How To Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and G5 Plus
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How To Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and G5 Plus

Recently introduced, the Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus are some of the best options of the moment when it comes to mid-range handsets. And since they’re rocking Android 7.0 Nougat, they give you the freedom to take customization to a whole new level! However, you can’t do everything from this point of view, considering that both of them come with a locked bootloader!

You can now easily unlock bootloader of Moto G5 and G5 Plus, by simply following our guide below. This will allow you to root your phone or install a custom recovery, hence unlocking the full potential of your smartphone. Please proceed with caution, though, since this process can be a bit tricky at first!


Important Notes


In order to avoid any issues or even damaging your phone, our recommendation is to consider the aspects below:

  • This process can void the warranty of your phone and you won’t be able to claim it back, so proceed at your own risk.
  • All the data on your phone will be erased, so it’s advisable to take a full backup of the device before starting.
  • Make sure that the battery level is somewhere around 50-60%, so you can avoid dealing with an accidental shutdown.
  • Please follow the steps in the guide below correctly and don’t skip any of them!


Unlock Bootloader Of Moto G5 and G5 Plus


Step 1: Go to the phone’s Settings menu and look for the Build Number, then tap on it 7 times, in order to enable the Developer Options menu.

Developer Options


Step 2: Here, enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock.


OEM Unlock


Step 3: Download the ADB and fastboot driver Here – Download, then install it on your PC.

Step 4: After installing it, you will have an ADB folder on your PC. Here, you can find the adb.exe file, as well as the fastboot.exe file.


Step 5: Press and hold Shift and right click anywhere in the folder, then select Open command window.

command window

Step 6: Connect the phone to a PC and enter fastboot mode, by typing adb reboot bootloader in the command prompt.

Step 7: In the same command window, type fastboot oem get_unlock_dataThis will return a string, which you should copy in a notepad and delete all the blank space, leaving just a single line string.

command window

Step 8: Go to Motorola’s unlock bootloader site and create a free account.

Motorola unlock

Step 9: Past the string copied at the previous step in the Moto site and click on “Can my device be unlocked?” If everything is OK, you can request an unlock key.


Step 10: You will receive the unlock key on the same email you used for registering on the Motorola site.

Step 11: Copy the unlock key and execute the fastboot oem unlock UNLOCK_KEY command. This will unlock the bootloader on Moto G5 and Moto G5.

fastboot unlock


Step 12: Reboot your phone.


And this is it! You have successfully managed to unlock bootloader of  Moto G5 or G5 Plus! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below!

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