Zenfone 2 is one of the best android smartphone from the Asus and most of the users already bought this phone and looking for the guide to install the CyanogenMod 12.1 Rom on the phone. CyanogenMod ROM is one of the best custom ROM, based on the stock version of Android 5.1.1. The ROM comes with lots of features which most of the phone users like it and always want to use the CM 12 ROMs. Now the unofficial version CM 12.1 is available for the Asus Zenfone 2 and works like a charm. Today, here in this guide we’ll show you how to flash the CM 12.1 on the Zenfone 2. The latest CM 12.1 build is based on the Android 5.1.1 and all the new features are included in the ROM.
Before following this guide do take the backup of your phone and read all the below mention instructions very carefully and follow them step by step on your phone. NOTE: – To get started you have to unlock the bootloader of the phone and install the TWRP recovery.
Flash CM 12.1 On Zenfone 2
Step 1. First download the CM12.1 latest version or nightly from here [See the date of the build to know the latest version]
Step 2. Now download the Google app packege zip here and saved it on your desktop. Do not extract the zip file.
Step 3. After downloading both zip files, place both CM.zip and gapps.zip in your micro SDCARD.
Step 4. Now boot your phone in recovery mode to flash both the files. To do this, Power off your phone and hold down the volume + button and power button until the phone vibrates. After the vibration stops, release the power button and continue pressing the volume up button until the green Android robot appears. You should see a blue line below saying “Waiting Fastboot command”, Now here click vol down till you see Recovery mode in top big rectangle box, click the power button.
Step 5. Now your phone is in Recovery mode. From here Wipe data and perform a factory reset. Don’t wipe the internal memory, otherwise you will lose the zip files that you saved in the phone.
Step 6. Click the install, search for those zip files that you saved on your phone in Step 3. First install CM.zip and after that Gapps.zip file.
Step 7. After this go back to the recovery main menu and Reboot the phone.
That’s it. Now your phone is running on the latest CM 12.1 ROM. Enjoy!