Root Asus Zenfone Max M2 Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

This method is for Asus Zenfone Max M2. Don’t confuse it with the “Pro” version. It already has Stock Android, So, there is no need to remove the Custom Skin OS. If you are a regular user, You Don’t need to root your mobile, unless you have a strong reason. If you are a developer, who stick with some Custom OS or root required apps, you can root your mobile using the below method. Most of the users root their mobile because they hate their Manufacturer Skin OS. It already came with Pure OS, So you don’t need to experiment with it. Rooted mobiles need many optimizations. So, It is purely your choice to root your mobile or not.
Zenfone Max M2

Why should you Root Asus Zenfone Max M2?

You should have a proper reason, and you know what you are doing. Yes, with a Minimum of 4 GB RAM and Qualcomm SDM632 Snapdragon 632 processor, You can use this mobile without root for 2-3 Years If you use correctly. Don’t root because everybody is saying when root your mobile it can become the fastest car in the world. No. Rooting is to extract some performance from the device. But, you already have Powerful specs and software. So, If you are addicted to some root apps, you can root. But, if you want to test, I won’t recommend it. It is pure Android; you can expect only 20-30% performance increment because it is already optimized for your mobile.

How to Root Asus Zenfone Max M2 Pie 9.0

Asus Zenfone Max M2 International Variants comes with a flexible bootloader other than some locked devices. Example- In Samsung, Verizon mobiles come with locked Bootloader. This means that different smartphone variants can be easily rooted. Also, the device can accept to install TWRP recovery or any other custom recovery file/app alike.

TWRP recovery is a custom recovery file which must be installed on your devices because you can root them successfully. In this article, we explained the easiest method to follow and install TWRP recovery on Asus Zenfone Max M2. However, the tool required for rooting this device is the Magisk App.

With the help of TWRP Recovery, you can quickly flash the latest version of Magisk into your Asus Zenfone Max M2 to gain root access. Before sharing the tutorial, you may want to know that, with the TWRP recovery present on your device, you can easily install any custom ROM or firmware. Does it seem complicated? Relax, everything will be explained succinctly in bullets.

Things to check out for;

  • Make sure your device battery is charged above 50%

  • Backup your current files and data, full data loss process (save them on external storage).

Pre-Requirement Steps

OnePlus 6T OEM Unlock and USB Debugging

 

  • Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock on your mobile. To do this; go to settings >>> about >>> Tap on the “Build Number” 7-10 times consistently to enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the ‘Advanced Reboot.’ There is no complicated process in Asus Zenfone Max M2.

  • Also, download the ADB drivers. Install it in your PC.

  • Download Magisk.Zip (Latest Version) and Copy it to Your External SD Card Storage.
  • Download and save the TWRP File in your Internal Memory and rename it to recovery.img.

  • ZB632KL/ZB633KL (Both models can be rooted with Same TWRP)
  • Download Decrypt (Pie) and Save it in your External SD Card Storage.

Unlock Bootloader using ADB and Fastboot

  • Download Unlock batch and extract on your PC. If you didn’t have Android drivers, you could install them in your PC.

Unlock Batch Software

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume up + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • Double click on Unlock cmd.

Unlock Batch Software Screen

 

  • After the process completion, Your mobile’s Bootloader is unlocked. Reboot your mobile.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 Bootloader Unlock

  • Check again enable “Developer Options,” then go to the “Developer Options” and enable USB Debugging Mode, OEM Unlock and Enable the “Advanced Reboot.” Sometimes they disabled them self after the boot.

Flash TWRP

  • Switch off your device. Connect your mobile to PC. Then, enter into Fastboot mode. To do this; Press and hold down the Volume up + Power buttons at the same time for some time. It will boot your mobile into Fastboot mode.
  • Now, connect the Asus Zenfone Max M2 mobile to the computer via USB cable.

  • Launch the fastboot on your computer. Open a Command prompt on your PC and type below command.

  • fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  • Don’t boot into Normal OS. Type the below command to Boot into TWRP.

  • fastboot boot recovery.img
  • After the process complete, It will boot into the temporary TWRP. Don’t Boot into standard OS until we flash magisk.

Install Magisk and Decrypt in your Asus Zenfone Max M2 using TWRP

Asus Zenfone Max M2 TWRP

  • Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
  • Return to Home of TWRP select Install.

Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 TWRP Install Magisk

  • Select Decrypt.Zip.
  • After the Installation Again navigates to Home and Select Install.
  • Select Magisk.Zip. After the successful installation, Reboot your mobile.

What More?

Asus Zenfone Max M2 has a minimum of 4 GB RAM, and it is a High-end phone; There are Major regular updates and monthly updates, from Asus for a long duration. If you compare it with Old devices, they still receiving updates. So, you know what you are doing and the real purpose, you can root your device.

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12 thoughts on “Root Asus Zenfone Max M2 Pie 9.0 using TWRP and Install Magisk

    • There is no official confirmation yet. But there is a chance. Mobile manufacturers always push two significant upgrades. It got only pie. So, there will be a chance. But, It is up to Asus.

  1. I can find a debugger option and enable it, but I cannot find Enable OEM unlock. I am attempting to search in Settings causes set to crash. I have ASUS Max M2.

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