Root Asus ZenFone 8

Asus ZenFone 8 is one of the promising offerings by Taiwanese multinational companies for users who wish for a premium smartphone experience. The smartphone features the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset developed on a 5nm manufacturing process. With a 5.9-inch Super AMOLED screen, the smartphone offers a 120Hz screen refresh rate and HDR10+ support. Even though the company offers various features, some customers wish to root their smartphones to get access as an administrator to use the smartphone over an Android subsystem and other apps. It is advised that rooting must be done without any default to avoid setbacks in the performance and optimization of the device. If you wish to root your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS Magisk without TWRP, follow the article to the end for a detailed guide.

Benefits of Rooting Your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS

There are several benefits of rooting your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS. Some of the major advantages are listed below:

Since ads can degrade the smartphone experience, you can block ads on any application on your device by rooting.

Rooting your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS will give you access to the root directory of the smartphone, where you can view, edit and delete any files.

If your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS is lagging in performance, you can remove the pre-installed bloatware present in the smartphone to improve speed and performance.

You can also increase the battery performance by overclocking the device.

Steps to Root Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS

It is advised that you must take a complete backup of your device before rooting the device to avoid any data loss. Even though the rooting process has nothing to do with data loss, it is advised to be on the safer side. Go through the steps mentioned below to root your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS.

Install Android SDK

The first step involved in the rooting process is downloading and installing the Android SDK platform. The tool is recognized as the official ADB and FastBoot binary by Google. You can install the tool on your PC and continue with the platform-tools folder, which is essential for the process.

Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking on Your Asus ZenFone 8 Device

For enabling USB debugging on your Asus ZenFone 8, you must perform ADB commands. For the process, navigate to the Settings and click on About Phone. Under the option, click on Build Number 7 Times. After tapping, go to the Advanced setting under the System menu and click on the Developer Options. Under the Developer Options, enable the USB debugging and OEM unlocking toggle.

Unlock Asus ZenFone 8 Bootloader

Before unlocking your device’s bootloader, prepare a complete backup of the data, as the process will wipe the data completely from the smartphone.

Extract and Patch Boot Image from Firmware of Asus ZenFone 8

You have to install the latest version of Magisk Manager APK after bootloading the device for this process. Follow the steps below to extract and patch the boot image:

Attach your Asus ZenFone 8 and copy the boot.img from the extracted folder to your device storage

Launch the Magisk Manager APK that you installed and reinstall the program

Tap on Patch Boot Image File

Under your device’s internal storage, select the boot image that you transferred earlier to your smartphone.

After a brief moment, Magisk will start patching the boot image.

Once the process is finished, copy the patched_boot.img from the internal storage and replace it in the ADB fastboot extracted ROM folder.

Installing the Patched Boot Image on Asus ZenFone 8

To install the patched boot image, follow the steps below:

  • Extract the ADB fastboot tool and move the patched boot image to the same folder
  • Open the command window or Powershell
  • To flash the patched_boot.img to install Magisk and root your Android device, type the command ‘fastboot flash boot patched_boot.img
  • If your smartphone has an A/B partition system, write the commands.

fastboot flash boot_a patched_boot.img

fastboot flash boot_b patched_boot.img

  • Once the flashing process finishes, run fastboot reboot

You must note that while writing the commands for the A/B partition system, you must replace patched_boot.img with the name of the boot image file you downloaded

This is the complete guide that you can use to root your Asus ZenFone 8 Z3590KS Magisk without TWRP.

Experiencing difficulties with your Device, check out our “How To” page on how to resolve some of these issues.


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