These are the steps to unlocking the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition bootloader. You must unlock the Turbo Edition’s bootloader if you are to advance and install a custom recovery or get root access to the device. Both a new recovery and root access is available already, so you can follow those guides after you complete this one.
Files You Need
- You must set up ADB on your computer. The ADB is all you need from the Android SDK package and it comes with the required fastboot. We have the guide for you to install ADB on any of the three major operating system, including Microsoft Windows, Apple Mac and any version of Linux. You can learn how to set up ADB for Windows, ADB for Mac or ADB for Linux for your computer.
- Download the universal ADB driver directly to the computer desktop. You will need the driver along with your ADB to follow this guide.
- Unlocking the bootloader voids the Motorola warranty. It’s the same way for all OEMs and manufacturers generally speaking. Sometimes you can find OEMs who will let you root the device if you ask them, but you will need to ask them first.
Unlocking the Motorola Moto G turbo Edition Bootloader
- Set up the ADB on your computer by using the guides you will find inside the corresponding OS articles above.
- Install the ADB Driver on your computer.
- Turn off the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition by long-pressing the Power button.
- Turn the Turbo Edition on by holding the Volume Down and Power buttons together for three seconds and then releasing both buttons. You should see the bootloader mode on the display. If that didn’t work, try holding the Volume Down only for three seconds, then press the Power and release both buttons.
- Leave it at the bootloader screen and connect the device to the computer with the USB cable.
- Double-click the ADB folder so it opens on your desktop.
- Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard and right-click the mouse within that folder where there is no files and it will bring up a new menu. Choose to open a new command prompt window from that new menu.
- Type in the command to check if your Turbo is connected with fastboot:
- Type in your next command to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
And just like that Motortola has allowed you to unlock your Moto G Turbo Edition bootloader so you can now go on and customize your device with a custom recovery and getting root access to the internal system.
You can kick your customizing experience off by learning how to install a custom recovery on the Motorola Moto G Turbo Edition smartphone.