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How to Root ASUS ZenFone 2 Marshmallow (Systemless Root) + Xposed


Yesterday Android 6.0 Marshmallow for ASUS ZenFone 2 has arrived, for you who want to root your device you can use this method (Systemless Root).
Gaining root access on Android devices isn’t a new concept, but the way it is done has changed with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The new “systemless” root method can be a bit confusing at first, so we’re here to help make sense of it all, why you’d want it, and why this method is the best way to root an Android phone moving forward. Since Android 4.3, the “su” daemon—the process that handles requests for root access—has to run at startup, and it has to do so with enough permissions to effectively perform the tasks requested of it. This was traditionally accomplished by modifying files found on Android’s /system partition. But in the early days of Lollipop, there was no way to launch the su daemon at boot, so a modified boot image was used—this was effectively the introduction of the “systemless” root, named such because it doesn’t modify any files in the /system partition.

This root method basically not recommended for novice to operate, you can wait a simpler approach. DWYOR (Do it With Your Own Risks)

Requirements:
1. Unlocked bootloader 
2. TWRP for Z00A (Download | How to Install TWRP)

Unlock Bootloader on Android 6.0 Marshmallow ZenFone 2 ZE551ML/ZE550ML
  1. Download tool (Download Here)
  2. Extract it and connect Zenfone 2 with laptop/pc
  3. Click unlock.bat will automatically detect whether the adb or fastboot mode, and then reboot into bootloader
  4. Will appear on the screen to unlock the success of mobile phones after five seconds will reboot, then hold volume up the phone automatically re-boot back to bootloader. 
  5. If you missed the previous step, press the power button for 10 seconds off, then press the “Volume Up” and hold the power button to boot into bootloader. 
  6. After the phone has successfully re-enter the bootloader, click restore.bat on the computer, where the restore refers to the restore Android ifwi 6.0 otherwise Android phone can not enter the system. 
  7. The phone will reboot and restore white on black ASUS logo screen, and then enter the Android system. 

Sytemless Root ZenFone 2 Marshmallow + Xposed:


Download:
  1. Magisk-v6_repack_for_zf2_601.zip (Download)
  2. phh-superuser-17-magisk-x86-fix.zip (Download)
  3. Magisk Manager v1.2 App (Download)
  4. phh’s SuperUser App (Download)
  5. xposed-v86.5-sdk23-topjohnwu_repack_for_zf2_601.zip (Download)
  6. Material’s the Design Xposed the App Installer (Download)

How to Root+Xposed:

  1. Enter TWRP and Install Magisk-v6_repack_for_zf2_601.zip
  2. Then Install phh-superuser-17-magisk-x86-fix.zip
  3. If you want Xposed then Install xposed-v86.5-sdk23-topjohnwu_repack_for_zf2_601.zip 
  4. Then reboot, after enter homescreen install Magisk Manager v1.2 App, phh’s SuperUser App and Material’s the Design Xposed the App Installer

APP Application: 

Magisk Manager: Root privileges can be used to switch the switching Selinux state. 
Xposed Installer: used to download / management Xposed module, switch Xposed state. 
Super User: Root privilege management 


ASUS ZenFone 3 Teaser

ASUS today (5/17) night released the first movie trailer support Computex 2016, the content is about ASUS ZenFone 3. In the film, in addition to some of the nature of the screen, and Clarity (clear), Desire (desire), Unlimited (no limit) and other symb…


ASUS ZenFone Zoom Camera Comparison vs Sony Xperia Z5, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6S, and HTC M9


Today Asus Zenfone Blog will share about ZenFone zoom camera versus another flagship ASUS Zenfone Zoom which become world’s thinnest optical zoom smartphone versus  Sony Z5, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, iPhone 6S, and HTC M9 which is better? you decide..

These photos taken in same environment and condition. These photos taken by Nanako0625 from mobile01 forum.


Smartphone Specifications Features
LG G4 16 MP, f/1.8, 28 mm, laser autofocus,
OIS, LED flash
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
panorama, HDR
Samsung Galaxy
Note 5
16 MP, f/1.9, 28mm, OIS, autofocus,
LED flash
1/2.6″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
panorama, HDR
HTC M9 20 MP, f/2.2, 28mm, autofocus, dual-LED
(dual tone) flash
1/2.4″ sensor size, 1.2 µm pixel size,
geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection,
HDR, panorama
ASUS Zenfone
Zoom
13 MP, laser autofocus, 3x optical zoom,
OIS, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection,
panorama, HDR
Apple iPhone 6S 12 MP, f/2.2, 29mm, phase detection
autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash
1/3″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, geo-tagging,
simultaneous 4K video and 8MP image recording,
touch focus, face/smile detection, HDR
(photo/panorama)
Sony Xperia Z5 23 MP, f/2.0, 24mm, phase detection
autofocus, LED flash
1/2.3″ sensor size, geo-tagging, touch focus,
face detection, HDR, panorama


