[GUIDE] ZE500KL | Bootloader Unlock - Lock | Root - Magisk | Custom - RAW Rom |Xposed

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Resolute

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Feb 21, 2009
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How to Unlock Bootloader - (Marshmallow)
This TWRP will automatically unlock bootloader
To relock bootloader, flash relock_bootloader.zip via twrp recovery

Download this recovery: https://github.com/sabpprook/androi...ses/download/3.0.2-0/twrp-3.0.2-0-ze500kl.img

Boot it in fastboot mode with this command:
Code:
fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-0-ze500kl.img

How to Relock Bootloader
If you flash a raw rom bootloader will be locked.
To do this, download Asus Flash Tool(AFT) and Asus RAW rom file and flash raw rom.
AFT: ASUS.Flash.Tool.v1.0.0.45-ATD-20160913.zip
RAW Rom: WW_ZE500KL_13.1010.1612.53_M3.6.51_Phone-user.raw.zip

How to Downgrade from MM to Lollipop
Flash this rom with AFT:
WW_ZE500KL_V12.8.5.222_M3.6.42_Phone-user.raw.zip

How to Root

Download this recovery: https://github.com/sabpprook/androi...ses/download/3.0.2-0/twrp-3.0.2-0-ze500kl.img

Boot it in fastboot mode with this command:
Code:
fastboot boot twrp-3.0.2-0-ze500kl.img

Dowload latest magisk version from this thread(now 13.3): https://forum.xda-developers.com/apps/magisk/official-magisk-v7-universal-systemless-t3473445
Copy Magisk-v13.3.zip to phone. Install this file from TWRP.

If you need install Latest Magisk Manager from same thread.
If your magiskhide doesn't work properly (for safetynet and CTS error too) install this module: Universal SafetyNet Fix | Universal Hide

Custom Roms - LineageOS 14.1, AOKP, ResurrectionRemix, Beanstalk, CyanogenMod 13
Follow this thread to download roms: https://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=70133925&postcount=2

Download rom and install it via TWRP.

How to Install Xposed Framework

Download and install this installer/downloader: https://forum.xda-developers.com/xposed/material-design-xposed-installer-t3137758

Note that you must install systemless xposed if you use magisk.
SDK21 is Android 5.0 (Lollipop), SDK22 is Android 5.1 (also Lollipop) and SDK23 is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow).

Raw Roms
WW_ZE500KL_13.1010.1612.53_M3.6.51_Phone-user.raw.zip"]Latest Marshmallow Rom
WW_ZE500KL_V12.8.5.222_M3.6.42_Phone-user.raw.zip"]Latest Lollipop Rom

How to Flash TWRP Recovery
To flash downloaded twrp recovery:

Code:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-0-ze500kl.img

Press enter and wait 30 seconds.



Recommended installation:
Install TWRP (Only for custom ROMs)
Install Rom (Custom or Stock)
Install Xposed (Only for 5.0, 5.1 or 6.0)
Install Magisk (If you need root)
Install Magisk Universal Hide Module (If you need to pass Safetynet)
 

lancelotbla

New member
Aug 23, 2017
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Thanks sooooo much!! You literally saved my phone! I got it bricked after dozens of attempts found on the internet and your method worked like a charm!! Thanks again!
 

yoelnico

Senior Member
Sep 5, 2015
52
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to root should i install twrp and then magisk or can i do it with stock recovery?
Can you do a step by step please? (im really new at this and scared to brick the phone hahaha)
If i have to install twrp can you tell me how to backup the stock recovery from my phone just in case i have to go back to stock recovery?
 

Resolute

Member
Feb 21, 2009
46
7
to root should i install twrp and then magisk or can i do it with stock recovery?
Can you do a step by step please? (im really new at this and scared to brick the phone hahaha)
If i have to install twrp can you tell me how to backup the stock recovery from my phone just in case i have to go back to stock recovery?
Follow "How to Root" section.
It's for your situation.
 

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