[Hotfix] BREAKING: Asus ZenFone 6/Asus 6z Android 10 update goes live (Download link inside)
New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….
Asus, a known name in the computer market, changed its smartphone strategy over the past year or so. The Taiwanese company shifted focus on powerful and gaming phones, and thus, delivered devices such as the ZenFone 6 and ROG Phone II.
No one could doubt the hardware capabilities of these phones. However, there were questions if Asus will be able to deliver software updates in time or not to support the hardware. And, it seems, the company is proving critics wrong.
Along with pushing timely updates for bug fixes, like the one rolled around mid-October for the Zenfone 6 (sold as Asus 6z in India), the company has been releasing Android updates in time as well.
For instance, a couple of weeks back, the Taiwanese company rolled out Android 10 OS based ZenUI 6 update for Zenfone 5Z smartphone users, who registered for the public beta. Back in August, Asus first initiated the Android 10 beta program with ZenUI 6 to a small number of ZenFone 6 and the ZenFone 5Z users.
Now, the company has started rolling out a stable Android 10 update for the ZenFone 6/Asus 6z. Users on Reddit and XDA forum confirmed the rollout of the stable version a few hours back.
Not sure I saw a few posts on Twitter and the Zenfone 6 forums that other people got it to…It didn’t pop up for me until I connected to WiFi
As of now, it isn’t clear, if it is a global rollout, but a few users have confirmed getting the update in India and the US. The firmware should be compatible with different regional variants though.
The size of the Android 10 OTA for ZenFone 6 is 809.89 MB and comes with the software version 17.1810.1910.63. As per the changelog, the update includes three main things – upgrade to Android 10, support for Google play system update and support for fully gesture navigation in display setting.
It doesn’t appear much has changed with the ZenUI, which is already on version 6. Users are expected to be okay with this as it wasn’t needed as well. Many regard ZenUI to be at par with the OxygenOS and Pixel software. Here is the download link for the Android 10 update for ZenFone 6 (or Asus 6z).
- Device: Asus ZenFone 6 / Asus 6z
- Codename: i01wd
- Channel: Global Stable
- Version: 17.1810.1910.63
- Android: 10
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
- MD5: bf3e7db06805a07c24c048ca14ef8774
- Type: Recovery
To recall, Asus launched the Zenfone 6z in May 2019. The handset is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and features 6/8 GB of RAM. The available internal storage options are offers 64/128/256 GB.
Now that the ZenUI 6 Android 10 update is out for the ZenFone 6, the ROG Phone II users are hoping to get the same quickly as well. The phone started shipping last month in India. It is also powered by Snapdragon 855 and features 120Hz AMOLED display.
“That’s gotta be a personal best record for ASUS. Shit. Maybe the ROG Phone II can get it quickly too?,” a Reddit user said referring to the Android 10 update for ZenFone 6.
Update 1 (November 6)
It turns out the recent ZenFone 6 Android 10 update is breaking SafetyNet and Google Play Protect on some units, meaning affected users can’t use Google Pay services. Details here.
Update 2 (November 7)
A new incoming ZenFone 6 Android 10 stable build brings improved sound quality and optimizations to the system update mechanism and stability. Take a look at this article to know more.
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