The only Working Asus Zenpad C 7.0 [P01Y] Root Method

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Hi everyone ! I'm here after a long time. I am really ashamed of asking many noob questions here. But now I might be bringing something useful.

So I bought the piece of useless brick Asus Zenpad C 7.0. it's pretty useless. Can't even watch a movie without the battery draining down to 0.

Anyway..So @AwesomeLewis24 posted a method to unlock the bootloader and root this device. Right after he made that thread, Asus started rolling out updates every 10 days. I updated my device to the newest and now that method was no longer working. It really pissed me off because I really wanted to uninstall the bloatware.

But today...After a lot of headbanging and bargaining with Kim Jong un..I finally rooted the Tablet.

But before we start, please go through this thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...-zenpad-c-7-0-z170c-p01z-root-method-t3311752

Read this incase anything goes wrong. But I'm pretty sure it won't. So let's start.

First, download this file and put it on desktop. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640170&d=1455053113

Now download adb and fastboot tools. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640175&d=1455053186

Extract them into a folder. Open that folder with the files and shift+right click there. Choose open command window here.

In the cmd window, type this
Code:
adb reboot fastboot

Now your tablet will boot into fastboot mode. It will be a running android with green background.

Now in the same cmd window type
Code:
fastboot devices

It should list a device. If not then comment.

After your device is listed you have to type these command. NOW PLEASE PAY ATTENTION !! ONLY TYPE THESE COMMANDS . DO NOT TYPE THE "adb format userdata" and "adb format cache" COMMANDS. IT WILL RESULT IN A BRICKED DEVICE.

So, type these commands.
Code:
fastboot oem asus-go
fastboot oem asus-go confirm

Now the bootloader will be unlocked. Now reboot the device by typing this

Code:
fastboot reboot

This will now start your tablet like normal an d you won't see any difference. Now go back Into fastboot by doing
Code:
Adb reboot fastboot

Now in fastboot, do this
Code:
fastboot boot "C:\Users\{your PC user name here}\Desktop\root-z170c_cg.img"

Now reboot again as we did earlier and you are done. You have rooted your asus Zenpad C 7.0 without loosing any of the data.

Make sure you use SuperSU.

I really don't know where you can mess this up but in case of brick do what @AwesomeLewis24 did.

Firstly, leave fastboot by powering off the
 

chheess

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May 15, 2015
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Hi everyone ! I'm here after a long time. I am really ashamed of asking many noob questions here. But now I might be bringing something useful.

So I bought the piece of useless brick Asus Zenpad C 7.0. it's pretty useless. Can't even watch a movie without the battery draining down to 0.

Anyway..So @AwesomeLewis24 posted a method to unlock the bootloader and root this device. Right after he made that thread, Asus started rolling out updates every 10 days. I updated my device to the newest and now that method was no longer working. It really pissed me off because I really wanted to uninstall the bloatware.

But today...After a lot of headbanging and bargaining with Kim Jong un..I finally rooted the Tablet.

But before we start, please go through this thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...-zenpad-c-7-0-z170c-p01z-root-method-t3311752

Read this incase anything goes wrong. But I'm pretty sure it won't. So let's start.

First, download this file and put it on desktop. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640170&d=1455053113

Now download adb and fastboot tools. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640175&d=1455053186

Extract them into a folder. Open that folder with the files and shift+right click there. Choose open command window here.

In the cmd window, type this
Code:
adb reboot fastboot

Now your tablet will boot into fastboot mode. It will be a running android with green background.

Now in the same cmd window type
Code:
fastboot devices

It should list a device. If not then comment.

After your device is listed you have to type these command. NOW PLEASE PAY ATTENTION !! ONLY TYPE THESE COMMANDS . DO NOT TYPE THE "adb format userdata" and "adb format cache" COMMANDS. IT WILL RESULT IN A BRICKED DEVICE.

