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ajox

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Hey at all users of this low priced, anyway nice speced and nearly Stock android 11 providing phone! (And all others of you, too)

ūüėČ

I noticed, that in developer options the OEM Unlock option is greyed out.

Cause this phone is very new on the market the information I could get online is really rare.

At the Motorola forum there were a few posts asking for this and one user got at least the answer to wait a week or so and let the device communicate online, so maybe there is a chance to get the OEM unlock available this way.

I asked myself what apps, in that case could realize this? I have disabled nearly all of that Motorola specific stuff (not much at all / good work in my opinion), so I can not really be sure if one of these should have been enabled for making OEM Unlock possible..

Now my question to all Moto G20 users out there, at best those who did not disable any preinstalled app, could you please enable developer options and look if OEM Unlock is still greyed out after a week (or more) of normal usage?

More than that I would really appreciate some more activity here at XDA.

Rooting this device or maybe being able to flash calyx or lineage os on it would be so damn great!!

I am using this as my daily driver for now, so I am not really able to go the dark path alone, at least until there is no backup device available for me. (My beloved SGS5 klte died the hard way)

So maybe we, the Moto G20 users could get together here and make more, or at least anything possible on this device.

First step is the OEM unlock.

Greetings from Germany,

yours ajox


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Hey at all users of this low priced, anyway nice speced and nearly Stock android 11 providing phone! (And all others of you, too)

ūüėČ

I noticed, that in developer options the OEM Unlock option is greyed out.

Cause this phone is very new on the market the information I could get online is really rare.

At the Motorola forum there were a few posts asking for this and one user got at least the answer to wait a week or so and let the device communicate online, so maybe there is a chance to get the OEM unlock available this way.

I asked myself what apps, in that case could realize this? I have disabled nearly all of that Motorola specific stuff (not much at all / good work in my opinion), so I can not really be sure if one of these should have been enabled for making OEM Unlock possible..

Now my question to all Moto G20 users out there, at best those who did not disable any preinstalled app, could you please enable developer options and look if OEM Unlock is still greyed out after a week (or more) of normal usage?

More than that I would really appreciate some more activity here at XDA.

Rooting this device or maybe being able to flash calyx or lineage os on it would be so damn great!!

I am using this as my daily driver for now, so I am not really able to go the dark path alone, at least until there is no backup device available for me. (My beloved SGS5 klte died the hard way)

So maybe we, the Moto G20 users could get together here and make more, or at least anything possible on this device.

First step is the OEM unlock.

Greetings from Germany,

yours ajox


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Did you connect it to the internet?
 
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¡Hola a todos los usuarios de este teléfono de bajo precio, de todos modos, con buena velocidad y casi en stock! (Y todos los demás de ustedes también)

ūüėČ

Noté que en las opciones de desarrollador, la opción de desbloqueo OEM está atenuada.

Debido a que este teléfono es muy nuevo en el mercado, la información que puedo obtener en línea es realmente rara.

En el foro de Motorola hubo algunas publicaciones que preguntaban por esto y un usuario obtuvo al menos la respuesta de esperar una semana más o menos y dejar que el dispositivo se comunique en línea, por lo que tal vez exista la posibilidad de que el desbloqueo OEM esté disponible de esta manera.

Me pregunté qué aplicaciones, en ese caso, podrían darse cuenta de esto. He deshabilitado casi todas esas cosas específicas de Motorola (no mucho / buen trabajo en mi opinión), por lo que no puedo estar realmente seguro de si uno de estos debería haber sido habilitado para hacer posible el Desbloqueo OEM.

Ahora, mi pregunta para todos los usuarios de Moto G20, en el mejor de los casos, aquellos que no deshabilitaron ninguna aplicaci√≥n preinstalada, ¬Ņpodr√≠an habilitar las opciones de desarrollador y ver si el Desbloqueo OEM sigue en gris despu√©s de una semana (o m√°s) de uso normal?

Más que eso, realmente agradecería algo más de actividad aquí en XDA.

¡Rootear este dispositivo o tal vez poder flashear el cáliz o el sistema operativo del linaje en él sería genial!

Estoy usando esto como mi controlador diario por ahora, por lo que realmente no puedo ir solo por el camino oscuro, al menos hasta que no haya un dispositivo de respaldo disponible para mí. (Mi amado SGS5 klte murió por las malas)

Entonces, tal vez nosotros, los usuarios de Moto G20, podríamos reunirnos aquí y hacer más, o al menos cualquier cosa posible en este dispositivo.

El primer paso es el desbloqueo OEM.

Saludos desde Alemania,

tuyo ajox


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Same here i hope we'll grew in number an maybe we could activate the oem unlock. I found this but not work for me https://mytechgyangadgets.com/how-t...ac646cbae347febc951700b1759bca89#comment-1156. Tell me if u get it

Greetings from Argentine
 
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ajox

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Did you connect it to the internet?
Sure. Both, WiFi and Mobile Data are and were connected. No good life without that. ūüėú

Testwise I have now reenabled Moto Feedback and Device support stuff and more than that I created a Lenovo ID and registered my device. But anyway OEM Unlock still greyed out.

