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How to Unlock Bootloader on Moto G6 / G6 Play / G6 Plus

Here is a complete tutorial on how to unlock bootloader on Moto G6 / G6 Play / G6 Plus. All Motorola devices ship with a locked bootloader but thankfully, the brand supports unlocking, if the user desires so. A brief introduction to the bootloader would be that it is is a mode that allows a computer to interact with the phone’s system partition files which means, once unlocked, users can easily manipulate the built-in software. For security reasons, all devices are shipped locked. Fortunately enough, the procedure to unlock a Motorola phone is quite simple. Ahead, we will take you through the complete process of unlocking either your Moto G6, G6 Play or G6 Plus’s bootloader.

The most popular premise of unlocking bootloader of any Android device is to gain root which is right besides installing a custom recovery like TWRP. Both of these modifications are quite fundamental as they pave way for further mods such as root apps and custom ROMs. Further, unlocking the bootloader also allows you to install official firmwares manually straight through your computer. Now, before we take you through the complete procedure, do make sure you backup all your user data of your device as this procedure will factory reset your smartphone.

How To Unlock Bootloader on Moto G6, G6 Play, G6 Plus

Disclaimer: All the tools, mods or ROMs mentioned below belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

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If you are a developer and would want to unlock the bootloader, we recommend doing that before you set up the Google Play Store, install apps or anything because the security feature in Android clears out everything from your phone when unlocking bootloader of the phone.

Moto G6 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Moto G6 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Moto G6 USB Drivers!

Right ahead, lets dive into how to unlock Moto G6 / G6 Play / G6 Plus bootloader.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Moto G6

Ahead you will find attached complete tutorial for how to unlock bootloader on Moto G6 series of smartphones. Do make sure you go through the guide and pre-requisites list at least once before you start implementing.

Prerequisites:

  • Make sure the Fastboot, ADB and USB Drivers are installed on your PC. You can install them on your PC by following this guide if they are not already installed.
  • Enable Developer Options by going to Settings > About Phone and tapping on build number multiple times.
  • Enable USB Debugging in Settings > Developer Options. Make sure that the USB Debugging is checked. [How to Enable USB Debugging]
  • Go to Settings > Developer Options and enable ‘OEM Unlocking’.
  • Backup all the data as unlocking the bootloader will delete all of your data.
  • Charge your phone up to 50% first and make sure your phone does not shut down during the procedure or it might damage your phone.

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to unlock bootloader of your Moto G6. Please read every line carefully. We suggest, read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your phone.

IMPORTANT: Unlocking your device may void all or parts of your warranty by Motorola.

Step 1 – Go to the bootloader unlock page at the Motorola website.

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Step 2 – Scroll down and click “Next”. If you have already configured your Google account on your phone then Sign in with the same account otherwise use your Motorola website account. If you don’t have any of those accounts than click on the Sign Up button.

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Step 3 – After you are logged in, you would be displayed with a bunch of steps. Don’t worry we will be explaining each and everyone so you can follow along easily.

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Step 4 – Download Android SDK Platform-Tools (Fastboot) now and extract the ZIP file in C:\ drive (or anywhere in your computer).

Step 5 – Now hold the Power button on your Moto G6 for 10 seconds to completely turn it off.

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