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Saturday, November 5th, 2022 2:56 PM

Unlock bootloader on AT&T motorola.

Greetings, I have an older pre-paid motorola device I am no longer using and would like to unlock the bootloader. I went through the steps on the Motorola site and was informed my device was ineligible for unlocking the bootloader (due to being a carrier locked phone). 

I went through the AT&T unlock request platform and received an unlock code. In the steps to unlock the phone to any carrier, it has the step: "Insert the SIM card from another wireless carrier". Is this step skippable in anyway? I do not have an alternate sim card and do not plan to use this phone off of wi-fi.

On the same note, has anyone previously carrier unlocked their phone, then successfully unlocked the bootloader? When I tried following the bootloader instructions to unlock the bootloader (using the code provided from Motorola via AT&Ts unlock service) I got the error "code validation failure with status 7". I assume the code to unlock the phone from the carrier is different from the code to unlock the bootloader. 

If anyone has had a similar experience and knows the best steps to rectify, please let me know and thank you for your help and patience!

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ACE - Sage

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113.3K Messages

1 year ago

Carrier unlocking phone has absolutely nothing to do with the bootloader. All it does is make your phone capable of accepting a SIM card from a non AT&T, but compatible provider. AT&T cannot unlock the bootloader, and will not even pay attention to a bootloader unlock request.

Most bootloaders are both locked and encrypted by the manufacturer post Android 5.

If you want an unlocked boot, you have to purchase a phone that comes that way.

ACE - Sage

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113.3K Messages

1 year ago

Fyi, any further discussion on this particular topic is forbidden on this forum

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