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How to Unbrick Asus Zenfone 5 with PC (FIX USB LOGO)

Tutorial - How To Unbrick Asus Zenfone 5 using PC. Most of the Zenfone User's brick their zenfone 5 devices while updating firmware or flashing custom rom. When You Device Brick, the device may be stuck at usb logo or may fall in boot loop. How to Install Android 6.0 Marshmallow Boot Animation on Asus Zenfone 5.
Unbrick Asus Zenfone 5 with PC

  • Install Android USB Drivers
  • ADB Flash Tool (Download from - (
  • Download recovery.img (version should be earlier or same version of your current firmware version) (Download from End of Post)
  • Download Full firmware from Asus Official Device Support page. (Note that the downloaded firmware version should be earlier than your device's current version). (Download from End of Post).

How to UNBRICK Asus Zenfone 5

Step 1. Install Intel USB drivers on your pc.

Step 2. Make sure your phone is fully charged. (Charge it even if it is bricked).

Step 3. Press and hold power + volume up button to enter fastboot mode. Now connect your phone to pc.

Step 4. Extract the ADB Fastboot Tool.

Step 5. Place the recovery.img and Full Firmware in ADB folder.
Step 6. In ADB folder, hold shift then right click and choose "Open command window here".

Step 7. In the command window type the following commands one by one,
  • fastboot devices (To check whether the phone is connected to pc)
  • fastboot flash recovery recoveryfilename.img (Enter the recovery file name exactly)

Step 8. Now choose "Recovery" in fastboot mode.

Step 9. When Android logo appears, press and hold volume up + volume down for few seconds to enter recovery mode.

Step 10. In recovery mode, choose "Update from ADB".

Step 11. Now in command window type the following command
  • adb sideload (Enter the downloaded firmware name exactly)

Step 12. Now wait for the flashing process to complete.

Step 13. In recovery mode, wipe cache and data and finally reboot.

You have successfully unbricked your Asus Zenfone 5 device. You can check out - How To Install flash TWRP - Philz Recovery for Zenfone 5.

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Recovery img-


  1. Hi Gaurav, Can you please share some screenshots of the storage scenario of the CM12.1 of Zenfone 5. Thanx in advance

  2. it worked Thank you so much ................. (Y)

  3. when we install the frim ware so the cmd show cannot read frimware .zip

  4. Hello,
    Thanks for your post.
    In my case all is working fine upto Step no 7 but my phone is not goint into recovery mode .
    but going into this screen

    droidboot provision os

    reboot droidboot
    reboot recovery
    factory reset
    last successful flash log
    power off

    fastboot init...
    continue the fastboot process
    astboot cmd waiting...

    kindly help me to unbrick my zenfone 5.

    Thanks alot.

    1. hey dude follow this steps
      1. download zenfone assist tool from xda
      2.unlock bootloader(dont if it is already unlocked)
      3.install twrp(dont if it is already installed)
      4.goto recovery mode and format the cache,data,userdata n system too..(now you dont have any os in ur device) download cm12.1 n install it
      6.factory reset
      *do above operations using zenfone assist*

  5. I have no OS in my phone right now... and device is stuck at USB logo... does fresh installation of cm12.1 will help...?

    1. hey dude... I did the same what I said just now and it helps me lot... I used zenfone assist tool to do this...

  6. Hi. I flashed cm12 to my asus_t00j. But now its not booting ahter th cm12 logo and i am unable to enter to the recovery mode as well by pressing ppwer+volume up key. Please advice

  7. "" this link is not working


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