[GUIDE] How to unlock bootloader in the Moto E6 Plus + Install TWRP, with Windows and Linux

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Fastoh

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Sep 1, 2020
14
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Moto E6 Plus
Hello guys, in this guide I will tell you how to unlock the bootloader of the Moto E6 Plus

DISCLAIMER:

Code:
/*
*
* Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
* Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this system image before flashing it!
* YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device,
* I will laugh at you.
*
*/


What we will do first is a downgrade to version 76 of firmware since the new versions it's not allowed unlock bootloader, for this we will use SP Flash Tool v5.1916 (since the most current version does not give an error) and later we will flash some files for complete the unlock bootloader besides that we will install TWRP to install some GSI since the stock system it cannot be used.

This process is for 32/2 and 64/4 variant.

Links of download at the end of the post.

WARNING: THIS PROCESS ERASES ALL USER DATA AND VOIDS THE WARRANTY IN ADDITION THAT THE SYSTEM STOCK CANNOT BE USED.

Prerequisites:
  • A computer with Windows (bruh)
  • ADB and Fastboot installed
  • Have installed the device drivers to be detected in fastboot mode.
  • Have downloaded the lk, vbmeta and recovery files.
  • Have downloader SP Flashtool and the ROM to downgrade.

Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following"

  • Unpack the SP Flash Tool and open "flash_tool.exe" file.
  • Once opened the app they will have to press up to the right the section "Options" and select "Option", when i open them they have to uncheck the second option.
  • Then close the window and in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
  • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
  • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
Code:
fastboot flashing unlock_critical

And press Volume + in the phone to unlock the bootlaoder and DO NOT reboot still
  • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
Code:
fastboot flash lk lk.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

  • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI

If you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

Prerequisites:
  • A computer with Linux (bruh)
  • ADB and Fastboot installed
  • Have downloaded the lk, vbmeta and recovery files.
  • Have downloader SP Flashtool and the ROM to downgrade.

Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following

  • Unpack the SP Flash Tool, and mark as to executable "flash_tool" file and open as superuser, if you don't know the commands are the following:
Code:
sudo chmod +x flash_tool
sudo ./flash_tool

  • Now in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
  • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
  • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
Code:
sudo fastboot flashing unlock_critical

And press Volume + in the phone to unlock bootloader and DO NOT reboot still
  • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
Code:
sudo fastboot flash lk lk.img
sudo fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
sudo fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

  • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI.

if you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

NOTE: The system will be encrypted, and in this build of TWRP the encryption is not support so the files of internal storage will appear with numbers and letters random, if you want to remove the encryption flash the dm-verity.

NOTE 2: After unlocking the bootloader you can update the firmware to the latest version, but you will have to flash the lk and vbmeta files again (besides of recovery).

NOTE 3: The GSI architectures for each variant are: A64 for 32/2 and ARM64 for 64/4.

Links of download:

ROM to downgrade : https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/pokerp/official/RETLA/ (the one that says in the name 32B its for 32/2 variant and the one that says in the name 64B its for 64/4 variant, bruh)

SP Flashtool: https://spflashtool.com/download/ (download the 5.1916 version)

ADB and Fastboot (Windows only): https://androiddatahost.com/uq6us

lk, vbmeta and TWRP files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19wDFLDOoFTIDO-sv3vxWJ-CUEG1Q3sl-?usp=sharing

Credits:
  • @eluallen to do the first guide of how to unlock the bootloader and vbmeta file.
  • @Siddk for the recovery.
  • @LichtEstarossx for lk file and give some development to pokerp ;-;.
 
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ShotRomsS6edge

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Hello guys, in this guide I will tell you how to unlock the bootloader of the Moto E6 Plus

DISCLAIMER:

Code:
/*
*
* Your warranty is now void.
* I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
* Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this system image before flashing it!
* YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device,
* I will laugh at you.
*
*/


What we will do first is a downgrade to version 76 of firmware since the new versions it's not allowed unlock bootloader, for this we will use SP Flash Tool v5.1916 (since the most current version does not give an error) and later we will flash some files for complete the unlock bootloader besides that we will install TWRP to install some GSI since the stock system it cannot be used.

This process is for 32/2 and 64/4 variant.

WARNING: THIS PROCESS ERASES ALL USER DATA AND VOIDS THE WARRANTY IN ADDITION THAT THE SYSTEM STOCK CANNOT BE USED.

Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following"

  • Unpack the SP Flash Tool and open "flash_tool.exe" file.
  • Once opened the app they will have to press up to the right the section "Options" and select "Option", when i open them they have to uncheck the second option.
  • Then close the window and in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
  • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
  • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
Code:
fastboot flashing unlock_critical

And press Volume + in the phone to unlock the bootlaoder and DO NOT reboot still
  • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
Code:
fastboot flash lk lk.img
fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

  • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI

If you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following

  • Unpack the SP Flash Tool, and mark as to executable "flash_tool" file and open as superuser, if you don't know the commands are the following:
Code:
sudo chmod +x flash_tool
sudo ./flash_tool

  • Now in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
  • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
  • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
Code:
sudo fastboot flashing unlock_critical

And press Volume + in the phone to unlock bootloader and DO NOT reboot still
  • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
Code:
sudo fastboot flash lk lk.img
sudo fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
sudo fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

  • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI.

if you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

NOTE: The system will be encrypted, if you want to remove the encryption flash the dm-verity.

NOTE 2: After unlocking the bootloader you can update the firmware to the latest version, but you will have to flash the lk and vbmeta files again (besides of recovery).

Links of download:

ROM to downgrade : https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/pokerp/official/RETLA/ (the one that says in the name 32B its for 32/2 variant and the one that says in the name 64B its for 64/4 variant, bruh)

SP Flashtool: https://spflashtool.com/download/ (download the 5.1924 version)

ADB for Windows: https://androiddatahost.com/uq6us

lk, vbmeta and TWRP files: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=19wDFLDOoFTIDO-sv3vxWJ-CUEG1Q3sl-&usp=sharing
I've been looking for GSI-Treble support,
And my system drops this.
So in various posts people say "For this phone we have to install GSI aonly-Arm32"

I don't know what Is The Correct One And I Need Help 😔👏
 

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Fastoh

Member
Sep 1, 2020
14
3
Moto E6 Plus
I've been looking for GSI-Treble support,
And my system drops this.
So in various posts people say "For this phone we have to install GSI aonly-Arm32"

I don't know what Is The Correct One And I Need Help 😔👏

Ahí te dice en la imagen, las GSIs compatibles son las que son A64 xd // There it tells you in the image, the compatible GSIs are those that are A64 xd
 
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simbanono

Senior Member
Aug 12, 2019
56
25
Dont get it, there is way too many fake websites with USB drivers for ADB and fastboot and none of them are working, ive tried your adb driver aswell but once I get into fastboot windows just says: Android device with a 28 error code which means that there is no driver installed, could you give me the link?

EDIT: adb only works when the device has booted.
 
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Fastoh

Member
Sep 1, 2020
14
3
Moto E6 Plus
Dont get it, there is way too many fake websites with USB drivers for ADB and fastboot and none of them are working, ive tried your adb driver aswell but once I get into fastboot windows just says: Android device with a 28 error code which means that there is no driver installed, could you give me the link?

EDIT: adb only works when the device has booted.

What is missing are the drivers, try to download them from this link (is the link that came in the flash tool zip xd): https://androiddatahost.com/276a2
 
Mar 5, 2016
12
2
well i get make downgrade to the lowest version i found, now i can't unlock the bootloader with
fastboot flashing unlock_critical
it gives me "waiting device" :c

edit: i install adb, fastboot and moto drivers, now when i wirte fastboot flashing unlock appears "unknow command"
 
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Alejandro2810

New member
Oct 4, 2018
4
0
hey hi,i have a problem, so i did everything as you write it but when i did the flashtool thing it didn't recognize the phone, but it was making contact, i installed a lot of drivers until one of them make it work, so when i did the fastboot thing it wasn't recognize the phone again, what can i do? my phone is the 32/2 version
 

Fastoh

Member
Sep 1, 2020
14
3
Moto E6 Plus
hey hi,i have a problem, so i did everything as you write it but when i did the flashtool thing it didn't recognize the phone, but it was making contact, i installed a lot of drivers until one of them make it work, so when i did the fastboot thing it wasn't recognize the phone again, what can i do? my phone is the 32/2 version

what SO do you use? windows or linux? because in windows the fastboot mode did not work either ;-;
 

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    Hello guys, in this guide I will tell you how to unlock the bootloader of the Moto E6 Plus

    DISCLAIMER:

    Code:
    /*
    *
    * Your warranty is now void.
    * I am not responsible for bricked devices, dead SD cards, or you getting fired because the alarm app failed.
    * Please do some research if you have any concerns about features included in this system image before flashing it!
    * YOU are choosing to make these modifications, and if you point the finger at me for messing up your device,
    * I will laugh at you.
    *
    */


    What we will do first is a downgrade to version 76 of firmware since the new versions it's not allowed unlock bootloader, for this we will use SP Flash Tool v5.1916 (since the most current version does not give an error) and later we will flash some files for complete the unlock bootloader besides that we will install TWRP to install some GSI since the stock system it cannot be used.

