The Asus Zenfone 2 Zen UI wasn’t bad, but it was facing some issues due to the enormous amount of bloatware. As a result, recently the Asus Zenfone 2 received an unofficial CM 12.1 ROM to replace the Zen UI. Keep in mind that this ROM is currently in development and hasn’t been officially released.
As a result, you are bound to face some minor bugs and issues while using it. After downloading the CyanogenMOD 12.1 zip file, you need to install a compatible Recovery. You need to perform a NANDroid backup of your current ROM as well.
When you are coming from stock, you need to wipe data and cache partitions of your device. After this, all you need to do is Flash CyanogenMOD. You need to install the Google Apps Add-On package as well.
Meanwhile, all the devices in the Asus Zenfone 2 line-up offer a lot of bang for the buck. At a price ranging from $199 to $299, you can get a device with a vibrant display, fast processor, 64GB of internal storage and also 4GB of RAM.
The phone comes with a lot of applications from Asus and other third-parties and at the same time, it ships with Google Lollipop 5.0 OS and Zen User Interface. If you don’t like the software on your device, you can remove or uninstall some of the applications.
However, if you wish to go the extra mile and void your warranty, you can install Custom ROMs on the Asus Zenfone 2. It was earlier reported that it is possible to unlock the bootloader of Asus Zenfone 2. Right now, it is possible for Zenfone 2 users to install the TWRP Custom Recovery and use it for restoring or backing up your device.
You can replace the phone’s operating system with third-party software, flash custom kernels or other updates and perform a complete restoration or backup of your device. Right now, you’ll find a lot of custom ROMs available for the Zenfone 2 and these include the Zenitude or SuperZen.
They are the customized versions of the Asus Firmware. It also includes the Zen UI along with many Asus applications that come with the phone. It further includes some tweaks and changes like the removal of some apps along with some added features.
Right now, the Cyanogen MOD 12.1 for the Asus Zenfone 2 on which the developers are working on is a work in progress. As a result, you need to back up your device before you try it out. You can understand what to expect and find out the download links from two different posts at Reddit.
One of the provides an initial glance at an early build of CM 12.1 while the other comes with a plethora of tools with which you can make several changes to your Asus Zenfone 2.CyanogenMOD 12.1 comes with various tweaks and changes that allow you to gain a more superlative control over your device and also improve the performance at the same time.
It comes with a user interface that is quite similar to what you can expect on a Google Nexus phone. There is already a 23rd July 2015 build of CyanogenMOD available for the Zenfone 2, but it is quite buggy in nature. As a result, if you wish to install CM 12.1 on your device, you better exercise some caution. At the same time, you should look out for further available updates.
Meanwhile, it is now possible for Asus Zenfone 2 users to unbrick their device and prevent any bootloop issues that they have been suffering from. Before you proceed, keep in mind that Day Herald should not be held liable to any for any damage to your device during the unbrick process.
First, download the necessary firmware file depending upon the base firmware (Z008 or Z00A) installed in your Zenfone 2. You should also backup any important files that you have on your device, before proceeding.