Update: User Can Unlock Bootloader On Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Now, Unofficially

Unlock Bootloader On Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Now, Unofficially

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 was released just before two weeks ago and even it’s not available to purchase for all but developer community start working on it.

Good news is that a senior developer member of XDA forum has already found a way to unlock bootloader on Asus Zenfone Pro M1 mobile.  Remember this is not an official method to unlock Zenfone Max Pro M1 bootloader.

After unlocking bootloader of Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, you are ready to apply different customization like you can install custom twrp recovery, can root Zenfone Max Pro M1 or can install custom rom to experience different android interface.

Best part of this bootloader unlocking method is that you can relock the bootloader again easily. Because of some reason if you think it was not a best decision to unlock bootloader of your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, you can still relock it.

So if you are ready to unlock Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 bootloader, read the post and instructions carefully.


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Supportable Devices & Model – Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 [ZB601KL/ZB602KL]

Important : Bootloader unlocking procedure will wipe all user data & phone data completely. So don’t forget to take backup of your important data before applying the bootloader unlocking process.

Steps To  Unlock Bootloader On Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

  • First of all, download factory RAW file and extract it on desktop folder.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 [ZB601KL/ZB602KL] RAW File – DOWNLOAD

  • Boot Zenfone Max Pro M1 into fastboot mode. Press & hold volume up key + power key together at the same time.
  • Connect the device with pc via USB cable. [Wait to install USB drivers automatically]
  • Extract the downloaded firmware zip file and flash firmware by using flashall_AFT.bat or flasall.cmd  file.

Note: This firmware can only boot into FASTBOOT Mode. So, don’t worry about it.

  • After flashing above firmware, Press & hole Power off + Volume Up key again.

Bootloader Unlocking Process

  • Download and install “MINIMAL ADB & FASTBOOT TOOL” on pc. [Only 15 seconds process]
  • After installation of MINIMAL ADB & FASTBOOT TOOL, open adb folder.

ADB Folder Location : C Drive >> ADB Folder

  • Click anywhere into adb folder, press & hold SHIF key + Right Mouse Key + select “open command window here” or “Open PowerShell window here” option to run command window.
  • Next, copy or type below command to check device is properly connected or not?

fastboot devices

[Command will show numeric digits that means it’s connected properly]
  • Again, type the below command and execute it.

fastboot oem unlock

[Command will unlock the bootloader of the device automatically]
  • Finaly, enter the below command to reboot the device into bootloader mode.

fastboot reboot bootloader

Congratulations!!! You have unlocked the bootloader of your own Zenfone Max Pro M1 Smartphone.

Relock Bootloader Again

  • Download and install minimal adb & fastboot tool on pc. [Skip the step, if already installed]
  • Open command window again by following the above process.
  • Connect the device with pc into fastboot mode.
  • This time execute the below command

fastboot oem lock

  • Finally type the below command again.

fastboot reboot bootloader

  • Done!!! bootloader locked again.
[You can see the “Device State” on FASTBOOT splash screen]
  • Now download the OREO RAW ROM from here, extract it on pc. [DOWNLOAD]
  • Connect the device with pc into fastboot mode.
  • Flash oreo rom on the device by using flashall_ATF.bat file.
  • That’s it.

Q&A About Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 Bootloader Unlocking

Q1. IS it safe to unlock bootloader using unofficial method?

Ans – This method is developed by senior member of XDA developer forum after testing. If you are following the correct procedure then nothing to worry about it.

Q2. Which is better, Official Method or un- official Method

Ans- If you unlocked bootloader of Zenfone Max Pro M1 officially and want to relock it again, OTA does not work for you. Because your serial number has been updated on ASUS server. They will not allow you to update the device via OTA.

Q3. Bootloader unlocking will erase my phone data?

Ans. Yes, bootloader unlocking process will wipe all user data and phone data completely.

Hope this guide will help you lock and unlock bootloader of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 mobile. Till now if you have any quarry, please notify us by leaving your comment.

Jagmohan Singh Negi

I am Jagmohan Singh Negi A Tech Enthusiastic Person. I always want to explore something new and experiment on Android Smartphones, here on 99mediasector.com i share solutions of Latest Android Bugs and Their Fixes, Latest Android launches, and How-to-Type Solutions for All Android Smartphones.

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