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Sheerazniazi

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Jul 26, 2021
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"Start" is part of the bootloader menu. You are already in it.

If you don't see a message about having an unlocked bootloader when you boot, you probably don't have one
Sir check the full status please and guide me what should I do now.

(bootloader) Verity mode: true
(bootloader) Device unlocked: false
(bootloader) Device critical unlocked: false
(bootloader) Charger screen enabled: true
(bootloader) Device authorized: false
(bootloader) Device authorized2: false
(bootloader) WaterMask unlock: N
(bootloader) XBL: Post-CS3-32-ZS673KS-user
(bootloader) ABL: Post-CS3-28-WW-user
(bootloader) SSN: M3AIKN075723SML
(bootloader) ISN:
(bootloader) IMEI:
(bootloader) IMEI2:
(bootloader) CID: ASUS
(bootloader) COUNTRY: WW
(bootloader) Project: ZS673KS
(bootloader) DT ID: 100
(bootloader) Feature ID: 0 (101-AB-SM8350_ES2)
(bootloader) JTAG ID: 5 (0x301350E1)
(bootloader) SB: Y
(bootloader) SBNR: Y
(bootloader) DDR Manufacturer ID: 1
(bootloader) DDR Device Type: 8
(bootloader) TotalDMCounter: 0
(bootloader) DMCounter: 0
(bootloader) SlotARetryCounter: 0
(bootloader) SlotAUnbootableCounter: 0
(bootloader) SlotBRetryCounter: 0
(bootloader) SlotBUnbootableCounter: 0
(bootloader) BOOT_COUNT: 191
(bootloader) LOCK_COUNT: 0
(bootloader) Check_APDP: 0
(bootloader) rawdump_en: false
(bootloader) Current Slot: b
(bootloader) Slot_b bootable: Bootable
(bootloader) AVB Verity: Enable
(bootloader) Verify vbmeta ret: 0
(bootloader) ABL_FTM: FALSE
(bootloader) SNAPSHOT-UPDATE-STATUS: none
OKAY [ 0.368s]
finished. total time: 0.380s
 

The forum rules require you to post a translation above any non-English text. Figured you should know.

Правила форума требуют, чтобы вы размещали перевод над любым неанглоязычным текстом. Решил, что тебе следует знать.
 

Flexy'

Member
Jan 2, 2014
8
4
Rooted ASUS_I005DA
Passing SafetyNet and Google Play Certification.
Netflix is working and appears in Google Play Store (updated it after rooting).

Steps:
Installed Magisk
Enabled Magsik Hide
Installed kdrag0n's
Code:
safetynet-fix-v1.2.0.zip
module
Hidden "Google Play Services", "Google Play Store" & "Netflix" via Magisk Hide
Deleted Play Store Cache & Data

Results:

thank god for amazing people ❤️🍍
 

phaw16

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Asus rog phone 5 guide

note: you follow this guide on your own responsibility. also You should note that unlocking via the official Asus app will void warranty and blacklist the device for future otas.

bootloader unlock:

! note that unlocking the bootloader will erase the phone, back up your data before starting !
- install asus unlock application from asus website (direct link)
- open the app, scroll to the bottom accept the user agreement
-scroll to the bottom, click on agree. enter your pin
- your phone should now reboot and you should see the warning message indicating that you have unlocked bootloader

! now if you don't see the warning screen and your phone was not formatted, this means this unlock method didn't work and you should seek other methods !

updating to the latest ww firmware

- download the latest firmware zip from asus website (direct link) to Version WW-18.0830.2101.86.
-move the .zip file to your main storage directory.
the phone should detect the update file, if it doesn't reboot your device and it should detect it.

after updating, set up your device, then install magisk app (download link)

extract the boot.img from the above software downloaded from asus, using payload dumper (google it).

then copy the extracted boot.img to your phone.
install magisk.
open magisk
click install.
choose patch boot.img
once the patch is completed, copy the patched boot.img to you pc
for further info, magisk patching guide
on your PC you need to install your device drivers, and ADB & fastboot. and enable usb debugging on your device

flashing patched boot image
- open adb, approve the request on your device
- enter the command
Code:
adb devices
you should see your device and authorized. if not find a guide how to access your device
-next reboot to bootloader using the command
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
- in bootloader flash the boot.img from above using the following command
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
where boot image should be the address to the location of your boot image.
if you boot image is on your D:/ drive and in a folder called rootstuff.
your command should look like this.
Code:
fastboot flash boot D:\rootstuff\boot.img

once you flash the patched boot.img, reboot your phone.
open magisk app, check your root status you should be rooted.

congratulations
Hello Sir,

By any chance is there a way to relock my bootloader after flashing to the stock firmware? Whenever I boot my phone I get the error message and also most of the app I used doesnt support unlock bootloader
 
Hello Sir,

By any chance is there a way to relock my bootloader after flashing to the stock firmware? Whenever I boot my phone I get the error message and also most of the app I used doesnt support unlock bootloader

You can't change your mind later. Are you sure you can't use one of the safetynet fixes to use the apps?