So, type these commands.
Code:
fastboot oem asus-go
fastboot oem asus-go confirm

Now the bootloader will be unlocked. Now reboot the device by typing this

Code:
fastboot reboot

This will now start your tablet like normal an d you won't see any difference. Now go back Into fastboot by doing
Code:
Adb reboot fastboot

Now in fastboot, do this
Code:
fastboot boot "C:\Users\{your PC user name here}\Desktop\root-z170c_cg.img"

Now reboot again as we did earlier and you are done. You have rooted your asus Zenpad C 7.0 without loosing any of the data.

Make sure you use SuperSU.

I really don't know where you can mess this up but in case of brick do what @AwesomeLewis24 did.

Firstly, leave fastboot by powering off the




It will be a not running android with green background.
 

[email protected]

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Jul 14, 2017
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I've arrived upto this point flawlessly, however computer cannot list my device after that command.
what could be the problem?
thank you in advance for your reply.
cheers

I had to do this on a windows machine to get it working.

Download Intel usb driver: software.intel.com/en-us/android/articles/intel-usb-driver-for-android-devices

Manually select "Intel Android ADB Interface" driver for the unrecognized device in Device Manager.

Good luck!

---------- Post added at 07:13 AM ---------- Previous post was at 06:47 AM ----------

Rooted two ZenPads just now using this guide, confirmed working. Note you need to install the Intel adb drivers to access fastboot and "fastboot oem asus-go confirm" can be omitted, it doesn't do anything.

Thank you thenewgengamer! :highfive:
 
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yaf6266

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Jul 24, 2017
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hi
I did according to the manual, but in the Root test, I was told that the device did not have a root
What can I do?
 

shayx

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Apr 29, 2011
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i dont see the device listed.
it is unknown device in the device manager.
tried to install with intel usb but it doesn't work still unknown and it's connecting and disconnecting every 5 seconds.......
 

shayx

Senior Member
Apr 29, 2011
83
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so anyone knows why is this happening? is this asus protection????
the device connects and disconnects every 5 seconds when in fastboot.....
is there a way to flash the img without fastboot or pc?
 

tagazouik

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Aug 12, 2017
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Hello everyone and thank you thenewgengamer for the tutorial.
I am stuck too with fastboot.
The device is not seen anymore by the computer. I tried to install all the drivers but it's the same.
If anyone has a clue to resolve it, it'll be very helpfull :)
Cheers !
 

locura79

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Apr 4, 2011
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I'm also stuck because my device isn't showing up. Was there an update that broke this method? I've tried this on PC and Mac.
 

locura79

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Apr 4, 2011
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I finally got a computer to recognize my device, and with adb devices there was actually a device listed for the first time. However, I am now having the same disconnect after 5 seconds problem. This is so frustrating. WTF am I doing wrong?
 

aztb

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Thank you very much
I rooted my P01y device.
But by driver in this page:
h*ttps*://*phoneusbdrivers.*com/*asus-zenpad-c-7-0-z170cg-usb-driver/*
download link:
htt*ps://*dl-ssl.*google.com/an*droid/rep*ository/late*st_usb_driver_windows.*zi*p

I just register to thanks and write usb driver download link

Remove all *

---------- Post added at 10:58 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:55 AM ----------

i dont see the device listed.
it is unknown device in the device manager.
tried to install with intel usb but it doesn't work still unknown and it's connecting and disconnecting every 5 seconds.......

I rooted my P01y device by driver in this page:
h*ttps*://*phoneusbdrivers.*com/*asus-zenpad-c-7-0-z170cg-usb-driver/*
download link:
htt*ps://*dl-ssl.*google.com/an*droid/rep*ository/late*st_usb_driver_windows.*zi*p

Remove all * signs

---------- Post added at 11:06 AM ---------- Previous post was at 10:58 AM ----------

Result:

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>adb reboot fastboot

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>fastboot devices
G8NPFP1221649S8 fastboot

