The ASUS Zenfone Zoom was released on December 2015, boasting a 13MP camera sensor with 3X Optical Zoom, laser autofocus, OIS and dual LED flash. It also uses a dedicated image processor to handle this. Coupled with the Intel Atom Z3580 and 4 GB RAM, the Zenfone Zoom packs serious horsepower to handle any application thrown at it. Rooting the Zenfone Zoom will allow us to modify our device and also optimize for better performance.
Rooting the Zenfone Zoom
After installing the drivers mentioned above, we need to download the Zenfone Root Kit by Shakalaca to proceed. Download the rootkit here. Extract the contents into a folder and connect the device to your PC. You will need to have USB Debugging enabled on the Zenfone Zoom under the Developer Options in Settings. If you don’t find Developer Options, enable it by going to About Phone and tapping the Build Number at least 7 times. Now in our PC, go back to the folder we extracted and double-click the file Root.bat. This will start an automated script which will root your Zenfone Zoom.
To verify root access, you can download Root Checker by joeykrim and tap “verify root”. If all goes well, you should be prompted to “grant” Superuser access and should see a message confirming the same.
Unrooting the Zenfone Zoom
If for some reason you want to unroot the Zenfone Zoom, connect your device to the PC with USB Debugging turned on, and then go back to the folder we downloaded. Double click the UnRoot.bat file and this will unroot the Zenfone Zoom.