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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Root the Asus ZenFone Laser 2 KE600KL

I recently acquired the Asus Zenfone 2 from Amazon, because I crave a 6 inch screen.
Now I need to root the device in order to run Kali Linux. I also want to root, because I am a control freak.
Here are the steps assuming you already have ADB and Fastboot installed on your PC.
  • Download to your PC the right TeamWin Recovery Program aka TWRP
  • Rename the download to recovery.img and move it into the same folder as the adb.exe and fastboot.exe
  • Download the SuperSU zip file to the microSD card that will be inserted into your Asus Zenfone
  • Connect Asus Zenfone to your PC via USB
  • Open a command line from within the directory that contains adb.exe, fastboot.exe and recovery.img
  • Type: "adb devices" to verify that the Asus Zenfone is indeed connected
  • Type: "adb reboot bootloader"
  • Type: "fastboot devices" to verify that the Asus Zenfone is indeed in Fastboot mode
  • Type: "fastboot flash recovery recovery.img"
  • Type: "fastboot boot recovery.img"
  • Use the TWRP menu interface on the Asus Zenfone to [Install Zip] the SuperSU file on the microSD card.
  • Done.
    For kicks you may also want to visit the Asus support site for additional software tools.