27 Apr 2015

How To Root and unroot Asus Zenfone 5 on kitkat

Now you can easily root and unroot asus zenfone 5 on kitkat with one click.Ausus zenpfone 5 is midrange device with 5 inch screen which is of 720p resolution.The device is powered by a intel Z2580 chiipset which is a dual core cpu clocked at 2 ghz.The device has 2gb of ram with 8 or 16 or 32gb available storage options.The device runs on android 4.3 and later updated to kitkat.The primary camera on the device is 8mp while the secondary camera is 2mp.Finally this device has non-removable 2110mah battery.
If you are searching for rooting zenfone 5 and could not find a solution then you are on right place.In this post we will teach you how to root and unroot asus zenfone 5.

Why to root asus zenfone 5?

  1. To reduce over heating: If you have observed the device over heats while small playing games too and also during heavy browsing.You can actually reduce the heat by under clocking the cpu using some cpu controlling apps
  2. To improve performance: By rooting the device you will be able to free some same by uninstalling apps which you don't use and this might decrease the load on cpu as well as free up some ram and internal storage which ultimately improve the performance of the device.
  3. To improve battery life: The device has a non-removable battery you may not have great battery life.But by rooting you will be able to improve the battery life a bit by using apps like greenify.
  4. To install custom roms: Installing customs requires root access as well as custom recoveries installed.Some recoveries like twrp can be installed on your device easily if you have root access.This device doesnot have twrp yet.
  5. To move apps to sdcard: Though some of the apps can be moved to sdcard but only some portion of the app can be moved to external sdcard.If you have to move app data (obb files)then you have to root asus zenfone 5 .
  6. To block adds: There is no short for games and apps in the android platform ,most of the free apps comes with adds which can hinder your experience while using then and sometime they are too annoying.You can block ads on your zenfone 5  if you have root access using ad blocker.
These are just some of reasons why you have to root your asus zenfone 5 but most of the people including me root their device to play with custom roms.

How to root and unroot asus zenfone 5:

How To Root and unroot Asus Zenfone 5 on kitkat

Before rooting asus zenpfone 5 on kitkat you have to follow these prerequisites.


  1. Charge your device to at least 50 %  for the root process to complete with out  any interruptions.
  2. Back up all your data including contacts,images and videos to computer as this process may erase the data on your device.
  3. Download and install asus zenfone drivers on your computer.
  4. Download the asus zenfone 5 root file on your computer and extract it.
  5. Enable usb debugging on your device.

Root zenfone 5 with one click:

  1. Download the root file and extract it.
  2. Enable usb debugging on your computer.Yo do this go to device settings and click on about device.Tap on build number continuously till you see a toast message you are now a developer. Go back and click on developer options and tick usb debugging on.
  3. Now connect the device to computer using a usb cable.
  4. Open the folder which you have already extracted.
    click on root zenfone .bat
  5. You will find a Root-zenfone.bat file.
  6. Right click on it and run it as a administrator.
    click on root zenfone .bat
  7. Press any key to continues and rooting process starts.
    click on root zenfone .bat  press any key to continue
  8. Wait till the process is competed and don't disconnect the device.
  9. Device may reboot 3-4 times in this process.Once the process is completed you can disconnect the device from the computer.
  10. Go to app drawer and you will find supersu installed on your device.You can download root checker app from playstore and see if zenfone 5 is rooted or not.

Unroot asus Zenfone 5:

  1. If you have messed with the device and want to unroot the device you can easily do it.
  2. Click on unroot-zenfone.bat and wait till the process is completed.
  3. Wait till the process is completed.
  4. You can unroot your device through supersu app too.Open the supersu app on your device and in setting you will find an option to unroot the device completely.
  5. This works only if you are on kitkat and havent got stuck in bootloop.

Final words on rooting zenfone 5:

This is simple process explaining how to root and unroot asus zenfone 5 on kitkat and is solely meant for zenfone 5 only.So don't try to root other models using this process as it might hardbrick your device. You can unroot your zenfone 5 easily by following the same procedure but clicking on unroot-zenfone.bat file or open super su and you find an options to remove root access from the device permanently big thank to the developer shakalaka for creating this wonderful tool and as usual we or the developer are rot responsible if you have bricked the device while following the above procedure.
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