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[GUIDE]Unlock Bootloader - Moto X (2014) [PURE VERSION ONLY]

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By Lucas Eugene, Senior Member on 14th September 2014, 11:40 AM
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UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER

THIS IS FOR PURE VERSION ONLY

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.


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. Put your device in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
  5. Open Command Prompt on androidsdk/platform-tools/ (Hold Shift and right click and press open command window here)
  6. Connect your Phone to PC
  7. Type this in the CMD prompt window - fastboot oem get_unlock_data
  8. You will get a return string. Copy it. [Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C]
  9. Paste all the lines together in a notepad. Remove the empty spaces.

  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Important – Copy the 20-character key that Motorola sent you via email. Make sure your device is connected.
  13. Then in CMD type: fastboot devices (To check your device is connected)
  14. 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 X(2014).

    To relock the bootloader:

    Go to Fastboot and give the command fastboot oem lock


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14th September 2014, 11:42 AM |#2  
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Q1:How to remove the unlocked bootloader message?

  • Download the zip.
  • 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
Thanks Helvio88 for the zip
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15th September 2014, 02:36 AM |#3  
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I assume this is for Pure version only.
16th September 2014, 03:57 PM |#4  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mtoomey79

I assume this is for Pure version only.

Yes for now.
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Originally Posted by Falcon G

Yes for now.

Is there any feeling if the bootloader on the VZW model will be able to be unlocked?
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Originally Posted by mtoomey79

Is there any feeling if the bootloader on the VZW model will be able to be unlocked?

If a good developer finds a way to unofficially unlock it or motorola gives us an official way to unlock maybe after a year. But I can't say for sure
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Hello, the last Bootloader Unlock i did was with Moto X 2013, in order to root it. Then i switch to Galaxy S5 and Sony Z2, both didnt need the Bootloader unlocking, so i kinda forgot what the unlocking is for. Is it to install CWM or TWRP and install custom roms ? I just need rooting ,so i think there isn't one right?

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Galinha1

Hello, the last Bootloader Unlock i did was with Moto X 2013, in order to root it. Then i switch to Galaxy S5 and Sony Z2, both didnt need the Bootloader unlocking, so i kinda forgot what the unlocking is for. Is it to install CWM or TWRP and install custom roms ? I just need rooting ,so i think there isn't one right?

Thanks.

Yes you need unlocked bootlader in order to install custom Roms recovery
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A few questions:

1) I thought Pure had an unlocked bootloader, or is it "unlockable"?
2) Any reason not to do this on day 1 since it wipes the device? Moto has indicated unlocking the bootloader does not void your warranty on Pure.
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Originally Posted by km8j

A few questions:

1) I thought Pure had an unlocked bootloader, or is it "unlockable"?
2) Any reason not to do this on day 1 since it wipes the device? Moto has indicated unlocking the bootloader does not void your warranty on Pure.

It's unlockable. It doesn't come unlocked. The phone comes carrier unlocked.
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