Methods to Root ZTE Axon 7 Max and install TWRP custom recovery

ZTE Axon 7 Max announced on 2016, October. Out of the box, it comes with Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat).

It has 6.0 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. It's screen has a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels (~367 ppi pixel density). ZTE Axon 7 Max is powered by Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 chipset. It has Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU with 4 GB RAM and it has Adreno 506 as a Graphics Processing Unit(GPU). It has internal storage of 64 GB with support of To be confirmed as external storage. It has Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by) with GSM / HSPA / LTE network support of speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps. ZTE Axon 7 Max has main rear camera of Dual 13 MP, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash. It has non-removable li-ion 4100 mah battery.

Declaration
Do this on your own risk. You device's warranty may be void after following these instructions. If any thing goes wrong and you just end up with a bricked or semi-bricked device then nieghter our site or any of these app devolopers will be responsible.
  • Your device must have atleat 60% of charge.
  • Goto Settings -> Security and enable the "Unknown sources".
  • For your safety, please take backup of your importent stuffs.
  • Turn on USB debugging mode from Developer Options on your ZTE Axon 7 Max. To turn on USB debugging you have to enable Developer options, GoTo settings -> About and tap multiple times on build number.
  • A working windows PC.

Steps to install TWRP on ZTE Axon 7 Max

  1. Goto official TWRP page and download twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file for your ZTE Axon 7 Max. Keep twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img file in a separate folder.

  2. Your PC must have ADB & fastboot installed and configured. For quick installation try 15 Second ADB installer. Download link

  3. Now connect your device to your PC and goto twrp folder and press and hold shift then rightclick on white space and "Open command window here".

  4. Now type following commands at command prompt.

    • "adb reboot bootloader" - to boot your device into bootloader.

    • after booting into bootloader type "fastboot flash recovery twrp-2.8.x.x-xxx.img" - this will flash TWRP recovery on your ZTE Axon 7 Max.

    • "fastboot reboot" - to reboot your device.

    • After reboot type "adb reboot recovery" - to boot into recovery mode.

We strongly suggest you to visit xda-developers, and do some research on the way to root ZTE Axon 7 Max.

Methods to Root ZTE Axon 7 Max without PC

  1. If you Have already installed TWRP :

    • Download Super SU by chainfire from the following link and put it in the root of your internal storage.

    • Boot into TWRP from your device and install/flash UPDATE-SuperSU-vX.XX.zip zip in your ZTE Axon 7 Max.

    • Congratualtions, you have successfully rooted your device and installed TWRP.

  2. If your don't have a working TWRP installed then you can try :

    • Download KingRoot APK from here and install it on your ZTE Axon 7 Max. After installation go to app drawer and open KingRoot app and click on orange circle("FIX") then wait for some time. Now, Reboot your device.

    • If you want to istall SuperSU and remove any other apps like KingRoot etc the just download and install SuperSU me apk on you device and follow instructions.

After rooting check the root status with root checker app. Download it here.

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