How To Root and Unroot Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG


Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG Root:- Upgrading hardware of an android phone is not possible due to the fact that it is not cost effective and if you want to change one hardware component in android phone you have to change its assistive components as well such as RAM and Processor. If you cannot run an application on your phone based on the hardware problem then your only option is to replace the phone with a better version however you can try one last option known as root which gives phone user an authority to use the reserved capacity restricted by the company developers so that it can be used in an emergency state. A phone can be rooted in two ways the first is the application method and the second one is the computer method let’s try the easiest method which is an application:-root-unroot-device-banner

A bit about Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG before rooting

Display: 5.0 inch IPS LCD (720 x 1280 Resolution)

Launched: January 2015

Operating System: Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Processor: 1.2 GHz Dual Core

Internal Space: 8 GB

Battery: 2110 mAh Li-Po (Upto 10.0 Hours of Talktime)

How to Root Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

Rooting helps a lot of users to increase the performance of the mobile phone and also change part of how your phone reacts on certain command which is why rooting a phone is a famous and well-known topic worldwide. As we discussed above the application method is by far the easiest way but along with an application, I am providing the software solution to root your phone which means you can root your phone with or without a computer.

Before following one of our methods to root your device please activate debugging mode in your smartphone.

1) Using Kingroot App

  1. Download and Install kingroot apk file by following the link (
  2. Once the app is downloaded on your smartphone tap on the app for installation.
  3. Before installation, the app required your permission because you are installing a custom app so when a pop-up prompt message will be appeared titled INSTALL BLOCKED just go to SETTINGS and tap on UNKNOWN SOURCE as shown in Figure.
  4. Now the app will begin to install, once installed open it and tap on button ONE CLICK ROOT.
  5. Once the process is finished your phone will be rooted. Be patient during the period of root because some can take up to 30 minutes to root and make sure your phone does not disconnect from the internet during rooting.

2) Through SRSRoot Software

The third method to root is quite bothersome and you need USB cable and computer to root.

  1. Go to the following website “” and install the software on your computer by clicking on download tab given at top of the page.
  2. Once installed open software and connect your smartphone via USB Cable.
  3. Make sure you enable USB DEBUGGING before continuing.
  4. Now click on ROOT DEVICE button on the top left corner to start rooting device.

If you are looking for more apps like Kingoroot then try these out – Framaroot and Towelroot.  The method of installing each app will be the same.

How to Unroot Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG

Just like rooting you should unroot your phone whenever you visit customer service office to repair your smartphone or installing operating system updates on your smartphone.

Using Supersu App

  1. Go To Playstore and Download Supersu App.
  2. Open Application and then go to settings page, scroll down and tap on FULL UNROOT.

Using Es File Explorer

  1. Go to play store and download the app ES File Explorer on your Internal Storage
  2. Once installed open the app and click on MENU mentioned on the top left side of the page.
  3. Now tap on Tools and then turn on ROOT EXPLORER.
  4. After turn on Root Explorer go back to the app dashboard and go back to destination “/”.
  5. Now go to folder SYSTEM -> BIN and delete file SU.
  6. Then go back to another folder SYSTEM -> XBIN and delete file SU.
  7. Now go back to folder SYSTEM -> APP and then remove the SUPERUSER.APK file.
  8. Once the files are deleted reboot your phone, congrats your phone is unrooted.

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