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By iunlock, Senior Member on 12th October 2018, 10:31 AM
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Hey all,

Like many of you in the enthusiast category with phones, with all the detrimental lock downs from varies companies, we've been eager to and most likely willing to jump onto that next device that will offer us an unlocked bootloader (US market/variant.)

The big question is if this phone will be bootloader unlocked? It's too early to tell I know, but it'd be good to keep tabs on this. Asus really has a good chance to separate themselves from the rest with this promising device.

If anyone has any info on the forecast of this phones future for customization, please share it here when it becomes available.. I'm sure many would love to hear all about it. We can compile it all here in a dedicated thread

Thanks and keep your fingers crossed!
22nd October 2018, 01:34 PM |#2  
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I found around internet this: (photo in attach)
TWRP: Link


Source: Asus.com
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22nd October 2018, 04:03 PM |#3  
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Would you be able to flash the WW rom on a CN version device?

Or would you need something additional to be able to do so?
22nd October 2018, 08:43 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Marco589

I found around internet this: (photo in attach)
TWRP: Link


Source: Asus.com

can you post the steps to unlock the bootloader and install the recovery

---------- Post added at 06:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:13 PM ----------

I found this link
https://dianariyanto.com/twrp-recove...phone-zs600kl/
if any body can help to download the files
22nd October 2018, 10:21 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by sintboy2020

can you post the steps to unlock the bootloader and install the recovery

---------- Post added at 06:43 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:13 PM ----------

I found this link
https://dianariyanto.com/twrp-recove...phone-zs600kl/
if any body can help to download the files

You can't flash TWRP without unlocking the bootloader first. Since Asus hasn't released the official unlocking tool yet for our device you would have to unlock it using other methods which isn't advisable to do that is if you are able to find an alternative method at the first place.

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24th October 2018, 05:12 PM |#6  
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in the ROG phone download section there is:
Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader
I think that's it, what we want
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24th October 2018, 06:34 PM |#7  
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https://www.asus.com/tw/Phone/ROG-Ph...Desk_Download/

Looks like the TW Asus site has an official 'unlock' executable, but whether it works on other regional versions is unknown.
24th October 2018, 07:41 PM |#8  
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https://www.asus.com/tw/Phone/ROG-Ph...Desk_Download/

Looks like the TW Asus site has an official 'unlock' executable, but whether it works on other regional versions is unknown.

The one that I shared it's from the italian Asus.. it's an APK file
25th October 2018, 11:23 AM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Marco589

in the ROG phone download section there is:
Unlock Device App: Unlock boot loader
I think that's it, what we want

Yes it's already available on the Chinese download section. Personally i will not attempt to unlock yet because i need the warranty service. If you unlock you lose warranty and system update as stated by them. Anyway if any of you want to unlock and flash TWRP here is the link to download the TWRP for each system update make sure to choose your current system version. By the way i bare no responsibility for the TWRP files i simply found the link for the files and i don't know who compiled them.
25th October 2018, 11:59 AM |#10  
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Originally Posted by Rashad83

Yes it's already available on the Chinese download section. Personally i will not attempt to unlock yet because i need the warranty service. If you unlock you lose warranty and system update as stated by them. Anyway if any of you want to unlock and flash TWRP here is the link to download the TWRP for each system update make sure to choose your current system version. By the way i bare no responsibility for the TWRP files i simply found the link for the files and i don't know who compiled them.

I would do it as soon as I received the phone because unlocking the bootloader it means wiping the data and I wouldn't lose everything later on...
28th October 2018, 05:01 AM |#11  
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The Unlock Device App is also on the US website
https://www.asus.com/us/Phone/ROG-Ph...Desk_Download/

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