ASUS Releases Bootloader Unlock Tool for the Zenfone 2

Zenfone Bootloader Unlock Tool

Well, this is pretty great news to come home to… 😎

Howard loaned me a 16GB ASUS Zenfone 2 back in August, and the sad truth is that I’ve barely touched it. Though the price is appealing and the dual-SIM an intriguing feature for someone who probably travels too much, the bloatware on this phone has, for me, rendered it all but unusable. And good luck installing a ROM of your own; as I wrote back in August, this procedure is far more difficult than it should be.

That is, until now.

Just this morning, Android Authority caught a post from an official ASUS blog:

Unlocking your bootloader allows you to put custom software onto your device. Many developers have created custom ROMs and have had to hack their way into the ZenFone 2 to make this available to power users in the community.

Now, unlocking the bootloader is as easy as downloading the utility, installing it, and running it.

I’ve done just that, and I’m not yet sure if it worked or not; the fact that my data on the phone was not wiped leads me to believe that something went wrong. I’ll troubleshoot this today and report back tomorrow, hopefully with even more good news…

Sources: MyZen by ASUS via Android Authority

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