How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max

Many Android users preferred rooted device as you will gain full access and control of the Android system that runs on your device. After rooting, you can remove the bloatware / Pre-installed system apps, install apps that need root permission, improve the battery life, and various tweaks and customizations. But before that you Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone Max , you need to unlock Bootloader of Asus Zenfone Max .

Benefits of Rooting

  • Install Incompatible Apps
  • Blocking Ads in Any Apps
  • Installing Custom ROMs 
  • Install Xposed Framework to customize your device
  • Keep Latest Android OS
  • Boost your Android Device’s Speed and Battery Life
  • Make Complete Backups of Your Android Phone or Tablet

Disadvantages of Rooting

  • Root can Brick Your Device
  • Void Warranty
  • No Official Updates


Installing a custom recovery on Asus Zenfone Max will wipe the stock recovery and replace it with a new one. By installing a custom recovery on your device and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on Asus Zenfone Max (z010d) successfully but still, you are warned to proceed unless you understand what you’re going to do. The procedure might soft-brick your device but you can easily recover it by installing the stock firmware back.


  • This method is only for Asus Zenfone Max . Don’t try this on any other device.
  • Bootloader Should be Unlocked
  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise, you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your Android Phone.
  • You need either Laptop or PC.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70 - 80%.
  • Back up your device, just in case if you need it later.
  • Make sure you have followed the steps properly.

Method 1:-

Download Links:

  1. ADB and Fastboot for your PC.
  2. Twrp Recovery Image file (rename it to recovery.img )
  3. file

Follow these Simple Steps to Root and Install TWRP on Asus Zenfone Max

Step 1 :- First enable the USB debugging option in Asus Zenfone Max. Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.
  • To enable USB debugging option Go to your Settings >> About Phone >> now tap the build number 7-8 times until you see a message ‘you are now a developer’.
  • Now as we have enabled developer options, go back to Settings >> developer options >> and now enable USB debugging also enable OEM unlock.
Step 2 :-  Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.

Step 3 :- Now connect your device to your PC using usb cable and go to folder where you installed the adb and press and hold shift then right-click on white space and Select "Open command window here".

Step 3 :- Now Reboot your phone into fastboot mode by typing the following command.

"adb reboot bootloader"

Step 4:- Now your device will reboot into fastboot mode. If it doesn’t, check if your USB cable is connected properly and you have drivers installed properly. You can check a list of connected device by typing the following command.
    "fastboot devices"
Step 5:- Now type following commands at command prompt to flash recovery

"fastboot  flash recovery recovery.img"  ( Downloaded File Name)

Step 6:- Now type following commands at command prompt to Reboot your device.

"fastboot reboot"

Method 2:-

Download Links:

  1. Complete Rooting Tools for Asus Zenfone Max  (1.3 GB)

Follow these Simple Steps to Root and Install TWRP on Asus Zenfone Max 

Step 1:- Extract the downloaded zip files to your PC . Open the "Drivers" folder and install DPinst_x64.exe or DPinst_x84.exe depending on your computer OS. 

Step 2:-Open "ww_root" folder copy all and paste it inside "tools" folder. 

Step 3:-Switch off your Asus Zenfone Max, Press Power + Volume up (simultaneousaly) to boot into CSC mode.

Step 4:-Connect your Asus Zenfone Max to the computer using the USB cable. The phone should be now in CSC mode.

Step 5:-On the PC, Open "tools" folder, and press "SHIFT + Right-click" in any blank area and select "Open Command Window here"This process will open the command prompt.

Step 6:- Now type following commands at command prompt to flash recovery.

Command 1:
"fastboot erase system"

Command 2:
"fastboot flash system system.img"