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

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Abhishek P G

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Sd410.do I need to unlock bootloader.is it even locked
Yes you need to unlock bootloader in order to flash twrp.Flashing twrp has same procedure.Unlock your bootloader with the apk from this thread.Get the adb drivers and minimal fastboot driver from this thread and twrp file as well.Install the drivers in your pc.Connect your phone in fastboot mode.Open the cmd in the folder where you have placed the twrp file and type in .
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fastboot flash recovery 'file name of twrp'.img
Just check the thread i have provided the steps are mentioned in detail.NOTE:Use the files from this thread only(i.e thread by mirichiem)
 
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Yes you need to unlock bootloader in order to flash twrp.Flashing twrp has same procedure.Unlock your bootloader with the apk from this thread.Get the adb drivers and minimal fastboot driver from this thread and twrp file as well.Install the drivers in your pc.Connect your phone in fastboot mode.Open the cmd in the folder where you have placed the twrp file and type in .Just check the thread i have provided the steps are mentioned in detail.NOTE:Use the files from this thread only(i.e thread by mirichiem)
Any good ROMs for this phone?
 

Jarvis141

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What is the procedure for rooting Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL and requirements for rooting it

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When I type 'fastboot flash recovery 'file name of twrp'.img it shows me can't load the file.img i.e the file name of twrp .img
 

Abhishek P G

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What is the procedure for rooting Asus ZenFone Max ZC550KL and requirements for rooting it

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When I type 'fastboot flash recovery 'file name of twrp'.img it shows me can't load the file.img i.e the file name of twrp .img
by file name i meant the name with which the twrp file is stored in your pc(a file can be given any name and cmd needs to know which file it is that you want to flash).Also in the command you don't need the single quotes.

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Any good ROMs for this phone?
I don't know about custom roms in sd410.
 
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Jarvis141

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by file name i meant the name with which the twrp file is stored in your pc(a file can be given any name and cmd needs to know which file it is that you want to flash).Also in the command you don't need the single quotes.

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I know that it was just an example
My file name was recovery.img
I wrote command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit enter but it says that can't load recovery.img
 

Abhishek P G

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by file name i meant the name with which the twrp file is stored in your pc(a file can be given any name and cmd needs to know which file it is that you want to flash).Also in the command you don't need the single quotes.

---------- Post added at 05:27 AM ---------- Previous post was at 05:23 AM ---
I know that it was just an example
My file name was recovery.img
I wrote command fastboot flash recovery recovery.img and hit enter but it says that can't load recovery.img
You should open the cmd from the window where your twrp file is placed.For that open the folder where your twrp is,then hold shift and right click on any blank space within the window.You will see an option to open cmd.Open cmd and give in the same command.
 

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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

In the video he is removing the stock rom and installing a new rooted stock rom??
 

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