Camera Comparison:

Auto Mode:                                                                                                

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
LG G4
HTC M9
iPhone 6S

Close Object:                                                                                             

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
HTC M9
LG G4
iPhone 6S

Indoor:                                                                                                    

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
Sony Xperia Z5
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
HTC M9
iPhone 6S
LG G4

Low Light:                                                                                                  

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
LG G4
HTC M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
iPhone 6S
Sony Xperia Z5

HDR:                                                                                                        

ASUS Zenfone Zoom
LG G4
iPhone 6S
HTC M9
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
Sony Xperia Z5

Credit to Nanako0625 from mobile01 


ASUS ZenUI Themes APK – Support Third Party Themes

Beautiful ZenUI themes with quality wallpapers and icon packs are now at your fingertips to let you personalize your ZenUI experience the way you want. ZenUI Themes lets your find the style you want to make your ZenFone feel truly personal.Version: 1.5…


Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition First Look and Specifications

Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

want something special? This may be one of the best variant of zenfone 2 with a limited edition design and different from the others. Let’s see zenfone 2 deluxe special edition.

I am very impressed with the Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe packaging. Asus Zenfone 2 deluxe special edition packaging  has a carbon pattern with red accents in the middle add a special impression. zenfone 2 deluxe red lettering at the top is perfect shades combined with carbon.

What do you get if you buy zenfone 2 special deluxe edition? You will get two pieces back cover, one with silver metallic color that has 3d design deluxe and one back cover with carbon style. both were very comfortable in the hand, especially patterned 3d deluxe that add grip when in the hands

How about the UI? ZenUI has been revamped with a new look and it is SLICK. To go along with the red trim of the Special Edition, unique icons, wallpaper, and notification menu was created to complete the package. Each icon is outlined in red against a 3D-looking black disk and the application folders mimic the style

Performance? like the original, this Special Edition inherits the Dual-SIMs, 4GBs of RAM and the Intel® Atom™ Z3580 processor

ASUS Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition Specifications
OS Android Lollipop 5.0
Processor Intel® Atom™ Quad Core Z3580 (2.3GHz), Power VR G6430, with OpenGL 3.0 support
Storage 128GB with Micro SD Card slot support up to 64GB
RAM LPDDR3 4GB RAM
Display 1080×1920 FHD IPS (403 ppi) with Gorilla Glass 3
Battery 3,000 mAh, non-removable battery
Camera 13MP Camera f/2.0 aperature, dual-flash LED
5MP front-facing, wide-angle camera with f/2.0 aperature
Connectivity 802.11ac, BT 4.0
Cellular and Wireless Bands GSM/EDGE: 850, 900,1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
WCDMA: Band 1/2/4/5/8
FDD-LTE: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/17/20
Network Compatibility GSM Networks including AT&T,
T-Mobile and providers utilizing GSM networks such as Straight Talk,
MetroPCS, and Cricket Wireless
SIM Card Dual micro-SIM
– Primary SIM – 2G/3G/4G
– Secondary SIM – 2G
Price $399


[ROM][Full Firmware] ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL VoLTE Update


ZENFONE 3 Deluxe ZS570KL firmware: 
WW VERSION

  1. WW-4.12.40.1781 (For 2.15 GHz CPU)
  2. WW-4.12.40.1781 (For 2.4GHz CPU)

WW-4.12.40.1781 (For 2.15 GHz CPU)

Description
ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) software Image: WW_V4.12.40.1781 for India WW 8996 2.15GHz CPU SKU*
*Please make sure your CPU spec before you download the file, thanks.
By hardware information (Settings >> About >> Hardware information >> CPU=2.15GHz

Improvement Items:

1.Update Google secutiry patch
2.Modify VoLTE function

For more information please refer to:
TW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/ReleaseNotes
WW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/ReleaseNotes
CN:http://zentalk.asus.com.cn/ReleaseNotes

Steps of Update: 
1.Check software version of your device**
2.Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3.Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, .
4.Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5.Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
6.How to manual update firmware please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1009748.

*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS_T00I
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size 1.56 GB                                                2017.02.16  update
Download from Global

WW-4.12.40.1781 (For 2.4GHz CPU)

Description
ASUS Zenfone 3 Deluxe (ZS570KL) software Image: WW_V4.12.40.1781 for India WW 8996 PRO 2.4GHz CPU SKU*
*Please make sure your CPU spec before you download the file, thanks.
By hardware information (Settings >> About >> Hardware information >> CPU=2.34GHz

Improvement Items:

1.Update Google secutiry patch
2.Modify VoLTE function

For more information please refer to:
TW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/tw/ReleaseNotes
WW:http://www.asus.com/zentalk/ReleaseNotes
CN:http://zentalk.asus.com.cn/ReleaseNotes

Steps of Update: 
1.Check software version of your device**
2.Download device software and Update SOP (From “Manual” Item)
3.Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, .
4.Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
5.Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
6.How to manual update firmware please refer to https://www.asus.com/support/faq/1009748.

