How to Root Zenfone 5 Lollipop update (Android 5.0 build v3.23.40.52)

When you updated Asus Zenfone 5 to Lollipop, you lost precious root access that lets you become superuser of your device and use irreplaceable apps like xposed, Titanium backup, etc. Well, worry not, there is a dead-easy one click Asus Zenfone 5 root solution, that requires you to do nothing but just hit one key on the keyboard to start the root process and finish automatically. All that done to get your root access on Zenfone 5 automagically.

We’ve got a full installation guide for you below, that details out little thing you need to do on your Zenfone 5 to prepare it for the one click root tool. Also, make sure you have proper drivers installed on PC as said in the guide below. Once you’ve prepared your phone and PC, you can always use this one click root tool for Zenfone 5 to root whenever you wish to. That’s three root access achieved stories in as many days, after we discovered LG G4 Root yesterday (after bootloader unlock and TWRP for the same) and Android M root for Nexus 5 and Nexus 6. Btw, credit for the root tool goes to shakalaca.

Let’s see how to Root Asus Zenfone 5 Lollipop update version 3.23.40.52.

Downloads

  • Root tool | File: ZenFoneRootKit_20150528.zip (4.78 MB)

Supported devices

  • Asus Zenfone 5, model no. Asus_T00F/T00J, WW variant, running software v3.23.40.52
  • Don’t try on any other variant of Zenfone 5 with different model no. or any other Zenfone device.
  • Don’t try on any other Android device.

Tip: Check the model no. in Settings > About phone. Or, you could also find the model no. on the packaging box of the device.

Installation Instructions

Warning: Warranty may be void of your device if you follow the procedures given on this page. You only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup necessary stuff. In case your device is wiped off while following the guide below, it’s good to have a backup of contacts, photos, videos and other files already saved on PC.

  1. Download Asus Zenfone 5 root tool from above.
  2. Extract it on PC using a software like 7-zip. You’ll get these files and folder.
    Asus-Zenfone-5-Lollipop-Root
  3. Install ADB and ADB drivers on your Windows PC.
  4. Enable USB Debugging on your Zenfone 5.
    1. Go to Settings > About phone > Software information, and then tap build no. 7 times.
    2. Go back to Settings, and then Developer options. Find USB Debugging, and enable it using the toggle button. You’ll get a pop-up, simply tap on OK.
  5. Connect your Zenfone 5 to PC now with a USB cable. When you connect device to PC for the first time after enabling USB debugging, you get a pop-up saying ‘Allow USB debugging’ on your phone. Tick the checkbox ‘Always allow for this computer’ and accept the request by pressing ‘OK’ button (see screenshot below).
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  6. Now you are all set, both on phone and PC. With Zenfone 5 connected to PC, start root process by running the Root.bat file (from step 2 above) on PC. Simply double click on the file to run it. [On Linux and Mac, run the root.sh file.]
  7. The Zenfone 5 will reboot into fastboot mode automatically (you’ll see Android logo) and after waiting for some time, will begin flashing the root files on the system. When done, your device will reboot automatically. And when it does, you will have root access. You can confirm this by download a root checker app from the play store. Open the app and tap on Verify Root, grant it root access on the pop-up that shows up.

You are a superuser of your Asus Zenfone 5, enjoy root access.

If you need any help with Zenfone 5 Lollipop root, be sure to tell us using the comments section below.

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  • jeyapaul

    when i root my mobile pc shows waiting for device and mobile shows fastboot cmd waiting and then nothing happaned what do to

    • That means ADB and fastboot drivers aren’t installed or not properly working. Have you installed them using the link we have provided above?

      • jay

        I don’t have pc plz help me none of my friends have pc plz plz plz help root lollipop without pc ZenFone 5

      • Eden

        When i install SB Game Hacker…it says that my device doesn’t have root access…any solutions….Ive tried it older version but still same…Thanks in advance

  • Sunil

    After root still wil i get ota updates or not?

    • you’ll have to unroot. Or maybe, flash the firmware again so that you’re prefect for OTA. Both are easy.

  • Karl Joshua Bernal

    successfully rooted my zenfone 5, this was the easiest way to root my device! thanks 😀

    • Thanks! Pls spread the word about us and help us grow.

