Original posts by @miau9202: (Go and leave a thanks to him!)
Compatible System Version:
>WW_18.104.22.168 (Original relase)
>WW_22.214.171.124 (Tested by me and some user) [There is also the version made by @gavrila with the new kernel version, see above]
>WW_126.96.36.199 (Tested by @aschitaka and @96DANGER96 )
1 - Install adb and fastboot driver (follow THIS guide)
>Now you can connect the phone to your computer2 - Reboot in fastboot mode with one of the following method:
a -Volume Up while booting up
b -With adb, after enabling USB debugging in developer settings, using:3 - When you are in the bootloader, run this command:Code:adb reboot bootloader
fastboot boot mod_boot.img
>Now your phone should automatically reboot with root installed and working!
>While not everyone had it, there was a case where com.asus.services started crashing every boot after rooting, the only way to fix it was to reflash the OTA and wipe the data partition
>While new version come out, new bug may appear, please let us know!
NO ONE IN THIS FORUM, NOR THE FORUME ITSELF, IT'S RESPONSABLE OF YOUR ACTION!
THIS GUIDE COULD BRICK YOUR PHONE, FOLLOW IT AT YOUR OWN RISK!
ZE500KL: Original Post - Mirror
ZE500KG: Original Post - Mirror
Version .156 kernel made by @gavrila: Original Post - Mirror
Tested root apps:
Link2SD - Working ES File Browser - Working No-frills CPU Control - Not Working (feqs locked) ADB Shell - Working Xposed Framework - Working AdAway - Working Greenify - Working Titanium Backup - Working ROM Toolbox - Working
To remove root:
1 - Download from the Asus site your firmware version or above
2 - Put it in your external sd card (IMPORTANT. It will NOT work if it's in the internal memory)
3 -Reboot your phone and enter in recovery with one of the following methods:
a -Volume Down while booting up
b -With adb, after enabling USB debugging in developer settings, using:4 - When in recovery select "Install from zip" and select the zip you downloadedCode:adb reboot recovery
5 - When done, wipe cache and reboot your phone. Now root is gone and all the system apps are back.
@miau9202 - Original developer
@shakalaca - For technical and knowledge support
@Jhyrachy - Tester ZE500KL
@96DANGER96 - Tester ZE500KL
@visioncored - Tester ZE500KG
@gavrila - For updated root and twrp
Resources (for Asus ZE500KL)
> Asus Official Firmware and Kernel Source
> Original boot.img
> Decompressed original boot.img (with unpackbootimg)
> Official recovery (linked by @miau9202, credits to @shakalaca )
> Original dt.img (extracted from official recovery)
> Device Tree
> Rooted boot.img