How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (5Q) [ZC600KL]

Here we will guide on how to install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (Also known as Zenfone 5Q) [ZC600KL]. Once you finish the installation, you can root your phone using TWRP recovery.

The new Asus Zenfone 5 Lite is the budget series under Zenfone 5 which was unveiled at MWC in Barcelona, alongside Zenfone 5/5Z. If you have bought this device, and want to install TWRP Recovery, then this guide is for you. TWRP recovery is considered to be one of the important contributions of the active developer community that Android has. This open-source custom recovery is in wide usage around the world. TWRP recovery helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods, Root or even backup and restore any ROM.

If you are here, then you probably wondering how to install the TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite. You can simply follow the guide given here. Once you have installed, you can flash the Super SU or Magisk to root your device very quickly. Before we install TWRP Recovery, let’s understand what is TWRP Recovery and their advantage.

How to Root and Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (5Q) [ZC600KL]

Asus Zenfone 5 Lite specifications:

Asus Zenfone 5 Lite features a 6.0-inch display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels.  Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL) is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 processor and clubbed with 3/4GB of RAM. The phone packs 32/64GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 400GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL) packs a Dual 16-MP primary camera on the rear and a Dual 20-MP front shooter for selfies. The Asus Zenfone 5 Lite (ZC600KL) runs Android 7.0 and is powered by a 3300mAh.

What is TWRP Recovery:

TWRP stands for TeamWin Recovery Project is a fully touch-based and open source custom recovery for Android devices. It is the best custom recovery after ClockworkMod (aka CWM). Unlike Stock Recovery, TWRP helps to install Custom ROM, Kernel, Mods or even root any Android devices in just a few simple steps.

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[su_quote cite=”Wikipedia” url=”https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWRP”]Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) is an open-source software custom recovery image for Android-based devices. It provides a touchscreen-enabled interface that allows users to install third-party firmware and back up the current system, functions often unsupported by stock recovery images. It is, therefore, often installed when rooting Android devices, although it isn’t dependent on a device being rooted to be installed.[/su_quote]

Advantages of TWRP Recovery:

  • You can flash Custom ROM on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite using TWRP
  • You can flash modding zip files to customize your phone
  • Easy to flash and use Xposed Modules using TWRP
  • Easy to Root and Unroot using TWRP Recovery flashable zip SuperSU
  • You can install Magisk on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite
  • Easy to Create and Restore Nandroid Backup using TWRP Recovery.
  • Easy access to restore the Nandroid Backup.
  • You can flash the image file using TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.
  • Easy to remove all bloatware using TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.
  • To underclock and overclock.
  • You can clean Wipe, Cache, and Data.

Before doing the methods, I just want to warn you that, By doing this you will loose the warranty and sometime if you don’t read the steps and do something wrong can brick your device. That won’t happen though you follow our step by step guide carefully.

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Steps to Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite[ZC600KL]

Remember this guide is to install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite [ZC600KL], so don’t try the same recovery image on any other device. Before flashing recovery, please read and install the required drivers and software on your PC.

Download Required Files

TWRP Recovery Repack img

Download SuperSU Zip

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Download Magisk Zip

Pre-Requisite:

  • This Guide Supported for Asus Zenfone 5 Lite [ZC600KL]
  • You need to Unlock Bootloader on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.
  • Install latest Asus USB Drivers
  • You need either a Laptop or PC.
  • Charge your phone to at least 70%
  • Back up your device just in case if you need it later
  • Download Minimal ADB Tool – or Download the Full ADB setup for Windows / Mac here and Extract it.

Installation Guide using ADB fastboot method:

[su_note note_color=”#035786″ text_color=”#ffffff”]At GetDroidTips, We will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your device while following this Guide. Do it at your own risk. Remember rooting or installation of Custom Recovery will void the warranty of your phone.[/su_note]

Follow the instructions given down below to install TWRP on your phone:

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  1. First of all, Download and install or extract the Android SDK or Minimal ADB Folder
  2. Now Go to C:\adb on the PC where Android SDK folder is found
  3. Now open the command window (CMD) on the same adb folder by holding the SHIFT key and right-click on an empty space inside the folder.
  4. Select the ‘Open PowerShell window here’ or Command Window option. AMD COMMAND
  5. Turn off your phone completely
  6. Once you completely shut down, now connect the device to the PC while holding the Volume Down key.
  7. It will boot into fastboot, Now enter the following command to install TWRP recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite[ZC600KL]:
    fastboot flash boot recovery.img
  8. This will install the recovery for temporary. Make sure everything is working fine.
  9. To install the recovery permanently, follow this command
    fastboot flash recovery recovery.img
  10. Once you are done, you can reboot your phone using the following command:
    fastboot reboot

That’s it! You have installed TWRP Successfully!

How to Root Asus Zenfone 5 Lite

To root your phone, you need either a supported TWRP Recovery or any rooting apps. With the help of rooting apps, you can root Asus Zenfone 5 Lite without PC/Computer. Here in this guide we already have a supported TWRP Recovery, so I will guide here to flash the superSU or Magisk to root your phone. Before rooting, let’s understand What is rooting in Android Phone?

What Does Rooting Mean?

Rooting doesn’t mean hacking. So please don’t compare the term hacking to rooting. In fact, it is not true at all. Well, Rooting for Android means nothing but jailbreaking the device to get access to the root directory of your android mobile. This means you are removing the restrictions and limitations from your Android Phone or Tablet to perform unperformable tasks.

By Rooting Asus Zenfone 5 Lite, you are injecting a file known as SU binary to the root of your phone. Technically Speaking, Rooting Any Android Phone will void the brand warranty but don’t worry, you can unroot or restore your device any time without any issues.

The advantage of Rooting:

  • You can get access to all files on your Asus Zenfone 5 Lite, even the files which present in the root directory of your phone.
  • You can increase the performance of your Asus Zenfone 5 Lite by overclocking.
  • By rooting you can increase battery life by underclocking Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.
  • Uninstall Bloatware on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite.
  • You can block Ads on any Android applications such as Youtube and other game related applications. Also ReadTop 5 Adblock Plus Alternatives for Android
  • By Rooting Asus Zenfone 5 Lite, you can View, Edit or Delete any system file inside the root directory.
  • You can install Xposed Framework and many Xposed module support.

Guide to Root:

Here is the guide on how to root Asus Zenfone 5 Lite smartphone. Make sure to download either SuperSU or Magisk to root your phone.

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[su_note note_color=”#faf5ce” text_color=”#1d1d1d”]Warning: Don’t try to flash both Magisk and SuperSU on your phone. You need to root either with SuperSU or Magisk[/su_note]

Full Guide to install SuperSU on your phone Full Guide to install Magisk and Magisk Manager

I hope this guide was helpful to root and install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5 Lite. Any queries, you can leave a comment down below.

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