How to Unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play – Tutorial

In this tutorial checkout how to unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play Android Smartphone

Motorola announced Moto X Play back in July this year and was launched in August. The device is quite a beasts at its specs and it comes with 5.5 Inch FHD display, 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 615 Processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB Internal Storage, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, 21MP rear camera, 5 MP front facing camera and 3,630mAh battery etc. Those who have this device can now unlock bootloader on Moto X Play by following the steps listed in this tutorial.

Unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play

Unlocking Bootloader on Moto X Play allows you to root the device, install custom ROM’s, Kernel’s, Mods etc. Before you proceed make a note that unlocking Bootloader might void the devices warranty and should be done with extreme care, with that being said let’s proceed to unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play.


Moto X Play:

  1. As the unlocking Bootloader wipes all of your data and settings, it is recommended to backup all of your important data and settings. Backup SMS, Contacts, Call Logs etc.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on Moto X Play.
  3. Charge Moto X Play to at least 60%.


  1. Download and install Motorola USB Drivers on PC.
  2. Install and setup ADB and Fastboot drivers – Windows, Mac.

Disclaimer: We are not responsible for any damage to your Motorola Moto X Play. So understand the risk involved and proceed at your own risk.

Also Read: How to unlock Bootlaoder on Moto G 2015 and Download Moto X Play Stock Wallpapers

How to Unlock Bootloader on Moto X Play:

Step 1: Boot Moto X Play into Bootloader / Fastboot Mode.

  • Power off Moto X Play.
  • Press and hold Volume Down and Power buttons together until you see Fastboot Mode.

Step 2: If you have installed the ADB and Fastboot drivers system-wide then just open the command prompt or else go to Fastboot folder and press and hold shift key and right click inside the folder at the empty space and choose open command window here.

Step 3: Follow the instructions listed here and unlock bootloader on Moto X Play.

Step 4: Reboot Moto X Play.

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This is how we can unlock bootloader on Moto X Play. Do share this tutorial on Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus etc. and let other know how to unlock bootloader on Moto X Play.

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