Thursday, January 19, 2017

Latest Steps To Root Asus Zenfone Max and install TWRP recovery ZC550KL

After following this guide, you will be able to root Asus Zenfone Max and install TWRP recovery ZC550KL based on Android 6 Marshmallow. I have done my best to make the steps more simpler to even novice to understand. So all you need is to follow the guides below and you will be glad you did.
how to root asus zenfone max
As usual, I will start by introducing the phone in question. Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL is powered by Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 processor along with 2 GB RAM and 16/32 GB ROM. It features 5.5 inches IPS screen size with resolution at 720 x 1280 pixels. In terms of camera, it use 13 megapixels back camera with LED flash and 5 mega pixels front selfie camera in Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL. That's just the tip of the iceberg. To see the full specifications and price, see here

Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL is a wonderful device. No doubt about that but to have more control over it and enjoy it in full capacity, you need to root and install TWRP recovery which is why we are here. I guess you are ready for the tutorial. Let's go there.

I am not responsible for any damage or bricking on your device as a result of wrongful application of the guidelines here. So follow it carefully to avoid stories that touches.

✔ Take a complete backup of your Android phone
✔ Charge your phone to at least 75%
✔ Make sure proper power backup of your PC.
✔ Use an original USB chord
✔ Avoid interruption while the process is going on.

Download Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL USB Driver
Download Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL TWRP Recovery
Download Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL SuperSU Zip
Download Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL Fast-boot tool


Step One
Download Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL ADB drive from the link above and install it on your PC. Then enable Developer option and USB debugging mode on your Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL. Follow these guidelines
✔ Download and copy SuperSU Zip file in the phone SD card.
✔ Then download and extract TWRP Recovery and Fast-boot tool and move TWRP Recovery (recovery.img) file in the Fast-boot tool folder.
✔ Now press and hold shift key in the keyboard and right click in the extracted Fast boot tool folder and select “Open command window here”.
how to root asus zenfone max
Step Two
After that, attach the Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL to your PC with the help of USB cable and type "adb reboot bootloader" to boot your phone in the bootloader or fastboot mode. Meanwhile, if this CMD command is not working for you, then switch off your Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL and press volume down and power button. You will get a vibration and your device will boot in recovery mode, then you select Reboot to Bootloader.

Now your Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL in the bootloader or fastboot mode, So you type fastboot devices in the command window then press enter key. This command show connected device in the command window and you can see your Smartphone serial number. If command window is not show your device serial number. Then install USB driver correctly or change your USB port of the PC.

Step Three
Once the Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL is connected, type fastboot flash recovery recovery.img command in the command window and press enter key to flash TWRP recovery on Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL.

Step Four
Now type fastboot boot recovery.img to boot in recovery mode. Then tap on install tab or button and select “” file from your save location on your phone SD card and install this file.

To check if your phone is successfully rooted, install root checker app from google Playstore to verify it.

However, if you decide to unroot the phone because of one reason or the other, I also have an easy guide for you. Unrooting can be achieved when you un-install root app on your android device. Below is the guidelines.
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How To Unroot Zenfone Max
Locate and open Su App from your app drawer and tap on Setting. Then scroll and find “Full Unroot” option and tap on it. that’s all. Your phone is no more rooted.
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That's it. I hope this tutorial is helpful. Meanwhile, if you need more guidance on this topic, kindly use the comments section and I will do my best to put you through. Enjoy.