*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS_T00I
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
***System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.
File Size 1.56 GB                                                2017.02.16  update
Download from Global

How to OTA update ? (Go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update)
How to update Manual ? Place to Internal Storage>Restart>Click Update
How to update via ADB sideload ? Here 

[ROM][Android 6.0] CyanogenMod 13.0 For ASUS Zenfone 2


CyanogenMod 13 will be the next version of the world’s most popular custom ROM for Android, and based on Android version 6.0 Marshmallow. Couple days ago XDA Senior member jrior001 succeed to build CyanogenMod 13 for ASUS Zenfone 2. The ROM is Boot-able but still in alpha stage with several bugs and maybe cause random problems but it’s a huge steps to further development

How to Install CyanogenMod 13 on ASUS Zenfone 2:

  1. You need Unlock Bootloader your device (Tutorial)
  2. Make sure you have installed custom recovery (Tutorial)
  3. Perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM (Optional)
  4. Wipe data & cache partitions of your device (required when coming from stock!)
  5. Flash CyanogenMod ROM Download->(Zenfone 2 Z00A | Zenfone 2 Z008)
  6. Optional: Install the Google Apps addon package (Download) choose x86 gapps

Known Issues

  1. RIL is a sloppy mess. Data will likely not connect at first boot and will need manual setup after boot.
  2. dialer shows an ugly screen on incoming calls
  3. Miracast displays are broken
  4. package manager sometimes installs x86 libs when it needs arm libs (causes some apps to not work at all)
  5. selinux enforcing mode
  6. sim 2 cannot be disabled
  7. sim 2 audio quality issues when also on a call on sim 1 (unconfirmed)
  8. sim 2 ends up disabled after airplane mode and potentially (unconfirmed) after extended periods without cell service.
  9. USB UMS (Mass Storage) – Killed off for now, MTP works just fine

Source: XDA



Download ASUS Flashtool 1.0.0.14 for Windows

ASUS Flashtool is a program for flashing ASUS Device, including Zenfone series. In ASUS Flashtool 1.0.0.14 have more supported device. To perform ASUS flashtool you need RAW firmware.ASUS Flashtool 1.0.0.14 Supported Device list:A11A68MA91A400CGA450CGA…


ASUS ZenFone 3, Fingerprint and Snapdragon Processor ?

ASUS ZenFone 2 Special EditionAccording to Digitimes, for the first time ASUSTek will adopt fingerprint recognition technology for its third-generation ZenFone series smartphones. ASUS ZenFone 3 planned to be launch at May – June 2016.Taiwan-based Elan…


ZenTripod, Smartphone Tripod by ASUS and Manfrotto

ASUS is currently working with Manfrotto to produce smartphone tripod for any ASUS device. This tripod is called ZenTripod. With only 257 grams, 25 cm tall lightweight ZenTripod, help you when using a mobile phone camera, greatly enhance the stabi…


How to Enable Adoptable Storage on ZenFone Marshmallow

What is Adoptable Storage? Android Version 6.0 (Marshmallow) introduces Adoptable Storage, which enables a user to set up the SD card as internal storage and store applications, their data, and media on an “adopted” SD card.Android Version 6….


ASUS Start Rolling Out ZenFone 2 Android Marshmallow

Today ASUS Start to rolling out update Android M for ZenFone 2 series. The first ASUS Smartphone which get Android Marshmallow is ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL. The Marshmallow update for ZenFone 2 Laser ZE500KL is roll out today 11/5/2016 with V13…


ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL Unlock Bootloader


Today Asus ZenFone Blog will share how to unlock bootloader on ZenFone 3 Deluxe ZS570KL. There are 2 CPU sku of ZS570KL, please follow below steps to verify CPU sku: Go to Settings >> About >> Hardware Information, check CPU. CPU=2.4G, CPU sku is 8996P(PRO) and CPU=2.15G, CPU sku is 8996(None-PRO). Make sure the FW version is 4.12.40.1698 and above.

ZS570KL 8996P(PRO) SKU UnlockTool :


Description ZS570KL 8996P(PRO) SKU UnlockTool
1. CPU sku verifying:
There are 2 CPU sku of ZS570KL, please follow below steps to verify CPU sku:
Go to Settings >> About >> Hardware Information, check CPU
CPU=2.4G, CPU sku is 8996P(PRO)
CPU=2.15G, CPU sku is 8996(None-PRO)

2. FW version checking:
Please make sure the FW version is 4.12.40.1698 and above.

3. File Download:
Please download the unlock tool file by CPU sku
8996P(PRO) >> ZS570KL_PRO_UnlockTool.zip
8996(None-PRO) >> ZS570KL_UnlockTool.zip

4.Install steps please refer to the SOP.

