The ASUS Zenfone 2 has proven a popular device in its first few weeks on the market. It’s reasonably priced and has good specs. As David pointed out in our review, the software is its biggest issue, so you know there are tons of users anxious to mod the crap out of it. Good news on that front—there’s now a bootloader unlock method, and it’s not terribly messy.
According to reports on XDA, you can unlock the bootloader all on your own if you’re running the latest 2.19.40 firmware.
ASUS Zenfone 2 Bootloader Can Now Be Unlocked, But Only If You Are Running The Latest Firmware was written by the awesome team at Android Police.