Guide to check and change fingerprint from CN to WW with final Android 9 1910.64 RAW

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k0k3sz

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ASUS ROG Phone II
I literally just did this using that exact firmware and situation.. you prob got it from the same ebay seller as me. Was worried because I couldnt find anyones else with WW1910.44 and CN fingerprint but I followed the guide it worked perfectly no errors for me. The only weird part was when using the unlock app it said something like "you do not have a pin or setup a pin do you want to continue" even though I do have a pin setup. I removed the fingerprint so it was just a pin on my phone still got the same promt so I hit yes anyway and it unlocked the phone file.
Yes , i got it from eBay as well :eek:
Thank you for your reply , i will try this method than.:good:
 

adidasp4

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Hey, on step 0 - the phone unlock tool, when I use the app to unlock, I get an error saying "An unknown error occurs, which maybe a network connection issue"

Any idea how I can fix this?

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yabadap

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I literally read every comment and replies to this thread... Time to convert my ROG
 
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eXact7

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Unlock Tool error is a problem with asus servers, they are aware and working on a fix

Source: zentalk.asus.com/en/discussion/32887/unlock-tool-for-rog-phone-2-not-working#latest
 

RedLeader00

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Hi,

I cannot apply the ROG unlock tool because my phone has the wrong serial number, is there any guide on how to change it?

Thanks
 

Fitoneto

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WW firmware with CN fingerprint

If I have the WW firmware with a CN fingerprint, do I need to do all the procedure or just change the country on the bootloader?
 

reg66

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If I have the WW firmware with a CN fingerprint, do I need to do all the procedure or just change the country on the bootloader?
You can skip the step if flashing ww rom if you want. But, you must make sure your bootloader is unlocked to achieve root in order to change your fingerprint. If your bootloader is not already unlocked, your device will be wiped when you do this. You can check if its unlocked; basically there's a big splash screen when you first boot the device saying that it's unlocked and you need to press the power button twice to skip the countdown time in order to boot.
If you do skip flashing the rom in instructions, you MUST make sure you flash the boot img that matches your rom version
 

jogms

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hi bro, i need help....
I followed the steps but ended up commenting an error. With that there was an error in the image verification, the following message appears when I try to forcefully shut down "avb verify fail". what do I do?
@reg66
 

reg66

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hi bro, i need help....
I followed the steps but ended up commenting an error. With that there was an error in the image verification, the following message appears when I try to forcefully shut down "avb verify fail". what do I do?
@reg66
Did you follow all steps exactly as written?

Before flashing this version /following this guide, were you on android 10 or still on android 9, which rom version?

Are you trying to flash anything more than the original post - DM verity etc? (I'm confused, sorry, not sure why you're getting this error). At what point are you getting this error?
 

jogms

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Did you follow all steps exactly as written?

Before flashing this version /following this guide, were you on android 10 or still on android 9, which rom version?

Are you trying to flash anything more than the original post - DM verity etc? (I'm confused, sorry, not sure why you're getting this error). At what point are you getting this error?


I ended up using a more updated raw and I think that’s why it went wrong ........ this occurred after step 5)
 

jogms

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now i can't get out of the fastboot screen .... when i click start or power off, it goes back to fastboot.
I also used a program to quit fastboot, but when I called again I was already going to fastboot.
please help me :(
 

jogms

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another problem occurred, when i turn the phone on it keeps turning on and off until the following message appears "your device is corrupt it cant be trusted and will not boot"
 

reg66

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another problem occurred, when i turn the phone on it keeps turning on and off until the following message appears "your device is corrupt it cant be trusted and will not boot"
Do you know what rom version you were running before starting this guide? Instead of just 'doing' various things to try and help your phone I think you're making matters worse. Take your time to read some guides about flashing etc. The rom version in OP (original post) MUST be matched with the boot img in the OP
 

jogms

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Do you know what rom version you were running before starting this guide? Instead of just 'doing' various things to try and help your phone I think you're making matters worse. Take your time to read some guides about flashing etc. The rom version in OP (original post) MUST be matched with the boot img in the OP
hmmm the version is not the same as my phone, but I thought it was okay, how do I restore everything?
 

alphabeast

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I can't get to work the step 2 my phone gives me an error
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    FIrst off many thanks to @vhercastillojr (as this thread is essentially his) and Chicken from the Vietnam telegram group for providing the RAW's/img's

    ********** DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK!!! I am not liable to any damage if you accidentally brick your device. This will void your warranty, if you had one. Also, using this method you won't be able to revert back to CN roms, lock your bootloader again and recieve OTAs, your device will be blacklisted by Asus ************

    NOTE: To check your current fingerprint, download and install device info HW from the playstore. Under 'system' you'll find the current rom (CN or WW), the product id and fingerprint - they all need to match to be able to update your device later

    NOTE 2: The main guide below skips early roms straight to last Android 9 for ROG II. For one user it didn't work and they had to use the previous, unedited guide which was based on 1910.35 RAW. If the below guide fails to update follow the additional guide at the end of this post.
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    0) Download the ROG phone unlock tool and copy it on your phone and install it then run it. The phone will boot twice. DO NOT PRESS POWER TO STOP THE BOOT. It will wipe your data automatically. This will unlock your bootloader. EDIT: NEWER VERSION OF THE TOOL CAN BE FOUND here
    NOTE: this will void your warranty, if you had one, with Asus, even if you re-lock your bootloader later... (Although, having bought mine as an import from China, I'm think the warranty only stands with the seller - in my case, 1 year, not Asus - but i may be wrong)

    1) Download the WW International RAW rom from here

    2) Extract the file on your PC. Boot the phone into fastboot mode (hold volume up then press and hold power button, Fastboot mode is the 1st screen you come across, the one with the options to Start, boot to recovery, etc...) connect to the side port and run "flashall_AFT.cmd" wait for it to finish and the phone will restart itself (it will take a number of minutes to complete, with the cmd window open all the time. If the cmd window only flashes up and closes down, then check the rest of the notes with this step).
    NOTE: you need to remove or delete the original zip from the raw folder once extracted as it confuses the Flashall_AFT.cmd with the raw rom and zip having the same name. Also, it can help to extract to the root of C drive.

