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[FINAL][RECOVERY][Z010D]ASUS Zenfone Max ZC550KL Marshmallow

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Jt380p

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Introduction
I've been researching on how to install TWRP on Zenfone Max with Final Marshmallow update for a long time, and finally found and gathered information on how to do so without any consequences. So if you're on final Marshmallow update and want to install TWRP on your phone, then this guide is for you! P.S. This is for Z010D only.

How To Install TWRP
1. Download this APK on your phone to unlock your bootloader : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslUTFKRE5CQUU5OFk
The app says it will wipe all data, but with my experience it doesn't wipe any data at all. However, I still recommend you to take a backup.
2. Download this zip to your computer and extract it : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2kFletApi72QkRLZnFURDUyZk0/view
3. Download this TWRP 3.2.3-0 image : https://sourceforge.net/projects/an...covery/TWRP-3.2.3-Z010D-20180729.img/download
4. Merge the TWRP 3.2.3 image to the extracted zip
5. Make sure you have USB Debugging on and put your phone into Fastboot mode [Hold Volume Up + Power] and connect it to the computer
6. In the extracted zip folder search bar, type 'cmd' and press Enter
7. Type 'fastboot devices' and press Enter, to see if your phone is detected
8. Type 'fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.2.3-Z010D-20180729.img' and press Enter
9. Disconnect the phone and Hold 'Volume Down + Power', when you see the ASUS logo let go the Power, but keep holding Volume Down until you see the TWRP logo

Congratulations, you've successfully installed TWRP!

Video
If you're too lazy to read like me, here's the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwuiHBIts7M
 
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Introduction
I've been researching on how to install TWRP on Zenfone Max with Final Marshmallow update for a long time, and finally found and gathered information on how to do so without any consequences. So if you're on final Marshmallow update and want to install TWRP on your phone, then this guide is for you!

Before We Get Started
Download these files on your phone and move it to the root of the storage :
1. Magisk 17.1 : https://github.com/topjohnwu/Magisk/releases/download/v17.1/Magisk-v17.1.zip
2. (Optional) TWRP 3.1.1 image : https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=745849072291687209

How To Install TWRP
1. Download this APK on your phone to unlock your bootloader : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslUTFKRE5CQUU5OFk
The app says it will wipe all data, but with my experience it doesn't wipe any data at all. However, I still recommend you to take a backup.
2. Download this zip to your computer and extract it : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2kFletApi72QkRLZnFURDUyZk0/view
3. Make sure you have USB Debugging on and put your phone into Fastboot mode [Hold Volume Up + Power] and connect it to the computer
4. In the extracted zip folder search bar, type 'cmd' and press Enter
5. Type 'fastboot devices' and press Enter, to see if your phone is detected
6. Type 'fastboot flash recovery Z010_3.0.0.t1_without_su.img' and press Enter
7. Disconnect the phone and Hold 'Volume Down + Power', when you see the ASUS logo let go the Power, but keep holding Volume Down until you see the TWRP logo

Congratulations, you've successfully installed TWRP!

Optional If you've downloaded TWRP 3.1.1 image, headover to 'Install' and select 'Install Image', then select the TWRP 3.1.1 image, then select Recovery and finally swipe to flash to update TWRP. To reboot back into recovery, press home, select reboot, and then recovery. You should see the TWRP version 3.1.1 upon reboot.

How To Root with TWRP
1. Boot into recovery and select 'Install'
2. Select Magisk zip and swipe to flash
3. Reboot to your OS, you should see a new app that is Magisk

Congratulations, you've successfully installed TWRP and Magisk!

Video
If you're too lazy to read like me, here's the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwuiHBIts7M
Hey bro , seems you've been in mars and just arrived on Earth ! There's no issue whatsoever with installing twrp and rooting ZC550KL, there are lots of threads and video on YouTube about this for more than a year now.
 

Jt380p

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Apr 1, 2018
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Hey bro , seems you've been in mars and just arrived on Earth ! There's no issue whatsoever with installing twrp and rooting ZC550KL, there are lots of threads and video on YouTube about this for more than a year now.

Yes, but some comments have issues where will it work with different versions (or updates), as the last update ASUS pushed was around Dec 17/Jan 18 with November 2017 security patch, some of the guides I've tried have failed, or had some issues. Also, some guides tell you to downgrade to marshmallow beta. Anyways, I just thought to do a final guide to root. ?
 

Singhisme

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Yes, but some comments have issues where will it work with different versions (or updates), as the last update ASUS pushed was around Dec 17/Jan 18 with November 2017 security patch, some of the guides I've tried have failed, or had some issues. Also, some guides tell you to downgrade to marshmallow beta. Anyways, I just thought to do a final guide to root.

so basically, is it all about unlocking the bootloader something to root the phone or what?
 

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    Introduction
    I've been researching on how to install TWRP on Zenfone Max with Final Marshmallow update for a long time, and finally found and gathered information on how to do so without any consequences. So if you're on final Marshmallow update and want to install TWRP on your phone, then this guide is for you! P.S. This is for Z010D only.

    How To Install TWRP
    1. Download this APK on your phone to unlock your bootloader : https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslUTFKRE5CQUU5OFk
    The app says it will wipe all data, but with my experience it doesn't wipe any data at all. However, I still recommend you to take a backup.
    2. Download this zip to your computer and extract it : https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2kFletApi72QkRLZnFURDUyZk0/view
    3. Download this TWRP 3.2.3-0 image : https://sourceforge.net/projects/an...covery/TWRP-3.2.3-Z010D-20180729.img/download
    4. Merge the TWRP 3.2.3 image to the extracted zip
    5. Make sure you have USB Debugging on and put your phone into Fastboot mode [Hold Volume Up + Power] and connect it to the computer
    6. In the extracted zip folder search bar, type 'cmd' and press Enter
    7. Type 'fastboot devices' and press Enter, to see if your phone is detected
    8. Type 'fastboot flash recovery TWRP-3.2.3-Z010D-20180729.img' and press Enter
    9. Disconnect the phone and Hold 'Volume Down + Power', when you see the ASUS logo let go the Power, but keep holding Volume Down until you see the TWRP logo

    Congratulations, you've successfully installed TWRP!

    Video
    If you're too lazy to read like me, here's the video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwuiHBIts7M