Buying discounted products is always desirable, yet not always a good idea. That’s why they say that cheaper products often come at higher costs. The offer that Amazon made to its Prime Members is one of the best examples. They were giving Moto G4 phones for a discounted price of $50. But the catch is that it comes with lots of ads, and many want to know how to remove Amazon ads on Moto G4.
Sure, Amazon made no secret of the fact that the cheaper phone came with a bundle of Notifications Ads, the lock screen ads, and lots of Amazon Bloatware. Whether it’s the Kindle, some Video and Music apps, or Amazon Shopping, it’s still a bunch of apps that you don’t need. Below we’ll explain how to remove Moto G4 Amazon ads.
Why buy a cheaper phone with all of the above served as take away? The many Prime Members who rushed into taking advantage of this offer have either accepted the situation or turned it into their favor. By turning it into their favor we mean that they actually managed to remove Amazon Ads and Bloatware from Moto G4.
If you want to do the same, this guide will help you enjoy a Moto G4 for a cheaper price, without having to put up with all those unnecessary apps. Your phone will turn to the original software version you would get when buying the phone from any other source. This will be done by removing Amazon ads on Moto G4.
Below we’ll explain how to proceed for removing Amazon apps and Amazon Ads from the discounted Moto G4. Whether you want to go check their dedicated video guide or read on in here, it’s up to you. Nevertheless, there are a few things you need to consider before you start acting:
- The process we are about to describe shouldn’t erase your phone data. Nevertheless, we advise you to start with performing a full backup.
- Also important, do not start the cleanup unless you have at least 60% battery on your Moto G4. You wouldn’t want it to shut down accidentally, right in the middle of the process.
- The steps should work with the locked bootloader as well. However, the moment you notice it doesn’t work that way, you should unlock the bootloader.
- Be prepared to use the following tools and resources to remove Amazon ads on Moto G4:
- The Motorola Drivers
- RSDlite 6.2.4 Motorola program
- The Amazon bloat ads remover
- The remove-amazon-bloat.xml file
- Don’t forget that the steps from below are specifically meant only for the XT1644 and XT1625 models!
The steps for removing Amazon ads on Moto G4
There are only 5 things you need to do in order to remove these annoying and unsolicited ads and apps. But before you can do so, you need to enable the Developer Options, the USB debugging, as well as the OEM Unlocking functions.
To enable the Developer Options:
Access the About section of your phone
Consequently, tap on the Build Number for 7 times
To enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking:
Access the Settings menu
Go to Developer Options
As for the exact steps:
- Turn off the device and simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down key and the Power key until it boots into the fastboot mode;
- Download and extract the RSDlite 6.2.4. respectively the Amazon bloat ads remover;
- Launch RSDlite 6.2.4, then identify and select the “remove-amazon-bloat.xml”;
- Hit the Start button and let it remove all the Amazon ads from your phone (aka flashing the oem.img image on Moto G4);
- Alternatively, Rooted users with unlocked bootloader can simply use the command “fastboot flash oem oem.img” (without quotation marks);
- Just wait for the process to finish, which will automatically reboot your device.
The next time you’ll look at your running Moto G4, it will be free of Amazon apps and the lock screen ads will be just a memory. We strongly believe this is the simplest way to get rid of all that bloatware and still enjoy a great phone for a great discounted price. Hopefully the guide below will help you learn how to remove Amazon ads on Moto G4.