It is usually good to give people a chance to answer and to also make sure you aren't posting duplicate threads. There are rules about the second one.


 
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Anubarak16

Senior Member
Oct 24, 2014
139
44
ASUS ROG Phone 5
Is there anything else to consider when trying to run
Code:
fastboot flash boot boot.img
Because for whatever reason my device was not found after
Code:
adb reboot bootloader
it turned off, but
Code:
fastboot devices
doesn't find my device. I also tried it via Power On + Volume up, tried different ports on PC and phone but nothing works.
All drivers are installed and I can find it with adb devices, just not with fastboot devices.
I tried to boot into recovery mode as well. It works with my older phone without issues.

My fastboot version is 31.0.2-7242960
 

Anubarak16

Senior Member
Oct 24, 2014
139
44
ASUS ROG Phone 5
Does "adb reboot fastboot" still work?
Yeah that does the job... Thank you very much
I figured out I could as well go to recovery and from there on is a "enter fastboot" option... stupid me. Guess that happens when you always use TWRP..

Now the only thing left is the SafetyNet bypass. I already installed this one but for whatever reason nothing changed.
I also tried the alternative version mentioned in this Video but it doesn't work as well
 

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moonmoon999

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how to unlock bootloader to many rom i do but i cant unlock bootloder all softower i do any help to unlock bootloader
for asus rog 5
 

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    Asus rog phone 5 guide

    note: you follow this guide on your own responsibility. also You should note that unlocking via the official Asus app will void warranty and blacklist the device for future otas.

    bootloader unlock:

    ! note that unlocking the bootloader will erase the phone, back up your data before starting !
    - install asus unlock application from asus website (direct link)
    - open the app, scroll to the bottom accept the user agreement
    -scroll to the bottom, click on agree. enter your pin
    - your phone should now reboot and you should see the warning message indicating that you have unlocked bootloader

    ! now if you don't see the warning screen and your phone was not formatted, this means this unlock method didn't work and you should seek other methods !

    updating to the latest ww firmware

    - download the latest firmware zip from asus website (direct link) to Version WW-18.0830.2101.86.
    -move the .zip file to your main storage directory.
    the phone should detect the update file, if it doesn't reboot your device and it should detect it.

    after updating, set up your device, then install magisk app (download link)

    extract the boot.img from the above software downloaded from asus, using payload dumper (google it).

    then copy the extracted boot.img to your phone.
    install magisk.
    open magisk
    click install.
    choose patch boot.img
    once the patch is completed, copy the patched boot.img to you pc
    for further info, magisk patching guide
    on your PC you need to install your device drivers, and ADB & fastboot. and enable usb debugging on your device

    flashing patched boot image
    - open adb, approve the request on your device
    - enter the command
    Code:
    adb devices
    you should see your device and authorized. if not find a guide how to access your device
    -next reboot to bootloader using the command
    Code:
    adb reboot bootloader
    - in bootloader flash the boot.img from above using the following command
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot boot.img
    where boot image should be the address to the location of your boot image.
    if you boot image is on your D:/ drive and in a folder called rootstuff.
    your command should look like this.
    Code:
    fastboot flash boot D:\rootstuff\boot.img

    once you flash the patched boot.img, reboot your phone.
    open magisk app, check your root status you should be rooted.

    congratulations
    4
    Sorry guys I forgot to mention you need the safety net universal fix module here's the XDA link I forgot to mention that in the video my apologies

    3
    I put together a video I successfully rooted the phone and passed safetynet. I'm not a YouTuber or anything I just took bits and pieces from this forum and posts and put this video together hopefully it helps somebody

    2
    Somebody successfully succeeded with the bootloader & Rooting this Asus ROG 5 phone?
    2
    how did you open the bootloader? using asus app?

    because it did not work before i rooted i was on 2101.86 at the time. i tried goind down to 2100.95 also did not work.

    i had to rent a guy to do it via edl. which he is not sharing the method because he wants to make money
    I updated the firmware to the latest official version, extract the boot.img from the last official firmware, and installed the official unlock tool from the ASUS website, I just had to follow the tutorial.