How to Root and Unroot Zenfone 2,4,5,6 Kitkat and Lollipop

Download one click root Zenfone series - Now we talk about ASUS smartphone again. This post will tell and guide you about Zenfone family tutorial. Right! It's about root and unroot proccess that works for Kitkat version untill the last Lollipop firmware (3.24.40.78) that support theme engine and change system fonts without root version.

For android geekers, root is very basic to modding the phone. If we have the access root we can easily add, remove, change / modify the system besides unlocking bootloader. An example you can remove unnecessary applications, put the data game in external storage.

1. What's Rooting?

Refers from Wikipedia, Rooting is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets and other devices running the Android mobile operating system to attain privileged control (known as root access) over various Android subsystems.

As Android uses the Linux kernel, rooting an Android device gives similar access to administrative (superuser) permissions as on Linux or any other Unix-like operating system such as FreeBSD or OS X.


Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices. Thus, rooting gives the ability (or permission) to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized applications ("apps") that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user.

In Android, rooting can also facilitate the complete removal and replacement of the device's operating system, usually with a more recent release of its current operating system.

2. Preparing The Tools

Before we executing the tools, there's something you must prepare. They are :
  1. A PC / Computer / Notebook
  2. A USB Cable to connect your Zenfone
  3. Intel USB for Android
  4. ADB and Fastboot Tools
  5. Zenfone RootKit

All the link are available at lat of this post.

Actually this method is for computer with Windows based OS installed. If you're a Linux user there's nice tools coded by Tiwo Satriatama named Zenslaves. This tools supported to easily root, unroot, unlocking bootloader, relocking bootloader your Zenfone 2, Zenfone 4, Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6. Download Zenslaves.

3. Rooting ASUS Zenfone 2,4,5, and Zenfone 6

We assumed you prepared all the required things above. Now here are the instruction. So here the steps you must to do :

STEP 1
Install Intel USB dor Android. Please make sure the driver installed properly.

STEP 2
Extract Zenfone Root Toolkit to specific directory.

STEP 3
Turn on / Enable USB Debugging. Follow this :
  • Go Setting
  • Enter About Phone
  • Choose Software Information
  • Tap 7x on Build Number
  • Back to Setting
  • Choose Developer Option
  • Turn it On

STEP 4
Open Zenfone RootKit folder then run CheckBeforeAction.bat to test the fastboot read our Zenfone. Look at the Windows Command Prompt! If you see '0123456789ABCDEF  fastboot' the you're ready to go next step

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STEP 5
Once Zenfone has booted, double click Root.bat to run. The dialogue will appears, press any key to continue rooting the phone

It will make the Zenfone automatically reboot. Just wait for a moment untill it finish. Viola!!! Your Zenfone 2/Zenfone 4/Zenfone 5/Zenfone 6 successfully rooted. This is the screenshot of the process :

Rooting Zenfone 2, 4, 5, 6 Process

4. Unrooting ASUS Zenfone 2,4,5, and Zenfone 6

Actually the unroot is same as rooting method. You just need run Unroot.bat in Zenfone ToolKit directory . Or using SuperSU which installed oon your phone as shown above :
  1. Open SUperSU app
  2. Enter Setting menu
  3. Check full unroot

Fixed bug from camera not found bug after your device has been rooted. Do With Your Own Risk (DWYOR)! Thanks to Shakalaca.

So that we can write about step-by-step tutorial to rooting Zenfone 2,4,5,6 Kitkat and Lollipop, that also works for firmware 3.24.40.87. If you have any question, you can comment and we'll answer it. Thanks for visiting bartolab.com!

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