How to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3

The latest version of unofficial TWRP for Asus ZenFone 3 is now available for download. You can download the recovery from below and flash it via fastboot. Today we explain the easiest method to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus ZenFone 3. This guide is divided into three parts first part show you how to unlock bootloader of Asus ZenFone 3, second show you how to install TWRP on Asus ZenFone 3, and the last one show you how to Root Asus ZenFone 3. Follow this guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3.

If you are an Asus ZenFone 3 user, then you can easily unlock bootloader, root and Install TWRP Recovery On Asus ZenFone 3. And if you already install a custom recovery on Asus ZenFone 3 then you can flash the latest version of the TWRP recovery to get more benefits. So here is the step by step guide to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3. Read the below note carefully before you Install TWRP on Asus ZenFone 3. Also, check the benefits of rooting from below.

How to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3

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)

Note:-

  • 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 Unlock Bootloader, Root and Install Custom Recovery on Asus ZenFone 3 –

How to Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3

How to Unlock Bootloader of Asus ZenFone 3

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

2) First, download Master zip from above and Unzip the file

3) Now boot your Asus Zenfone 3 into bootloader mode by turn the phone off and then press and hold Volume Up + Power buttons.

4) Now double click on the below files according to your model number to unlock Asus Zenfone 3 bootloader.

0.unlock_ze520kl.bat (for ZE520KL) 
0.unlock_ze552kl.bat (for ZE552KL)

5) If the above bat file not work, then follow below commands to unlock it manually.

fastboot flash all unlock_ze520kl.raw (for ZE520KL)

or

fastboot flash all unlock_ze552kl.raw (for ZE552KL)

fastboot reboot bootloader

fastboot oem unlock-go

How to Install TWRP on Asus ZenFone 3 –

1) First, enable USB debugging and OEM Unlock 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 the 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. (Rename the twrp-3.0.2-xxx.img to recovery.img)

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

fastboot recoveery

6) With above command, you installed the custom recovery on Asus ZenFone 3.

Root Asus ZenFone 3 –

1) To Root Asus ZenFone 3, 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 Up + Power‘ button.

4) In TWRP recovery navigate to Install Zip and select ‘SuperSu.zip’ to Root Asus ZenFone 3.

5) Swipe to install SuperSu and reboot your device.

6) Or you can use the following command to push .supersu file into /data

adb push dot.supersu /data/.supersu

7) Now select “ADB Sideload” in TWRP menu and follow below command to push root files.

adb sideload SuperSU.zip

8) Done.

So this is the complete guide of Unlock Bootloader, Install TWRP and Root Asus ZenFone 3 with easy steps. If you have any questions, then comment below.

Source – XDA

Sumit

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

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