The new Moto X Pure Edition 2015 is an unlocked phone, which mean you can use it with any network carriers you want. Not only the network is unlocked, but the bootloader is also unlockable. This is very good news for Android enthusiast who loves mods their devices, since they now have a chance to utilize custom recovery like TWRP. With custom recovery installed, we can do some fun things, from install Xposed Framework to flashing custom ROMs.
This 3rd Gen of Moto X, bring quite a lot of upgrades, ranging from 5.7-inches display, 3GB of RAM, LED flash on the front camera and storage expansion via microSD up to 128GB. It’s also reasonable priced at $ 399, much cheaper when compared to other flagship phones from another manufacturer, which mostly comes with locked bootloader.
The bootloader is unlockable since it’s not carrier-branded phone, so there’s no intervention from the carrier to lock it down. Motorola even facilitate its users to unlock it via official bootloader unlock page. The procedure is quite complicated for those who never use it before, you only need to prepare some of the required tools and carry out a simple fastboot command to unveil your unique unlock data.
For those who have a plan to get the most out this phone by gain root access, installing Xposed Framework, flashing custom ROMs, and so on, then you can start it by unlocking your phone’s bootloader. Bear in mind, the factory unlock procedure will wipe your device, any new installed apps and custom settings will be lost.
Here’s the overview on how to accomplish it, has been tested on XT1575 device by several xda members:
- Install the most recent Motorola USB drivers (MDM).
- Get adb and fastboot files ready on your computer.
- Turn off your device, now we will enter into bootloader mode. Press and hold volume down button, then the power button for a few seconds till you see the boot loader screen.
- Now connect the phone to the PC via OEM micro USB cable.
- On your computer, go to a folder where you save the adb and fastboot files, then hold shift key + right click and choose “Open command window here” option.
- Once the command window appears, type the following fastboot command:
fastboot oem get_unlock_data
- Copy the provided code, then head to official Motorola unlock page, sign in and verify the eligibility. When your device is ineligible it will say “Your device does not qualify for bootloader unlocking”, otherwise you can request a unlock key and you will receive it on your registered email.
- After got the key, now use it on fastboot command:
fastboot oem unlock your_unlock_key_here