May 192017
 

 

Moto G5 Plus unlocked

These are the steps I took in order to unlock the bootloader of my Moto G5 Plus. Ultimately I would like to install custom recovery software on it à la TWRP and root it with chainfire’s SuperSu. I’ve also included some extra notes in places that that gave me problems or I thought were tricky.  The normal caveat applies: these steps worked for me, but your mileage may vary.

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May 082017
 

Android 7 Nougat

There are many reasons to use the settings found in Android phone or tablet’s Developer Options, but one of the most common is that you want to use the Android Device Bridge (ABD) or Fastboot programs on your PC to connect to your device via the command line. To use ABD or Fastboot, your phone has to have USB Debugging enabled in the Developer Options settings tab. Easy enough. I’ll just to Settings, find the Developer Options tab, and … wait, what? There is no Developer Options tab. As it turns out, most commercial ROMs do not have Developer Options enabled by default. The good news is that it is not difficult to activate them. Follow along, and I will tell you how.

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