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How to Easily Root the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The new Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 can be successfully used on its full power, without dealing with any sort of restrictions, only if root access is ensured. Therefore, if you want to unleash the true potential of your Android device and if you also like to test new tweaks for your smartphone, don’t hesitate and follow all the guidelines from below. There we will discuss about the root operation and the steps that can be applied in order to successfully resume the root process on your own Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Right from the start you need to know that the root process is here to unlock the Android OS that powers your device. In a few words, once root is ensured you will get rid of factory and default restrictions. Thus, you will gain full control over built-in apps, features, processes and over the Android UI. That’s why, after applying this tutorial, you will be able to choose how to customize, optimize and personalize your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 in order to bump speeds, upgrade battery life or improve general performance.

So, with root gained your smartphone will run better and faster. Moreover, you will be able to perform different other tweaks including the next ones: updating your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 with custom ROMs (like Lineage OS, AOKP or Paranoid Android), removing bloatware, adding apps from other sources than Google Play, flashing custom kernels or custom MODs, overclocking or undervolting CPU frequencies and so on.

Unfortunately, removing factory restrictions is not something that’s supported by Asus or by Google. Thus, you have to consider a risk when thinking in rooting the Android OS – losing your phone’s warranty as that will happen if you will apply this operation. Do note that the warranty can be restored but only if you choose to reinstall the stock / official Android firmware on your Zenfone Max Pro M1 – in that case the root access will be revoked.

Since you are about to complete an unofficial process, the best will be to make sure that unpleasant situations are avoided. In that respect, a good idea will be to protect your personal data that’s currently saved on your smartphone. I’m mainly talking about contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, or IMEI / NVRAM data as similar files might get corrupted or wiped out during the root operation. So, make a general backup by downloading backup and restore apps from Google Play, by using already installed cloud storage platforms or by syncing personal files with your Google Account.

Additionally, consider in making a Nandroid backup – that’s how you can save the current Android OS that runs on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. The Nandroid package can be afterwards flashed if during the root operation something went wrong.

You will be able to use the steps from below only if your phone is running on an unlocked bootloader – you can learn how to unlock the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 bootloader by using this dedicated tutorial. Also, resume the steps explained in this guide only after learning how to install TWRP recovery on your Max Pro M1.

You will have to use a computer where to download the root exploit. Of course, your phone and its USB cable are needed because you will have to connect your devices at some point. On your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 you need to enable Developer Options, so follow: go to About Phone and from that field start tapping repeatedly on Built Number; after 7 or 10 taps you should receive the ‘you are a developer’ message. Afterwards, go and access Developer Options (it should be located within Menu – > Settings) and check the USB Debugging feature.

A minimum of 50% power should be left on your smartphone. Verify the battery status bar on your phone and if a charging process is required, ensure that. This is an important aspect as if the power is low your handset can get switched off during the root operation and in that particular case your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 can get soft-bricked – different malfunctions can be caused within the Android core system.

One more thing: resume the steps described below only if you own the already mentioned Android based device because the root exploit offered below and this particular tutorial is compatible only with this smartphone, so try not to mess things up.

How to Easily Root the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  1. On your computer go to this page. From there download the Magisk.zip package and save it on desktop.
  2. Connect your smartphone with your computer via USB cable.
  3. Transfer the root exploit from your computer to your phone; afterwards you can unplug the USB cable as the computer is no longer required.
  4. Switch off your handset and wait a few moments while the power off process is completed.
  5. Next, reboot recovery mode on your Android device: long press the Volume Down and Power buttons on your handset.
  6. In recovery tap on the Install option and just pick up the root file that was recently downloaded and transferred to your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.
  7. Swipe in order to start the flashing process and wait while it’s completed.
  8. When done, go to main menu of recovery and choose ‘reboot system now’.
  9. In case you experience a boot loop, return to recovery and choose to initiate a full wipe by selecting ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’.
  10. There you have it; root is applied on your phone.

That should be all. Root access is ensured on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 so you can go ahead and perform other tweaks on your smartphone in order to customize, optimize and personalize your own daily Android experience. You can verify is root was successfully applied by running the Root Checker app – you can download and install this tool from Google Play. Also, don’t forget about us and share your overall tweaking experience with us and with our readers by using the comments field available below – if there are problems we will try to assist you as soon as possible.