Change Bootloader Unlocked Warning on Moto X (2nd Gen) during booting process

So, your brand new Motorola Moto X (2nd Gen.) now already unlocked and ready to mod by replacing the stock recovery with the custom one, getting root or flashing custom ROMs sooner or later. However, there’s another problem arises which is quite annoying, an unlocked bootloader warning message noticed during the boot process. Although it doesn’t impact to the phone’s performance, but a warning message is quite disturbing.


The Bootloader Unlocked Warning on Moto X 2nd Gen intended to remind you that your phone’s software components can now be modified and the warranty has been voided, while making the end users think dozens of times before doing so. As we have said before, it does not affect on how the device works, but more to the warning. It’s uncomfortable when we try to offer or give this phone to someone else some day, this warning message makes our device seems tampered, even though it’s not like that.

Fortunately, we can still remove the Moto X (2nd Gen) Unlocked Bootloader Warning, in fact, we are not going to eliminate it, but replace it with the stock Motorola logo, just like before we unlocked it, thanks to Helvio88 from xda-developers forums. This method has been used since the 1st Generation of Moto X and Moto G, so it’s not completely new method. If you intend to do so, here are some things you should put together:

  • Bootloader Unlocked Moto X (2014)
  • Adb and Fastboot file that appropriate to your computer’s OS, here we use the Windows computer.
  • Stock Motorola logo.bin file by Helvio88, extract and put it into the same folder with fastboot/adb files.
  • The proper USB drivers for Windows.
moto x 2nd gen unlocked bootloader warning

Image: Moto Maker by Motorola

How to change the warning message is quite easy, it can be done without a custom recovery, just flashing thru fastboot command.
The majority of Android enthusiasts should be familiar with it, but if you are never working with fastboot before, here we provide the overview:

  1. Open a Windows command prompt from where you put the fastboot and adb files.
  2. Enable USB debugging options on the settings.
  3. Connect your Moto X to the PC via USB cable.
  4. On command prompt window, type an adb command to boot into bootloader mode:
    adb reboot bootloader
  5. Now it’s time to change the Moto X (2nd Gen.) boot logo to the stock and remove locked bootloader warning.
    fastboot flash logo logo.bin
  6. Voila!


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3 Responses

  1. Ajax
    October 7, 2014 at 3:11 PMReply

    Thanks for this post. Worked like a charm. No more ugly warning. Exact same “Powered by Android” screen as was there before unlocking boot loader. – I really appreciate stuff like this!!

  2. MotoXer
    December 26, 2014 at 5:17 PMReply

    Worked! Thanks.

  3. Sidali
    April 15, 2016 at 8:58 AMReply

    big thx it’s worked for my MOTO X XT1085 .

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