Android 7.0 Nougat is out and developers are now busy porting Nougat for supported devices. An unofficial version of CyanogenMod 14, which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, is now available for Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL/ZE551KL (Z00T/Z00L) that you can install on your device via custom TWRP recovery and experience the new OS.
If you are excited to try the new Android 7.0 Nougat on your Zenfone 2 Laser, then you can try the CyanogenMod 14 (unofficial) custom ROM. The ROM is an initial alpha build and contains several bugs. Though essential things are working fine, it cannot be used as a daily driver. The developer may fix all the bugs and release the stable version of CM14 for Asus Zenfone Laser 2.
Follow the installation instruction to know how to flash the unofficial CM14 ROM on your Zenfone Laser 2. The ROM supports the following Zenfone variants:
Asus Zenfone Laser ZE550KL (Z00L / Z00LD)
Asus Zenfone Laser ZE550KG (Z00W / Z00WD)
Asus Zenfone Laser ZE551KL (Z00T / Z00TD)
Asus Zenfone Selfie ZD551KL (Z00U / Z00UD / Z00UD)
What is working (Sep 16)
- RIL (Calls, SMS, Data)
- Camera (Videos & Photos)
- Video Playback
- Audio (Record and Playback)
What is not working (Sep 16)
- Video recording (It works using Footej Camera, Camu or Google Camera)
- Speakers do not work on ZE601KL model
- SELinux is permissive
a) Backup every data you have on the phone
b) TWRP recovery and root access on the device
How to Install CM14 (Android Nougat) on Zenfone 2 Laser
Disclaimer: This procedure will void your device’s warranty. Follow the instruction at your own risk. We will not be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components. It is recommended for technically talented users only.
1. Download latest version of unofficial CM 14 ROM for Asus Zenfone 2 Laser ZE550KL from development page here and Asus Zenfone Laser ZE551KL here. Also, download Android 7.0 compatible Gapps from here. Save both zip files on your phone’s internal storage.
2. Now Boot your device into TWRP Recovery mode (press and hold Volume Down + Power Button together)
3. In TWRP recovery, choose Backup option and create a Nandroid backup (recommended).
4. Now, select Wipe > Advanced Wipe > Clear data, Clear cache, Clear system.
5. Now, choose ‘Install’, locate the CM14 ROM zip file and swipe right to begin installing the ROM. Once done, flash the GApps zip file.
7. Now, select Wipe and wipe cache and dalvik cache to fix any bootloop issue.
8. Once installation has finished, return to the main menu and select Reboot, then System. The device will now boot into CyanogenMod 14.