Unlock bootloader, root and install TWRP on Asus ZenFone 3

In this guide you would be able to root and install TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 3. Asus Zenfone 3 is a powerful device containing decent hardware specifications. Now you can unlock it’s bootloader, root and even install TWRP recovery on Zenfone 3. We have mentioned the link to TWRP recovery, SuperSU root file and unlock app in a single link below. Just download it and then follow the guide below to unlock bootloader, root and install TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 3.

Once you successfully install TWRP recovery on your device, you would be able to flash different custom ROM like Lineage OS, CyanogenMod or others along mods and tweaks via TWRP recovery. On the other side, a rooted device allows you to modify the system files including removing bloatware(unnecessary apps), setting third party apps as system file, overclocking CPU and much more. If you think you are all set to go then follow the complete instructions in sequence to root Asus ZenFone 3 and install TWRP recovery on it.

How to root Asus ZenFone 3 and install TWRP

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 here

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’.

How to unlock bootloader on Asus Zenfone 3

Download the master zip for Asus Zenfone 3 [Unlock app+TWRP recovery+SuperSU+fastboot drivers]

Extract the downloaded master zip file in a specific folder on any convenient location.

Now turn off your device and boot it into Bootloader Mode by pressing the Volume Up and Power simultaneously.

Now connect your device to PC

Click on the files below to unlock the bootloader on your Asus Zenfone 3. (According to device model)

0.unlock_ze520kl.bat – ZE520KL

0.unlock_ze552kl.bat – ZE552KL

If these command didn’t work for you then simply type these command in command window.

fastboot flash all unlock_ze520kl.raw (for ZE520KL)

fastboot flash all unlock_ze552kl.raw (for ZE552KL)

fastboot reboot bootloader

fastboot oem unlock-go

Process to install TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 3

Grab the TWRP recovery for Asus ZenFone 3 from the RootZenfone3-master folder.

Save the downloaded TWRP recovery file in a new folder on your PC.

Now process and follow this guide to see how to install TWRP recovery on Asus ZenFone 3.

Process to root Asus ZenFone 3

Download the SuperSU zip from this link.

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

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

To do so, turn off your phone completely.

Now press Volume Down + Power at the same time until it enters fastboot mode, now highlight the recovery option using volume keys and use Power button to select it. This time you’ll select the recovery mode.

Your device will enter recovery, now flash the SuperSU zip from there.

Once done, simply reboot your device and enjoy the freedom to flash custom ROMs and tweaks on your Asus ZenFone 3.

That’s it! If you have successfully flashed TWRP recovery and rooted your Asus ZenFone 3, give us your feedback and share it the guide with others.