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Unlock Asus ZenPad 8.0 & Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-0 - Easy Tutorial

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If you are looking for a way to unlock Asus ZenPad 8.0 and install latest TWRP recovery, then you are in right place. Unlocking your smartphone/tablet is the first step to extract the complete juice of your device hardware. Once Asus ZenPad 8.0 is unlocked, you can then easily install custom recovery such as TWRP recovery, can root it using Magisk or SuperSu. Once rooted you can perform various system related task which otherwise isn’t possible.

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Talking about hardware Asus ZenPad 8.0 (Z380KL) comes with 8.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display which support 800 x 1280 pixels screen resolution. The screen comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 1 protection. The tablet is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 (in some region Qualcomm Snapdragon 410) octa-core SoC and Adreno 306 GPU (or Adreno 405). The device have 1GB or 2GB RAM to smooth the using process along with 8GB or 16GB internal storage. The tablet comes with 5MP rear camera as well as 2MP selfie camera. Asus ZenPad 8.0 comes with non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. The tablet comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box and can be upgraded to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow officially.

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How To Unlock and Install TWRP Recovery On Asus ZenPad 8.0


WARNING: Unlocking the bootloader will erase all data on your device! Before proceeding, ensure the data you would like to retain is backed up to your PC and/or your Google account, or equivalent. We (ShizHub Team) are not responsible if anything happen to your device while following this tutorial.

Requirements:

  1. Make sure your computer has working adb and fastboot. Setup instructions can be found here.
  2. Enable USB Debugging on your device. [Tutorial]
  3. Proper USB driver is installed. [Download]

How To Unlock Asus ZenPad 8.0


  1. Enable OEM unlock in the Developer options under device Settings, if present.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Asus ZenPad 8.0 to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Up + Power when the device power is off.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to unlock the bootloader: fastboot oem unlock.
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.
  7. Since the device resets completely, you will need to re-enable USB debugging for the next recovery installation process.

How To Install TWRP Recovery 3.2.1-0 on Asus ZenPad 8.0


  1. Download TWRP.
  2. Once done, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
  3. Now on your computer open a command prompt (on Windows) or terminal (on Linux or macOS) window, and type: adb reboot bootloader . You can also boot your Asus ZenPad 8.0 to fastboot mode by pressing Volume Up + Power when the device power is off.
  4. To confirm the device is connected in fastboot mode or not, type: fastboot devices.
  5. Once confirmed, type the following command to flash TWRP Recovery: fastboot flash recovery twrp-x.x.x-x-P024.img. [Note: Replace TWRP file name with your downloaded file name]
  6. The device should automatically reboot, if not then reboot it manually.

Tip: To boot into recovery first turn off your Asus ZenPad 8.0 and then press and hold Volume Up and Power button together until you see menu on your screen. Then press Volume Down to select option Recovery, and press Power button to confirm.

That’s it! You now have an unlocked Asus ZenPad 8.0 with latest supported TWRP Recovery installed.
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