How to Install TWRP Recovery on Asus Zenfone 5Z? Download Recovery!

Welcome, in this article I will demonstrate how to install TWRP Recovery on Zenfone 5Z. 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 5Z

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

  • Firstly, it has 6.2 inches display with a resolution of 1080 by 2246 pixels. A total of pixels per inch.
  • And Zenfone 5Z also comes with Android 8.1 OREO.
  • And under the hood, the phone has a Snapdragon 845 chipset.
  • The Zenfone 5Z also comes with 4GB/6GB/8GB Ram and 64GB/128GB/256GB Storage options.
  • Furthermore, the camera sensor on the smartphone- 12 MP + 120-degree wide sensor dual rear camera and 8 MP front shooter.
  • Finally, the battery on ASUS Zenfone 5Z is a non-removable 3300 mAh.

Also Read. Zenfone 5Z Issues & How to Fix Them: Solution

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

There are quite a few benefits of installing TWRP on Zenfone 5Z. 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 Zenfone 5Z

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

  • 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 Zenfone 5Z?


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

    • First of all, make sure to charge your phone fully.
    • And also get the certified USB cable by the manufacturer.
    • Before installing, unlock the bootloader (OEM UNLOCK) on your phone. How to Unlock Bootloader on the Zenfone 5Z.

TWRP Zenfone 5Z

Let’s Install TWRP Recovery: Method 1

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

Install procedure For ADB Fastboot :
1. Launch it That Require administrator privileges.
2. Click Yes to install ADB and Fastboot or No to not.
3. Press Yes to install ADB system wide or No for the current user only
4. Click Yes to install Drivers or No to skip
5. Continue the Driver installation
6. 15 seconds passed – it will finish the process                                    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 5Z 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 5Z.
  • Update August 25th – Hello all, for all you waiting for TWRP img file, here it is finally. But let me warn you that this is unofficial & experimental build of the recovery file. I suggest you do not install it on your device as currently, no official TWRP img has arrived. In a rare event, you can brick your smartphone while installing this unofficial version of the file. But for all those who want to install here is the download link.
  • TWRP img file for ASUS Zenfone 5Z DOWNLOAD.  Kindly only proceed at your own risk. Here
  • Recommended – Kindly backup all your data.
  • Also, See the active slot. Do not use the current slot and change to slot to other. After booting in to the bootloader.
  • Fastboot flashing code for the Asus Zenfone 5Z
  • fastboot flash boot boot.img

NEXT – How to Install custom ROM on Zenfone 5Z.

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

    • Firstly, Download Flashify app on the Zenfone 5Z. 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 Zenfone 5Z. 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 Zenfone 5Z. Now, you can install your favorite custom ROMs and zip files on the phone.

Related Article. How to Unroot Zenfone 5Z 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.