How To Root Asus Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML, ZE550ML) & Install CWM Recovery

Root Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, ZE550ML

The ZenFone 2 was announced at CES 2015. The flagship phablet model (ZE551ML) launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop running Asus’s custom Zen UI and has a 5.5″ Full HD (1920×1080) IPS display. The phone is powered by Intel Atom Moorefield SoCs with up to 4 GB of RAM, a first for smartphones. Although a device is very powerful, there comes time when you want something more or something different from your old device. That’s the time you ask for more power & more control over your device. Its time to root your Zenfone 2 (ZE55/50LML).

Rooting not only allows you to customise your device but to increase your device’s potential. Below are some of the features of rooting your Zenfone 2:

  1. Boost your Phone speed & Battery Life.
  2. Remove Preinstalled crapware like System Apps.
  3. Remove Bloatwares, Apps like Facebook, Chrome Keep sucking your Ram & battery by running in background So, Among the smartphone geek crowd, applications like these are referred to as “bloatware:” they do nothing but bloat the software by existing as unnecessary applications.
  4. Tweak your phone like : Increase Video streaming speed, Increase Wifi Speed, Increase SIM detecting Speed, Increase SD read/write speed.
  5. Most Important & Best part, Install Custom Kernel & Custom ROMS ( I will explain about it in Installing Custom ROM section Custom ROM section )
  6. Finally, Truly Own your Device, Make it appear in the way you want.

Disclaimer:

You device’s warranty may be void after following below mentioned instructions. If any thing goes wrong and you end up with a bricked or semi-bricked device then neither our site or any of these app developers will be responsible. So, try these instructions at your own risk.

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Prerequisite for rooting Zenfone 2 Laser:

  • Additionally, you must have a Windows PC.
  • Install USB drivers for your Asus Zenfone 2.
  • Goto Settings -> About Phone and tap 7 times continuously on “Build number” to active “Developer options” and then Go to Settings -> Developer options and enable “USB Debugging” option.

Download Rooting Tools:

How to Install CWM Recovery in Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML, ZE550ML)

Step 1: Download all the Rooting tools From above links.

Step 2: Install ADB USB Drivers & Asus Android USB Driver into your Windows PC or Laptop.

Step 3: Unzip downloaded CWM Zip File. And Run cai_dat_CWM.bat file with Admin privileges.

 CWM bat File
CWM bat File

Step 4: Now on CMD type “T4” without wuote and hit Enter. Your Asus Zenfone 2 Will Reboot Into CWM Recovery.

CWM CMD

How To Root Your Zenfone 2

First Install CWM Recovery Using Above Steps 1 to 4.

Step 1: Place The Downloaded SuperSu Pro.zip File into Your Device SD Card or Internal Storage.

Step 2: Boot Into CWM Recovery And Select Install Zip From SD Card. Now Locate SuperSu Pro.Zip File in Your Device And Flash it.

Clockwork-Recovery
Clockwork-Recovery

Step 3: Most Important Part Of Rooting is Patience wait For Minimum 5 Minutes to Boot Your Device. Hurrah! You Done it Well. Check Your Device Root Status By Any Root Checking App.

Rooted Zenfone 2
Rooted Zenfone 2

Now you can flash different mods, custom roms, kernels & lot more. If you are a Xposed lover, you can refer our guide of Installing Xposed Framework & installer in Marshmallow. If you are new to rooting, you can check best apps for rooted Smartphones. You can checkout few mods forimproving battery life & performance.

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