How to Root ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2

After Xiaomi, ASUS become the most popular budget segment smartphone available in the market.  Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 is the successor of Max Pro M1 with huge battery backup. I have earlier posted how to root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 by step by step method. In this article, I am going to discuss how to Root ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M2 from unlocking the bootloader to installing TWRP custom recovery. So if you have Asus Zenfone max pro m2 then you can root your phone through this guide.

As like other rooting guides, I would highly recommend you to do backup your phone properly.

How to Root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

NOTE: Make a backup of all your data including msg, contacts files, images etc.

A. Download Tools

B. File Preparation

  1. Install the ADB Driver in your PC
  2. Install Asus Driver in your PC and reboot it
  3. Unzip Unlock.zip and you will get Unlock folder
  4. Put this Unlock Folder in C:// drive
  5. Unzip the Platform Tools zip file, you will get platform-tools folder
  6. Put platform-tools folder in C:// drive
  7. Rename recovery-X01BD.img to twrp.img
  8. Now copy paste the twrp.img inside the platform-tools folder

C. Enable USB Debugging,

  1. Enable Developer option- Goto Settings > About phone > tap Build Numbers 7 times.
  2. Enable USB Debugging- Goto Settings > Additional settings > Developer options > USB Debugging and enable it.

D. Unlock bootloader of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

  1. Shut down your phone
  2. Now press Volume up and Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode;
  3. Connect your phone to PC using USB cable.
  4. Open the unlock Folder
  5. Inside the folder, hold “Shift” Key then right click and select “Open command Windows here”.
  6. The Command prompt will open.
  7. Now run the below command. If driver properly installed it will show your device with some alphanumeric character
    fastboot devices
  8. If driver properly installed it will show your device with some alphanumeric character. Otherwise, you need to install ADB drivers properly again and reboot PC.
  9. If everything ok then run unlock.bat in the unlock folder
  10. It will automatically unlock the bootloader.
  11. The phone will automatically boot up. This process will format your phone
  12. Once it boots up just config your phone and Repeat STEP C to enable USB debugging

F. Install TWRP Recovery in Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

  1. Shut down your phone
  2. Now press Volume up and Power button simultaneously to enter Fastboot mode
  3. Now connect your Phone to PC via USB cable.
  4. Open the platform-tools folder
  5. Inside the folder, hold “Shift” Key then right click and select “Open command Windows here”.
  6. The Command prompt will open.
  7. Now run the below command. If driver properly installed it will show your device with some alphanumeric character
    fastboot devices
  8. Now its time to flash TWRP,  so run this command (Make sure twrp.img file is present in the ADB folder )
    fastboot flash recovery twrp.img
  9. Once the flashing process has completed disconnect your phone from PC
  10. Now Press and hold Power + Vol Down button simultaneously and release once you feel a vibration
  11. You will get a warning of an unlocked bootloader. Don’t press any button here. It will automatically reboot into TWRP.

F. Install Magisk and Root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2

  1. You are now on TWRP, it will ask password just tap on cancel and the swipe to allow modification
  2. In the main menu of TWRP. Tap on Wipe then tap on Format data
  3. Tap on Wipe then tap on Format data and type yes to format
  4. It will take few seconds. Once it done just tap on back to go the TWRP menu
  5. Tap on Mount and tick System and vendor then first tap on Disable MTP again tap on Enable MTP
  6. Connect your Phone to PC via USB. Now you can access Phone internal memory from PC
  7. Just copy paste decrypt.zip and Magisk manager Zip file from PC to Phone internal memory
  8. Discoonet phone from PC
  9. Go to main menu of TWRP
  10. Now tap on Install
  11. Browse decrypt.zip and swipe flash it
  12. Again go to main menu of TWRP, tap on install
  13. Browse the Magisk zip file and swipe to Install
  14. Once it has done. Tap on Wipe cache/ delvik
  15. Once it done tap on Reboot System then tap on do not install
  16. Your phone will boot into android mode
  17. The booting process may take 5 to 10 minutes.
  18. Install  Root Checker then check whether Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 rooted or not.
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