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[GUIDE] Marshmallow Root Guide for ZE500KL

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Jhyrachy

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Dec 5, 2011
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ATTENTION!
You MUST read all the guide BEFORE doing it, if you do it without reading all of it first you may ends up bricking your phone!

Prerequisites:
Asus ZE500KL (may work on ZE500KG, but haven't tested, do it on your own risk) on Marshmallow, NOT LOLLIPOP!
Also, it must have fully booted AT LEAST one time, otherwise, you'll soft-brick it.
If your phone is not on Marshmallow, you can use THIS guide instead​
Download and put the unlocker zip file and the SuperSu zip file in the phone

How To:
1 - Install adb and fastboot driver (follow THIS guide)
Now you can connect the phone to your computer​
2 - Reboot in fastboot mode with one of the following method:
a -Volume Up while booting up​
b -With adb, after enabling USB debugging in developer settings, using:
Code:
 adb reboot bootloader

Now that you are in bootloader, you have to boot in TWRP,
download THIS recovery (is the twrp one) and boot in to it, using this command:

IMPORTANT: DON'T FLASH IT OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOP!!!
Code:
fastboot boot TWRP-x-x-x-x.img
(Obviusly the recovery name must be the one you downloaded)
IMPORTANT: DON'T FLASH IT OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOP!!!

It should automaticaly enter in recovery.
Now you MUST flash FIRST ZE500KL_BootloaderUnlock.zip, otherwise you'll brick your phone
Btw, the recovery will mount your phone's memory, so you can put now the files in the phone, if you forgot to do it before​

AFTER you installed the unlocker zip, you can install the SuperSu zip

When the install is complete, clear the cache and reboot your phone, now you can enjoy your root!

Downloads:
Latest @MiauLightouch TWRP - 3.0.0.2 Mirror
Latest SuperSu zip - 2.65 Mirror
Bootloader Unlocker (from @MiauLightouch original post) - Mirror

Credits:
@MiauLightouch for pretty much everything
@LuK1337 , @luca020400 and everyone on #titandev for being awesome
 
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tynlc

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Jun 23, 2013
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stuck waiting for device

C:\Users\Clynt\Desktop\Android M>adb reboot bootloader

C:\Users\Clynt\Desktop\Android M>fastboot boot twrp.img
< waiting for device >


Ok I don't know where I get wrong but I got this error.
  • Img file name is ok because I renamed it.
  • Drivers were installed already.
  • Developers mode is enabled already.
  • Windows 7 64bit
  • Tried rooting this using lollipop and everything went well.

thanks!

UPDATE: i got it. it has something to do with the drivers.
 
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hidehico

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May 27, 2016
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Without opening the bootloader.
Notice. I have not tried it.


No... when trace a perequisite link Given..
you really need to unlock bootloader first

The twrp recovery is temporary or permanent? If permanent how to go back to stock recovery? Tia
i think isnt permanent, this step is needed to boot into twrp then flashing a unlockBL..
to make permanent.. the command must "fastboot flash recovery twrp_X.X.X.X.img"
but make sure to unlock bootloader first...
CMIIW
 

midoen

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Jan 27, 2014
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Jakarta
Is it me or everytime I reboot the device after rooted, it's going back to unrooted?
Root is a success tho, great job, OP!

Edit: okay, not every reboot, but after several reboots, then it went back unrooted
 
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    ATTENTION!
    You MUST read all the guide BEFORE doing it, if you do it without reading all of it first you may ends up bricking your phone!

    Prerequisites:
    Asus ZE500KL (may work on ZE500KG, but haven't tested, do it on your own risk) on Marshmallow, NOT LOLLIPOP!
    Also, it must have fully booted AT LEAST one time, otherwise, you'll soft-brick it.
    If your phone is not on Marshmallow, you can use THIS guide instead​
    Download and put the unlocker zip file and the SuperSu zip file in the phone

    How To:
    1 - Install adb and fastboot driver (follow THIS guide)
    Now you can connect the phone to your computer​
    2 - Reboot in fastboot mode with one of the following method:
    a -Volume Up while booting up​
    b -With adb, after enabling USB debugging in developer settings, using:
    Code:
     adb reboot bootloader

    Now that you are in bootloader, you have to boot in TWRP,
    download THIS recovery (is the twrp one) and boot in to it, using this command:

    IMPORTANT: DON'T FLASH IT OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOP!!!
    Code:
    fastboot boot TWRP-x-x-x-x.img
    (Obviusly the recovery name must be the one you downloaded)
    IMPORTANT: DON'T FLASH IT OR YOU WILL GET BOOTLOOP!!!

    It should automaticaly enter in recovery.
    Now you MUST flash FIRST ZE500KL_BootloaderUnlock.zip, otherwise you'll brick your phone
    Btw, the recovery will mount your phone's memory, so you can put now the files in the phone, if you forgot to do it before​

    AFTER you installed the unlocker zip, you can install the SuperSu zip

    When the install is complete, clear the cache and reboot your phone, now you can enjoy your root!

    Downloads:
    Latest @MiauLightouch TWRP - 3.0.0.2 Mirror
    Latest SuperSu zip - 2.65 Mirror
    Bootloader Unlocker (from @MiauLightouch original post) - Mirror

    Credits:
    @MiauLightouch for pretty much everything
    @LuK1337 , @luca020400 and everyone on #titandev for being awesome
    3
    why you guys always root without unlock bootloader?

    IS BREAKING YOUR PHONE FUN?
    2
    So.. I'm thinking of buying a ZE500KL and I've been doing some reading on this phone on the forums.. did it really just get unlocked like yesterday? does that mean custom roms from now on?
    2
    So.. I'm thinking of buying a ZE500KL and I've been doing some reading on this phone on the forums.. did it really just get unlocked like yesterday? does that mean custom roms from now on?

    I would recommend Z00L/T, you will get cm13, official unlock at least.
    2
    Cant rooot

    Hi guys, can you help with rootnig my phone because i have just do it allright and it doesnt want to work, it only installs the supersu app and when i start it says: ´´Need to update the binaries and do not work´´
    I am attaching the twrp log

    Edit:
    As my friend has said, the latest version of SuperSU do not work, it worked fine with me the version 2.65