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You can now unofficially unlock the ASUS ZenFone 2 bootloader

If you've been waiting for the chance to tinker around with the ASUS ZenFone 2, wait no more - the device's bootloader has finally been unlocked!

Published onJune 19, 2015


For those of you who have been waiting patiently to begin tinkering around with the ASUS ZenFone 2, now is your chance. According to a thread on XDA, the ZenFone 2’s bootloader has been unofficially unlocked by the community, and there’s a list of instructions available on the thread that explains how to do it yourself.

First and foremost, you’ll need to be running the latest firmware, version 2.19.40, and your ZenFone 2 needs to be rooted. After typing in a handful of adb commands and downloading a small file, your phone should be unlocked.

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Now that the bootloader is unlocked, developers can begin building custom recoveries and ROMs for users to flash on their devices, which is where all of the fun starts. Keep in mind that while this is arguably one of the most enjoyable aspects of Android, unlocking the bootloader isn’t for everyone and can result in a bricked smartphone. If you feel like you’re up for the challenge, however, go ahead and follow the source link below to get all of the details.

Do you own a ZenFone 2? If so, will you be unlocking the bootloader? Be sure to let us know in the comment section.

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