Tuesday, July 07, 2015

[ROM] [CM 12.1] CyanogenMod for Zenfone 5 T00F/T00J

Quickly, in this article, you are going to efficiently learn how to install cyanogenmod 12.1 Android Lollipop on  ASUS Zenfone 5.

The entire process should work like a charm for you if you follow the procedure correctly. But DWYOR (Do it with your own Risk) I'm not responsible if you damaged your phone :) But don't worry i've tested this before. Backup your data before perform this tutorial.

Changelogs (10/July/2015):

Install Cyanogenmod 12.1 Android Lollipop On Zenfone 5

Warning: When you install a custom ROM on your android device, it voids your warranty.

Method 1 :

  1. Unlock Bootloader your Zenfone 5 First : Tutorial Here for Kitkat / Tutorial Here for Lollipop
  2. Download CyanogenMod 12.1 ROM (Download only the new one):
  3. -New System.img and boot.img (Download Here)
    -System.img (Download Here) <old>
    -boot.img (Download Here) <old>
    -sdcard fix boot.img (Download Here) <old>
  4. Copy all to ADB Folder (Download Here if you don't have it)
  5. Turn off device
  6. Go to fastboot by perssing power + volume up
  7. at ADB Folder open cmd by pressing Shift+Right Click > Open command here
  8. at fastboot flash boot.img by type: fastboot flash boot boot.img
  9. then fastboot flash system system.img
  10. then fastboot flash boot fixSdcard-boot.img (Not required if using new system.img and boot.img)
  11. factory reset your device
  12. Done

Method 2 (New system.img & Boot.img):

  1. Download CM 12.1 Zenfone 5 Auto Installer by tank0312 (Download Here|Mirror)
  2. Turn Off Device and Enter Fastboot Mode (Power+Volume up)
  3. Connect Zenfone 5 to PC/Laptop
  4. Extract CM 12.1 Zenfone 5 Auto Installer
  5. Double Click cm12-1-installer.bat
  6. Wait Until Finish
  7. Factory Reset / Wipe data

Method 2 (old system.img):

  1. Download CM 12.1 Zenfone 5 Auto Installer by tank0312 (Download Here|Mirror )
  2. Double Click cm12-1-installer.bat

Bugs for Old system.img:

  • Gps (But sometimes working by setting to High Accuracy+wifi)
  • Always showing memory full, but not affect the internal storage and sd card. download big apps from PS is working fine (Hold on
    "Storage space running out" notifications and disable it )
  • Vibrate not working 
  • Wifi tethering error not working 
  • Can't save wifi password (must enter password again after disconnect->try WiFi connection manager app from play store, it solves WiFi bug !)
  • Failed to Install BBM/Line via Playstore/APK (Fix: Push APK to system/app then Download and open Link2SD convert app to user app)
  • So far good for daily use, battery review on progress :)

Screenshots Zenfone 5 with CyanogenMod CM 12.1:

 Credit to Tran Huu Tin

How to Root:

  1. Go to Settings>About Phone > tap build number 7 times
  2. Go to developer Options
  3. Root Enable Device+ADB
  4. Install superSU from Playstore 
  5. If Doesn't work. Root with ZenfoneRootKit (Download Here

How to Fix Install Theme CM 12.1 Failed (on New system.img):

  1. Download SDcard-fix boot (Download Here) and place it to ADB Folder
  2. Enter Fastboot (Turn Off then Power+volume up)
  3. Connect Zenfone 5 to PC/Laptop
  4. At ADB Open Command and Type: fastboot flash boot fixSdcard-boot.img
  5. Reboot, Done Now can Install Theme

Battery Performance (High Usage):

High Usage: screen almost always on from 100% to 5%. Bluetooth always on and Listening to music with bluetooth headphone from 100% to 5%, dual sim activated, sometime wifi browsing, and gaming around 30 minutes.

Battery Performance (Normal Usage):

Normal Usage: Trying this ROM for daily use, dual sim on, texting, browsing via wifi. Screen on time around 2:50 Hours and 16Hours From 100% to 5% (There is a litle bit usb charging on history when copying my data from computer). There was no restart/unstable issue.

For Questions and Troubleshooting, Fell free to ask Write at Comment Below

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