Recover your X01AD using EDL mode and QFIL.

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dascrystal

Member
Apr 18, 2021
24
5
Asus Zenfone Max M2

IT WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR PHONE

AND KEEP YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED.

YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID AFTER IT.​

DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO IT CAREFULLY.​

(It won't erase your SD card, but I still recommend you remove SD card before it)

Please read this thread carefully at least once before you modify your phone.



This thread is in order to give your X01AD a new life when it hard bricked.

First, Prepare the things you need :
-A Computer
Windows (10 is better) Platform. Tell me if you need Linux version.
-QPST
Download the file below. QPST included QFIL.
-Firmware
Download from here(vnrom.net). (find version "15.2016.1902.159" under ZB633KL)
-Unofficial unlock tool (Maybe you need)
Download from here(other thread). (download unlock.zip)
(Perhaps you don't need below stuffs, see note.)
-A flat screwdriver or anything can pry the backcover of your phone.
Download from reality
-A slice of paper
It is for separate battery cable and port.
-A USB Cable that have good quality.
The better the better.

Second, install QPST and Qualcomm USB driver, and then reboot.

Third, launch QFIL, choose "Flat Build",click "Configuration">"FireHose Configuration"
1625576311344.png

and set up like this:
1625558987311.png

click "OK" after you completed setting,
Next, Click "Browse...", navigate to the folder you unzip the firmware, select 'prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn'.

螢幕擷取畫面 2021-07-06 155918.png

DON'T SELECT "validated_..." ONE, IT WILL LET FLASH FAIL.

Click "Load XML...", select 'rawprogram_unsparse.xml' in first window, select 'patch0.xml' in second window.​

螢幕擷取畫面 2021-07-06 160024.png

DON'T CLOSE WINDOW!

Fourth, enter EDL mode, try note1 first.
pry the back-cover of your phone.
Be careful, don't hurt your hand or screen, look carefully.
Remove battery cable cover, remove battery cable, put the paper between cable and port.

Next, connect your phone and computer.

Fifth, click "Select Port...", select 'Qualcomm......Port', click "OK".
Your "Download" button should available now. Click it.
And your phone will reboot automatically after flash completed.

Finally, your phone will boot into stock android 8 .

And if you get RED error, reboot into fastboot, run unofficial unlock. It should be resolve after that.
(Real relock bootloader method not found yet :cry:, it will get RED state after you lock the bootloader)

Note:
1 If you want enter EDL mode, "maybe" you can press VolUp+VolDown+Powerkey when power is off,
screen will be blank after a few seconds, and screen will not display anything during EDL mode.
Connect phone and computer to see whether QFIL detected device.
Long press Powerkey to exit EDL mode.
2 Serial number(string) will be erase, please follow this thread to recover that.
 

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dascrystal

Member
Apr 18, 2021
24
5
Asus Zenfone Max M2
After EIO warning it goes to Asus splash screen then again EIO then again splash it loops
But
If i unlock the bootloader then the EIO state disappears
Sorry, I still can't find a method that can relock the bootloader,
but I think if anyone have a locked or not unlocked X01AD,
we maybe can pull the file in it (boot, persist, dtbo, etc.), that maybe can help.

By the way, I want to learn how to port or create a device specific rom, if you know any tutorial resource, tell me please.
 
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Techgaming432

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Apr 11, 2019
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Asika
Asus Zenfone Max M2
Sorry, I still can't find a method that can relock the bootloader,
but I think if anyone have a locked or not unlocked X01AD,
we maybe can pull the file in it (boot, persist, dtbo, etc.), that maybe can help.

By the way, I want to learn how to port or create a device specific rom, if you know any tutorial resource, tell me please.
Join our official TG group so I can explain all these things
 

FelipeMBP

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Apr 28, 2022
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When i try to select the Programmer in Firmware folder, there is no file recognized as useful. Its empty from the QFIL point of view
 

dascrystal

Member
Apr 18, 2021
24
5
Asus Zenfone Max M2

(X01AD) Valid Relocker for Bootloader​


This is the method for "Real relocking", although I haven't tested yet, but someone said it works.
 

N3l3

Member
Jul 31, 2022
8
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IT WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR PHONE

AND KEEP YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED.

YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID AFTER IT.​

DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO IT CAREFULLY.​

(It won't erase your SD card, but I still recommend you remove SD card before it)

Please read this thread carefully at least once before you modify your phone.



This thread is in order to give your X01AD a new life when it hard bricked.

First, Prepare the things you need :
-A Computer
Windows (10 is better) Platform. Tell me if you need Linux version.
-QPST
Download the file below. QPST included QFIL.
-Firmware
Download from here(vnrom.net). (find version "15.2016.1902.159" under ZB633KL)
-Unofficial unlock tool (Maybe you need)
Download from here(other thread). (download unlock.zip)
(Perhaps you don't need below stuffs, see note.)
-A flat screwdriver or anything can pry the backcover of your phone.
Download from reality
-A slice of paper
It is for separate battery cable and port.
-A USB Cable that have good quality.
The better the better.

