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[ROOT][RECOVERY]Asus Zenfone Max ZC550KL - Root and TWRP

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mrichiem

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Root Guide for Zenfone Max on Snapdragon 410 (1st Gen):

Warning: Rooting a device automatically voids the warranty. We assume you know what you are doing and we shall not take any responsibility if your device blows up in your face. Be warned.

Root Video Tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i93vlQl3bY

Note: Skip to the middle of the video for English instructions. Download links are in the video's description, as well as links to the Unroot Video guide.

ROOT for Zenfone Max Marshmallow

You must be on MM build .46 and up for this to work.

Download MM bootloader unlock tool here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslUTFKRE5CQUU5OFk

Download SuperSU zip here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslT1VBMTJvbkNydTA

Install and open the Asus Bootloader Unlock Tool and unlock the bootloader.
Follow the instructions in the video to flash TWRP.
Remember to boot straight to TWRP after flashing is successful.
Install the SuperSU zip.
Congratulations, you now have a rooted phone.

TWRP 3.0 for ASUS Zenfone Max:

Download link for latest TWRP and MM stock recovery:

Latest TWRP: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslSnNKaWpXVXo0dXM

MM Stock Recovery: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-0qEY9zypslVzJQeUs4dTgwcXM



Unrooting Zenfone MAX:

New official updates are scheduled to be released soon and the phone has to be unrooted for them to be installed.

Go to the SuperSU application settings to do a full unroot then reboot the phone.
Follow TWRP instructions in the video above to flash stock recovery.
Reboot Phone.

You can now install the updates.
After installing updates, you can re-root the phone :)

Big credits to:
@hpnhannghia for creating the Root Video Tutorial
 
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goldpiscis

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change region

i recently bought a zenfone max and it's the cn version (i havent received it yet but it doesnt support Greek language as i want), can i change the region from cn to ww version and what is the exact procedure?.I am an amateur, so i want all your help in this matter, i've never done anything like that before. Thank you in advance.
 

japoina92

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i recently bought a zenfone max and it's the cn version (i havent received it yet but it doesnt support Greek language as i want), can i change the region from cn to ww version and what is the exact procedure?.I am an amateur, so i want all your help in this matter, i've never done anything like that before. Thank you in advance.

i can help you if you need, send me PM, i can help you by teamviewer ( remote control )
 
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