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Unlock Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 - Easy Tutorial

If you are looking for a way to unlock Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and install latest TWRP recovery, then you are in right place. Unlocking your smartphone/tablet is the first step to extract the complete juice of your device hardware. Once Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is unlocked, you can then easily install custom recovery such as TWRP recovery, can root it using Magisk or SuperSu. Once rooted you can perform various system related task which otherwise isn’t possible.

Recommended Reading: How to root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 easily with Magisk

Talking about hardware Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (X00TD) comes with 5.99 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which support 1080 x 2160 pixels screen resolution. The screen don't comes with additional glass protection. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 636  octa-core SoC and Adreno 509 GPU. The device comes with 3GB, 4GB and 6GB RAM variants to smooth the using process along with 32GB and 64GB storage option. The smartphone comes with 13 MP rear camera as well as 5 MP selfie camera. Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 comes with non-removable Li-Po 5000 mAh battery. The mobile comes with latest Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.

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How To Unlock and Install TWRP Recovery On Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

WARNING: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. We (ShizHub Team) are not responsible if anything happen to your device while following this tutorial.


  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]

How To Unlock Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  1. Navigate Asus Download Center and open your device page by entering its model number.
  2. Click 'Driver & Utility'.
  3. Select 'Android' from dropdown menu.
  4. Download 'Unlock Tool'. It will download the unlock tool apk.
  5. Transfer the apk file in your mobile. Locate the file using a file explorer and then tap on the apk to install it. You must allow 'Unknown sources' setting.
  6. Once installed, open the app and then tap on 'Unlock' button.
  7. The device should automatically reboot into bootloader mode and the message unlock successfully...reboot after 5 seconds should be displayed. The device will then reboot and load Android..

How To Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.3-0 on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  1. Download TWRP.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Up + Power when the device power is off.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to flash TWRP Recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-X00TD.img. [Note: Replace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.

Tip: To boot into recovery first turn off your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together until you see 'ASUS' logo on your screen.

Checkout: How to Update Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 to latest Android 9.0 Pie with crDroid v5.0 ROM

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.


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