Zenfone 3 X008DA  : unlock bootloader, twrp, magisk, root and stock ROM

Tested on Asus Zenfone 3 Max X008DA (ZC520TL) Nougat android 7

Versi update :

  • V13.1.1.33 ==> MM
  • V13.1.1.42 ==> MM
  • V13.1.1.70 ==> MM
  • V14.11.1707.49 ==> N
  • v14.02.1802.100 ==> N

Stock ROM

Files :

WhatsApp Image 2018-01-06 at 13.26.34

Recovery Mode

Turn the smartphone back on by pressing Volume Up (+) and Power and hold it until the Asus logo appears and there is a fastboot menu option in the show.

Howto :

  • install aida4, make sure you have mt6737m or mt6737t CPU
  • Unlock bootloader using apk tools
  • Boot into fastboot mode
  • flash twrp : fastboot flash recovery twrp_mt6737m.img
  • direct boot to recovery otherwise u’r twrp will be gone
  • boot to recovery : Volume UP + Power > select recovery (direct from fastboot)


Use xposed-v89-sdk24-arm64.zip, be patient because take time long time, there is no progress bar.


  • even if we format data, the partition still encrypted
  • place magisk & xposed from OTG
  • Can’t install systemless xposed, just use native xposed



1 thought on “Zenfone 3 X008DA  : unlock bootloader, twrp, magisk, root and stock ROM”

  1. bang, gw twrp udah ke instal, mau gw normalin ke stock rom, gw coba pake adb sideload kok ada notif –> *cannot read ‘ID_ZC520TL-14.11.1707.49-20170726.zip’*, ada solusi bang, gw coba download stockrom dari asus di Link : asus.com/us/Phone/ZenFone-3-Max-ZC520TL/HelpDesk_BIOS/ sama aja ya dapat notif –> * cannot read ‘UL-ASUS_X008_1-WW-14.11.1808.122-user.zip’ *, siapa tahu ada solusi nya bang, mohon bantuannya yaa , terimakasih

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