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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ck722, Dec 15, 2019.

  1. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    I made Kingo root, which failed, My Asus 5 stays in infinite loop. I'm affraid I lost my device
     


  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    can you be more specific? what did you exactly do? plus i do not think kingo root supports your phone. did you download the app onto your phone?

    i do not know how asus supports their phone, but you might want to look into flashing a firmware update.

    here is the firmware:
    https://www.asus.com/Phone/ZenFone-5-ZE620KL/HelpDesk_Download/

    i found some instructions on xda for you:
    https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-5/general/ze620kl-how-to-to-stock-firmware-t3969849

    you might have to get fastboot and adb setup. instructions for that are here:
    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how...tools-what-is-fastboot-do-you-use-it-0155640/
     
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  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    i would still recommend that you post exactly what happened and go into more detail about how you used kingo root.
     
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  4. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    Firstly I'll follow your tips. Then I'll give a return. OK? Thanks
     
  5. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Well as that post said, that app only works up to android 5, which is 2014 software. So it's essentially irrelevant now.

    Edit: it seems that the post I was referring to has now gone. But this is also true of most if not all of these one-click root apps.
     
    #5 Hadron, Dec 17, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2019
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  6. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    I followed your tips, but no results. Would please see the attachement?
     

    Attached Files:

  7. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Is your bootloader unlocked? You won't be able to fastboot flash much without that.

    Also your last attempt you tried "fastboot flash recovery", but it looked like it was sending a 64MB file - which seems rather big for a recovery image. What exactly is the file you are trying to flash (I don't know Asus devices, but if you are trying to flash it I assume you know exactly what it is). @ocnbrze's link was to a 2GB full device firmware, which is much bigger than this seems to have been, so it would be helpful if you told us exactly what you are doing (and, as asked earlier, how you got into this state in the first place).
     
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  8. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    Well. I can't say anything about this phone since I do not have access to its caracteristics.. The things I know: (1) It had original SW on it; (2) I tried to root with Kingo Root. After that infinite loop has begun. I can't take it from this diabolic situation. Unfortunately I do not have much knowledge about cell phones even being an engineer (?) . I use it as I do with my tooth brush... I keep trying to find a solution, but yours experience is fundamental to me. Please
     
  9. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    So almost certainly the bootloader is locked. I don't know this model so don't know whether it's possible to unlock it without having access to the operating system.

    But official firmware usually does not require an unlocked bootloader to flash it (indeed sometimes requires that the bootloader is locked), so you should be OK with that. So maybe tell us exactly what firmware you have downloaded (because the size doesn't match the full firmware that @ocnbrze linked)? And also where you found the instructions to use "fastboot flash recovery" to flash it, because while I don't know Asus flashing I do know that that isn't what the instructions he posted say (and that that command is only for flashing the recovery module, nothing else). Did you attempt to follow the instructions @ocnbrze posted? The first 3 steps in the xda post look like they'd do for flashing the firmware to me.
     
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  10. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    These are the instructions I followed
     
  11. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    I also am not familiar with Asus 5 but I've been a rooted user for many years. All the cellphones I have rooted have been Samsung's. if your Asus 5 was set to automatically download the latest firmware by default then it likely the last updated firmware. Thats the case with every Samsung I have owned. I always have to go into settings and uncheck "Download updates automatically". For my Note 4 on sprint is specifically an sm-n910p. If I had a Note 4 T-mobile it would be sm-n910t. The firmware for every varient is very specific. Im guessing this is the same for the Asus 5. It's very important you download the correct firmware, at least thats my experience. The fist link is general Asus 5. The other two are specific links.

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-5

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-5/help/debrick-asus-zenfoen-5-fastboot-t3377455

    https://forum.xda-developers.com/zenfone-5/general/ze620kl-zenfone-5-2018-unlock-t3787174

    Good luck
     
    #12 MrJavi, Dec 19, 2019
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2019
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  12. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    Except, as I said, the file you are flashing is small to be the one from the first link (but too big to be a recovery) and the command you have shown us you are using is not in the instructions in the second. So that doesn't tell me what you have done.

    What matters is what you actually did rather than links where I don't know how you have interpreted them and which parts you have followed.
     
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  13. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    I suggest looking for your specific model and provider for the correct firmware. Handron is correct, the firmware your flashing doesn't match. I'm guessing the procedure is the same, its just the wrong firmware. If you plan on installing a custom recover that also is device specific but that comes later. I recommend reading threw the XDA threads and get familiar with your device. Some firmwares prevent downgrade. The safes way to avoid incomparably is to upgread to the latest firmware for you specific device and carrier but sometimes the most recent firmware is unrootable and/or prevents downgrade. For instance My Note 4 is on the latest firmware a fused 5, binary 4. It prevents me from downgrading back to lollipop roms. If I were to flash any other official firmware for my device I would wind up in a bootloop (Samsung Odin sw rev check fail) The last firmware will be your best chance of recovering from a soft brick.
     
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  14. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    That said I'll start a new round of experiments. Wait please
     
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  15. MrJavi

    MrJavi Android Expert

    Good luck and Merry Christmas ck722
     
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  16. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    Thanks!
     
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  17. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    I'll give up. After my last try
    ZenFone5_UL-ASUS_X00QD-ASUS-15.0616.1803.8-1.1.13-user.zip
    I see the window of options (reboot, recover, etc), but nothing hapens. I really think that my cel phone is broken. We can stop this tread
     
  18. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Did you install and run twrp?
     
  19. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    Sorry, what is that? To install in PC?
     
  20. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    No TWRP, you can install it directly to your phone.
     
  21. ck722

    ck722 Newbie
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    Phone is blocked
     

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