|Keep Calm and Root Your Android!|
!! ImportantPlease be informed that rooting voids your warranty. If you did not install custom ROMs or custom Kernels, and did not uninstall stock apps,
1) Download the
2) Locate the file on your phone and extract the correct RootZenFone5
|Extract the correct |
How to check the firmware version of your Asus Zenfone 5
- Go to Settings > About > Software information
- Under Build number, you will see which firmware version your ZF5 is running. It will be either CHT, TW, or WW.
Go to Settings > About > Software information
|Install Root ZenFone|
Before we continue, what happens if you don't TURN OFF
-Fi and data network? Since I was feeling a little bold. I did it so you, my dear readers, don't have to! Wi
Do not try this at home!
If you press "OK" without turning off your internet connection, the phone opens a page that provides you with information about the Asus Zenfone 5. While this is far from harmful, it does hinder the app from rooting your phone. So remember to turn off your internet connection to proceed with the root!
Since we're already here, Asus Zenfone 5 Features and Specs:
|Specs continued some more!|
To continue with rooting your ZF5, turn off your internet connection and click "OK".
|Reboot phone after rooting|
If for some reason you want to double check if your ZF5 is Rooted. Install Root Check:
|Root Check suggested Root apps|
|Root Apps will show all root apps currently installed on your device|
Congratulations~! You now have a rooted Asus Zenfone 5! Look at you! Rooting an Android device without using a computer! (If you had to, we can keep it our little secret...)
The Asus Zenfone 5 I bought was still running Android Jellybean. But the
KitKat 4.4 OTA update was already available. If you followed this guide to root your ZF5 JB and you apply the OTA update after, it will download all available updates and upgrade your ZF5 to KK and you will lose root access!
Want to know how to update your Asus Zenfone 5 Jellybean to Kitkat and preserve your root access? Watch out for the tutorial!
Is it too late for me to do an Asus Zenfone 5 review? Comment below!