How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL)

Do you want to Root your Android Phone? If yes the you are at the right place. Today we are here with the process of How to Root and Install TWRP on Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL) Android Phone out there. 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. In case you want to continue enjoying root privilege and TWRP on the new Android Nougat firmware, here’s how you can do that.


Installing a custom recovery on Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL) will wipe the stock recovery and replace it with a new one. By installing a custom recovery on your Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL) and rooting it, you’ll void its warranty. I have tested the procedure on Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL) 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 ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL). Don’t try this on any other device.
  • Make sure you have 70% charge of more then that.
  • 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. Don’t Skip and Read !

Install TWRP & Root Asus ZenPad 8.0 ( Z380KL)

  • Goto official TWRP page and download twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file for your Asus ZenPad 8.0 
  • To Enable the USB Debugging you need also active the developer option, Now Go to your Settings -> About Phone -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled“ 
  • Once your developer option is active, Go back to your settings -> Open developer option -> Enable USB Debugging
  • Your PC must have ADB & fastboot installed and configured. Copy and Paste Downloaded recovery.img file to folder where you installed the adb.
  • Now connect your device to your PC and goto twrp folder and press and hold shift then rightclick on white space and "Open command window here".
  • Now type following commands at command prompt to boot your device into bootloader. 
"adb reboot bootloader
  • Now type following commands at command prompt to flash recovery
"fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img
  • Now type following commands at command prompt to Reboot your device.
"fastboot reboot

Root Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL without PC

  • Download Super SU from the following link and put it in the root of your internal storage. 
  • Boot your device into TWRP Recovery from your device and install UPDATE-SuperSU in your Asus ZenPad 8.0 Z380KL. 
  • Now you have successfully rooted your device and installed TWRP.