Second, install QPST and Qualcomm USB driver, and then reboot.

Third, launch QFIL, choose "Flat Build",click "Configuration">"FireHose Configuration"
View attachment 5355831
and set up like this:
View attachment 5355701
click "OK" after you completed setting,
Next, Click "Browse...", navigate to the folder you unzip the firmware, select 'prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn'.

View attachment 5355697

DON'T SELECT "validated_..." ONE, IT WILL LET FLASH FAIL.

Click "Load XML...", select 'rawprogram_unsparse.xml' in first window, select 'patch0.xml' in second window.​

View attachment 5355705
DON'T CLOSE WINDOW!

Fourth, enter EDL mode, try note1 first.
pry the back-cover of your phone.
Be careful, don't hurt your hand or screen, look carefully.
Remove battery cable cover, remove battery cable, put the paper between cable and port.

Next, connect your phone and computer.

Fifth, click "Select Port...", select 'Qualcomm......Port', click "OK".
Your "Download" button should available now. Click it.
And your phone will reboot automatically after flash completed.

Finally, your phone will boot into stock android 8 .

And if you get RED error, reboot into fastboot, run unofficial unlock. It should be resolve after that.
(Real relock bootloader method not found yet :cry:, it will get RED state after you lock the bootloader)

Note:
1 If you want enter EDL mode, "maybe" you can press VolUp+VolDown+Powerkey when power is off,
screen will be blank after a few seconds, and screen will not display anything during EDL mode.
Connect phone and computer to see whether QFIL detected device.
Long press Powerkey to exit EDL mode.
2 Serial number(string) will be erase, please follow this thread to recover that.
Ok. Post rom which works 100%
 

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    IT WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON YOUR PHONE

    AND KEEP YOUR BOOTLOADER UNLOCKED.

    YOUR WARRANTY WILL BE VOID AFTER IT.​

    DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK. DO IT CAREFULLY.​

    (It won't erase your SD card, but I still recommend you remove SD card before it)

    Please read this thread carefully at least once before you modify your phone.



    This thread is in order to give your X01AD a new life when it hard bricked.

    First, Prepare the things you need :
    -A Computer
    Windows (10 is better) Platform. Tell me if you need Linux version.
    -QPST
    Download the file below. QPST included QFIL.
    -Firmware
    Download from here(vnrom.net). (find version "15.2016.1902.159" under ZB633KL)
    -Unofficial unlock tool (Maybe you need)
    Download from here(other thread). (download unlock.zip)
    (Perhaps you don't need below stuffs, see note.)
    -A flat screwdriver or anything can pry the backcover of your phone.
    Download from reality
    -A slice of paper
    It is for separate battery cable and port.
    -A USB Cable that have good quality.
    The better the better.

    Second, install QPST and Qualcomm USB driver, and then reboot.

    Third, launch QFIL, choose "Flat Build",click "Configuration">"FireHose Configuration"
    1625576311344.png

    and set up like this:
    1625558987311.png

    click "OK" after you completed setting,
    Next, Click "Browse...", navigate to the folder you unzip the firmware, select 'prog_emmc_firehose_8953_ddr.mbn'.

    螢幕擷取畫面 2021-07-06 155918.png

    DON'T SELECT "validated_..." ONE, IT WILL LET FLASH FAIL.

    Click "Load XML...", select 'rawprogram_unsparse.xml' in first window, select 'patch0.xml' in second window.​

    螢幕擷取畫面 2021-07-06 160024.png

    DON'T CLOSE WINDOW!

    Fourth, enter EDL mode, try note1 first.
    pry the back-cover of your phone.
    Be careful, don't hurt your hand or screen, look carefully.
    Remove battery cable cover, remove battery cable, put the paper between cable and port.

    Next, connect your phone and computer.

    Fifth, click "Select Port...", select 'Qualcomm......Port', click "OK".
    Your "Download" button should available now. Click it.
    And your phone will reboot automatically after flash completed.

    Finally, your phone will boot into stock android 8 .

    And if you get RED error, reboot into fastboot, run unofficial unlock. It should be resolve after that.
    (Real relock bootloader method not found yet :cry:, it will get RED state after you lock the bootloader)

    Note:
    1 If you want enter EDL mode, "maybe" you can press VolUp+VolDown+Powerkey when power is off,
    screen will be blank after a few seconds, and screen will not display anything during EDL mode.
    Connect phone and computer to see whether QFIL detected device.
    Long press Powerkey to exit EDL mode.
    2 Serial number(string) will be erase, please follow this thread to recover that.
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    You can get it on ROMDevelopers.

    They have huge collection :)