ASUS Zenfone 6 is the latest Smartphone by ASUS Company loaded with the latest technology and advanced features. So, if you are a tech geek and want to do various things with your Zenfone 6 like customizing or installing TWRP, Custom ROM or even kernels, then you need to first Unlock Bootloader. Also, if you want to Root your Smartphone, the first thing you have to do is to Unlock the Bootloader.
If you are new to this term, I will first explain What Unlock Bootloader means. So, Bootloader is a code which runs when we turn on our device. This code initializes some hardware and then loads the kernel and ramdisk, and gets the boot process going. So this process is known as Bootloader.
So, if you are looking for a proper guide to Unlock the Bootloader of this phone, then this article is best to look out. But, before starting the process, please read the notice below.
Note: Unlocking the bootloader on your ASUS Zenfone 6 device will void its warranty completely and delete/wipe all data on the device. Before doing it, make sure to backup your important data like Contacts, Photos, Videos, Music and other files on the device to a safe place. Also, charge your phone to full 100% to avoid any mishappening.
Steps to Unlock Bootloader on ASUS Zenfone 6
For successful Unlocking of Bootloader on ASUS Zenfone 6, follow these steps carefully.
Step 1: First, you have to Enable the Developer Options on your ASUS Zenfone 6. This is the hidden option and you have to enable it to allows bootloader unlocking. For this, go to the “Settings” and then head towards “About Phone” at the end of the settings menu. Now scroll down and tap the “Build number” option seven times rapidly. After this, you will see a message “Congratulations, you are now a developer!“.
Step 2: After enabling the Developers Mode, now go back to Settings. There you will see the Developers Option is now available. Now, tap on the Developer Option and enable the switch next to the “OEM unlocking” setting.
Step 3: Now, download the ADB Fastboot tool by clicking the link and Extract it on your PC.
Step 4: Once you have successfully extracted the ADB Fastboot tool, go to that extracted folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.
Step 5: Now, connect your ASUS Zenfone 6 Phone to PC via USB cable.
Step 6: After connecting your phone, check whether your device is connected to Command window properly by typing the following command:
Step 7: If you see a pop up to allow USB Debugging on your phone, Click OK.
Step 8: Now, you have to Reboot your ASUS Zenfone 6 into Bootloader. For doing this, type the following Command in the Command Prompt windows:
adb reboot bootloader
Step 9: After executing the above command, your device will boot into bootloader. If it doesn’t boot, then please make sure your cable and USB drivers have been installed properly.
Step 10: Once your phone reboot into bootloader, make sure your phone shows the bootloader locked and then type the command below to make sure fastboot drivers are installed properly.
The above-mentioned command will display all the connected devices. If your phone’s serial number shows up there, then you can proceed further. Once your device is shown after execution of the above commend, then type the following command to unlock the bootloader:
fastboot oem unlock
Step 11: After execution of above command, the unlocking process will start. Wait for the process to complete. After this, run the following command to reboot your device:
After the rebooting process will complete, you can disconnect your phone from your computer. But, one thing which you have to note that the first time your device boots after unlocking the bootloader will take longer than usual. Now, restart your phone and run through initial setup again. You are done now, the Bootloader of your ASUS Zenfone 6 is Unlocked. Now, you can easily root your device.
With this, I wrap up the post. Hope you have successfully installed the Bootloader on your Zenfone 6. If you have any query related to this article, comment below. If you find this article helpful, then please share it on your Social Media and also with your friends.
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