A few months ago, Asus announced its line of mid-end smartphones with decent specification but carrying a very low priced tags. One of these is... Root Asus Zenfone 5 The Easiest Way

A few months ago, Asus announced its line of mid-end smartphones with decent specification but carrying a very low priced tags. One of these is the Asus Zenfone 5. When it was launched here in the Philippines, it came with a very aggressive pricing. You can buy the 8GB for 6,495 Php and just 6995 for the 16GB  version. With its price-to-performance ratio, it is definitely a steal.

The Asus Zenfone 5 is powered by a 1.6Ghz dual core Intel Atom Z2560 processor coupled with 2GB Random Access Memory. It can easily handle multiple tasks and give an immersive gaming experience. It features two SIM card slots to let you use two SIMs in a single device. It is equipped with a 5 inch high resolution 1280x720p IPS display with Gorilla Glass protection commonly found in high-end devices. The Asus Zenfone 5 shooter is an 8-megapixel f/2.0 PixelMaster® camera, a unique Asus-developed technology that combines software, hardware and optical design to deliver incredible image quality. The only negative aspect is that the 2110 mAh battery is non-removable but with the advent of cheap powerbanks nowadays, this fault is almost passable.

Asus Zenfone 5 review and rooting

The Asus Zenfone 5; a budget friendly smartphone packed with killer specifications.

How To Root Asus Zenfone 5

Rooting means you are getting the superuser capability on your smartphone running the Android operating system. Once you have root access on your device, you will now be able to:

  • Remove all the bloatware that comes with your Zenfone 5 out of the box.
  • Increased your battery life and free up some RAM by Greenifying autorun apps.
  • Customized your device the way you want it to be using different third-party apps requiring root access.

Disclaimer : Rooting and tweaking your Zenfone 5’s firmware may void your warranty. While rooting is safe, I will not be liable for any damages that may occur with the process. Do this at your own risk.

What you need:

  • A compatible usb data cable
  • Computer or laptop

Steps to root Asus Zenfone 5 the easiest way:

1. Download Zenfone Root installer using your PC or phone. Download link below.



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2. Transfer the apk file to your device using Bluetooth® or using the compatible USB data cable.

3. On your device, go to Menu> Settings> Security and enable the “Unknown Sources” option.

4. Using any file manager, locate the apk file in your directory and tap to start installing.

5. Launch the app when the installation is completed and select Supersu ( by Chainfire).

6. Click “Ok I know, please root” option

7. Sit back and relax because it is already done!

You can now enjoy installing different apps from Googleplay and other sources requiring root access. There are tons of them out there!

Alden Roi

Alden Roi

Alden Roi is the founder of DroidChief.com who loves blogging about mobile phones, technology and mobile gaming. He is also interested in trading stocks, reading books,and travelling.
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  • Iulian

    December 23, 2014 #1 Author

    the download link does not give a file, only redirects to another page


    • Alden Roi

      December 25, 2014 #2 Author

      Link updated. Please try it again.


  • bybys

    July 19, 2016 #3 Author

    failed… 🙁 appears after trying to root


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