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  1. Corey Fields

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    UNLOCK YOUR BOOTLOADER

    WARNING: UNLOCKING YOUR BOOTLOADER VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY.PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.
    NOTE: Unlocking the bootloader will Wipe/ factory reset your device, and will delete all personal data from your device such as apps, photos, messages, and settings.

    INSTRUCTIONS:

    1. Make sure to take a backup of your entire device data.
    2. Download the Android SDK OR Download the Minimal ADB and Fastboot
    3. Install the latest Motorola USB Drivers on your desktop. Download here.
    4. Put your device in fastboot mode (power off, then press the power and volume down buttons simultaneously).
    5. Open Command Prompt on androidsdk/platform-tools/ (Hold Shift and right click and press open command window here)
    6. Connect your Phone to PC
    7. Type this in the CMD prompt window - fastboot oem get_unlock_data
    8. You will get a return string. Copy it. [Right Click-Mark- Mark the text by pressing the shift key-Now press Ctrl+C]
    9. Paste all the lines together in a notepad. Remove the empty spaces.
    10. Now go to the Motorola Site.Sign in using your Google account or Motorola ID. Scroll down the page and paste the copied string in the field at step #6. Then click on ‘Can my device be unlocked?’, after which a "REQUEST UNLOCK KEY" button will appear at the bottom of page.
    11. To get your unlock key, select the ‘I Agree’ option. Note: You will receive an email with your Unlock Key at the email address you used to log in there.
    12. Important – Copy the 20-character key that Motorola sent you via email. Make sure your device is connected.
    13. Then in CMD type: fastboot devices (To check your device is connected)
    14. Then type: fastboot oem unlock UNIQUE_KEY

      NOTE: In above command, replace the word ‘UNIQUE_KEY’ with the unlock code that you got via email. Then hit enter and the unlocking process should begin. Wait for a while and soon you’ll see ‘Bootloader Unlocked’ warning on your Moto E.

      To relock the bootloader:

      Go to Fastboot and give the command fastboot oem lock
     

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    anyone got a way to unlock the verizon version xt1528?
     
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    Verizon does not participate in the bootloader unlock program. You could check into sunshine, but I am not sure if it supports the 2nd gen Moto E. It also costs money fyi
     
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    I will keep thing posted, will let you know what I find out
     
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    Have you found anything. I was given a Verizon XT1528 and it's only going to do me any good if I am able to unlock it.
     
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    As far as I know the Verizon variants of the G and E require six months of service before they will allow the bootloader to be unlocked.
     
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    I can't get adb to work says waiting for phone when I put in the comand not sure what I did wrong?
     
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    Got it working operator error now got it unlocked and rooted how do I get rid off the unlocked warrarning on boot up I have been trying to find the info on it but I seem to not be able to find it thanks in advance
     
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    This tutorial is for the model xt1526 ?

    I'm new and I want to unlock the bootloader for the model xt1526 surnia 4g
     

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