How to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Moto E5? Fastboot & DEV!


In this article, I will demonstrate how to unlock the bootloader on Motorola Moto E5 smartphone. So, the company will launch this mid-range smartphone and we are one of the early websites to demonstrate this. Now, let us directly jump to step by step guide on how to unlock the bootloader.


About Motorola Moto E5

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Motorola Moto E5 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 5.7 inches display with a resolution of 720 by 1440 pixels. A total of 282 pixels per inch.
  • And Motorola Moto E5 also comes with Android 8.0 OREO.
  • And under the hood, Motorola Moto E5 has a Snapdragon 425 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 2GB Ram and 16GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on Motorola Moto E5 – 13MP rear camera and 5MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the Motorola Moto E5 is a non-removable 4000 mAh.

Also, Read – Various Issues on the phone & How to Fix Them. 

Related – How to Fix Heating, Battery Issue & Laggy UI Problem on your Android Phone.


What is Unlock Bootloader? Unlocking bootloader on Motorola Moto E5?

Unlocking Bootloader on the Motorola Moto E5 smartphone means accessing the way for installing custom recoveries such as TWRP or CWM recovery. Also, rooting your device and installing custom ROMS. Many manufacturers provide smartphones with a locked bootloader and as a result, one need to unlock it before proceeding.  So, Unlocking bootloader is the first step before one can further customize their smartphone.


What are the Pro’s or Advantages of Unlocking Bootloader on Motorola Moto E5?

Here are some benefits of unlocking the bootloader on the Motorola Moto E5:

  • Firstly, one can root the smartphone after unlocking the bootloader.
  • And you can install TWRP or CWM Recovery on the phone.
  • Also, you will be able to install various custom Roms on the phone.
  • Finally, if you unlock the bootloader on your Motorola Moto E5 smartphone, the warranty will be void.

Related Article. Root this phone.

How to Unlock Bootloader on Motorola Moto E5?

Let’s unlock the bootloader on the Motorola Moto E5:

Unlock Bootloader Moto E5

  • First of all, charge the phone fully.
  • Next, enable USB Debugging on Motorola Moto E5 by going to Setting>About>Software>Build Number and Tap on build number repeatedly so that the Developer mode will turn on.
  • And then go back and click on Developer options.
  • In the developer options, there is OEM unlock option then enable that option.
  • Firstly, Setup ADB and Fastboot on your PC. To do that download ADB here.

Install procedure For ADB Fastboot :
1. Launch it That Require administrator privileges.
2. Click Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or No to not.
3. Press Yes to install ADB system wide or No for the current user only
4. Click Yes to install Drivers or No to skip
5. Continue the Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – it will finish the process                                    Source – XDA 

    • Furthermore, make sure about the drivers, install properly on the computer. Also, take a backup of the necessary data because it will wipe your data.
    • Also, now connect your Motorola Moto E5 phone to the PC.

    Furthermore, Unlock Procedure

    • Also, power off Motorola Moto E5 and then press the power and volume down button simultaneously. This will take your Motorola Moto E5 to the bootloader.
    • Firstly, open the command prompt on the PC in the Fastboot folder  (Win + R & then type cmd, click enter).

    fastboot oem get_unlock_data

    • Furthermore, the Fastboot will return the following message. Example:

    $ fastboot oem device id

    ( bootloader )—————————————————

    ( bootloader ) Device ID.

    ( bootloader ) CJM58B679A38P6B613ED918F27D05E013

    ( bootloader ) F93190ND558261DBAC4484E8EF8789B1

    ( bootloader )—————————————————

    • Also, the above Device ID is needed to get the unique unlock ID for the Motorola Moto E5 Android phone.
    • Furthermore, combine & paste the ID above similarly –

    CJM58B679A38P6B613ED918F27D05E013F93190ND558261DBAC4484E8EF8789B1

    • Also, copy the Device ID and also your phone’s IMEI number and paste it on the developer website. Head on to this webpage > scroll all the way down > Also, copy the unlock string without space > Click on Can my device be unlocked? > thereafter, and then click on REQUEST UNLOCK KEY > Agree to the popups.
    • Finally, hit the confirm button and you will get an email from the company also containing the unlock code. (UNIQUE KEY)
    • And also remember, the process will wipe the data on the Motorola Moto E5 phone.
    • Furthermore, also type the following in the command prompt, furthermore, this will factory Reset the Motorola Moto E5 device.

    fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY

    • Also, replace the above UNIQUE_KEY with the unlock code you received via mail.
    • Finally, almost done, also to reboot the phone by entering the following code:

    fastboot reboot

  • Finally, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on the Motorola Moto E5.

Related. Install Custom ROM on this phone. 

In conclusion, Android versions later than lollipop come with an option of OEM Unlock in the developer options. So, its quite easy to unlock the bootloader on any latest smartphone devices. And Still, some of the smartphones may not come with this option. Hence, in order to unlock the bootloader, you need to manually do it via PC.

Related article. Unroot this phone and go back to stock ROM.

If you are encountering any issues regarding bootloader unlocking on Motorola Moto E5 then do let me know in the comment section below. Furthermore, I will be happy to assist you 😀


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