Best Custom ROM’s for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 – 2020

Custom ROMs are always great. They provide enormous customization and plenty of tweaks. But all Custom ROMs are the best? Don’t worry we are here to help you. Here are some of the Best Custom ROM’s for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1.

Asus Zenfone Max pro m1 one of the budget-friendly devices with 6GB RAM and Snapdragon 636 chipset. With the success of M1 Asus launched M2.

Before proceeding to the list, I thank every developer of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 who has worked hard to build ROMs, Kernels, Libraries, etc for our device. Let’s see how to unlock the bootloader first.

Unlock Bootloader of Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 [Unofficial and Tested]

Follow the steps to unlock the bootloader for flashing TWRP or any ROM

  1. Download the ZIP file and extract it.
  2. Install the USB Drivers from the ‘Asus Android USB…’ folder.
  3.  Boot your device into Fastboot Mode.
  4. Connect it to the PC and then open the unlock folder.
  5. Run the ‘Unlock.bat’ file.
  6. Congrats! Your bootloader is unlocked successfully.

How to boot into Fastboot Mode on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

There are two ways to boot into Fastboot Mode

  1. Using Hardware Keys:
    Press and hold the Volume Up key and the power button simultaneously
  2. Using ADB
    Make you have enabled ‘USB debugging’ on your android device. Then type the following command into your cmd.
adb reboot fastboot

Warning: Flashing a ROM without any prior knowledge, or doing anything which you don’t know might result in bricking your device. Make sure you follow instructions and have a backup. You will void the warranty of your device.

What do I mean by Best custom Rom? 
Sincerely, I have no hatred towards any specific Developers or anyone. I have listed out ROMs by the user’s reviews

and from my personal experience.  All custom ROMs are best when they fulfill user requirements. Some prefer gaming costing battery, some battery…

How to Install Custom ROM on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

1. Download the Required Firmware and The ROM, GApps (Optional), Magisk (Optional) from the links above.
2. Reboot to TWRP recovery by the press and hold both volumes down key with power key
3. Wipe Cache, Data, Dalvik, System from the TWRP.
3. Flash the Firmware and then the ROM (GApps and Magisk are Optional).
4. Reboot and Enjoy.

Top 6 Best Custom Roms for Asus Max Pro M1

1. Havoc OS for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

The Best Stable and the most popular ROM in the community. Havoc OS provides customization and stability at its best. Debloated, fast, and supports other kernels too.

Havoc OS is based on Android Open Source Project and has features of Google Pixel as it is inspired by Google Pixel. It has Material Design 2 UI.

Havoc OS also has features like Double tap to wake up, status bar slide brightness, Ambient display, smart pixel, kcal, power menu customization, gesture controls with various options, and much more

Maintainer: Travailo
Links: XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

2. Pixel Experience for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Google Pixel ROM Lover? Then this is the best ROM with great battery backup, Awesome UI and great performance.

Design is the same as Google Pixel’s phone ROM as its Pixel Experience. It comes with all the Google apps means you no need to flash a separate Gapps package.

This ROM is super stable and fully compatible. Supports OTA, you can also download and update from the Pixel Experience website.

Maintainer: Madhav Saladi
Available Android versions: 9.0(Pie), 9.0(Pie)Plus Editon, 10.0(Q)
Links: XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

3. Ion OS for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

I have tried many ROMs but I felt a much better and smoother experience while playing PUBG on this ROM.

There are some issues like low in-call volume but it depends on the environment of the user. Display colors can be customized using picture customization.

Using the “Ioniser” option in setting many things can be customized like status bar header, ambient display, clock, etc.

Status-bar rows and columns can be changed. Impressive battery life, no heating issue, 3 finger screenshot, and the output of the speaker is just great.

Developer: Pranavkpr
XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

4. Colt OS for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Unlike other ROM’s Colt OS has a separate fan base. Loseperateaded with tons of customization with the latest security patch.

There is a special feature called ambient light which will glow the edges of the screen and it looks really awesome. Ib-Build OTA updates are enabled.

Once you start using this ROM, I am sure that, you will fell in love with the customization provided by the Colt OS.

Developer: Rakesh.Bhatra
XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

5. Oxygen OS for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Everyone the features of Oxygen OS. Don’t forget that we have an Asus device, not an OnePlus device to expect the performance of OnePlus on Asus.

But we can enjoy the feel of Oxygen OS on our device. Until the Android Q firmware release, there were bugs that were not fixed. After Asus releases Android Q firmware Oxygen OS is getting more strong.

Personally, I felt the ROM smooth and fast but it has bugs like face unlock, and sometimes ROM freezes.

Maintainer: RinkuBhidan
XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

There are more than Oxygen OS ports for our device, you can check telegram channels for other ports.

6. DerpFest for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

If you as which is your the best among these ROM’s? Then I will suggest the DerpFest ROM. Completely stable.

Battery and Performance are perfectly balanced. So you will get the best performance with the great battery backup.

Recently developer released DerpFest Android Q for Asus Max pro M1. I have used DerpFest Android 9. Give it a try.

Contributor: Rahul9999
XDA | ROM Download | Magisk | Gapps

Best Gaming Custom Roms for Asus Max Pro M1

Please note that every overclocked kernel will make the game smoother but also note keep in mind using an overclocked kernel for a long time will impact the device battery and may also result in slower performance in the future.

List of Firmware For Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Magisk for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Magisk is independent of the android version you use. While flashing the Magisk, the script automatically patches the boot depending on the android version. Just download and flash without any worries.

Download Magisk Zip Magisk Manager APK Download

Uninstall/Remove Magisk for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Bootloop after installing Magisk or any Magisk modules? There no need to worry, just flash the Magisk Uninstaller file and your system is up.

Uninstall Magisk

Enable CAM2API on Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 without root

  1. Install the ADB and Fastboot drivers [Minimal ADB and Fastboot].
  2. Then go to the installed location eg: C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB_and_fastboot
  3. Open the Powershell or command prompt by Shift + Right-click.
  4. Boot your device into Fastboot mode.
  5. Type the following commands:
    fastboot devices

    Should display the devices connected in fastboot mode.

    fastboot oem enable_camera_hal3 true

    Enables the cam2api

    fastboot reboot

    Reboot device

  6. cam2api has been enabled on your device.

You can download and install the Gcam from telegram groups or from the Celso Azevedo site.

Gapps for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1

Many ROM developers publish their ROM without Gapps as it reduces size and saves the time of the developer.

Just visit, the site automatically select the android version and type, you can manually select the type of the package.

I suggest you download the Pico type of Gapps which gives you the play store support.

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