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How To Unlock Bootloader On ASUS Zenfone 5Z

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    Sibananda Sahu
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    This is a step-by-step guide on how to unlock bootloader of Zenfone 5Z. The bootloader is required to be unlocked in order to install Camera2 API to install Google Camera APK or install TWRP or install LineageOS or any other custom ROM on Zenfone 5Z.

    The bootloader on the Zenfone 5Z and mostly on other Android phones are locked due to security reason. Locking the bootloader means the factory firmware provided by ASUS is intact on your phone. Unlocking the bootloader on Zenfone 5Z will allow the software, to be modified and could make it vulnerable to attack but will open up a whole new space of rooting, custom ROM, customization etc.

    So there’s risk, but unlocking your bootloader can open up a whole new world of Android customization. If that’s worth the risk to you, read on for instructions on how to unlock the bootloader on your Zenfone 5Z.

    How To Unlock Bootloader On ASUS Zenfone 5Z
     


    DISCLAIMER:
    Unlocking the bootloader on Zenfone 5Z WILL VOID THE WARRANTY and erase all data and will make your device vulnerable to attack if you modify the software of the phone.
    Make sure you understand the RISK involved before you unlock the bootloader.

    Required Downloads to Unlock Bootloader on Zenfone 5Z:

    How To Unlock Bootloader On Zenfone 5Z

    1. Download and unzip the Unlock device tool apk file from the above link and move the file to your phone (Zenfone 5Z).
    2. Allow installation from unknown sources.

      Open settings menu and navigate to Security > Device administrators > Unknown sources.
      Check the box and then read and agree to the scary warning.

      See the below screenshot on how to enable to install from unknown sources:
      Allow Installation from Unknown Sources on Zenfone 5Z


      This bootloader APK download is provided by ASUS itself for the Zenfone 5Z and it does not come from Google PlayStore, hence you must install it manually.
      To install apk manually you must enable the Allow installation from unknown sources on your phone.
    3. Install the Bootloader Unlock Device tool apk on Zenfone 5Z
      Install Bootloader Unlock APK on Zenfone 5Z
    4. Read the user license agreement and click on the PRESS TO UNLOCK YOUR DEVICE to unlock the bootloader on Zenfone 5Z.

      Click to unlock bootloader on Zenfone 5Z


      ONE LAST WARNING:
      This will erase all the local files on the Zenfone 5Z phone.
      Make sure you copy important data, if you have missed it.

    Once you’ve run the tool, your phone will restart. This doesn’t take too much longer than a regular boot cycle. That’s all, your phone must have an unlocked bootloader by now. Enjoy the whole new world of Custom ROM, Magisk, etc.

    Try Google Camera APK, Android Apps and Games for Zenfone 5z:

    Once done, you can try the Google Camera APK for Zenfone 5z or some Android apps and games from the Android APK download and the Android Game download section.

    If you have faced any problem unlocking the bootloader on your Zenfone 5Z, then leave a comment here, I will assist you as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the ASUS Zenfone 5Z forum For TWRP, Lineage OS, Android Custom ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

     


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