Asus ROG Phone II, ZenFone 5Z get new updates with bug fixes, security improvements & more (Download links inside)

Asus ROG Phone II is one of the most powerful handsets on the planet right now, if not the most. The device topped AnTuTu’s recent benchmarking rankings thanks to the impressive 12GB RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage allied to an even more superior Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ SoC.

But as usual, software remains to be king when it comes to performance and to ensure the ROG Phone II doesn’t lose it, Asus has been rolling out regular updates to the device with new features and sometimes plenty of bug fixes and optimizations.

Not long ago, we reported about an issue with touch responsiveness on the ROG Phone 2. As part of the latest update arriving as version 16.0631.1910.64, Asus has addressed the touch failure issue, but that’s not all.

Latest ROG Phone II update (Source)

The update was published yesterday, so there should only be a handful of units with the update right now. More ROG Phone 2 models should begin seeing the OTA download notification during the weekend. Unfortunately, though, the same October patch prevails.

When it arrives, the update will carry the changes below:

1. Fixed Docomo SIM often disconnected mobile network issue
2. Fixed occasional touch failure
3. Fixed that navigation bar will not shrink to bottom automatically when playing PUBG MOBILE game
4. Fixed call volume being lower than normal for Facebook and Whatsapp calling.
5. Fixed File Manager crashing when opening a picture in the hidden folder
6. Fixed that user can’t share Airtrigger or key mapping settings in “Star Commander”

As noted, it may take time before all ROG Phone II users across the globe receive the latest update. Rather than wait, you can pick up the updated firmware from the link below and install it manually on your phone.

  • Device: Asus ROG Phone II
  • Codename: ZS660KL
  • Channel: Global (WW) Stable
  • Version: 16.0631.1910.64
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: 060a1e79c8cc89756475e87a5494c422

Asus ZenFone 5Z November patch available globally

Asus rolled out the stable Android 10 update to the ZenFone 5Z late last month, but it’s only now that the same update is arriving in Japan. Rolling out as version, the update also tags along a newer Android security patch for the month of November 2019.

Asus ZenFone 5Z Android 10 Japan (Source)

1. This system update will upgrade to Android 10. Android 10 will greatly improve device functionality and performance. Please check the ASUS News site for details of updates and restrictions.
2. Google security patch update (November 5, 2019)

Now, for those on the WW firmware, the same update (v100.04.44.108) should hit your ZenFone 5Z device pretty soon with an updated November security patch, up from version that brought Android 10.

Like the ROG Phone II, we also have the download link for the latest ZenFone 5Z firmware for the global model so that you don’t have to wait days for the OTA to arrive.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone 5Z
  • Codename: ZS620KL
  • Channel: Global (WW) Stable
  • Version:
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: d2569d44acaeee04c7899d7e44131cfb

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