How to root Asus Zenfone 5 [Guide]

asuszenfone5Want to root your Asus Zenfone 5? This guide will help you accomplish just that!

Disclaimer: This guide is intended as a helpful “how to”. Ashraf and dotTech are not responsible for any gain or loss (including but not limited to bricked devices) incurred as a result of following this guide. Root your device at your own risk. Rooting may void your warranty.


Don’t forget that rooting your device will void your warranty.



To root the Asus Zenfone 5, follow the steps below:

  1. Connect the Asus Zenfone 5 to your computer via USB cable.
  2. Copy the Zenfone Root APK that you downloaded in the previous section, and place it in the root folder of your device’s memory.
  3. After successfully copying Zenfone Root APK to your device, disconnect it from the computer.
  4. Allow ‘Unknown sources’ on the device by heading over to Menu, Settings, Security then Unknown sources.
  5. Launch File Manager and open the Zenfone Root APK you copied in Step 2 to begin installation.
  6. After installation is complete, launch the app via the App Drawer.
  7. Choose ‘SuperSU’, then select ‘OK I know, please root !’ to begin the root process.
  8. Your device has successfully been rooted, congrats!


To verify that you’ve successfully rooted the Asus Zenfone 5, you can download Root Checker from the Play Store to verify it. Enjoy your rooted Asus Zenfone 5!

[via TheUnlockr]

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  • danilo motta

    agradeço pelo tutorial, procurei em muitos site mas toda vez que ia incluir o “root.img” o celular não o aceitava e apresentava falied, Zenfone 5 rooteado com sucesso recomendo.

  • Giovanni

    Is not working!!! Any help???

  • Ruchit Panchal

    I pressed root button but it was failed

  • kekko37

    I’ve done all right, but when I try to root it say “Failed.. :(“, do you know why? I use an Asus ZenFone 5 with 4.4.2 Android version

  • spenx

    download link is not working … PLEASE HELP

  • mby

    this zenfone root can be used by zenfone 5 LTE kit kat version or not?

  • kiet

    Minh dung asus zenfone 5. Phien ban anroi 4.4.2 nhung sao ko root may dc. Ban vui long huong dan minh cach root may voi

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@aries] Hey Aries, download the Zenfone Root APK from here:!JlQTlSYL!o55H6iRnqiD3qxCsYeP06dZyigN44Aq3bBgcpXNBVUA

    Then enable Unknown sources in your security settings, copy the apk to the root of your SD card, install it via the File Manager then launch it via the App Drawer. Then select the Unroot option within the app!

  • aries

    can I unroot the device after the rooting successful ? pls help

  • Michael

    I cannot find any “OK I know, please root”? only SuperSU and Superuser option.

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@godfrey] Maybe your anti-virus mistakenly flags it as a virus? Just downloaded it now without a problem.

  • godfrey

    cannot download it… infected with virus.. only the owner can download..pls fix it.. ty

  • Enrique Manalang

    [@JACK ULERO] Hey Jack, thanks for the heads up! I’ve fixed the download link, it should work now :)


    Hi Sir Enrique,

    Google does not seem to allow the download of your APK, saying that it was infected with a virus. Could you please upload it in another file-hosting site? Can you also post pictures as proof that the rooting worked?

    Thank you. :)

    Jack Ulero