If you are the Asus Zenfone 2 user and want to root your phone. Here is the simplest guide which will help you to get the root access. All credit goes to the XDA member 29y6145 who’s posted the fastest way to install CWM recovery and root the Asus Zenfone 2. To root you need to install CWM recovery on your phone and flash the SuperSU zip file on your phone. And guess what, installation of the CWM recovery is super-damn-easy too. All you have to run one file on your Window and CWM will installed on your phone. So let us take a look how to do that.
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CHECK PHONE MODEL
This guide is only for the Asus Zenfone 2 android smartphone. Don’t try this method on any of other Android devices, It may hard brick your device. So, first confirm your phone model number in your android phone settings. To do this Go the Settings page of your device and check out the “About Device” option.
PRE-REQUISITES AND REQUIREMENTS
Before following the below Mention guide, It’s always recommended to follow our pre-requisites and requirement to stay safe.
1. BACKUP YOUR ANDROID DATA
Do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. This one is one of the most important steps that you have to follow, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps. For help on Backup and Restore check out the below mention guides.
2. INSTALL ASUS DRIVERS
First you need to Setup ADB and Fastboot Drivers on windows PC. This will help you to send basic Linux commands, and a variety Android specific commands from PC to connected Android devices.
Now you need to install the USB drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide. Without these USB drivers you can’t connect your device to the PC, first download and install these drivers on your system.
3. ENABLE USB DEBUGGING MODE
Now you need to enable USB debugging mode. Without enabling USB debugging mode on your device you can’t start the root, Custom ROM or Unlock process.
4. CHARGE YOU ANDROID
If your device switched off during this process, it could damage or brick the device. Make sure that your Android battery is full charge or near about 50-70% battery level.
After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one to proceed with the tutorial. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.
ROOT ASUS ZENFONE 2
Step 1. Hope you downloaded all the above mention drivers on your PC.
Step 2. Download superSu file here and copy on phone storage.
Step 3. Download ClockworkMod (CWM) recovery here and extract the folder on your desktop.
Step 4. Connect your phone to the PC with USB cable.
Step 5. Open the CWM folder on your desktop and Double click on cai_dat_CWM.bat file to run the recovery installer tool to start installing the CWM recovery on Zenfone 2.
Step 6. Now Type ACCEPT and then hit the enter key in the command prompt window.
Step 7. Type T4 and then hit the enter key to begin flashing of CWM recovery.
Step 8. Once the CWM is installed your Zenfone 2 will boot in CWM recovery mode automatically.
Step 9. Choose Install zip from sd card option and then select the root package file UPDATE-SuperSU-v2.46.zip (from step 2).
Step 10. Select Yes on next screen to confirm flashing of the root. And after that Reboot your phone.
Enjoy root access and root apps.