How to Unlock Moto G's Bootloader (Safest & Easiest)

I have been using a Motorola 'Moto G' for the past 20 days and have had the urge to root it from day one! Finally a few days ago, I successfully rooted it after unlocking its bootloader without any glitches and errors. Here's a complete noob guide on How to Unlock the Bootloader for the Moto G.

Please note, unlocking the bootloader and rooting the Moto G is fairly simple and won't take more than 5 minutes, however, you need to make sure all tools are correctly installed onto your PC before you actually start unlocking/rooting it.


  1. Your Moto G must be charged to atleast 60% ( I suggest a 100%)
  2. Backup all data on your Moto G (since unlocking will erase everything on the phone)
  3. Install the Android SDK on your PC (Download/Installation link)
  4. Install the latest Motorola drivers for your PC (Download/Installation link)
  5. Enable USB Debugging on your Moto G.
So, you've got it all installed, lets get started.

Step1: The first step is to switch off the Moto G and bring it onto the fastboot mode by pressing the "Power" button and "Volume Down" button together for 2-3 seconds and letting them go.

Step2: Next connect it to your PC using a USB cable. On the PC, head on the following folder: 

"Android-SDK" and then onto the "platform-tools" folder.

Step3: Once there, hold down the "Shift" button on the keyboard and "Right Click" on an empty area in the folder. Out of the options given, select "Open Command Window Here"

This will open up a black command window with the path to this folder already visible. Here type:

fastboot oem get_unlock_data

and hit Enter. Copy the data that you get and head on to this website and enter it in the space provided at Step6.

Step4: Next, read and agree to the Legal Terms and Agreement and select "I agree" and hit Submit. After you submit this information, you would shortly receive an email from Motorola that will contain the unlock code for your Moto G.

Step5: Copy that code and head back onto the black command window and type:

fastboot oem unlock UNLOCK CODE

and hit Enter. This will take a few seconds and your Moto G would now have its bootloader unlocked. Please note, rooting/unlocking bootloader voids your warranty, so please follow at your own risk.

Here's a video tutorial on How to Root your Moto G: YouTube link

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