Moto X: How to Unlock Moto X bootloader|Android 4.4.4

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Moto X has got its own place in the smartphone market, because of its distinct and unique features.To enable the best feature in moto X, it is necessary to root the smartphone. Rooting moto X, running on Android 4.4.4, is outlined in Igadgetsworld. Read more how to root Moto X running on Android 4.4.4. Before rooting moto x, it is necessary to unlock the moto x bootloader. Here we provided step by step process how to unlock Moto x bootloader running on android 4.4.4. 

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Basic Requirements to start unlocking your bootloader:

  1. Download the package of motorola usb drivers, adb, fastboot, mfastboot and recovery drivers. This is the one place, where you will get all the necessary drivers needed for your Moto X. The download package is developed and provided by “Elemental Designs”. 
DOWNLOAD FASTBOOT MOTO X

Mirror link : ElementalXDesigns-MotoX-Tools-v2.zip

  1. After downloading the package, extract all the files into a single folder and name the folder as “MotoX”. Except SuperSu 1.86 for Moto X and Fastbootghost, you can see remaining files been extracted into the folder “MotoX”. Check the screenshot below for better understanding.

moto X root android 4.4.4

  1. Sometimes, when you connect Moto X in fastboot mode, windows 7,8 may not install the drivers for fastboot mode. If the installation of drivers for fastboot mode fails for Moto X, then it is necessary to download “Fastbootghost” drivers, which has to be installed manually from device manager, find “fastbootghost”, right click, install driver manually and select the folder downloaded folder and install it. Download Fastbootghost for Moto X here.

  2. Once you are done with installing of “Motorola device manager” and “fastbootghost”, now it is necessary to activate “Debugging mode” in motox. Developer mode can be enabled in Moto X by clicking “Buildnumber” three times. This acitivates the developer mode and check the “debugging mode” to start the unlocking of bootloader.Screenshot_2014-08-30-20-38-33

 

  1. Now open the “Moto X folder”. Inside the Motox folder, by holding the shift key, right click on the mouse and select the “Open the command window here”. It opens the command prompt.Moto X rooting 4.4.4

 

  • Enable USB Debugging on your phone.
  • Connect your device through USB to your PC
  • In the command prompt enter the following command:  adb reboot bootloader
  • The above command reboots your device into fastboot mode. Soon the device restarts into the fastbootmode, drivers starts installing automatically. If fastbootmode drivers installation fails, download fastbootghost drivers from above link and install them manually from device manager.

Alternative method to enter into fastboot mode in Moto X:

  • Power off your device
  • power + volume down duing boot time
  1. Soon you enter into fastboot mode, now lets navigate to Motorola website. Click here for link. Enter your motorola login and password. Before generating your “Unlock code”, from Motorola website, it is necessary to carry to next step.

  2. Type the following in the command prompt:  fastboot oem get_unlock_data.

8. This will return a string of code on five lines like this: 

string code9. Copy the string code from command prompt, without “bootloader” and spaces. The string code should be like this “3A35120705577622#544136343330314A4B4600585431603532000000#703DF42E386DFF55CCB54E9ABF0B4810660BC264#CA2079050C0001000000000000000000”. Paste together the 5 lines of output into one continuous string without (bootloader) or ‘INFO’ or white spaces. string code pasted

And click on the “can my device be unlocked”. It should enable the generate my unlock key button. Once you click the button it will enable a ‘REQUEST UNLOCK KEY’ button at the bottom of the page. Click the request button and it will email you the unlock code within a few minutes. Once you receive your unlock code proceed with step 10.

10.  Now that you have your unlock code you are ready to unlock the bootloader. In the command line enter the following: fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY

11. *UNIQUE_KEY is the unlock code you received in your email You are now unlocked! 

bootloader unlocked

Now we have successfully unlocked the bootloader of Moto X running on android 4.4.4. Soon you unlocked the bootloader, now it is time to root moto x running on android 4.4.4.

  • Alan

    Thanks for the information. It works fine in my Moto x. But there is a little detail… the cell phone is restored to factory settings (I didn’t know that before doing it). D’oh!

  • Habib Fida Hussain

    Will this work for verizon Moto X ?

    • Jayaditya Chakrabarty

      It should work, as I’m not the one who had tried it out I’m not pretty sure. You can drop your query on our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/iGadgetsworld

      We will try to respond to you shortly.