I will not be held liable for any damage on your device. It may void your warranty. For kitkat only JB may not work. Before root kindly backup your data.
You’ll need for this rooting method
- Root Zenfone 5 Kitkat V2. Download
- Intel Driver. Download
- USB Cable.
- Windows PC/Laptop running Windows 7 32bit
Download and Install Intel Driver on your PC.
After installation, connect your phone to your PC using USB cable. Don’t forget to enable “Debugging Mode”. To do that, go to Settings>About>Software Information>Build Number (Tap 7 times to eanable “Developer Option”) then, go back to Settings>Developer Options>USB Debugging (Enable/Check it).
After update, Test for authorize connection between PC and phone. Go to downloaded “rootz5kitkatv2” on your PC and select “File” then hold shift + right click, choose “Open command window here”.
Then “cmd” will open, then type “adb devices” hit enter. The left side is your phone serial number and at the right side is the word “device” , it means your good to go in rooting process.
NOTE If the word “unauthorized” appear instead of “device” then you’re not good to go. So unplugged your phone from PC and re-connect again.
A prompt from your phone will appear. Just check “Always allow from this Computer” to continue.
Please follow the instruction carefully. This time we will start the root process. Now, stay connected to your PC with your mobile phone and open the file “rootz5kitkatv2” that you download file. Double click “root-zenfone5-ww” or “Root-ZenFone5-en”.
The “bat” file will open and the rooting process is now starting. Your phone will reboot 5 – 6 times, just press any key to continue.
Last reboot screen.
Last reboot will appear, check your phone App Drawer if you can see the “SuperSU app.
CONGRATULATION! your ASUS Zenfone 5 is now ROOTED!
To survive root during OTA updates, open SuperSU then go to settings>Enable Pro. Once done, go back again to settings and enable “Survival Mode”.
If you want to uroot your phone, open SuperSU and select “full unroot” or run the zenfone root toolkit bat file.