Empty Battery Symbol/ No Bootloader Fix for Zenfone 5


Zenfone 5 users may face this situation when the phone doesn’t boot-up
at all along with a bonus of “No Bootloader Opening Situation”. In
this situation, you might face bootloops while booting normally and if you try
opening the bootloader for a full wipe (factory reset), you might get the above
symbol – A battery with a red line at the bottom, or fully empty battery
symbol, signalling that your phone is dead! Also, when you try connecting the
USB, or the charger, it still shows the same. This happens mainly when you
might have corrupted the installed ROM by flashing wrong kernels, xposed
firmware, or any other incompatible flashable media, since our zenfone 5’s
architecture is slightly different from other mobile phones of the same
category. But don’t worry guys, there’s always a fix :-
1. Switch off your phone, and connect the charger (recommended the
branded ASUS charger that comes with the set itself) and do not disturb the
phone for at least 1.30 hours. It would be better if you keep it for 2 hours or
more.
2. Don’t try to boot normally.
3. Try opening the bootloader by pressing and holding the power
key + volume up key
 until the ASUS logo shows up. Then release the
buttons.
4. You should now be in the bootloader.
5. Go to the Recovery and perform a factory reset.
6. If still you are facing bootloops, then perform a full wipe
including internal storage [You can copy the important files and
folders from your internal storage to SD card, if you are having a custom
recovery installed such a TWRP]

7. If the third time you face bootloops, flash a custom rom through
recovery or through ADB following the other tutorials on Windroidica and BOOM!
Your Zenfone 5, Back to Life!

Arsif Ali

Arsif is a guest author at Windroidica with a keen interest in Zenfone 5 and helping people out!

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