How to root Asus Zenfone 5

Updated on January 1, 2020

These are the instructions to root Asus Zenfone 5 running on android 4.4.2 using Zenfone5 rootkit on windows computer.

Requirements: Your device should have at least 30-40 percent of device battery to perform the rooting process.

Root Asus Zenfone 5

Step 1: Download and install Asus Zenfone 5 usb driver on your computer.

USB Driver Logo

Step 2: Enable USB Debugging on your Asus Device. To enable USB Debugging: Open Settings > Developers Option > USB Debugging > Tick to enable.

(Developers Option is hidden for Android 4.2.2 or above, to show this option Go to Settings > About Phone > Built Number (Tap on it for 5-8 times).

asus usb debugging

Step 3: Now, connect your Asus Zenfone 5 to the computer.

Connect Android Device with Computer

Step 4: Download and extract Zenfone5 rootkit on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Zenfone5 rootkit

Step 5: Now, Open Root-ZenFone.bat (found in the Zenfone5 rootkit folder).

Zenfone5 rootkit start-bat

Step 6: Once Root-ZenFone.bat is opened, you will be able to see the following screen.

Zenfone5 rootkit start

Step 7: Now, Press any key from your keyboard to begin the rooting process.

Step 8: During the root process your device will reboot 5-6 times. And at the last you will be able to see the success message.

Zenfone5 rootkit rooted

Step 9: Now, your Asus Zenfone 5 is rooted successfully. To verify this open your device and search for the SuperSU icon in the App Drawer.

asus supersu installed

Optional: You can also verify the root status of your device by using the Root Checker Application.

Important Points:

[*] Backup: Please take a backup of your important data as rooting may delete your personal data. Backup also help you to recover your data whenever anything wrong happens in the rooting process.

[*] How to survive root access: During OTA updates you may lost the root access. To avoid this situation, Open SuperSU > Settings > Enable Pro (you have to purchase the SuperSU Pro from PlayStore) > Enable Survival Mode.

[*] How to Unroot: To untoot, Open SuperSU on your Device > Settings > Full Unroot.

[*] Asus Stock Firmware: If you are looking for the original firmware for your device then head over to Download Asus Stock Firmware for all devices page.

[*] Asus USB Driver: If you are looking for the original USB Driver for your device then head over to Download Asus USB Driver for all devices page.

[*] Credits: The Zenfone5 rootkit was created by shakalaca (developer), so full credits goes to the developer.

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