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Motorola Moto G

How to unlock the bootloader, install recovery, & Root your device

How to enter stock android recovery.  
1. power off the device or if boot looping hold power button for 20 seconds to turn it off.
2. press and hold both volume up and down then hold power also for 3 seconds then release all three buttons
3. on this screen press volume down until you highlight recovery then press volume up to select
4. on the android guy screen again press and hold both volume buttons for 5 seconds then press power once and you will be in stock android recovery on the moto G

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  1. hey Tom if I send you my moto G LTE 4G can you fix it and make a video about itI am able to get into fastboot mode in into stock recovery to push adb

  2. Hello,
    Just joined here from the UK.
    I really messed up my Moto G XT1033. I unlocked the bootloader & flashed CM11 OK but decided to return the phone to stock but accidently wiped everything. The phone will only switch on when plugged into the mains or the PC. It first just shows a 0% battery. After a while if I unplug it I can get to the bootloader which says battery low(charging) Device is unlocked Status Code 3 & Usb connected, but the PC does not recognise the phone. If I unplug the phone from the PC after a while the screen blanks out & if I press the power button the bootloader unlocked waning screen shows. The phone will not switch off & it takes several attempts to get back to the boot loader screen.
    I have tried to download your files but without success.
    Any help would be welcome

    • hi, i messed up my motog-XT1033, after i relock the bootloader, and install the Restore US_retail_XT1032_KXB21.14-L1.32_CFC.bat firmware, MY SIGNAL OR SERVICE NETWORK got lost.. now i cant call anyone..please help

  3. Hello,
    A big thank you for the video guides. I needed to root my Moto G in order to get it to work properly in Japan. Followed the guides and everything worked perfectly.
    Thank you very much.

  4. I unlocked my Moto-g so I could load su which I needed to do to install some system software.
    When I try and fastboot oem lock it up again I get sst lock error?
    I just want to leave it as it is, but lock it up again.

    Can I relock the phone without putting the original rom back on?

  5. Dear Friend
    So there is a usable rom lollipop on a daily basis, for the moto g 2013e, do a tutorial. I will be very grateful.
    Greetings from Brazil android Wizard

  6. hi
    my moto G is updated to kitkat 4.4.4 and i need to reset factory my device. but it does not work and i stock in a crazy loop of turn off device and cannot work, so i decided to root it.
    which of Firmware restore lock and more i have been downloaded or or none of them?

  7. Hi, for all those using Moto G XT 1033 (dual sim)..please check the firmware that you are loading..the tutorial given is for XT 1032 which is different..this will cause the SERVICE NETWORK not to function..i had the same problem but once the correct firmware is loaded..everything works fine..

  8. Hi, nice to meet you. I need a help with my moto g xt1032.
    The real problem coming from error imei=0, so this happened when i flashed a update 4.4.4, after that ill try to fix it doing a blank-flash the bootloader and the result is a peace of phone.
    Actually have this errors:
    1) bootloader bricked, this is my getvar:
    C:\ADB Tools\ADB Tools>mfastboot getvar all
    version: 0.5
    version-bootloader: 4113(*)
    product: falcon
    secure: yes
    hwrev: 0x83C0
    radio: 0x1
    emmc: 16GB Sandisk REV=06 PRV=07 TYPE=17
    ram: 1024MB Hynix S4 SDRAM DIE=4Gb
    cpu: MSM8226 CS
    serialno: 7dd93b
    cid: 0xFFFF
    channelid: 0xDEAD
    uid: 49BBE8020F000000000000000000
    unlocked: Not supported
    iswarrantyvoid: Not supported
    mot_sst: 8
    max-download-size: 536870912
    reason: Failed to initialize partition table
    max-sparse-size: 268435456
    aboot.git: git=MBM-NG-V41.13-0-g7dc8e78
    all: listed above
    finished. total time: 0.070s

    2) Cant do fastboot oem unlock
    C:\ADB Tools\ADB Tools>mfastboot oem unlock

    fastboot oem unlock disabled!
    FAILED (remote failure)
    finished. total time: 0.034s

    3) get unlock data ¬¬
    C:\ADB Tools\ADB Tools>mfastboot oem get_unlock_data

    Could not get unlock data!
    OKAY [ 0.014s]
    finished. total time: 0.014s

    4)this is my cid_prov_req totally f*ck*d
    C:\ADB Tools\ADB Tools>mfastboot oem cid_prov_req

    OKAY [ 0.044s]
    finished. total time: 0.044s

    LAST) my read_sv
    C:\ADB Tools\ADB Tools>mfastboot oem read_sv

    Note: 0xFFFFFFFF indicates SV fuse read failure
    BOOTLOADER = 0x2
    AP = 0x8
    MODEM = 0x0
    OKAY [ 0.035s]
    finished. total time: 0.036s

    Thanks for reading and if you could sending me a GUIDE that step by step i could go to the solution, or for learn something new, THANKS A LOT!

    i hope your write!

    Thanks man!

    • you cant unlock the bootloader because the device doesnt have a MEID or imei the bootloader token contains this things and without them you cant unlock it on motorolas web site. that being said you may still be able to unlock the bootloader with sunshine app and if so then you also might be able to fix the missing MEID but i am not sure on that one. I never mess with that side of the phones

  9. Hi,
    I shared via twitter, but never could see the full content. Watched your video on moto g, but I can’t find any of the bat files you show in the video. Would love to know what I’m doing wrong here. Good video though for sure.

  10. Hey bro, My xt1033 was softbricked and I tried to revert back to stock but it was stuck at “Warning unlocked bootloader logo” so I flashed TWRP and pushed CM zips.
    But while flashing the CM zips, TWRP shows E:unable to mount \data , system, cache.

    Can you help me bro?

  11. Hey,
    I just watched your video to relock moto g xt1032 bootloader.
    I am from india
    I am having moto g xt1033
    I have already downloaded stock rom android 5.1 for my mobile and i want to relock my bootloader, can you please tell me the steps to relock it’s bootloader

  12. Hey I wanna know something that’s been killing me. I have a moto g 1st gen. I think that the device is soft bricked. It shows that the device has no OS. I desperately want you to help medo something that can make my phone work.
    Please help me please

  13. guys can some one can help me.before 6 month i try to put 6.0 on moto it works fine after some days i installed comes the problem now my display is not booting only led on top is only working when it in charge,one of my friend said it is dead boot….some one can explain it to solve

  14. Sir i already unlocked my device.
    But i have not done with Flashing of 5.0.2 Lollipop. at that time it shows Image is Too large, at System.img

    Sir i want The Moto G 2 XT1079 Lollipop Firmware


    How to Relock my device Please tell me sir…

    In your tutorial There is no link for my device…../Please tell me sir

  15. Hi Root Junky! I have exhausted all tips and tricks to unlock a Moto G (XT1040) that what acquired from the Videotron carrier here in Canada. The phone does not ask for a subsidy code when we insert a sim from a different provider. Will we need to reflash the phone with a “generic” firmware?

    Thanks a lot in advaqnce for your help.

    Guy L. Montreal, Canada


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