Root Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Nougat


Today, we will discuss the way on how to root Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL with Nougat 7.0 OS using the easiest way possible. But before that, let’s see its specifications.

root zenfone 3 ze552kl

Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL Specs

The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL mobile phone was launched in May 2016. The device is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625  CPU chip humming at 2 GHz. It has a 4 GB of RAM, and a 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128 GB with a microSD card. The device comes with a 5.5-inch touchscreen display with an image resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 480 PPI (pixels per inch) that is perfect watching full HD movies.

The  Zenfone 3 ZE552KL is equipped with a 16-megapixel rear shooter and an 8-megapixel front camera for the picture-perfect selfies.

Nougat 7.0 has just released for ZENFONE 3 ZE552KL(Z012D)/ZE520KL(Z017D) by Asus so you can now enjoy the latest Android release. To add more flavor, Asus released the units with a 3000 mAh non-removable battery, enough juice for longer usage time.

The Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL is also a dual-SIM device that allows usage of micro-SIM and nano-SIM. Other features include the standard Wifi connectivity, GPS for navigation and geo-location, Bluetooth, USB On-The-Go, FM radio, accelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light sensor, 3G and 4G support.

How to Root Asus Zenfone 3 Nougat

Rooting your Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL running on Nougat 7.0 will open your device to customization and performance tweaks. While rooting Android is a safe process, it will void all the manufacturer’s warranties. Do it at your own risk!

This tutorial also works to root Zenfone 3 ZE520KL Nougat 7.0.

To root Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL, we must first unlock the bootloader, install TWRP then proceed to the rooting process. Let’s begin.

Please follow all the instructions carefully.  Here are the prerequisite before proceeding to the rooting process:

  • Your device is powered with at least 50% battery level.
  • A PC or laptop with Windows OS.
  • A working USB cable.

[box type=”info” align=”aligncenter” ]Download all files needed from the links below. Just follow the on-screen instructions during installation.[/box]

Zenfone 3 Master Busybox SuperSu No Verity Root ADB Tools

How to Unlock Bootloader of Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

1. Download Zenfone 3 Master file from the link above then unzip to your preferred folder.
2. Turn off your device then press and hold Volume Up and Power button to go to Boot-loader mode.
3. Go to the folder where you unzipped the downloaded file then double click to execute “1.unlock_ze552kl.bat” or 1.unlock_ze520kl.bat (for ZE520KL)

If the bat file not work, you can try to execute following commands:
1. fastboot flash all unlock_{Device}.raw
(for ZE520KL)

fastboot flash all unlock_ze520kl.raw

or (for ZE552KL)

fastboot flash all unlock_ze552kl.raw

2. fastboot reboot-bootloader
3. fastboot oem unlock-go

How to Install TWRP to Asus Zenfone 3 ZE552KL

1. Installing the Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) requires you to turn on the USB Debugging option. To enable it, go to Settings> Developer Mode> USB Debugging.

[box type=”note” align=”aligncenter” ]The Developer mode is hidden by default. To reveal the option, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap the build number 7x to unlock the Developer Option.[/box]

2. Connect phone with PC and select transfer file mode

3. Download file ADB tools from the link above and extract it on PC.

4. Hover the mouse pointer on the folder where you extracted the ADB Tools zip file. Hold the Shift key and right click then select “Open command window here“.

5. Enter command:

adb devices

then accept connecting on your device.

6. Enter next command:

adb reboot bootloader

Your phone will automatically reboot in Fastboot mode.

7. Enter the following command for Zenfone 3 ZE552KL:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-Z012D.img

[box type=”warning” ]For ZE520KL:

fastboot flash recovery twrp-3.0.2-Z017D.img


8. Enter command:

fastboot reboot reboot

When your phone boot on screen of unlocked bootloader, press volume up or down, then select Recovery

You are now in TWRP recovery. Congratulations!

How to Root Asus Zenfone 3 Nougat

  1. Download Supersu, No Verity, Busybox and Root files from the download links above then save it to your phone.
  2. Boot into recovery by turning off your device then press and hold the volume down and power buttons.
  3. On the TWRP, swipe Modified system.
  4. Tap Install tab then select No verity file. Tap the Reboot> Recovery.  DO NOT MISS STEP, YOU PHONE WILL BE BOOTLOOP OR KEEP RED WARNING IN BOOTING!
  5. Tap Install then select the SuperSu file. The device may restart during the process. Go back to the recovery mode upon restarting.
  6. Tap Install then choose Busybox file. The device may restart during the process. Go back to the recovery mode upon restarting.
  7. Tap Install then select Root file. Reboot your device upon installation.

Wait for your device to boot. It will take a long time (about 3-4 minutes) to boot. Just be patient until the unlock screen appears again.


  1. when i try and put twrp on phone it says adb is not recognized as internal or external command operable program or batch file i missing drivers for my phone or something but the adb and fastboot tool works fine for adb devices and can ut the phone into fastboot mode just cant find the file when i specify twrp-3.0.2-Z012D any help would be much appreciated thanks in advance

  2. Hi I tried this on my Zenfone 3 ZE552KL and I am getting you do not have permission and or cannot partion
    It is running nougat so not sure why I am having this issue
    hopefully someone can explain maybe I am doing some incorrectly

  3. Hi there, I tried this on my Asus Zenfone ZE522KL, and I get an error message saying I do not have permission, and the other error message is about the partions
    I did both the bat. file and the ADB fastboot and neither work, I am running the latest 7.0 of Nougat, so not sure what is the issue
    I have tried several times and it’s the each time

    Any suggestions would be helpful 🙂


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