The Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus is a recently launched device from Motorola which comes with a locked bootloader. But with few simple steps, you can Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. If you decide to flash a ROM, root your phone, or to install a custom recovery, then you need to unlock the bootloader of Moto G5/Plus first. But you should be warned that unlocking Moto G5 bootloader may void its warranty. Follow the below guide to Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

If you’re planning to install a custom ROM or want to root your phone, you have to unlock the bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus Force first. Once you unlock Moto G5 bootloader, you can root and install a custom recovery on your phone. So here is the step by step guide with the help of that you can Get Bootloader Key to quickly unlock bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus. Read the below note carefully before you unlock the bootloader of Moto G5/Plus.

How to Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus


  • Unlocking your device may void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will erase all your phone data, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

How to Unlock bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus –

1) First, enable ‘USB debugging’ and ‘OEM Unlock’ option from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

oem unlock

2) Install the ADB and fastboot driver for windows or ADB and Fastboot for Mac and then restart if you already have the driver installed then skip this step.

3) After installation of the driver, you can see a folder named ADB in your installation directory. Enter the folder, and you find four files including ADB and fastboot.exe.

4) Now press and hold ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in the folder and select ‘Open command window here’.

fastboot cmd

5) Now connect your device to PC and enter into the fastboot mode. To enter the fastboot mode of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus, type the below command in command prompt.

adb reboot bootloader

6) In the command window, type the following command.

fastboot oem get_unlock_data


7) the above command will return a string. Now copy the code in notepad and delete all the blank space so that you will get a single line string.

unlock string

8) Now head over to the Motorola’s unlock the boot loader site and create a free account or Sign in Google+.

Motorola account

9) Now Paste the above String (Unlock Code) in the bottom of the Moto site (step 6) and click on Can my device be unlocked? You also need to accept terms and condition on this page by clicking I Accept.

moto string

10) The unlock key will be sent to your E-Mail ID, which you used to register at Motorola site.

11) Now copy the Unlock Key and execute the following command.

fastboot oem unlock UNLOCK_KEY


12) The above command will Unlock Bootloader of Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus.

13) Reboot and done.

This is the complete step by step guide on how to unlock bootloader of Moto G5/Plus. If you have any questions comment below.


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.

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