One of the interesting things in Android platform is its customization feature. You can work around with custom ROMs and kernels. Asus Zenfone 2 users can now unlock the bootloader on the smartphone. A senior member of XDA developer has posted a tutorial for unlocking the bootloader on the Zenfone 2.
Unlocking the bootloader will allow you to root the smartphone and install custom ROM. But unlocking and install custom ROM requires some caution and understanding before attempting. Interested users can go ahead and unlock the bootloader using this tutorial. Please note: unlocking the bootloader will void the warrant of the smartphone.
[Disclaimer: This procedure is highly technical. If the smartphone brick or damaged during the installation process, GizBot cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage for the smartphone. Hence, the user has to perform the installation on their own risk.]
Points To Remember
This tutorial is only to unlock the bootloader on Asus Zenfone 2. Please do not try to unlock other devices using this tutorial.
Ensure that your Zenfone 2 is rooted with the latest stock firmware.
Make sure the ADB / Fastboot is installed and fully functional on your computer before performing unlocking process. Unlocking the bootloader will void warranty.
Note: This is unofficial method to unlock bootloader. Performing this on your smartphone will void the device warranty and will not receive any official security updates.
Before performing the unlocking process, download unofficial bootloader unlocking tool to your computer from the link provided below.
Download Black Splash Screen
SEE ALSO: How to Unlock Bootloader in LG G4
Complete Steps to Unlock Bootloader
Step 1: Connect and mount the Asus Zenfone 2 to the PC using the USB cable.
Step 2: Navigate to ADB folder and launch the ADB command on computer and enter the following commands and press Enter after every command.
adb shell (press Enter)
su (press Enter)
getprop ro.isn > /factory/asuskey ( press Enter)
reboot bootloader ( press Enter)
Step 3: Now the phone will reboot into recovery mode and will update automatically and restart once again.
Now the smartphone's splash screen will be white, which indicates the factory lock has been removed.
Step 4: Again type the following commands in the adb cmd on your computer.
adb reboot bootloader (press Enter)
fastboot devices (press Enter)
Step 5: If the device is listed in the command, then enter the following command and press Enter.
fastboot flash splashscreen splashscreen.img
Step 6: Now restart your smartphone. You will see the black splash screen is back, which means the bootloader is now unlocked.
That's it the Asus Zenfone 2 is unlocked, now you can install custom ROM on your smartphone. To know how to install custom ROM on other device, you can check tons of articles in GizBot.
Source: XDA Developers