The latest version of TWRP 3.0.0 for Asus Zenfone Max is now available. You can download the recovery from below and flash it via fastboot. Below guide will explain how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max. TWRP recovery got updated with material designed to TWRP 3.0.0. That means you can install the latest TWRP 3.0.0 on Asus Zenfone Max. The new update of TWRP 3.0.0 has a whole new look, true terminal emulator, support Android 6.0 and now you can flash image files also. Follow this guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max.

Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max

If you are a Asus Zenfone Max user, then you can root Zenfone Max and Install TWRP Recovery On Zenfone Max. And if you already install custom recovery on Asus Zenfone Max then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery to get more benefits. So here is the step by step guide to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max. Read the below note carefully before you Install TWRP 3.0.0 Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max. Also, check the benefits of rooting from below.

Some benefits of Rooting –

  • You can install custom ROM and custom kernel on your device for faster and better performance.
  • Block Ads in apps with the help of ad blocker.
  • Increase performance and battery life by killing background process automatically.
  • You can use Titanium Backup to restore all of your apps and data.
  • You can uninstall bloatware (Pre-installed Apps)


  • Rooting will void your phone warranty, and you won’t claim it back.
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • It will erase all your personal data including data of internal storage, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the accidental shutdown in-between the process.

Files required to Root and Install Custom Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max –

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max

Install TWRP on Asus Zenfone Max –

1) First enable USB debugging from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

Usb debugging and OEM Unlocking

2) Now go to installation directory open ADB folder and open the command window thereby pressing and hold the ‘shift’ key and right-clicked anywhere in that folder.

cmd 6

3) Now connect your phone to PC and reboot the device into fastboot mode by typing

adb reboot bootloader

4) You are in Fastboot mode now to check your connection by entering below command in command prompt. It will return your device serial number means your device properly connected. Check your driver if the above command is not responding.

fastboot devices

How to root k3 note

5) Type the below command correctly in command prompt and then press enter. It starts flashing recovery on your phone.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot recoveery

6) With above command, you installed the custom recovery on Asus Zenfone Max.

Root Asus Zenfone Max –

1) To Root Asus Zenfone Max, first, download the SuperSu zip file from above.

2) Now save the SuperSu zip file to your phone.

3) Boot your device into Recovery mode (TWRP) by pressing ‘Volume Down + Power‘ button.

4) In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘’ to root Zenfone Max.

5) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device. That’s it, you root Asus Zenfone Max and install custom recovery on Asus Zenfone Max successfully.

So this is the complete guide of how to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max with easy steps. If you have any questions, then comment below.

Source – XDA


Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.


  1. Varun gera Reply

    I am unable to download twrp please post a fresh link to download

  2. it is not working twrp mode in 6.0.1 officially updated phone….pls help

  3. Got “can’t flash unsigned image” on officially updated marshmallow.

  4. Any updates on this sir..can anyone flash the TWRP to their marshmallow updated devices?

  5. On entering command ‘fastboot flash recovery recovery.img’ getting error ‘recovery’ not available, what can i do???

  6. then recovery .img cmd apply
    PLZ HELP MY WHATSAPP NO 9041415016

  7. Is this working for Marshmallow 6.0.1 ?? Please let know !!
    No body has cracked it yet i guess. Admin, if you do it’re gonna be the first one so please try !! Thanks ..

    • Actually, I don’t have the device so don’t check that. If someone tries this on Marshmallow plz reply.

      • it all goes well until step 5. my zenfone max boot the normal Android Recovery and NOT in TWRP mode when pressing the power + volume down

      • yes I have zenfone max marshmallow 6.0.1 , and I having the same problem
        please do something about it

  8. ‘error cannot load ‘recovery mode’ (it is showing like this what i have to do now

    • I don’t see the oem unlocking option as given in your screenshot. And I am having trouble flashing the recovery. It says can’t flash unsigned image.

  9. In zenfone max 5.0.2 after going to fastboot mode, I entered the command “fastboot devices” but it is not showing my device and showing “waiting for any device” . why it happens. I installed all the required drivers.

  10. How much free ram do you think i will get after rooting zenfone max?

  11. manu mittal Reply

    Hi sumit I have the latest asus zenphone max with snapdragon-615 3gb ram and 32 gb internal memory can i root it properly without bricking my phone

  12. kanhaiya kumar Reply

    hello everyone … this method works only for 5.0 in marsmallow twrp recovery not flashed ….
    i request to author plz…. update a solution for marsmallow

  13. Banu Prakash Reply

    fails with permission denied error in step 5, please support.

    C:\adb>fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
    target reported max download size of 268435456 bytes
    sending ‘recovery’ (32768 KB)…
    OKAY [ 1.092s]
    writing ‘recovery’…
    FAILED (remote: permission denied)
    finished. total time: 1.098s

  14. can we install xposed in asus zenfone max and dolby atom
    if any intrestd to teach me to root pls msg me 9491946308

  15. Not working on official Marshmellow 6.0.1.
    any idea about any other recovery i.e. CWM, Phillz etc ?


    Unable to root in marshmallow 6.0.1 in step 5 showing failed ….. Kindly help….

  17. Vihang Mavani Reply

    Can you please tell me how to unlock bootloader for ASUS ZENFONE MAX ZC550KL because without unlocking this thing is not possible. I tried many methods but the TWRP is not flashing in my mobile. Do help me.

  18. hi. i’m totally newbie with this whole IT thing so please bare with me. I only want to edit my gps.conf at adb so i only need to root my phone not the custom recovery. Is it possible to do so? i downgrade from marshmellow to lolipop just for this.

    Thanks so much

  19. I have Asus Zenfone Max (2016) bootloader unlocked,I type fastboot flash recover recovery.img it writes failed (data transfer failed (unknown error))

  20. everything seems ok all well finished but still not showing twrp by pressing vol down + power key

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