Are you tired of default Asus UI on your Zenfone 5 then you can opt for CyanogenMod CM11 custom ROM which is based on Android 4.4 KitKat. The reason I recommend this custom ROM is because it comes with Stock Android experience that is found on Google nexus devices and offers very premium and fast performance.
Apart from offering stock Android experience, CyanogenMod ROMs comes with some new additional features that are not found in default Android and one other good advantage of having CM11 on your Zenfone 5 is good battery life. So if you have decided to update your Zenfone 5 to CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat, then follow the tutorial posted only for you.
How to Install CM11 Android 4.4 KitKat Custom ROM on Asus Zenfone 5
- Make sure your Asus Zenfone 5 is at least 74% or charged.
- Ensure that you have complete backup of all your important data.
- Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone.
- Make sure Asus Zenfone 5 Bootloader is unlocked. If not, follow this –> Unlock Asus Zenfone 5 Bootloader
Steps by Step Tutorial
Step 1: Download the CM11 KitKat custom ROM for your Asus Zenfone 5. [Don’t forget to download Gapps too]
Step 2: Make sure you have latest Asus Zenfone drivers installed on your computer.
Step 3: Turn Off your phone and boot it to recovery mode. For that, press and hold “Volume Down + Power Home” buttons simultaneously.
Step 4: In recovery mode, first tap on “wipe data factory reset” option to perform a factory reset. Once this is completed, go to advanced options and select “wipe the cache” followed by “dalvik cache” options to clear the cache.
Step 5: Now we are ready to start the installation of CM11 rom on Zenfone 5. To start, go back to main recovery menu and select “Install zip from sd card” followed by “choose zip from SD card” and select the ROM zip file you have transferred to SD card in Step 1. Once ROM flashing is completed, repeat the same step for GAPPS.
Step 6: Once the installation is completed, go back to main recovery menu and reboot your phone. Don’t worry, if it takes little more time as it will be only 1 time.
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