How to install Gecko v2.5 ROM for Zenfone 5 [Download Links]


The Gecko v2.2 or the v2.5 ROM is based of Stock Lollipop 3.24.40.78 firmware, so everything works from WiFi, to network, to FM, to GPS.

Downloads :
1. TWRP
2. ROM : v2.5 (No Double tap to wake) | v2.2 (with Double tap to wake)


The following features are included as per the developer :
added root-rights 
Added busybox 
Applications Asus and Google Updated 
Added ES File Manager 
– Improved quality of the camera. 
– FM-radio works. 
– ad blocker was added to the hosts file. 
– Some applications Asus has been removed. 
– Fixed a problem with a lag of sound on Youtube 
– Added SnapView Asus. 
– Asus Mobile Manager has been added 
– Added wallpaper from Zenfone 2 
– Engineering menu has been updated 
– The Build.prop tweaks have been added 
– you can write applications sd card
– Zenmotion integrated 
– Booth animation has been changed

The installation is pretty straight forward:

Step 0 : Place the ROM zip file in your SD CARD
Step 1 : You unlock your bootloader (Use this tool)
Step 2 : Place TWRP image file downloaded above into ADB folder.
Step 3
: Get into bootloader : Turn off phone. Press Volume UP+Power until you
feel a vibration and see the ASUS logo. Let go of the buttons.
Step 4
: Open CMD inside the ADB folder : Press CTRL+SHIFT+Right click on an
empty part of the folder and select OPEN COMMAND WINDOW HERE.
Step 5 :  Flash TWRP. Type command : fastboot flash recovery <downloaded file name>.img
Step 6 : Navigate to Recovery option in bootloader using volume buttons and press power button to select and reboot into recovery. 
Step 7 : Click on Wipe>Advanced Wipe>Select Dalvik Cache, Cache, Data and swipe to wipe 
Step 8 : Go back to main screen and select Install. Tap go up a level > external_sd > ROM file.
Step 9 : Swipe to install. 
Step 10 : Go back to main screen > Wipe > Swipe to Factory Reset
Step 11 : Reboot into system
Step 12 : Take a dump, first boot might take upto 20 minutes.

And there you have it. All further questions can be dropped in the comments below. 

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