How to Root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Oreo Android 8.0

Root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Oreo Android 8.0: In this guide we’ll show you the simple process to root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Android 8.0 Oreo. Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL received Android 8.0 Oreo a few days back, users who has upgraded their device firmware have loss root access, if you are also one of those who want to get root access back on Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL running Oreo firmware then you are at the right place.

Now you root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Android Oreo firmware by following the easy process below. First you have to flash modified boot.img file along TWRP recovery on your device and then flash the Magisk root package via TWRP recovery to get root access on your device. Each and every step is mentioned below just follow the instruction carefully.

How to Root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Oreo Android 8.0 and install TWRP recovery

Before you begin:

Charge your device battery to a safe level, it must be above 70%

Download and install latest Asus drivers on PC. Download

Install ADB & Fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to install the adb-fastboot drivers within 15 seconds.

Enable USB debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Developer options > USB debugging.

If you can’t see the Developer options in settings menu, then you need to enable them. Go to Settings > About device > Tap the build number 7 times until it says ‘You are now a Developer’.

First of all you need to unlock bootloader on Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL. Follow these instructions

Once your device bootloader is unlocked, you are all set to go ahead for official TWRP recovery installation process.

How to install TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL running Oreo Android 8.0

Download modified boot.img file [15.0405.1711.76_modified_boot.img] Here

Download TWRP recovery [twrp-3.2.1-Z01K-20171229.img] Here

Process:

Copy the downloaded TWRP recovery image file in a new folder on your PC and rename the file into simple name like “recovery.img”.

It’s the time to open the folder where you have saved TWRP recovery img file above.

Now inside the same folder open a command windows, to do so, press Shift + Right mouse click at the same time and then choose the “Open command window here” option from the context menu.

In the black command window type the following command to boot your device into fastboot/bootloader mode.

adb reboot bootloader

Your device will reboot into bootloader mode, now type this final command to flash the boot.img file on your device.

fastboot flash boot 15.0405.1711.76_modified_boot.img

The boot.img is now being installed on your device and once it becomes successful then type the following command to flash TWRP recovery on your device.

fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

Once done with that, simply reboot your device.

How to Root Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL on Oreo Android 8.0

Download the latest Magisk 15.2 zip from this link.

Connect your device to PC and copy the downloaded Magisk zip on the internal storage of your device.

Now it’s the time to reboot your device into TWRP recovery mode.

Once in recovery mode, now flash the Magisk zip from there.

One completing the process, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your Magisk.

That’s it! If you have successfully rooted and flashed TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 4 ZE554KL, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.

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