    This process is for 32/2 and 64/4 variant.

    Links of download at the end of the post.

    WARNING: THIS PROCESS ERASES ALL USER DATA AND VOIDS THE WARRANTY IN ADDITION THAT THE SYSTEM STOCK CANNOT BE USED.

    Prerequisites:
    • A computer with Windows (bruh)
    • ADB and Fastboot installed
    • Have installed the device drivers to be detected in fastboot mode.
    • Have downloaded the lk, vbmeta and recovery files.
    • Have downloader SP Flashtool and the ROM to downgrade.

    Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following"

    • Unpack the SP Flash Tool and open "flash_tool.exe" file.
    • Once opened the app they will have to press up to the right the section "Options" and select "Option", when i open them they have to uncheck the second option.
    • Then close the window and in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
    • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
    • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
    Code:
    fastboot flashing unlock_critical

    And press Volume + in the phone to unlock the bootlaoder and DO NOT reboot still
    • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
    Code:
    fastboot flash lk lk.img
    fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

    • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI

    If you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

    Prerequisites:
    • A computer with Linux (bruh)
    • ADB and Fastboot installed
    • Have downloaded the lk, vbmeta and recovery files.
    • Have downloader SP Flashtool and the ROM to downgrade.

    Once the necessary files have been downloaded the process is the following

    • Unpack the SP Flash Tool, and mark as to executable "flash_tool" file and open as superuser, if you don't know the commands are the following:
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x flash_tool
    sudo ./flash_tool

    • Now in the "Download-Agent" press in "Choose" and search inside the unzipped zip folder a file named "DA_SWSEC_1848_PTA29.76.bin" or similary and select it. Then in "Scatter-loading File" press in "Choose" and just like before navigate to the same rute and select the file "MT6765_Android_scatter" and click on "Ok", and in "Authentication File" some select "Choose" and select "auth_sv5.auth" file and click in "Ok".
    • Now remove the battery of the phone and in Flash Tool press on "Donwload" and connect the phone without battery and start to flash.
    • Once the flashing finishes place the battery again and boot it in FASTBOOT (not system), then in terminal put the next command to unlock the bootloader:
    Code:
    sudo fastboot flashing unlock_critical

    And press Volume + in the phone to unlock bootloader and DO NOT reboot still
    • Now flash the lk, vbmeta and twrp files with the next commands:
    Code:
    sudo fastboot flash lk lk.img
    sudo fastboot flash vbmeta vbmeta.img
    sudo fastboot flash recovery twrp.img

    • Now reboot to recovery and flash some GSI.

    if you don't know which try first with the GSI of Phhusson or Lineage of Andy

    NOTE: The system will be encrypted, and in this build of TWRP the encryption is not support so the files of internal storage will appear with numbers and letters random, if you want to remove the encryption flash the dm-verity.

    NOTE 2: After unlocking the bootloader you can update the firmware to the latest version, but you will have to flash the lk and vbmeta files again (besides of recovery).

    NOTE 3: The GSI architectures for each variant are: A64 for 32/2 and ARM64 for 64/4.

    Links of download:

    ROM to downgrade : https://mirrors.lolinet.com/firmware/moto/pokerp/official/RETLA/ (the one that says in the name 32B its for 32/2 variant and the one that says in the name 64B its for 64/4 variant, bruh)

    SP Flashtool: https://spflashtool.com/download/ (download the 5.1916 version)

    ADB and Fastboot (Windows only): https://androiddatahost.com/uq6us

    lk, vbmeta and TWRP files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/19wDFLDOoFTIDO-sv3vxWJ-CUEG1Q3sl-?usp=sharing

    Credits:
    • @eluallen to do the first guide of how to unlock the bootloader and vbmeta file.
    • @Siddk for the recovery.
    • @LichtEstarossx for lk file and give some development to pokerp ;-;.
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