Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Asus launched the latest smartphone in the Zenfone series of flagship smartphones. This smartphone has been named as the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. As far as the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is concerned, the device comes with a dual camera setup on the back. Apart from that, the display is also equipped with an 18:9 6-inch Full HD panel. However, the most interesting aspect of the device is its pricing. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is launched competitively in the budget range.

Apart from that, Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is also powered by Stock Android running on Android 8.1 Oreo. The device comes with a Snapdragon 636 processor which is the flagship midrange Snapdragon processor. Also, there is a massive 5000 mAh battery on the device as well. As far as the version of Android is concerned, you get the latest of the versions launched by Google.

Now, we are going to share the method to unlock the bootloader, install TWRP and root your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. This will excite many of you who own this smartphone and want to try different ROMs on your latest device. In order to successfully complete the procedure mentioned below, you need to read and follow each and every step carefully. After this, you should have an unlocked smartphone with custom recovery and root access on your device.


  • First of all, you need to install ADB and Fastboot installed on your PC to begin the process of unlocking your device. To install this, you can follow our tutorial to install ADB and Fastboot on your PC
  • Also, you will need to have OEM Unlocking from the Developer Options. To enable Developer Options, you need to go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on build number 7 times and you will see a popup that “you are now a developer”.
  • Apart from that, you need to have a minimum of 50% of battery on your device in order proceed with the unlocking process as it may drain your battery during the process.


Steps to Unlock Bootloader on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  • First of all, follow each and every step mentioned in the Prerequisites section properly.
  • After that, download the files attached in the Downloads section above and transfer them to your PC.
  • Now, open the folder where ADB and Fastboot is installed on your PC and move the downloaded files to this folder.
  • In the ADB and Fastboot folder, right-click on any empty area and click on open command prompt here.
  • After this, extract the unlock.rar zip file which you have downloaded from above to the same folder.
  • On your Zenfone Max Pro M1, power off your device and long-press Volume Down and Power button for 5-10 seconds to reboot into recovery mode.
  • Once you are in the recovery mode, go to the unlock folder and click on the unlock.cmd file inside it.
  • Now, just wait for the process to finish and the bootloader of your device will be unlocked.

Install TWRP and Root Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  • Now, your device’s bootloader is unlocked and you need to install TWRP on your device for rooting purposes.
  • Open the ADB and Fastboot folder once again and navigate to the TWRP.img file which was downloaded from above.
  • Once again, right-click inside the folder and click on Open Powershell Window here.
  • Now, switch off your smartphone and press Volume Up+Power button to boot into fastboot mode.
  • Connect your smartphone to the PC now via a USB cable.
  • Enter the following command inside the command prompt window:
fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.2.1-1-20180512-X00TD.img
fastboot reboot
  • Now, your device will reboot automatically once the TWRP recovery has been installed.
  • After the TWRP installation, you need to flash the file to root your device.
  • For this, go to the recovery of your device by switching off your phone and long press on the Volume Down+Power button
  • Now, click on the Install section inside TWRP recovery and look for the file which was downloaded from the Downloads section above
  • After this, swipe right to install the file on your device and reboot once the flashing has been completed.
  • Now, your device will reboot twice or thrice which is normal after which the device will reboot normally.
  • Once completed with the above steps, you will have unlocked the bootloader, installed twrp and successfully rooted your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Now, the above procedure involves all the steps you will need to unlock the bootloader, install twrp and root your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Thus, you need to follow all the steps carefully to complete the process without any hassles. However, if you are stuck on any of the steps mentioned above then comment down below so that we can assist you in any way possible.

source: xda

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