This tutorial will guide you on how to easily flash TWRP custom recovery and to root Asus Zenfone 3 in just few clicks using one-click root tool. Moreover, you will also firstly unlock the bootloader of your phone during the process which is very easy. Never imagine that unlocking Zenfone 3 bootloader is difficult. In fact, it’s just a piece of cake and hence the rooting procedure.
Asus Zenfone 3 is 5.5-inches Android phone powered with Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset featuring Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPUs and a powerful Adreno 506 GPU to process heavy graphical effects. On top of that, the phone is equipped with 16MP main camera in the rear side featuring f/2.0 lense, laser/phase detection autofocus, OIS (4-axis), and dual-LED (dual tone) flash. Moreover, a 8MP front-facing camera is also planted at the front to make great selfie.
The phone is running Asus ZenUI 3.0 ROM based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. In this article you will learn on how to unlock its bootloader, flash TWRP, and finally gaining root on it.
- An Asus Zenfone 3 device either the ZE552KL or the ZE520KL variant.
- A USB cable (just use the one came with your device).
- A Windows-based PC / laptop (Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 is recommended)
- Download Minimal ADB & Fastboot driver software (zip).
- Download Zenfone 3 Toolkit (zip).
Also, it is strongly recommended to take full backup of your phone especially important data and files. Proceed with your own risks. We have no responsibility of any damage that may happen to your device.
Step 1 – First thing first, disable Windows Driver Signature Enforcement in your Windows computer.
Step 2 – Extract Minimal ADB & Fastboot driver and install it onto your computer. You may need software like Winzip, Winrar or 7zip for this task. Simply double-click the installer file and proceed accordingly.
Step 3 – Now enable USB Debugging on your phone. Go to Settings >> About >> Software Information >> then tap Software Information several times until Developer Options are activated. Now go back to the main page of Settings >> then Developer Options >> then enable USB Debugging option.
Step 3 – Back to your computer, extract the Zenfone 3 toolkit.
Step 4 – Next, connect your phone to your PC using its USB cable.
Step 5 – Right-click on “Zenfone 3 One Click Tool.exe” file and choose “Run as administrator“.
Step 6 – Choose English language by typing 2.
Step 7 – Type Skip and then hit Enter.
Step 8 – Choose option #1 (It means you have to type 1 followed by hitting Enter key) to verify that the tool can establish fastboot connection with your device. Otherwise you may need to reinstall the USB driver.
Step 9 – Succeed? Now choose option #2 to unlock the bootloader of Zenfone 3. Choose option according to your device variant. Just wait till the process finished.
Step 10 – Now choose option #3 to flash TWRP custom recovery. Choose option according to your device variant and follow the process accordingly.
Step 11 – Finally, choose option #4 to root your Zenfone 3 followed by option A and wait till the rooting process completed.
Step 12 – That’s it. You can choose option #7 and then choose option A to reboot into normal mode.
Enjoy your newly rooted device.
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