How to Install TWRP Recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q: GUIDE

Welcome, in this article I will demonstrate how to install TWRP Recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q. So stay until the end of the article and with the help of step by step guide, install TWRP on your phone. 

What is TWRP Recovery?

TWRP or TeamWin Recovery Project is a custom recovery project and is flashable on Android smartphones. TWRP recovery, when installed on a smartphone over stock recovery, can provide more features.

About ASUS Zenfone 5Q

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched ASUS Zenfone 5Q smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has 6 inches display with a resolution of 2160 by 1080 pixels. A total of pixels per inch.
  • And Zenfone 5Q also comes with Android OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 630 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 4 GB Ram and 64 GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on Zenfone 5Q – 16 MP + 120-degree wide angle shooter, dual rear camera, and 20 MP SONY front shooter + 120-degree wide angle shooter.
  • Also, a fingerprint scanner on the back of the device.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 3300 mAh.

What are the Advantages of Installing TWRP Recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q?

There are quite a few benefits of installing TWRP on Zenfone 5Q. Here are some of them :

    • Firstly, you can root your phone.
    • And also install ZIP files and custom Roms on the phone.
  • You can wipe cache and reset your smartphone.
  • And take a backup of your current data and restore it whenever you want to.
  • Furthermore, let’s now take a look at some of the disadvantages of installing TWRP recovery.

Some Disadvantages of Installing TWRP Recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q

Below are some of the cons TWRP recovery which you should keep in mind before installing on your Zenfone 5Q.

    • First of all, it will void your warranty.
    • And you may brick your Phone if you do not follow the steps correctly.
  • Also, the user will not be able to get OTA updates anymore on the device.
  • Now that you have read some of the Pros and cons of TWRP recovery, let’s start with the installation procedure.

How to Install TWRP Recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q?


Before starting the installation process, do keep the following things in mind.

TWRP Recovery ASUS Zenfone 5Q


Let’s Install TWRP Recovery: Method 1

    • First of all, download TWRP recovery image of the device from the web.
    • And rename it as TWRP.img
    • Also, download appropriate USB drivers of the phone and install it on PC.

Install process For ADB :
1. Run it (Require administrator privileges)
2. Press Y/Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or N/No to skip
3. Press Y/Yes to install ADB system-wide or N/No for current user only
4. Press Y/Yes to install Drivers or N/No to skip
5. Continue Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – finished!                                    Source – XDA

  • And now open the folder – “TWRP.img
  • And open a command window in the folder itself. To do that, Shift + Right-click on any empty space and then select open command window.
  • Now, connect your Zenfone 5Q to PC.
  • And, boot your device into fastboot mode. To do that type the following code in the command window

adb reboot bootloader

Now the device will boot into the fastboot mode. After that type the following code –

fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img.

  • And do replace TWRP.img above with the name of your TWRP recovery image file.
  •  Now it will start flashing TWRP Recovery and after that type the following –

fastboot reboot

  • This command will reboot your device.
  • And congrats, finally you have successfully installed TWRP Recovery on the Zenfone 5Q.

NEXT – How to Install custom ROM on ASUS Zenfone 5Q.

How to Install TWRP custom recovery on ASUS Zenfone 5Q? Method 2

    • Firstly, Download Flashify app on the phone. The app is available to download from play store.
    • And open the app and you will see three options, “Boot Image” “Recovery Image” and “Zip File”. 
  • First, click on “Recovery Image” as soon as you click you will be able to see some more options.
  • Next, click on download TWRP. You will see an option of downloading CWM custom recovery too, but consider downloading TWRP custom recovery.
  • And now it will download TWRP file for the phone. And after the downloading finishes click on “Yes install custom Recovery”.
  • That’s it now sit back and relax till the recovery installs on the phone.
  • Finally, congratulations you have successfully install TWRP recovery on your ASUS Zenfone 5Q. Now, you can install your favorite custom ROMs and zip files on the phone.

Related Article. How to Unroot ASUS Zenfone 5Q and go back to stock ROM.

In conclusion, do the steps carefully and also make sure to see pre-requisite before starting the process. Before flashing TWRP Recovery, check for the supported model number. And you can also check for your device here on TWRP website and make sure about the recovery file.