HOW TO INSTALL TWRP AND ROOT ASUS ZENFONE MAX (Z010D) Android 6.0.1 [ww_13.8.26.31 ]

jide1

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the step by step guideline is like these :
UPDATE
Due to the fact that Asus has finally released the bootloader unlock utility for the device , you can now flash twrp and root without using a beta kernel as described above in this post , what is now needed is just to download the unlock bootloader apk from here http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Ze...8.1970894933.1503698507-1463517309.1503322403 ,unlock the device , after that use the same process and commands to flash twrp directly , after that , root using the same files as described below.

INSTALLATION OF TWRP
1. download minimal ADB and fastboot from here https://yadi.sk/d/JuXDyaWLsitGv and install with icon on desktop.
2. dowload the custom recovery image from here https://yadi.sk/d/kT5i3rNksitPD
3. enable usb debugging ,connect to PC and boot into fastboot mode.
4. start minimal ADB and enter the following commands :


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fastboot devices
hit enter button


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fastboot flash recovery
after inputing this command press the space key on the keyboard and drag the recovery .img file to the command prompt window OR enter the directory of the recovery.img file.
5. wait for everything to be done , it might come up with a message saying ""FAILED(remote:cant flash unsigned image)" , don't worry about that .
6. IMPORTANT! POWER OFF THE DEVICE BY LONG PRESSING THE POWER BUTTON AND BOOT STRAIGHT INTO RECOVERY BY PRESSING VOLUME DOWN(-),IF YOU ALLOW THE DEVICE TO BOOT TO NORMAL SCREEN AT FIRST BOOT,THE STOCK RECOVERY WILL BE RESTORED !!
7. after booting into TWRP you can now boot into normal screen and thats it folks , you're done
ROOT
1. download the superSU file from here https://yadi.sk/d/Yhm6fnohsiugr and flash from recovery , done
DISCLAIMER :YOU ARE DOING EVERYTHING AT YOUR OWN RISK ,NO ONE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DEVICE !
credits to the 4pda.ru guys in this thread http://4pda.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=726975,jekpol,knedlyk and others !
 
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sarthakgrover

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Just an important message regarding this thread

Please note that this tutorial only works for the older Asus Zenfone Max not the newer version with the Snapdragon 615. Don't apply this procedure on the new upgraded hardware device or you will face many problems.
 

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Please note that this tutorial only works for the older Asus Zenfone Max not the newer version with the Snapdragon 615. Don't apply this procedure on the new upgraded hardware device or you will face many problems.
Thank you for your advice.
I've got the older Max, with snapdragon s410

---------- Post added at 08:16 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:38 PM ----------

Hi again, I've followed the instructions, and now my phone is successfully rooted.
Thanks everyone , especially "jide1" for creating this useful post.
 

bryceatjapan

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Hey mates.

1) Is it necessary to flash the RAW beta file first? I've had no luck flashing the TWRP over the OTA stock update.

2) is it possible to do a FLASHALL from a Linux environment? I noticed that FASTBOOT had a FLASHALL command, but i'm not sure if it requires a ZIPped file or can work with a RAW image.
 

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Waiting For device!!

I have been trying to flash the Android Raw file,but as soon as i enter the command,cmd says "WAITING FOR DEVICE".I have been trying it for hours and still no clue :(
 

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I have been trying to flash the Android Raw file,but as soon as i enter the command,cmd says "WAITING FOR DEVICE".I have been trying it for hours and still no clue :(
1. Is usb debugging enabled ? , pls check
2. is the device recognized ? to check this , install minimal adb and fastboot (link in the OP) then enter these command : fastboot devices after entering the command, the serial number of the device should appear , if you dont see the serial number , then :
3. install all drivers (adb , android usb drivers , etc )
 
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Hey guys I have flashed twrp vid recovery, screen show as you said but when I boot into recovery, it's still stock
It seems you did not read the guide carefully, after flashing TWRP,disconnect cable from pc ,turn off device by long pressing power button , then boot directly into recovery without allowing the device to boot into home screen at first boot.
 
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It seems you did not read the guide carefully, after flashing TWRP,disconnect cable from pc ,turn off device by long pressing power button , then boot directly into recovery without allowing the device to boot into home screen at first boot.
No I did it completely the same as guide. But I see now, my version is 13.8.16.36, and it's very hard to load a custom recovery without unlocking bootloader

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No I did it completely the same as guide. But I see now, my version is 13.8.16.36, and it's very hard to load a custom recovery without unlocking bootloader

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you probably mean version 13.8.26.36 and not 13.8.16.36 , the method works equally on firmware version 13.8.26.36 the most important thing is just to change the kernel version , you're probably doing something wrong.
 
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you probably mean version 13.8.26.36 and not 13.8.16.36 , the method works equally on firmware version 13.8.26.36 the most important thing is just to change the kernel version , you're probably doing something wrong.
I follow exactly what the OP mentioned above. But nothing happen. And this's mine. Have you rooted yours yet?? What is your version??


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