Sunday, 18 May 2014

How to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Moto E [Voids Warranty]

Get to know what is Unlocking Bootloader and what are it's Risks if not done with caution :

In case you don't know anything about what Bootloader is - It is a 5 lines of code that tells your device operating system how to boot up. If you are newbie to all these, then I would suggest you to read with caution and try not to make a mistake will Unlocking Bootloader on your Moto E.

Unlocking Bootloader has it's Pro's and Con's (obviously).

Pro's :

*You can Install most of the custom ROM's available
*Install any Kernal directly (only related to your device)

Cons's :

*If you don't Unlock bootloader with caution you will brick your device and then it will be impossible for you get your device back to normal. In fact your device will become a Brick, means it's of no more use (Buy a new one) but maybe highly specialized service can help you.
*Voids your warranty
*You will lose all your media (Photos, Videos etc.,). So, make a back-up first.
*You may loose encryption support

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WARNING : If you still want to proceed with unlocking Bootloader, then follow these steps with extreme caution and see that you don't make a mistake and if you brick your device, I will not be held responsible.

Step 1 : Install Android SDK. Download from HERE

Step 2 : Install latest Motorola Device Manager. Download from HERE

Step 3 : Boot your Moto E into fastboot mode. Press Power + Volume Down button simultaneously (hold them for few seconds) and then release Power button first and Volume Down button secondly. This will bring Moto E into fastboot mode.

Step 4 : Connect your device to PC/Laptop through USB cable.

Step 5 : On your PC/Desktop open Command Prompt in "adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\sdk\platform-tools" (Once you get into this platform-tools folder, hold Shift key and then press right click on then click on "Open Command Window here"

Step 6 : In the Command Prompt (make sure your device is connected to PC, to know if your device is connected type - fastboot devices in command prompt and your device should be listed there with some Alphabets and digits).

Step 7 : Now type - fastboot oem get_unlock_data
          Example - On Windows desktop, it will be something like this
                           (bootloader) 0A40040192024205#4C4D3556313230
           (bootloader) 30373731363031303332323239#BD00
           (bootloader) 8A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC0C39F95
           (bootloader) 1A3E5#1F53280002000000000000000
           (bootloader) 0000000                       
                          On Mac OS Desktop, it would be like this

Step 8 : Now in the Command Prompt, Right click anywhere and click on Mark and then Copy the whole code and paste it in Notepad.

Step 9 : Now remove the "(bootloader)" and "empty spaces" between these 5 lines and the final code must be in one single line.
Example- 0A40040192024205#4C4D355631323030373731363031303332323239#BD008A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC0C39F951A3E5#1F532800020000000000000000000000

Step 10 : Now go to Motorola's site (Click HERE) and Sign Up with Google+ account if you don't have Motorola ID and scroll down to 6th step there and paste your Unlock data (see example in Step 9) and see if your device can be Unlocked.

Step 11 : Now Scroll down a bit and Click on "I agree" and continue. Motorola will send you a unique Unlock Bootloader code.

Step 12 : Now once you get your unique Unlock Bootloader code, in Command Prompt type - fastboot oem YOUR_UNIQUE_KEY (type your unique unlock bootloader key in place of YOUR_UNIQUE_KEY).

If the line has been entered correctly, in Command Prompt it will show your Unlock bootloader Completed ! Wait to reboot.

Congratulations !! You have successfully unlocked your Bootloader and you may see this while your device reboots.

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