    3) Download and install Minimal ADB and Fastboot app (windows). Install it on your PC to root of C drive

    4) Download the rootww191064.img and place it in the Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot) from here

    5) Run Minimal ADB and Fastboot by double clicking ''cmd-here.exe''. Switch the phone into fastboot mode (hold volume up then press and hold power button) then type "fastboot flash boot rootww191064.img" without quotation marks
    NOTE: you can also check your device is recognised in fastboot mode by the pc/laptop by running ''fastboot devices'' cmd which should show your device serial

    6) Reboot the phone and connect it to PC, copy and install Magisk and Root Explorer
    Magisk
    root explorer
    -run magisk, (update if necessary) and grant access to root explorer (after opening root explorer you should be prompted by magisk to gain root access, click 'allow')

    7) Open the Root Explorer App on you phone. Then from the app, select Mount R/W to R/O. Search for "/vendor/factory" folder and Edit the file content COUNTRY from CN to WW (ALL Capital). Scroll to "/system/etc/AsusTheme/themes" then delete the hidden file to enable the hidden themes.

    8) Restart the Phone. You are done. Check again with device info HW that your fingerprint has indeed been successfully changed.


    From here, if you want to be on latest Android 10, download version 2004.60 from here (full zip), place it in root of internal storage and reboot. That'll bring you to A10.
    NOTE: For those of you that are rooted: Download the full zip, move to root of internal storage and reboot. System will detect and prompt to update, click update. Wait until it finishes but DON'T click 'restart', instead, click 'restart later'. Go to Magisk manager. Click 'install' for Magisk. Click the last option 'install to inactive slot after OTA'. Click confirm force flash. Reboot when prompted. Done - root kept intact.

    Repeat the process for latest (currently 2012.65) using the same link above. Your phone should hopefully skip the other versions and be straight to latest. If not, you'll have to go through 2007.27, 2009.49 and finally to current latest 2012.65. Repeat the process mentioned above for keeping root if so desired







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    For anyone still running early roms that 1910.64 won't flash directly to, use the same guide above but with the following corrections:

    2) Follow the exact same instructions but using this 1910.35 RAW

    4) Download root and stock boot img's and extract them to Minimal ADB and Fastboot Folder (C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot)

    5) Run Minimal ADB and Fastboot by double clicking ''cmd-here.exe''. Switch the phone into fastboot mode (hold volume up then press and hold power button) then type "fastboot flash boot rootww191035.img" without quotation marks
    NOTE: you can also check your device is recognised in fastboot mode by the pc/laptop by running ''fastboot devices'' cmd which should show your device serial

    After doing the ammended steps above for 1910.35, follow the rest of the guide to change fingerprint, then update to 1910.64 zip, place it in root of internal storage and reboot.
    NOTE: For those of you that are rooted: Download the full zip, move to root of internal storage and reboot. System will detect and prompt to update, click update. Wait until it finishes but DON'T click 'restart', instead, click 'restart later'. Go to Magisk manager. Click 'install' for Magisk. Click the last option 'install to inactive slot after OTA'. Click confirm force flash. Reboot when prompted. Done - root kept intact.







    ******************* Thanks to @Barbatos19, who suggested I make video. Sorry to say I wont be, BUT several of you guys have recommended THIS VIDEO as a good reference guide... Hope it helps some others :) *******************


    Finally(!!!), apologies that this post has become cluttered with instructions, I have tried to cater for all you and all eventualities!! Good luck
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    It wilk work if i have now flashed WW rom but with CN fingerprint? It was like this when i bought from GearBest
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    Will KingRoot app work to root this phone? Don't want to have to wipe data to root.

    I am pretty sure it won't, but humor me. Or is their something else out there that works?
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    @reg66 i have good news..

    I heard from my sister, my phone has been brought to the Asus service center, tomorrow it can be taken because it has already been fixed. tomorrow I have returned from my job, tomorrow morning I want to take it directly to the Asus service center. But Asus tells me he installed the latest Chinese room. I still want to use the global version. if i follow the steps like you gave .. could it be possible another error? can you guide me one by one, so that no mistakes I have ever made.
    if I have updated to the latest global version. how do I update the version if the new latest version exists ?? can you teach me how to update the latest version if there is one???
    if im unroot and relock the bootloader... can i still update the latest version global? how to update it automatically or still have to be manual ??

    ---------- Post added at 03:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:08 PM ----------

    @wilsen1985 hai bro?? where u come from?? indonesia??? you already completed, congrats. if a same country.... can i get you number?? i am from indonesia.
    Yes, you can relock bootloader and unroot and still update (manually) once fingerprint has been changed.

    This is the current latest version for our phone. Once a new one gets released, just place the zip in the root of internal storage and restart the phone, choose the update option that appears.

    I don't know how to guide you step by step, I've already written the step by step guide in op, taken from the original guide that I used...
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    I believe I have the ASUS drivers installed and I dont see universal ones in step 3 unless you mean Minimal ADB and fast boot, which is installed on the root of the drive yes.

    When i run fastboot devices I get the following:
    K9AIKN05V629G3J fastboot

    so I assume its being recognised
    Should be OK then, not sure why it's failing... Have you got the raw rom folder in root of C drive too? Have you tried just double clicking the flashall_AFT.cmd without right click, admin rights?