How To Guide Asus ROG phone 5: unlock bootloader and root guide

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donitsi

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Sorry, actually those pics was when it was bootlooping. It does not show that Android Composite ADB Interface-device, when its on the bootmenu. @Andrologic
 

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Sorry, actually those pics was when it was bootlooping. It does not show that Android Composite ADB Interface-device, when its on the bootmenu. @Andrologic

... and that explains the issue. Your device is not recognized by your pc when in bootloader mode. Try clean wiping the driver and re-install it on your Windows. It can tease. When correctly installed and recognized you should see something like below with your device connected in bootloader mode and you should be able to send Fastboot commands to the device:


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... and that explains the issue. Your device is not recognized by your pc when in bootloader mode. Try clean wiping the driver and re-install it on your Windows. It can tease. When correctly installed and recognized you should see something like below with your device connected in bootloader mode and you should be able to send Fastboot commands to the device:


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Yesterday i deleted those drivers, and added them again. Did not reboot the computer tho. I did it like in this: https://www.androidusbdrivers.com/asus-rog-phone-5-usb-drivers/

It tells me "This device cannot start (Code: 10)" and there is yellow triangle. It only goes away when i choose in bootmenu "Start" and then it "recognize" my device. ADB tells me it's unauthorized that time. Google tells me, that i should allow USB Debugging from Developers menu, but its hard when the OS won't start.

Is there anyway to maybe start TWRP Recovery or something, that i could flash again / restore the device?

I did my root following this guide:

And after i sent the command to reboot the device after flashing, its bootlooping.
 

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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
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    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

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    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?
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    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.