When you unlock the bootloader on your Moto Z2 Force smartphone, you get a Bootloader unlocked warning message whenever you reboot the phone. If you don’t care about the warning message or it gets you annoyed and you wish to remove it, here is a guide on how to remove Moto Z2 Force Unlocked Bootloader Warning Message.
Getting a warning message upon reboot when the bootloader is unlocked appears to be an issue common to many smartphones from Motorola. We’ve had this same issue on the Motorola Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus, and we’ve published a guide on how to fix that. If you’re using a Moto Z2 Force and get this same error, this article is for you. We’re going to replace the warning message with Motorola stock splash screens, and you can choose between black and white versions.
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Problem: Warning message displayed on Moto Z2 Force during reboot after unlocking bootloader
Before You Start:
Here is everything you need to know before you start the process of removing the unwanted warning message on your Moto Z2 Force. This includes file downloads you need to make, things you need to set up on your phone and PC, and guides you should refer to if you’re new to this.
- How to install ADB and fastboot on Windows.
- How to install ADB and fastboot on Mac.
- Download Motorola USB Drivers.
- On your phone, go to Settings >> Developer Options and tick the USB Debugging setting.
- Also, enable OEM unlock in Developer Options.
- Install ADB and Fastboot on your PC, if you haven’t already.
- Backup data on your phone. This process doesn’t wipe your phone, but it’s best to keep your data safe.
- Note the location of the logo_fix_white.bin or logo_fix_black.bin file (whichever one you downloaded above) in your local memory. For best performance, keep it in the same folder as your Fastboot installation.
- Turn off your smartphone and unplug it from any socket or power outlet.
- Boot it into bootloader by pressing and holding down the volume down and power buttons together for around 6 seconds.
- When the bootloader screen comes on, connect the device to your PC.
- On your PC, open File Explorer and navigate to the location of the logo.bin file, right-click on an empty space in the window while holding the shift key on your keyboard. Then select Open command window here to launch a command prompt for that file location.
- Run the following command in the command prompt:
fastboot flash logo logo_fix_white.bin(if you downloaded the white version) or
fastboot flash logo logo_fix_black.bin(if you downloaded the black version).
- The above command sets the boot logo to the image you downloaded above. Now run
fastboot rebootin the command line to reboot the smartphone.
And voila! you’re done removing the warning message that appears on reboot when you unlock the bootloader of your Moto Z2 Force.
- You can use another image if you desire, but make sure it’s in .bin format first.