fastboot oem unlock Unknown Command

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  1. smileyhead
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    I've been trying to root my new ASUS ZenPad 10, but the only method I've found involves unlocking the Bootloader and flashing a custom boot.img.

    Now, here's the problem. "fastboot oem unlock" doesn't get recognised by the tablet:
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    fastboot oem unlock
    ...
    FAILED (remote: unknown command)
    finished. total time: 0.002s
    
    I've also heard that this command has been changed on the Nexus 6P to "fastboot flashing unlock", so I tried that too, just in case, but it just prints the help.
    Others in the thread seem to be doing just fine with this method, so I don't know what's up with my tablet.
     
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    Oh, and apparently the Recovery Mode option in the Fastboot Menu doesn't open the recovery, but instead factory resets the device, without any notice. Great.
     
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    Can I bump now?
     
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    My Xperia Z5C needed a bootloader unlock code to be added to the command. IDK about ASUS, just a guess.
     
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    -double post-
     
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    Nah, ASUS isn't like that. And the other model of this tablet works fine with the command.