How to Root Zenfone Max M2 via SuperSU & Magick + More!


In this article, I will show you how to root the Zenfone Max M2 smartphone. And with easy step by step instruction guide on how to successfully root. So, let’s straight away dive into the tutorial guide. Stay until the end.


What do you mean by Root?

Root or Rooting a device, simply means that you are now able to take full control of your Android device. After rooting, the smartphone has the ability to customize beyond limits. So, there are quite a few benefits of rooting the Zenfone Max M2. So, let us see what are those benefits.


What are the Advantages or Benefits of Rooting the Zenfone Max M2?

Well, here are some of the Pros of rooting the Zenfone Max M2 Android device:

  1. First of all, the user takes control of the phone.
  2. And also customize the user interface and control the frequency of the CPU as well as GPU.
  3. There are also different available Mods that can be downloadable for free.
  4. You can also, Install Custom Roms on the phone.
  5. In conclusion, you can customize the Zenfone Max M2 Android phone beyond limits.

So above were some of the key benefits of rooting your Android smartphone. But is it all good? NO. Below are some of the cons or disadvantages of rooting the phone.


What are the CONS of Rooting the Zenfone Max M2?

Now let’s see some of the cons of rooting the Zenfone Max M2 Android smartphone:

  1. Firstly, the warranty is void after rooting the device.
  2. And your phone could be completely dead and not usable anymore. (If anything goes wrong)
  3. Also, performance issue may arrive due to lack of optimization for the particular model.

So now that you have seen Pros and Cons of rooting the Zenfone Max M2, Let’s see step by step tutorial on how to root the phone.

About Zenfone Max M2

Here are some of the key features and specifications of the newly launched Zenfone Max M2 smartphone.

  • Firstly, it has a 6.26 inches display with a resolution of 720 by 1520 pixels. A total of 269 pixels per inch.
  • And Zenfone Max M2 also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 632 chipset.
  • The Phone also comes with 4GB/3GB Ram and 64GB/32GB Storage. 
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor is – 13MP + 2MP dual rear camera and 8MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on the phone is a non-removable 4000 mAh.

MUST READVarious Issues on the Zenfone Max M2 & How to Fix Them. 

How to Root Zenfone Max M2?

IMPORTANT Points before rooting the Zenfone Max M2:

Root Asus Zenfone Max M2

Let’s Root Zenfone Max M2 Android Phone: METHOD 1

  • In this method, we will flash a zip file from TWRP or CWM recovery. So, make sure to install the custom recovery on your phone. (Links are above in the topic IMPORTANT POINTS before rooting)
  • First of all, download Super SU Zip file and save it to internal or external storage of the Zenfone Max M2.
  • And now boot into TWRP Recovery or CWM recovery.
  • Next, you will see some options, Tap on INSTALL or FLASH. Select the SuperSU file from the storage.
  • Click on confirm Flash or Swipe to flash.
  • That’s it after the process is successful, tap on reboot option. Now the phone will reboot.
  • Congratulations, you have rooted the Zenfone Max M2. You will see the SuperSU app in the apps menu.
  • If TWRP or CWM recovery is still not available for the device then please do not try to root your device with this method. You may brick your device.

NEXT – How to Install Custom ROM on the Zenfone Max M2.


How to root the Zenfone Max M2 in a single click – Method 2

  • Firstly, You need to download an app KingRoot on your Zenfone Max M2.
  • And then Install the App on the phone. Also, enable unknown sources in the setting menu.
  • And now open the app in your Zenfone Max M2 smartphone and click on ” the large button – No Root Permission”.
  • Do not touch your screen while the process is going on.
  • That’s it, your Zenfone Max M2 has root access now.
  • Try a different method if the process fails to root your phone.

Related Article. Unroot Zenfone Max M2 and Go back to stock ROM.


How to root your Zenfone Max M2 with PC – Method 3

  • And also charge the phone fully before proceeding.
  • And also enable USB DEBUGGING on the Zenfone Max M2 by going in the setting. To do that, Go to setting>Developer options>Enable USD Debugging.
  • Launch the application on your computer.
  • Furthermore, plug your Zenfone Max M2 to your pc via data cable provided by the manufacturer.
  • Now you need to click on One Click Android Root option.
  • Hence the process of rooting the phone will start. And after few moments, the Zenfone Max M2 will have root access.
  • Try a different method if the process fails to root your phone.

Method 4: How to Root Zenfone Max M2 with Magisk: Install Magisk

  • Firstly, you need TWRP Recovery or CWM Recovery to root via this method.
  • And also download Magisk latest Zip File.
  • And now boot the Zenfone Max M2 into the Recovery mode.
  • Then go to Install > Select the Magisk Zip File > Swipe to Install.
  • That’s it, finally, the Zenfone Max M2 has root access via the Magisk installation.
  • If TWRP or CWM recovery is still not available for the device then please do not try to root your device with this method. You may brick your device.

So, that’s it for the step by step guide, I hope this article helped you in successfully rooting your Zenfone Max M2. And also if you have any quires, do let me know in the comment section below.


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