Step 3:Go to Moto G 3rd Gen Settings > Developer Settings and Select Allow OEM Unlock .
Step 4: Switch off your Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen and Boot to Fastboot mode by pressing Power + Volume down button at the same time.
Step 5: Now Open Minimal ADB and fastboot, which you downloaded onto your PC and open cmd from that file location, you can do it by pressing shift and click right at the same time.
Step 6: Connect your Motorola Moto G 3rd Gen to PC via USB cable .
Step 7: Type This on CMD fastboot oem get_unlock_data .
You will get a String , just copy it and Paste it in a Notepad and remove empty spaces from it .
Step 8: Go to Motorola’s website and Log in using your Google/ Motorola ID and paste the Copied String which you got in 7th Step.
Step 9: Now complete all the Steps at Motorola’s Website and Request unlock key .
Step 10: You will get an Unlock key sent to you via email, just copy it .
Step 11: In CMD, type –
It will check, your device is connected or not, when it finishes checking type –
fastboot oem unlock Key
Replace Key with the Unlock Key you got via email and confirm,
That’s all, you have successfully unlocked the bootloader on your Moto G 3rd Gen. Okay, now bootloader is unlocked, but what about rooting?
There is no use of unlocking the bootloader if you don’t root your phone, and also flashing ROMs get a lot easier with a custom recovery. I prefer TWRP, and on Moto G 3rd Gen I strongly recommend it as there are no physical buttons to perform any task on TWRP and you can easily use one screen buttons to flash new ROMs. Below is the guide which you must follow to root Moto G 3rd Gen and install custom recovery.
How to root Moto G 3rd Gen and install custom recovery
NOTE: Make sure you have unlocked the bootloader by following the steps above, and you have got at least 50% of power so that you don’t face any kind of problem.
Step 1: Download the TWRP recovery for Moto G 3rd generation from here and place the file in your Fastboot folder and don’t forget to rename it to twrp.img. That is a part of process to root Moto G 3rd Gen.
Step 2: Open CMD in that folder and execute the following command.
fastboot boot twrp.img
Step 3: This will install TWRP in Moto G 3rd gen.
Step 4: Now download SuperSU file from this linkand place it in your phone.
Step 5: Now boot to TWRP recovery mode and install the zip file downloaded above.
Reboot your phone and Holla :D, you have successfully rooted your Moto G 3rd generation phone. we hope you have enjoyed this combined guide on how to root Moto G 3rd Gen, unlock bootloader and install custom recovery.
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