Before You Begin :
This root method is tested on ZenFone 5 T00F/T00J (only WW SKU).
Before proceeding, make sure your Build number is as listed below:
Wether is it compatible or not, you can go to Settings > About phone > Software information > Build number to check it. Don’t try on any other ZenFone 5 with different Model/SKU. I can’t vouch for other ZenFones/SKU Versions.
Backup all the important stuff. In case your device is wiped off. Backup your data to PC. The proccess need time, we don't want to exceed the battery in the middle of procces so the battery should be at least 80% charged.
Attention! All operations with this tutorial is on your own risk! Nobody accepts responsibility for the consequences of your actions! Beware! Rooting your phone will void the manufacturer's warranty (You can Unroot anyway).
Step by step Root Zenfone 5
Step 1: Download Zip file and any files required (ZF5_LP_RootKit, Minimal ADB Fasboot, etc) below:
ASUS Android USB Driver
ADB Installer v1.4.2
Download Link 1
Download Link 2
+1 to unlock files above.
Step 2: Extract the root package on your PC using 7-Zip/WinZip
Step 3: Enable USB debugging on your phone [ Go to Settings >About phone> Software information >Build number.Now tap on Build Number 7 times,it will enable “Developer options” in Settings.Again,go back to Settings > Developer options > Enable the USB debugging (by checking the box against “USB debugging” ) ]
Step 4: Install USB drivers (if you haven't installed ) in your PC ( Check the installed Programs list : Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features )
Step 5: Run ADB Installer v1.4.2 to install ADB drivers and setup ADB on the PC.
Step 6: Connect your phone to the PC using a USB Cable.You will get a pop-up saying “Allow USB debugging” on the phone.Tick the check box that says “ Always allow for this computer” and press OK
Step 7: With the phone connected to the PC, run the "Root" (Windows batch file ) file by double click on it.Linux and Mac users should run “Root.sh” file.
Step 8: In your PC,a notification will appear in Command Prompt (cmd),asking you to "Press any key to continue… ". Press any key on the keyboard. The Root process will start your phone will now reboot into fastboot mode automatically and then start flashing the root files. Don’t interrupt the process, let it complete.
Step 9: Once the process is completed, the phone will reboot automatically.Once the rooting process is finished ,in cmd it will ask you “Press any key to continue… ”.Press any key on the keyboard and disconnect the USB Cable.
Step 10: Once your phone is Rebooted.Check if there is any “SuperSU” app installed in the phone,if it’s installed,the process is successful.
Congratulations!!!You have got the Root access.
All credit goes to shakalaca for providing the Root Kit.
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