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RikSantra

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I have been trying to root my Zenfone Max Pro M2, I was following this guide by the forum, however when I installed all drivers and rebooted into bootloader using adb, the phone's screen showed 'CSM Fastboot Mode' for a second and then everything became black with only a small text on the upper left corner saying 'press power button to shut down' on pressing power button it only booted to normally. On using fastboot on the black screen itself, it showed no devices attached.
 

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I have been trying to root my Zenfone Max Pro M2, I was following this guide by the forum, however when I installed all drivers and rebooted into bootloader using adb, the phone's screen showed 'CSM Fastboot Mode' for a second and then everything became black with only a small text on the upper left corner saying 'press power button to shut down' on pressing power button it only booted to normally. On using fastboot on the black screen itself, it showed no devices attached.
If not already done yet install the Asus USB Driver

 
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If not already done yet install the Asus USB Driver

I already have installed the Asus USB Drivers, the problem seems to be the ADB drivers messing up, I have tried to uninstall all of the drivers and reinstall the ones that you have recommended, still no luck.
 

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Okay so I tried doing it through Ubuntu and it seemed to be working and fastboot can recognize the device, however on running the bash script the phone again shows the same screen when the process starts (Please have a look at the screenshot). After that the screen turns black with the same 'press power button to shut down'.

Also, please tell me if I'm to make a separate post for this one since the problem shifted a bit.
 

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nah I checked, it didn't do a thing. It was all as it was before doing it.
Unlocking
1. Download this rar and you'll get 2 folders namely unlock and ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows
2. Install the drivers according to your OS and go the unlock folder
3. Reboot your phone to fastboot mode by pressing volume up + power on at the same time.
4. Connect it to pc and open unlock.bat in unlockfolder
5. Done

TWRP
1. Download TWRP or RWRP
2. Follow instructions from there.

Rooting
1. Download magisk from op
2. And flash as a regular zip in TWRP.
3. Done.

Disable Forced Encryption
Go here and follow instruction.
If you get stuck on ASUS Logo or bootloop, it should fix that.


Relock (NOT TESTED NOT SUGGESTED)
1. Boot to fastboot and enter following commands one by one
Code:
fastboot flashing lock
fastboot flashing lock_critical
or try relocking script
1. Extract the relock.rar and copy/move relock.bat/relock.sh to unlock folder
2. Open relock.bat/relock.sh
3. Wish for the best
 

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Alright i'll give it a try, thanks.
Unlocking
1. Download this rar and you'll get 2 folders namely unlock and ASUS_Android_USB_drivers_for_Windows
2. Install the drivers according to your OS and go the unlock folder
3. Reboot your phone to fastboot mode by pressing volume up + power on at the same time.
4. Connect it to pc and open unlock.bat in unlockfolder
5. Done

TWRP
1. Download TWRP or RWRP
2. Follow instructions from there.

Rooting
1. Download magisk from op
2. And flash as a regular zip in TWRP.
3. Done.

Disable Forced Encryption
Go here and follow instruction.
If you get stuck on ASUS Logo or bootloop, it should fix that.

Optional:
Enable Camera2 API

Relock (NOT TESTED NOT SUGGESTED)
1. Boot to fastboot and enter following commands one by one
Code:
fastboot flashing lock
fastboot flashing lock_critical
or try relocking script
1. Extract the relock.rar and copy/move relock.bat/relock.sh to unlock folder
2. Open relock.bat/relock.sh
3. Wish for the best
 
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