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Unlock Asus Zenfone 5 (X00QD) & Install TWRP Recovery 3.3.1-0 - Easy Tutorial

If you are looking for a way to unlock Asus Zenfone 5 and install the latest TWRP recovery, then you are in the right place. Unlocking your smartphone/tablet is the first step to extract the complete juice of your device hardware. Once Asus Zenfone 5 is unlocked, you can then easily install a 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.


How To Unlock and Install TWRP Recovery On Asus Zenfone 5

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 happens to your device while following this tutorial.

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  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 3.3.1-0 on Asus Zenfone 5

  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 5 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-X00QD.img. [NoteReplace 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 5 and then press and hold Volume Down and Power button together until you see 'ASUS' logo on your screen. 

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Asus Zenfone 5 with the latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.


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