot your phone into fastboot mode. For that power off your device. Press and hold volume button for a few seconds, followed by the Power key for a while and then release keys.

Step 5: Now to check whether all drivers are correctly installed. Type in  “fastboot devices”. It should display a device ID along with the ‘fastboot’ message. If it doesn’t, then make sure that you have the proper device drivers installed.

Step 6: After verifying the above step type in “fastboot oem get_unlock_data”, which will return a string. Now copy this data into a word file and delete all the spaces between the lines to obtain a single string of data.

Step 7: Now browse to Motorola’s official website to obtain unlock codes here. Sign in to move on.Unlock the Bootloader on Mototola Moto G5

Step 8: Now enter the previously obtained key in Step 6 into the unlock webpage and then click on “Can my device be unlocked”.

Step 9: Agree to their terms and conditions, and proceed. Your unlock code will be directly sent to your mail id, which is used to unlock your device.

Step 10: Open your command window and enter the following code “fastboot oem unlock unlock key“, where unlock key is the key you received by mail.

Step 11: Within a few moments your bootloader will be unlocked and your phone will be ready for rooting and installing custom ROMs.

This is How to Unlock the bootloader on Motorola Moto G5. For any queries or doubts, please comment below in the comments section.

Tom Thomas

An Electrical Engineer, dreamer, audiophile, hardcore android fanboy, who loves to root and tweak android phones.Currently using a Honor 6X.Self-Proclaimed Technical Consultant

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