Same here i hope we'll grew in number an maybe we could activate the oem unlock. I found this but not work for me https://mytechgyangadgets.com/how-t...ac646cbae347febc951700b1759bca89#comment-1156. Tell me if u get it

Greetings from Argentine
Nice to see some more Moto G20 users. Will give that a look later and tell you.

*Update*
This looks interesting. When I am at home later, I will definitely fire up fastboot and look for it.

oemunlock.png
 
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ajox

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Short update..

After a while i managed to get into fastboot mode, Volume Down + Power did not work for any reason, Assistant Button + Volume Down + Power did instead:
(sorry for the poor quality)

IMG-20210920-WA0029.jpg


Device was than recognized but ran into problems anyway:

Bildschirmfoto_2021-09-20_18-39-20.png
 
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Chris776

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Greetings!

I just purchased the motorola moto g20 xt2128-1 (unlocked) from "A to Z" and I ran into these exact issues. This is what worked for me:

FASTBOOT: VOL UP + POWER

The OEM UNLOCKING option was also grayed out in my Developer Settings. After getting into FASTBOOT MODE (the exact screen in your SHORT UPDATE) on my PC, COMMAND PROMPT (admin):

fastboot devices (to verify)

fastboot flashing unlock

This worked for me. In the upper left corner on phone, I had to confirm that I wanted to unlock. WARNING!!! ALL USER DATA WILL ERASE!!! It took about 3 minutes.

The option is still grayed out in my Developer Settings, but it now says BOOTLOADER IS ALREADY UNLOCKED

I hope this helps you!
 

MkosTOPs

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Greetings!

I just purchased the motorola moto g20 xt2128-1 (unlocked) from "A to Z" and I ran into these exact issues. This is what worked for me:

FASTBOOT: VOL UP + POWER

The OEM UNLOCKING option was also grayed out in my Developer Settings. After getting into FASTBOOT MODE (the exact screen in your SHORT UPDATE) on my PC, COMMAND PROMPT (admin):

fastboot devices (to verify)

fastboot flashing unlock

This worked for me. In the upper left corner on phone, I had to confirm that I wanted to unlock. WARNING!!! ALL USER DATA WILL ERASE!!! It took about 3 minutes.

The option is still grayed out in my Developer Settings, but it now says BOOTLOADER IS ALREADY UNLOCKED

I hope this helps you!
This really works. Did you install some recovery and some gsi?
 

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Radiobuzz

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Chris776's solution worked for me too, thanks! I didn't managed to get twrp on it yet, and I tried getting root through patching the boot file to no avail.

EDIT: I'm starting to feel maybe Chris766's solution doesn't work? The option is still greyed out although it says the bootloader is unlocked, however when trying to flash twrp or a modified boot image I always get the same error via fastboot:​

writing 'boot'...
FAILED (remote: Write img fail!)

If anyone has any idea...
 
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Chris776's solution worked for me too, thanks! I didn't managed to get twrp on it yet, and I tried getting root through patching the boot file to no avail.​

EDIT: I'm starting to feel maybe Chris766's solution doesn't work? The option is still greyed out although it says the bootloader is unlocked, however when trying to flash twrp or a modified boot image I always get the same error via fastboot:​

writing 'boot'...
FAILED (remote: Write img fail!)

If anyone has any idea...
For moto device if the the bootloader is unlock, the OEM unlocking option in Dev options should be greyed.
That's normal
 

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Literally nothing lol:

securestate:
finished. total time: 0.000s
Ok, securestate should still be on the Phone's screen while in fastboot mode.
Maybe listed like one of these, but moto keeps changing the phrase.
It will be right under the battery state
Code:
Device is locked
OEM_locked
flashing_unlocked
Device is unlocked
motorola-moto-g20.jpg
 

Radiobuzz

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Radiobuzz

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Thanks for the screenshots.
The first screenshot is while booting?
The second is fastbootd not fastboot(bootloader)
the bootloader is what I meant
Anyways, it does appear to be oem unlocked

Yes the first one is while the phone is booting up, it appears every time. The bootloader screen is all white and all it says is "Fastboot" and then a track ID, which are letters and numbers, nothing more. Do you have any idea why it doesn't allow me to flash anything on it?
 

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Yes the first one is while the phone is booting up, it appears every time. The bootloader screen is all white and all it says is "Fastboot" and then a track ID, which are letters and numbers, nothing more. Do you have any idea why it doesn't allow me to flash anything on it?
I believe you should be flashing the patched boot.img in the bootloader mode
edit: if that fails use fastbootd
 

Radiobuzz

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I believe you should be flashing the patched boot.img in the bootloader mode
edit: if that fails use fastbootd

Ok I just tried that with no luck. I tried the fastboot getvar is-userspace command and it came back negative so I assume I'm not using fastbootd. I still tried it though and it just never connected (it kept on "waiting for device"), then I tried again flashing it from the bootloader (white screen) but I keep getting that "write img fail" error.
 