  • Kong Sugoi

    ใช่ได้ thanks.

  • Jun Taladua

    when i tried to root…it get stock at CSC mode… it does not get into the recovery… why is that?

  • Jun Taladua

    Just like that. What could be the problem?

    • Sompawan Svetnarapong

      same problem. How to solve?

  • ginzon

    Does this unlock the boot loader? We need to relock it or something?

  • Rahul

    when i try to root my Asus zen 5(lollipop) my phone goes in to fastboot mode but it says “fastboot cmd waiting” and on my pc it says and no progress from that point. I’ve installed intel android driver,adb driver(both in my phone and pc) and rechecked many times if they are all installed correctly. Please help.. idk what to do.. 🙁

    • Jhunéè Jaçk As King

      just press VOL UP when waiting in pc say then fastboot working

  • Abhinav

    Shows
    “adb server out of date . killing
    Daemon started successfully”
    And there is no other thing ..

    • ╰╮

      i got the same thing pls help

    • Kshitij

      I’ve got the same thing …plz help me fast

  • vintoh

    The rooting was successful in my Z5. thanks for the post

  • Santhosh

    It says can’t root my ZenFone 5

  • Tazkii

    is it possible if i use this to root my zen5 v3.23.40.60? or the v3.23.40.60 has diff root method?

    • This should be able to root your Zenfone 5 on .60 too. But we can never be 100% sure. You cna try and let us know. If this doesn’t work, i will try to find you a newer method if any available — cannot be sure about that either though 🙂

      • Tazkii

        ok dude i will try rooting my ver.60. Thanks.

        • Good Luck! 🙂
          it should btw.. And do let us all know.

          • Tazkii

            it works dude. Thanks. shall i update my SuperSU now?

          • Sure update.

  • Jeeva

    Hi can you tell me… this root will work for the new version of lollipop ie., V3.23.40.60

    • Yes it does.

      • Jeeva

        Thanks Dude ….its working fine ….:) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  • ino mayol

    what does this mean sir ?

  • stone man

    the command prompt closed after pressing any key and my phone restart after that the screen is saying waiting for cmd command something like that then nothing.you have to press the power button to restart the phone

  • Samarth Makwana

    my zenfone 5 dont show the request of usb debugging(the RSA key fingerprint)
    when it is connected to pc

    • Eden

      enable USB Debugging in settings->Developer

      • Same Problem I already Enable USB Debugging but it doesnt work

  • Ram

    I am unable to install adb setup in windows 8
    Bcoz while installing adb setup file is opening in notepad what to now

  • permission denied when click the root tool link

  • kennedy mangkey

    if this work in V.3.23.40.60?

  • You don’t have permission to download this file (ROOT TOOL)

  • I want to root

  • My zenfone 5 …which drivers should i need to root

  • Castle

    Getting a permission denied on downloading this.

  • Felix

    works in V.3.23.40.78? Say yes or no.

    • Krishna

      It should. You can try, won’t hurt.

  • Sir in my case .. after i check USB Debugging and Inserting my USB Cable to my Phone .. it doesnt appear Allow USB Debugging.. Can you Help me Bro. Thanks A lot

    • Tusar

      I have the same problem. The Allow USB debugging pop up doesn’t come up

  • chinmay

    Hi Team, Does it work for 3.23.40.49 version ….

  • Bro I can’t download the file. can you upload from other mirror? or I do need this file to root my android.I donwloaded the file which come out with notepad & said. ( You don’t have the permission to download this file

  • how can i marge my internal and external storage ?
    plz give me link

  • aiman bro

    bro when i connected my phone to the pc ..i opened the .bat file then i press shift … on top it said somethjng about cant find a sustainable path.. please help

  • mithlesh

    hey anyone knows how to root asus zenfone 5 lollipop ver. with apk (without connected to PC)?

  • it works on zenfone 5 3.24.40.87

  • Sopheak

    hi now my phone after i rooted stuck on boot so long time,how ?

  • pawan

    I tried it but my phone gone to fast boot mode but on pc it say waiting for device

    • Popo

      just get an iPhone 🙂

  • Kirran Kumar Seelamm

    Followed the procedure as given. it worked. Thank you very much

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