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    weeel I know people say that you have to unlock tye bootloader aaaaand the bootloader cannot be unlocked buuuut there's clearly this option under developer options

    [​IMG]http://imgur.com/pvPFMFs
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    see right there at the top of the list
    so is this a different 'kind' of unlock or has the answer been right in front of our faces the whole time?
    running android marshmallow version

     

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    Welcome to our AndroidForums, @KipperKlank :).

    I agree that's some interesting info, although I don't personally own this device.

    Can you do a "fastboot getvar all" command and post the output? (i.e., from fastboot / bootloader mode, of course)

    There should be a line showing bootloader status...

    We do have a Droid Turbo 2 root area, but I see it's only got a few threads in there:


    By the way, who is your carrier (VZW is notorious for having their devices locked-down tight)?

    Cheers!
     
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    I get the option to reset bootloader, should I do that?
     
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    Whoa! Hold on a second ;)...

    You might want to first read the very informative, very detailed, and very scary link that @Jfalls63 kindly linked above warning you about the risks, etc. for unlocking your bootloader:

    UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER

    STEP 1 - REVIEW THE RISKS

    In case you didn't know, bootloader is a little bit of code that tells your device's operating system how to boot up. Motorola has done the work to make sure your device has a fully optimized, certified and tested version of Android. If you are a developer, unlocking the bootloader will allow you to customize your device, but keep the following in mind:
    • You will lose all media and content on your device and will need to reinstall all applications downloaded from Google Play.
    • Applications may not work anymore.
    • You may lose encryption support.
    • You may lose some key functions like telephone, radio, and audio playback.
    • You could cause permanent/physical damage to your device.
    • Unlocking your bootloader will not change your device subsidy lock status
    IMPORTANT!

    PLEASE REVIEW THE WARNINGS BELOW AND MAKE SURE YOU COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE IMPLICATIONS BEFORE YOU PROCEED
    • Unlocking your bootloader is not for the faint of heart. Unlocking your device and installing your own software might cause the device to stop working, disable important features and functionality, and even make the device unsafe to the point of causing you harm. Neither Motorola, nor your wireless carrier or retailer from whom you purchased the device, will be responsible for such damage, so please do not unlock or load any software unless you know what you are doing.
    • You have only yourself to blame. Unless you have a Developer Edition device, once you get the unlock code, your device is no longer covered by the Motorola warranty; in other words, please don't blame us if things go wrong, even if they appear unrelated to unlocking the bootloader.
    • The law still applies. You still need to operate your device in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations prescribed by the FCC, and any other governmental agency for that matter. Your wireless carrier may prohibit unlocked devices from operating on their network.
    • And now a word from our lawyers. Finally, in order to unlock your device, you need to agree to important legal terms, which can be found on the next page. Agreeing creates a binding legal agreement, so be sure to read them carefully.
    Still undaunted? If you are ready to accept all the implications of unlocking the bootloader, which -except for Developer Edition devices- includes completely voiding your device's warranty, then let's get started.

    NOTE: You will be asked to sign up/register for My Moto Care to continue on.

    We also still don't know:

    1. Who is your carrier?
    2. What did fastboot getvar all say?​

    I'm not advocating anything but caution here--I also don't have a Turbo 2 to guide you through recovering should anything go awry.
     
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    I have unlocked the bootloader on 3 different Motorola devices and you have to go through Motorola to get the unique unlock code for each device.
    Unlocking the bootloader will void the warranty.
     
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    The only option even related to the bootloader is "restart bootloader" on the boot menu (hold vol-down and power)
    and that link does not have my phone on that list
    here's some info on my device
    and i cant dissable fastboot
     

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    LOL, yeah, I see I posted in that thread a while back :p.

    The XDA thread isn't too promising / hopeful, either.

    :(
     
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    I think even though it is a Motorola device, it is Verizon branded and they have the final say as to unlocking the bootloader. Good reason to avoid carrier branded devices and their pre-installed bloat.
     
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