Asus provides bootloader unlocking tool for Asus ZenFone 2

Asus provides bootloader unlocking tool for Asus ZenFone 2
If you're the type that likes to take his or her Android handset to its full potential, we have some good news if your current daily driver is the Asus ZenFone 2. Asus is providing a tool that will help you unlock the bootloader on the phone, allowing you to install custom ROMs. There are some caveats, of course. And this is a list that you are going to need to peruse before beginning the bootloader unlocking process.

Even though Asus is providing you with the tool to accomplish this, unlocking your bootloader and loading a custom ROM will void your warranty. It's not that the manufacturer is being difficult. All handset manufacturers who provide users with the wherewithal to unlock the bootloader on a device, will in the same breath, void the warranty on the phone once a custom ROM is installed. After all, once the bootloader is unlocked, the manufacturer loses control over what you are installing on the phone. And once you unlock the bootloader on the unit, Asus says that you will not be able to return it to a locked condition.

Before using the unlock tool, your ZenFone 2 must be running software version 2.20.40.59 or later. And make sure that you know what you are doing before you start. The last thing you want to do is to brick your phone. Keep in mind that once you load a custom ROM on your ZenFone 2, you will no longer be able to receive software updates. Once you are sure that you are ready to proceed, click on the sourcelink to begin.


source: MyZen via AndroidCentral

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ZenFone 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Intel Atom, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh

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5 Comments

1. bromanz29

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

cant wait 2 use this

2. Michael.Parker

Posts: 273; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Maybe some countries you lose warranty for rooting but EU laws mean they can't invalidate a warranty unless they can prove rooting caused damage.

3. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Final destination...Asus edition (insert SAW music here)

4. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

Unlocked bootloader on what seems to be one of the best phones on the market in terms of "bang for your buck". Those who are familiar with rooting will likely get a kick out of this phone...especially if people can create custom ROMs. Apparently it's not too easy to do with Asus devices. Then again, the only Asus device I've owned was a MeMo Pad 7 (ME176CX), so others probably know more than I do.

5. bromanz29

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 09, 2015

IVE OWNED WAY MORE EXPENSIVE PHONES and this is absolutely the fastest phone ive ever had

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