Root Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML, ZE550ML
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.

  • Ronit Verma

    after giving command T4 .. for every process it shows failed failed and the reason it gives is FAILED(remote: Not allowed to flash this partition). what to do now ?

  • Ahmad Zaelany

    Tnx bro it very good…

  • Matthew Brownx

    When I reboot into fastboot mode , then select recovery mode, the phone reboots and comes up with a “no command” message.

    Android 6.0.1 | Asus Zenfone 2 ZE550ML | First-time rooter

  • AM46

    this method can be used to root marshmallow?

  • Jack Daniel Macapagal

    it has been an hour and I’m still at ASUS logo with “FASTBOOT MODE!!”. Is this normal?

  • Did you flash the recovery? Did you get any success message?

    • Dexter’s Place

      I can’t flash the recovery since I can’t enter any custom recovery. The phone boots into the regular android boot menu.

  • Dexter’s Place

    After entering T4 on the CMD the phone reboots into recovery mode but not into CWM recovery, only showing the vanilla options and nothing more.

    ZenFone 2 deluxe ZE551ML android 6.0.1

  • EduardoBR

    Some days ago i tried to made a tutorial as this. It has T4 phases run with errors massages (maybe because it has without SD card and i plugged a bad usb cable) and the tutorial don’t runs more. Always shows “waiting for the device” a lot of time when the logo asus stop on the cell display. Fortunately i stop to trying when discovered that my smartphone is a little different: Asus Pegasus 2 Plus (ASUS_X550) D’: With luck i do not brink my phone. Uffa… Some applications consider my smartphone as Zenfone_2_ZE550ML ! i need root because has a Snapdragon CPU overheat fucking M8939 from hell. The Android 5.1.1 don’t offer downclock or change display resolution. É isso meu amigo. Grande abraço e obrigado pelo tutorial.

  • Buddy

    After I type T4 and hit enter, nothing happened the system doesnt boot to CWM Recovery

    • Siddhant Ganguly

      He missed a step, gotta type ACCEPT and hit enter BEFORE the T4 bit.