5.Before you download, install, and use the Unlock Device App you acknowledge and assume complete risk to the quality and performance of this App, including but not limited to the following: once you activate the App you will not be able to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions; the Original Product with the activated App will not be deemed the Original Product; the Revised Product will no longer be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of Revised Product will no longer be deemed the software of the Original Product and can no longer receive ASUS software updates; your purchased digital content may also be affected.

You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be performed to the Revised Product.
Furthermore, such repaired Revised Product will not be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of the repaired Revised Product will not be deemed the software of the Original Product and will not receive ASUS software updates. 
It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand and accept the risks that may arise.


File Size 1.55 MBytes  2017/02/15
Download from Global

ZS570KL 8896(None-PRO) SKU UnlockTool:

Description ZS570KL 8996(None-PRO) SKU UnlockTool
1. CPU sku verifying:
There are 2 CPU sku of ZS570KL, please follow below steps to verify CPU sku:
Go to Settings >> About >> Hardware Information, check CPU
CPU=2.4G, CPU sku is 8996P(PRO)
CPU=2.15G, CPU sku is 8996(None-PRO)

2. FW version checking:
Please make sure the FW version is 4.12.40.1698 and above.

3. File Download:
Please download the unlock tool file by CPU sku
8996P(PRO) >> ZS570KL_PRO_UnlockTool.zip
8996(None-PRO) >> ZS570KL_UnlockTool.zip

4.Install steps please refer to the SOP.

5.Before you download, install, and use the Unlock Device App you acknowledge and assume complete risk to the quality and performance of this App, including but not limited to the following: once you activate the App you will not be able to recover your ASUS product (“Original Product”) back to original locked conditions; the Original Product with the activated App will not be deemed the Original Product; the Revised Product will no longer be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of Revised Product will no longer be deemed the software of the Original Product and can no longer receive ASUS software updates; your purchased digital content may also be affected.

You also acknowledge ASUS does not guarantee service satisfaction to any Revised Product, including events involving paid service requested by you to be performed to the Revised Product.
Furthermore, such repaired Revised Product will not be covered under the warranty of the Original Product; the software of the repaired Revised Product will not be deemed the software of the Original Product and will not receive ASUS software updates. 
It is strongly advised that you avoid activating this App unless you fully understand and accept the risks that may arise.


File Size 1.55 MBytes  2017/02/15
Download from Global

[ROM][Full Firmware] ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL VoLTE Update


ZENFONE 3 Max ZC553KL firmware: 
WW VERSION

  1. WW-13.0.0.185

WW-13.0.0.185

Description
ASUS ZenFone3 Max (ZC553KL) X00DD Software Image Version:13.0.0.185 For WW SKU only*
Improve Items:

1)Upgrade System UI
2)Improve camera quality 
3)Enable India Volte & SOS call
4)Support exFAT, NTFS 128G SDcard
5)Fix the problem of invalid fingerprint, the fingerprint need to be re recorded after the upgrade.
6)Modify Ram specification

Steps of Update: 
1. Check software version of your device**
2. Only apply to same SKU update, Example: WW->WW, CN->CN, TW->TW.
3. Software update cannot transfer the software SKU and downgrade the software version.
4. Wrong SKU may cause update failure, please update the same SKU version only.
*How to know the device model? 
Path: Settings->About-> Model number
Example: ASUS PadFone2
**How to know the device software version? 
Path: Settings->About-> software information->Build number
Example: CHT_PadFone2-user-10.4.17.15-UpdateLauncher
*System upgrade may cause part of data missing, please buckup your important data before system upgrading.

File Size 1.63 GB                                                2017.02.09  update
Download from Global


How to OTA update ? (Go to settings>About>System Update>Check for Update
)

How to update Manual ? Place to Internal Storage>Restart>Click Update
How to update via ADB sideload ? Here 

ASUS ZenFone 3 to be unveiled on Computex 2016

ASUS Said yesterday (2/17) will be unveiled their ZenFone 3 during Computex 2016 at the end of May 2016. ASUS CEO Jerry Shen confirmed ZenFone 3 to be launch in Computex 2016. Computex 2016 will be held in France. In addition ASUS also will launch thei…



Unboxing ASUS Pegasus 5000 X005

In China, ASUS Curently releasing ASUS Pegasus 5000. Pegasus 5000 is powered by 64 bit MT6753 octa core processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage. Pegasus 5000 also have dual sim-card, 5000 mAh battery capacity and 13MP main Camera.