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By quyvinh, Senior Member on 6th August 2014, 05:01 PM
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2015-February-18: Hi everyone, I know a lot of you here from Asia Countries, so HAPPY LUNAR NEW YEAR! Are you ready for Zenfone 2nd generation? Features rich, stronger, bigger, and cheap in price. As for my 1st Zen5, I am still happy witth my 4.3 firmware. Stable, no problem, battery life great with Greenify Experiment version. Kitkat is still being trouble here and there, etc... Anyway, my post probably too old for the new firmwares. So please research before you do any changing to your phone! Thanks. Again: CHÚC MỪNG NĂM MỚI.

UPDATE 2014 Oct 1: OFFICIAL KitKat 4.4.2 is annouced.
*** WARNING: I am seeing too many problems from a lot of device after updated to KK: Wifi is not stable, lost Root, etc ... DO YOUR OWN RISK. My opinion, Zenfone on 4.3 is the best. ***
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=637
*** ROOT is not available for KitKat at this moment ***
*** To maintain root, enable survival mode in Root app when you are on 1.18, then update. Read more from post # 775 ***

*** Asus Zenfone5 all firmware and software:
http://support.asus.com/download.asp...nqlxHp1VKV4Rdz (choose Android OS for FW and driver)

*** Asus Zenfone6 all firmware and software:
http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...one+6&p=39&s=1 (choose Android OS for FW and driver)

Zen 4 (A400CG):
CHT: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...teLauncher.zip
WW: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...teLauncher.zip
TW: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...Q_TW_4_2_3.zip

Zen 5 (A500CG - A501CG):
WW: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...2_19_40_18.zip
CHT: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen..._2_19_40_6.zip
TW: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen..._2_19_40_6.zip

Zen 6 (A600CG - A601CG):
WW: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...2_19_40_18.zip

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UPDATE 2014 Aug 29: install gapps without convert firmware
http://tecnijus.blogspot.com.ar/2014...s-en-asus.html
Method: Using root explorer, copy system folder inside gapps.apk, then copy to root/system folder of your phone. If you have a little knowledge about Android and Rootexplorer, this process takes no longer than 1 minute.

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UPDATE 2014 Aug 28: UNLOCK BOOTLOADER
Please update firmware to latest 1.17 before process. ***** WARRANTY VOID *****
Zen5: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...atform_rel.zip
Zen6: http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/Zen...atform_rel.zip

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UPDATE 2014 Aug 6: For FW ver. 1.14, when you flash from CN 1.14 to WW 1.14, you device SKU will also be changed from CN to WW permanent. Going backward, I have not tested yet, but who care? To check you device SKU, it shows in DroidBoot.

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*** Hi everyone, I am starting this threat and try to gather all info. that I have about these great Asus phones. If you have Asus Zenfone 5 (Intel only) and Zenfone 6, then this threat is for you. Please note that this threat DO NOT SUPPORT Zenfone 4 and DO NOT SUPPORT Zenfone 5 LTE.

*** If you have CN Asus and the firmware is CN 1.14 and below, DO NOT upgrade to 1.15 and 1.16 if you want to convert to WW firmware. WW firmware is the only firmware that contains the Google Apps, and do not have Chinese apps. But if you have CN 1.15 and CN 1.16 and you want WW firmware, then you have to downgrade your firmware back to at least 1.14. If you have 1.14 or lower CN, To convert firmware from CN to WW, simply download WW firmware, extract the file zip inside , then rename the file by replacing WW to CN, then you are good to go.

*** Asus Zenfone5 all firmware and software: http://support.asus.com/download.asp...nqlxHp1VKV4Rdz (choose Android OS for FW and driver)

*** Asus Zenfone6 all firmware and software: http://support.asus.com/Download.asp...one+6&p=39&s=1 (choose Android OS for FW and driver)

*** How to enter droidboot: Phone must be turned off first. Press only power button, after 2 seconds still holding power button and now hold the volume up, when the ASUS logo shows, release the power button while still holding the volume up 5 seconds. Now enter droidboot.

*** How to enter recovery directly without go through droidboot: Phone must be turned off first. Press only power button, after 2 seconds still holding power button and now hold the volume down, when the ASUS logo shows, release the power button while still holding the volume down 5 seconds, Now you see android logo with belly up. Still holding the volume down, now press volume up (1 or 2 times), you are now in recovery.

*** Root for Zenfone: TURN OFF DATA, TURN OFF WIFI. TURN ON AIRPLANE
Download the file RootZenFone-1.2r.apk below, install it, then open app, choose first option SuperSU. When it finished, restart the phone. ENJOY! (The DEMO should show up, DO NOT TOUCH anything, just restart the phone!)
UPDATED: root 1.3r was out. ALSO BOTH NOT WORKING ON FW 1.17
*** How to fix the DEMO in case of accident: This is also do factory reset, so all data will be lost.
A. Factory reset, if not try B.
B. Get into the demo main screen (Padfone infinity), hold the back button on the screen for more than 15 seconds(bottom left of 3 button: back, home, recent apps) until the box shows up, type in 741603 and confirm! This is also do factory reset, so all data will be lost.

