Motorola has recently launched its latest Moto G 3rd Gen(2015) which has pretty good improvements over its previous Moto G models. However, you can get the most out of your device by accessing the core contents & rooting your Moto G 3rd Gen running on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. Today, we’ll learn how to Unlock Bootloader in Moto G 3rd Gen in few simple steps which is completely Official and 100% safe.

Unlocking Bootloader :

1. First Install Motorola USB Drivers & Android SDK Tools in your PC.

2. Turn off your device. Now, Turn The device ‘ON’ by holding volume down button and power key for 5 sec and release it. You will see Boot loader screen.

3. Now, Plug in your device to PC.

4. Goto C: > android-sdk > platform-tools OR Where you have installed Android SDK. Now Hold the shift key and right click on the mouse in any black area in SDK Folder, you’ll find an option as “Open Command window here”. Click on it.

5. Type the below code in the command prompt / Terminal.

fastboot oem get_unlock_data

Moto G 3rd Gen Boot loader unlocked
Moto G 3rd Gen Boot loader unlocked
Example: On a Windows Desktop, the returned string format would be$ fastboot oem get_unlock_data
(bootloader) 0A40040192024205#4C4D3556313230
(bootloader) 30373731363031303332323239#BD00
(bootloader) 8A672BA4746C2CE02328A2AC0C39F95
(bootloader) 1A3E5#1F53280002000000000000000
(bootloader) 0000000
On a Mac OS Desktop, the returned string format would be INFO0A40040192024205#4C4D3556313230

6. Paste together the 5 lines of output into one continuous string without (bootloader) or ‘INFO’ or white spaces. Your string needs to look like this:


7. Now, Goto Motorola’s Boot loader unlock site & login with Google. Paste the entire code in the input box which says, Check if your device can be unlocked by pasting the string by pasting the string in the field below & clicking can my device be unlocked.

Unlock Moto G 3rd Gen
Unlock Moto G 3rd Gen

8. After pasting click on “Can my device be unlocked.” After that, you’ll see a request unlock key option at the bottom of the page. Check I agree and click Request Unlock Key. You’ll receive the unlock key in your Gmail.

9. Copy the key from your Gmail Account and paste in a notepad file, Open the previously opened Command prompt / Terminal & type:

fastboot oem unlock "YOURKEY" (Replace YOURKEY with the key you received)

10. Congratulation, you have successfully unlocked the Bootloader of your Moto G 3rd Gen.

  • Make sure you have installed the adb drivers properly. After installing the drivers, please check if the device responds to command by typing “adb devices”, you don’t need to turn off the device while typing this, just enable the USB debugging and allow necessary permission popping on the screen.

  • Silky21

    I cannot find the android sdk folder is my C drive.

  • Silky21

    cant find android-sdk .i have installed android studio.

  • Can you show me the screenshot of what you entered in command tool.

  • Kurt

    When I do the following procedure I get the following message:
    (bootloader) Check ‘Allow OEM Unlock’ in Developer Options.
    FAILED (remote failure)
    There is no allow oem unlock in developer options.


      go to about phone, click on several times on build number, you will be enabled as developer then check the oem unlock and usb debugging