MkosTOPs

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Ok, eu tentei isso sem sorte. Tentei o comando fastboot getvar is-userspace e deu negativo, ent√£o presumo que n√£o estou usando fastbootd. Eu ainda tentei e nunca conectou (ficou em "esperando pelo dispositivo"), ent√£o tentei novamente fazer o flash do bootloader (tela branca), mas continuo recebendo aquele erro "write img fail".
when installing the corrected boot.img you have to use fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
 
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    Greetings!

    I just purchased the motorola moto g20 xt2128-1 (unlocked) from "A to Z" and I ran into these exact issues. This is what worked for me:

    FASTBOOT: VOL UP + POWER

    The OEM UNLOCKING option was also grayed out in my Developer Settings. After getting into FASTBOOT MODE (the exact screen in your SHORT UPDATE) on my PC, COMMAND PROMPT (admin):

    fastboot devices (to verify)

    fastboot flashing unlock

    This worked for me. In the upper left corner on phone, I had to confirm that I wanted to unlock. WARNING!!! ALL USER DATA WILL ERASE!!! It took about 3 minutes.

    The option is still grayed out in my Developer Settings, but it now says BOOTLOADER IS ALREADY UNLOCKED

    I hope this helps you!
    1

    Chris776's solution worked for me too, thanks! I didn't managed to get twrp on it yet, and I tried getting root through patching the boot file to no avail.

    EDIT: I'm starting to feel maybe Chris766's solution doesn't work? The option is still greyed out although it says the bootloader is unlocked, however when trying to flash twrp or a modified boot image I always get the same error via fastboot:​

    writing 'boot'...
    FAILED (remote: Write img fail!)

    If anyone has any idea...
    1
    Ok, eu tentei isso sem sorte. Tentei o comando fastboot getvar is-userspace e deu negativo, ent√£o presumo que n√£o estou usando fastbootd. Eu ainda tentei e nunca conectou (ficou em "esperando pelo dispositivo"), ent√£o tentei novamente fazer o flash do bootloader (tela branca), mas continuo recebendo aquele erro "write img fail".
    when installing the corrected boot.img you have to use fastboot flash boot_a boot.img
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    Greetings!

    I just purchased the motorola moto g20 xt2128-1 (unlocked) from "A to Z" and I ran into these exact issues. This is what worked for me:

    FASTBOOT: VOL UP + POWER

    The OEM UNLOCKING option was also grayed out in my Developer Settings. After getting into FASTBOOT MODE (the exact screen in your SHORT UPDATE) on my PC, COMMAND PROMPT (admin):

    fastboot devices (to verify)

    fastboot flashing unlock

    This worked for me. In the upper left corner on phone, I had to confirm that I wanted to unlock. WARNING!!! ALL USER DATA WILL ERASE!!! It took about 3 minutes.

    The option is still grayed out in my Developer Settings, but it now says BOOTLOADER IS ALREADY UNLOCKED

    I hope this helps you!
    1
    Hey at all users of this low priced, anyway nice speced and nearly Stock android 11 providing phone! (And all others of you, too)

    ūüėČ

    I noticed, that in developer options the OEM Unlock option is greyed out.

    Cause this phone is very new on the market the information I could get online is really rare.

    At the Motorola forum there were a few posts asking for this and one user got at least the answer to wait a week or so and let the device communicate online, so maybe there is a chance to get the OEM unlock available this way.

    I asked myself what apps, in that case could realize this? I have disabled nearly all of that Motorola specific stuff (not much at all / good work in my opinion), so I can not really be sure if one of these should have been enabled for making OEM Unlock possible..

    Now my question to all Moto G20 users out there, at best those who did not disable any preinstalled app, could you please enable developer options and look if OEM Unlock is still greyed out after a week (or more) of normal usage?

    More than that I would really appreciate some more activity here at XDA.

    Rooting this device or maybe being able to flash calyx or lineage os on it would be so damn great!!

    I am using this as my daily driver for now, so I am not really able to go the dark path alone, at least until there is no backup device available for me. (My beloved SGS5 klte died the hard way)

    So maybe we, the Moto G20 users could get together here and make more, or at least anything possible on this device.

    First step is the OEM unlock.

    Greetings from Germany,

    yours ajox


    View attachment 5410895
    Did you connect it to the internet?
    1

    Chris776's solution worked for me too, thanks! I didn't managed to get twrp on it yet, and I tried getting root through patching the boot file to no avail.

    EDIT: I'm starting to feel maybe Chris766's solution doesn't work? The option is still greyed out although it says the bootloader is unlocked, however when trying to flash twrp or a modified boot image I always get the same error via fastboot:​

    writing 'boot'...
    FAILED (remote: Write img fail!)

    If anyone has any idea...
    1
    Ok, eu tentei isso sem sorte. Tentei o comando fastboot getvar is-userspace e deu negativo, ent√£o presumo que n√£o estou usando fastbootd. Eu ainda tentei e nunca conectou (ficou em "esperando pelo dispositivo"), ent√£o tentei novamente fazer o flash do bootloader (tela branca), mas continuo recebendo aquele erro "write img fail".
    when installing the corrected boot.img you have to use fastboot flash boot_a boot.img