*** Install Xposed: Root is a MUST. USB debug turned on. Windows only and Driver for Intel and ASUS must be ready on PC.
Step1: download xposed apk and install the apk. DO NOT RUN APP AND DO NOT INSTALL FRAMEWORK.
Step2: Run command promt (Run / cmd). assume adb folder is on C:\ drive and you are now in C:\ADB
Step3: Type following (or copy and paste)

adb devices (make sure your phone show!)
adb shell (hit Enter)
su (hit Enter, then look on your phone and touch OK)
echo 148 > /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)
chmod 664 /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)

Step4: Now go to app drawer and run Xposed which you installed earlier. Touch "Framework" and touch "Install/Update"
DONE. Now install addons.

*** Downgrade Firmware from 1.15 and 1.16 back to 1.14: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=21
Attached Files
File Type: apk RootZenFone-1.2r.apk - [Click for QR Code] (7.70 MB, 276826 views)
File Type: zip Driver_ZF.zip - [Click for QR Code] (17.06 MB, 31150 views)
File Type: apk RootZenFone-1.4.6r.apk - [Click for QR Code] (2.77 MB, 219297 views)
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7th August 2014, 04:38 AM |#2  
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I have CN phone on WW 1.12

Is it safe for me to attempt update to 1.15 or 1.16 WW ?
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I have CN phone on WW 1.12

Is it safe for me to attempt update to 1.15 or 1.16 WW ?

Absolutely safe.
1. Just download the WW 1.16
2. extract the .zip file inside the downloaded.
3. Check droidboot to see you phone SKU is CN or WW. If it is WW then NO need to change the WW to CN, upgrade directly.
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7th August 2014, 03:20 PM |#4  
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hi, i wrote you in the other thread:
I have ZF5 with:
ASUS_T00F_WW_user_1.13.40.51_20140601 release-keys 010175_201401130121

Bought from aliexpress, the line in Droidboot says:
Product: CN_A500CG

Just wanted to inform you that I tried to sideload the ROM 1.16 - both with original name and changed WW to CN. Didnt work in both cases (because im tryin to install WW version on CN SKU). I will try to do it with your tutorial ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=21 ), and refer back.
7th August 2014, 05:09 PM |#5  
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Phone Asus zenfone 5 soft brick
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hi, i wrote you in the other thread:
I have ZF5 with:
ASUS_T00F_WW_user_1.13.40.51_20140601 release-keys 010175_201401130121

Bought from aliexpress, the line in Droidboot says:
Product: CN_A500CG

Just wanted to inform you that I tried to sideload the ROM 1.16 - both with original name and changed WW to CN. Didnt work in both cases (because im tryin to install WW version on CN SKU). I will try to do it with your tutorial ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=21 ), and refer back.


Im having the same problem with you, my phone now is soft brick. any idea?

whenever i flash fw using adb

(assert failed: greater_than_int(getprop("ro.build.date.utc").1392 739200 )
return code 8E:Error in /tmp/update.zip
(Status 8)
E: fota_return_code 403
Installation aborted.
E: Cannot load volume /misc!
7th August 2014, 09:19 PM |#6  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jf.23

hi, i wrote you in the other thread:
I have ZF5 with:
ASUS_T00F_WW_user_1.13.40.51_20140601 release-keys 010175_201401130121

Bought from aliexpress, the line in Droidboot says:
Product: CN_A500CG

Just wanted to inform you that I tried to sideload the ROM 1.16 - both with original name and changed WW to CN. Didnt work in both cases (because im tryin to install WW version on CN SKU). I will try to do it with your tutorial ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...7&postcount=21 ), and refer back.

I read in another thread that you can't update directly to 1.16. Try again with WW 1.15
8th August 2014, 01:50 AM |#7  
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New root apk version
There's a new version of root app:

http://www.asus-zenfone.com/2014/08/...nfone-13r.html

Please update!

By the way,I already installed xposed but I cant make it to work on the adb part, where you input on cmd

echo 148 > /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)
chmod 664 /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)

cmd say location not found..
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u miss first command
su
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Originally Posted by hristcroixqwerty

There's a new version of root app:

http://www.asus-zenfone.com/2014/08/...nfone-13r.html

Please update!

By the way,I already installed xposed but I cant make it to work on the adb part, where you input on cmd

echo 148 > /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)
chmod 664 /data/data/de.robv.android.xposed.installer/conf/jit_reset_offset (hit Enter)

cmd say location not found..

Open command prompt (DOS) and type 6 following command lines
cd adb <where is your adb folder?>
adb devices <this command to make sure your device is connected. you must see a long number, if NOT, stop here>
Adb shell
Su
Echo ...
Chmod ...


***BTW, thanks for the update root; however, ver. 1.3 is fully Chinese, harder to understand, so I will post it when we have new English ver. Since ver 1.2 is working, and root is root, no matter what version it is. Again, thank you very much. Please share more when you find new things. Thank you.
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U cant flash the from from CN to WW in v15/16 cause they already write a sript to checking your sku in your device build.prop.. if you editing the script thats will make the rom signature broken. theres 2 way to trying, first editng your build.prop change sku CN to WW or using v14 (this version haven't sku verification). iam away from pc canot show u the script
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U cant flash the from from CN to WW in v15/16 cause they already write a sript to checking your sku in your device build.prop.. if you editing the script thats will make the rom signature broken. theres 2 way to trying, first editng your build.prop change sku CN to WW or using v14 (this version haven't sku verification). iam away from pc canot show u the script


I change the build number, and when I flash it won't recognised.. any option? thanks
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