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[GUIDE]Unlock Bootloader/Remove Unlocked Warning [Mini FAQ] - Moto E 2015 [UPDATED]

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By Lucas Eugene, Senior Member on 4th March 2015, 06:38 AM
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UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER

WARNING: UNLOCKING YOUR BOOTLOADER VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY.PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK. EXCEPT If You Live In The EU
NOTE: Unlocking the bootloader will Wipe/ factory reset your device, and will delete all personal data from your device such as apps, photos, messages, and settings.


Prepare Your Moto E for Bootloader Unlock
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Your device must be charged up to 70% before going completely through the process mentioned below.
These firmwares are only for the Moto E 2015 variant.
Make sure that you have installed proper device drivers on your computer.
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. Make sure to take a backup of your entire device data.
  2. Download the Android SDK OR Download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot
  3. Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your desktop. Download here.
  4. Go To Settings -> Dev Settings, And Select "Allow OEM Unlock"
  5. Put your device in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
  6. Open Command Prompt on androidsdk/platform-tools/ (Hold Shift and right click and press open command window here)
  7. If you have downloaded Minimal ADB and Fastboot Go to C://Program Files/Minimal ADB and Fastboot and open Command Prompt from there.
  8. Connect your Phone to PC
  9. Type this in the CMD prompt window - fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  10. You will get a return string. Copy it. [Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C]
  11. Paste all the lines together in a notepad. Remove the empty spaces.

  12. Now go to the Motorola Site.Sign in using your Google account or Motorola ID. Scroll down the page and paste the copied string in the field at step #6. Then click on ‘Can my device be unlocked?’, after which a "REQUEST UNLOCK KEY" button will appear at the bottom of page.
  13. To get your unlock key, select the ‘I Agree’ option. Note: You will receive an email with your Unlock Key at the email address you used to log in there.
  14. Important – Copy the 20-character key that Motorola sent you via email. Make sure your device is connected.
  15. Then in CMD type: fastboot devices (To check your device is connected)
  16. Then type: fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY

    NOTE: In above command, replace the word ‘UNIQUE_KEY’ with the unlock code that you got via email. Then hit enter and the unlocking process should begin. Wait for a while and soon you’ll see ‘Bootloader Unlocked’ warning on your Moto E.

    To relock the bootloader:

    Go to Fastboot and give the command fastboot oem lock

Relocking the boot loader causes serious issues with unlocking again and may even cause bootup problems. For more info refer here


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Unlock Bootloader/ Remove unlocked warning [Mini Faq], ROM for the Moto E 2015

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ROM OS Version: 5.0.x Lollipop

Version Information
Status: Stable

Created 2015-03-04
Last Updated 2015-03-04
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Video Tutorial

FAQ


Q1:How to remove the unlocked bootloader message?

  • Download the zip. or this(confirmed to work)
  • Extract all the files
  • Reboot to fastboot mode (power + vol down)
  • Now open cmd and use cd command to go to the directory where you placed the file.
  • Now Type the command: fastboot flash logo logo.bin
  • Reboot from the recovery (use vol up to select and vol down to navigate)
  • Now your bootlogo should be restored back to the normal version

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Want to Get OTA updates even after Rooting your Device? Here's how.
  • Use the full unroot option from the Super Su
  • Flash the stock recovery Use Code : mfastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Now you'll be able to get OTA updates as before

Will this method work with both the 3G and 4g retail variants?

Yes it will
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4th March 2015, 02:40 PM |#4  
Can someone who has the Moto E 2015 post a system dump....I wish to create a ROM but don't have the device
4th March 2015, 11:37 PM |#5  
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Can someone who has the Moto E 2015 post a system dump....I wish to create a ROM but don't have the device

buy the device.. so u can make a dump and test ur rom
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Thanks for this lovely moto e 2015 bootloader unlocking.
5th March 2015, 01:51 AM |#7  
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What about root? I assume we have to wait since we dont have a custom recovery yet?
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What about root? I assume we have to wait since we dont have a custom recovery yet?

I'll be uploading a guide to root but I need someone to test it
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I'll be uploading a guide to root but I need someone to test it

Just to make sure people don't slip up like I did, do NOT change anything on the system without modifying the boot image. Dm-verity is enabled. I'm waiting for a boot image before releasing recovery + root
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Is this for moto E only?
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Is this for moto E only?

The unlocking guide is pretty much the same for all Moto devices with a few changes
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