How to Root Asus Zenfone Max and Install TWRP

Recently Asus launched the new Zenfone Max. And the official TWRP and Root Access is already out there. Do you want flash new roms and custom files on Zenfone Max? Well you will need a root access first in order to do such cool stuffs with your phone. Here’s a tutorial on How to Root Asus Zenfone Max and install TWRP recovery on it.

Root Asus Zenfone Max

Asus Zenfone Max comes with a 5.5  inch full HD display. It is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and comes with a 32 GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 64 GB via microSD card. It comes in 2 ram for super-fast performance.

The Asus Zenfone Max packs a 13-megapixel primary rear camera with laser autofocus and  dual-Led flashlight and a 5-megapixel secondary front shooter. It runs on  Android 6.0  Marshmallow and is powered by a 3500 mAh battery.

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Benefits of rooting Zenfone Max

  • Able to install custom Roms on Asus Zenfone Max and explore new features.
  • Increase performance of your device by tweaking kernel and overclocking device.
  • Increase performance by hibernating battery consuming apps using apps like greenify..
  • Increase performance by uninstalling ram-hogging inbuilt apps.


  • Rooting will void Asus Zenfone Max warranty.
  • Follow all steps correctly otherwise you will end up with a bricked phone. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone. Proceed at your own risk.
  • Make sure you have 70% charge or more.

Files needed to root and install TWRP on Zenfone Max

  • Minimal ADB tool – [button color="" size="" type="round" target="blank" link=""]Download here[/button]
  • TWRP Recover for Zenfone Max- [button color="" size="" type="round" target="blank" link=""]Download here[/button] and make sure to rename it to recovery.img and place it in ADB folder.

Steps to Root Asus Zenfone Max and Install TWRP recovery

  1. First enable the USB debugging option in Max.
  • To enable USB debugging option we first need to make the developer options active for that 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.

Developers Option

  1. Now go to folder where you installed the adb and by holding the Shift Key, right-click on any blank space and select Open command window here.

ADB Folder

  1. Now connect the Asus Zenfone Max to Pc/Laptop using USB.
  2. Now we need to reboot phone into fastboot mode by typing the following command.
adb reboot bootloader
  1. 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

fastboot device

  1. Now we need to flash the TWRP Recovery. To Start flashing the recovery, type the following command.
fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

That’s it! You have installed TWRP recovery on Asus Zenfone Max.

How to Root Asus Zenfone Max using TWRP Recovery

  1. Move to root of your phone’s internal memory. (By root I mean not in any folder just enter into your internal storage and place the file there and not in any folder.)
  2. Boot Asus Zenfone Max in recovery mode by pressing Volume Up+ Power button simultaneously.
  3. Now first make a Backup of all data using TWRP.
  4. After that in TWRP click on Install menu and select the file you placed in root of internal storage to root device. Now swipe to install
  5. That’s it you have rooted and installed TWRP recovery on your Zenfone Max . You can check if root access is working properly by Root Checker app from play store.

This was complete guide on How to Root Asus Zenfone Max and Install TWRP on it. If any questions let me know in comments below.