• November 2019
 

How To Unlock Bootloader On ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1

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  • #78536
    siba
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    The bootloader on the Zenfone Max Plus M1 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 Max Plus M1 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, cusmization etc.

    So there’s risk, but unlocking your bootloader can open up a whole new world of Android customizations. If that’s worth the risk to you, read on for instructions on how to unlock the bootloader on your Zenfone Max Plus M1.

    How To Unlock Bootloader On ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1
     

    DISCLAIMER:
    Unlocking the bootloader on Zenfone Max Plus M1 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 Max Plus M1:

    How To Unlock Bootloader On Zenfone Max Plus M1

    1. Download the Unlock device tool apk file from the above link and move the file to your phone (Zenfone Max Plus M1).
    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 Max Plus M1

      This bootloader APK download is provided by ASUS itself for the Zenfone Max Plus M1 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 Max Plus M1
      Install Bootloader Unlock APK on Zenfone Max Plus M1
    4. Read the user license agreement and click on the PRESS TO UNLOCK YOUR DEVICE to unlock the bootloader on Zenfone Max Plus M1.

      Click to unlock bootloader on Zenfone Max Plus M1

      ONE LAST WARNING:
      This will erase all the local files on the Zenfone Max Plus M1 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.

    If you have faced any problem unlocking the bootloader on your Zenfone Max Plus M1, then leave a comment here, I will assist you as soon as possible.

    Stay tuned or Subscribe to the ASUS Zenfone Max Plus M1 forum For TWRP, Lineage OS, Android Custom ROMs, and all other device specific topics.

     

    #96711
    rom
    Participant

    not working tried this method nothing happens. Tried also using with pc but still not working. I installed the required device drivers, enable debug mode but still its not unlocked using the fastboot.

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