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[Root] Newbie quick ONE-CLICK | Zenfone 2 root | ZE500 ZE550 ZE551 | Temporary CWM

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By Chinaphonearena, Senior Member on 21st May 2015, 10:10 AM
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Recently released is the ONE-CLICK root and temporary custom CWM recovery for Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML & ZE550ML & ZE500CL

Credit goes to the creator of the Zenfone 2 installer: @29y6145 Thread

and to the maker of the original Intel temporary CWM: @social-design-concepts Thread

Method 1: ONE-CLICK root
  • Download the Asus Zenfone quick one-click root package
  • Unzip the package
  • Enable USB debugging (Settings > Phone info > Tap build 7x > Back button > Developer options > USB debugging)
  • If you don't already have ADB drivers installed, you may need to download and install them (most PCs have them already, but trying installing these if you're having trouble getting your PC to issue commands to the phone via USB)
  • With your phone on, attach it to PC via USB
  • Run 'Root_zenfone.bat'
  • To unroot, use 'xoa_root' or unroot through SuperSU in Android

Bam, done.
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Method 2: Root through temporary CWM
This is a temporary CWM with the primary purpose of injecting SuperSU onto your Asus Zenfone 2. It doesn't permanently replace recovery. This process looks long, but really is bam 1,2,3 done. Just laid out step by step for the newbie.
  • Download the Asus Zenfone temporary CWM package
  • Unzip the package
  • Copy SuperSU.zip to the base of your SD card
  • Enable USB debugging (Settings > Phone info > Tap build 7x > Back button > Developer options > USB debugging)
  • If you don't already have ADB drivers installed, you may need to download and install them (most PCs have them already, but trying installing these if you're having trouble getting your PC to issue commands to the phone via USB)
  • With your phone on, attach it to PC via USB
  • Run 'cai_dat_CWM.bat' from the CWM package
  • In the black command window that opens, type ACCEPT
  • Type T4
  • Phone will reboot into fastboot and you'll see commands being issued from the PC cmd window copying the temporary recovery
  • You may see some funked up images on your display for a bit. Remove the USB cable and within 30 seconds should then see it booted into CWM
  • Select install update
  • Navigate to SuperSU.zip and install

Bam, done.
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21st May 2015, 10:50 AM |#2  
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Easy, thanks!!!!
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21st May 2015, 11:59 AM |#3  
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with it, is possible run Asus update without bootloop?

Inviato dal mio ASUS_Z00AD utilizzando Tapatalk
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21st May 2015, 12:06 PM |#4  
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Working
working perfectly.
Getting more than 3GB RAM after removing preinstalled bloatware on the latest 2.17.40.12 ROM.
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working perfectly.
Getting more than 3GB RAM after removing preinstalled bloatware on the latest 2.17.40.12 ROM.

great! what is your software for uninstall that?
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Used system app remover for removing preinstalled apps

Sent from my ASUS_Z00AD using XDA Free mobile app
21st May 2015, 03:39 PM |#7  
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22nd May 2015, 12:33 PM |#8  
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Note, if you root and do OTA update after the root, you may end up in a boot loop/soft bricked. Unroot prior to OTA and reroot again after OTA may avoid this issue, but haven't tested yet.
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Is this method working for ze500cl also ?
Hi, i have a zenofone 2 ze500cl, will this method work also on my device ?
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Hi, i have a zenofone 2 ze500cl, will this method work also on my device ?

Hello man. I'd read through this thread: http://forum.xda-developers.com/andr...p-cwm-t2975096 and see if anyone's ran into any serious complications. If it were me, I'd try it. But be prepared for it to not work out.
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Note, if you root and do OTA update after the root, you may end up in a boot loop/soft bricked. Unroot prior to OTA and reroot again after OTA may avoid this issue, but haven't tested yet.

If you update SuperSU binaries, yes you will bootloop on OTA.

You have two options to update:
1: Unroot > Take OTA > Root
2: Flash Pre-Rooted system.img > Keep root with no unroot needed
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