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>fastboot oem asus-go
...
(bootloader) Unlocking the bootloader means the following:
(bootloader) All user data will be deleted
(bootloader) Any securely stored data will be inaccessible
(bootloader) Warranty will be void
(bootloader) After unlocking you have to execute
(bootloader) > fastboot format userdata
(bootloader) > fastboot format cache
(bootloader) or carry out a factory reset from recovery
(bootloader) To confirm the unlock, please execute the command
(bootloader) > fastboot oem unlock confirm
OKAY [ 0.047s]
finished. total time: 0.047s

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>fastboot oem asus-go confirm
...
(bootloader) Unlocking and rebooting into unlocked state
OKAY [ 0.125s]
finished. total time: 0.125s

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>fastboot reboot
rebooting...

finished. total time: -0.000s

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>Adb reboot fastboot

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>fastboot boot "C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y\root-
z170c_cg.img"
downloading 'boot.img'...
(bootloader) Ready to receive: 0x0078b000 size of data
OKAY [ 0.281s]
booting...
OKAY [ 0.546s]
finished. total time: 0.842s

C:\Users\aztbkhz\Desktop\p01y>

---------- Post added at 11:11 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:06 AM ----------

Result in device manager is here:
htt*p://s8.picofile.com/file/8323156284/Untitled.png

remove all * , I can't insert link
 
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sirlancillot

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May 24, 2018
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Puzzled

Hiii :) You re unclear, working on p01y or z170c?
Tittle P01Y, link and how to flash z170c , this how to root is for p01y or z170c? I don't wanna brick!!

---------- Post added at 01:53 AM ---------- Previous post was at 01:47 AM ----------

Working on P01Y?
 

stejai

Member
Jan 12, 2010
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rocky450

Senior Member
Jun 12, 2012
53
5
Worked like a charm on 5.0.2. This is the only rooting method available for this tablet.
Thank you very much!
 

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    Hi everyone ! I'm here after a long time. I am really ashamed of asking many noob questions here. But now I might be bringing something useful.

    So I bought the piece of useless brick Asus Zenpad C 7.0. it's pretty useless. Can't even watch a movie without the battery draining down to 0.

    Anyway..So @AwesomeLewis24 posted a method to unlock the bootloader and root this device. Right after he made that thread, Asus started rolling out updates every 10 days. I updated my device to the newest and now that method was no longer working. It really pissed me off because I really wanted to uninstall the bloatware.

    But today...After a lot of headbanging and bargaining with Kim Jong un..I finally rooted the Tablet.

    But before we start, please go through this thread. https://forum.xda-developers.com/an...-zenpad-c-7-0-z170c-p01z-root-method-t3311752

    Read this incase anything goes wrong. But I'm pretty sure it won't. So let's start.

    First, download this file and put it on desktop. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640170&d=1455053113

    Now download adb and fastboot tools. https://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3640175&d=1455053186

    Extract them into a folder. Open that folder with the files and shift+right click there. Choose open command window here.

    In the cmd window, type this
    Code:
    adb reboot fastboot

    Now your tablet will boot into fastboot mode. It will be a running android with green background.

    Now in the same cmd window type
    Code:
    fastboot devices

    It should list a device. If not then comment.

    After your device is listed you have to type these command. NOW PLEASE PAY ATTENTION !! ONLY TYPE THESE COMMANDS . DO NOT TYPE THE "adb format userdata" and "adb format cache" COMMANDS. IT WILL RESULT IN A BRICKED DEVICE.

    So, type these commands.
    Code:
    fastboot oem asus-go
    fastboot oem asus-go confirm

    Now the bootloader will be unlocked. Now reboot the device by typing this

    Code:
    fastboot reboot

    This will now start your tablet like normal an d you won't see any difference. Now go back Into fastboot by doing
    Code:
    Adb reboot fastboot

    Now in fastboot, do this
    Code:
    fastboot boot "C:\Users\{your PC user name here}\Desktop\root-z170c_cg.img"

    Now reboot again as we did earlier and you are done. You have rooted your asus Zenpad C 7.0 without loosing any of the data.

    Make sure you use SuperSU.

    I really don't know where you can mess this up but in case of brick do what @AwesomeLewis24 did.

    Firstly, leave fastboot by powering off the