How to Root and Unlock Bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2

This article guides you on how to root and unlock bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2. However, I would first brief you on how you can unlock the bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2, then I would proceed to the rooting guide.

Unlocking the bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2 is one of the known requirement for achieving root access on your smartphone, and it’s also important in terms of custom rom installation

Before you can unlock the bootloader of your Asus Zenfone 2, you must have a windows PC to run some commands, and I strictly advise that this process can be only done on Asus Zenfone 2, so if you try on any other android device outside this, then you’re OYO (on your own).

Before you begin
-          Download Asus Zenfone 2 USB Drivers for windows PC
-          Enable USB debugging on your smartphone, go to settings >> developers option. If developer’s option isn’t visible on your Huawei device, simply go to about phone under settings and scroll down to build number, then tap build number up to 7 times to make developers option visible.

Read also: How to Download and Install Android M Launcher on Asus Zenfone 2

Bootloader Unlocking Procedures for Asus Zenfone 2

1.       Firstly, download the bootloader tools from here, and extract to the desktop screen of your PC.

2.       Now, open the folder, and locate the “unlock_one_click_v2.bat” inside the folder.

3.       Next, install ABD drivers on your windows computer and run the script file.

4.       Immediately, connect your device to your computer and follow the onscreen procedure.

5.       The bootloader on Asus Zenfone would be unlocked and you would notice a splash screen.

Now that you’ve successfully unlocked the bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2, then you can proceed to the rooting guide.

How to root Asus Zenfone 2


Rooting Procedures:

1.       Firstly, extract the downloaded files to your desktop screen.

2.       After that, connect your device to your computer and launch command prompt (to launch, hold down Shift and then right-click on the blank space of your screen and select Open command window here).
 3.       Run the below command and press Enter.

adb reboot-bootloader

The above command should boot your device to bootloader mode.

4.       After that, rename the system image that you downloaded and extracted to desktop screen to “system.img” and run the below command and press Enter.

fastboot flash system system.img

The above command would flash the system image of your device.

5.       Once the image of your device is flashed, then input the below command to reboot your device.

fastboot reboot

That’s it. Your device would be rebooted and you can now enjoy the root access on your Asus Zenfone 2 smartphone. If you encounter any difficulty while following the process, feel free to let me know via comment section.

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