Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 Android 10 beta update too buggy? You can roll back to Pie (Download link inside)

Asus disappointed many when it announced the ZenFone Max Pro M2 pre-installed with Android 8.1 Oreo in December 2018. The newer Android 9 Pie had been floating around for months, but the company elected otherwise.

Rather than rejuvenate the disappointed fanbase with a swift update to Android Pie, Asus took its sweet time until April 2019. And despite the long wait, the initial Pie firmware was too buggy and thus unfit to use as a daily driver.

Consequently, Asus halted the rollout, promising to release a patched-up version soon. Indeed, it didn’t take long before the new firmware arrived with a bunch of bug fixes. But as usual with software, the issues didn’t stop there.


Fast-forward to nearly a year later, the story is likely repeating itself with the ZenFone Max Pro M2 Android 10 update, but this time it’s the beta version. The update arrived a few days ago alongside the ZenFone Max Pro M1, which is also sailing in the same boat.

Sure, we all expect to encounter minor bugs in unfinished software, but it seems the firmware that Asus pushed to the ZenFone Max Pro M2 as the first Android 10 beta update has quite a number of annoying bugs that may leave some unhappy to use it as a daily driver.


Issues like a hanging camera app and quieter sound (the minimum sound has become quieter) in the ears are showing up here and there. Others say that their notifications, for some reason, produce a rattling sound even at medium speaker volume.


In case you installed the ZenFone Max Pro M2 Android 10 beta update and you’ve encountered plenty of bugs to a point that you can’t stand it anymore or maybe you simply don’t like it, Asus has a way out. Until bugs are fixed, you can find a safe haven in the good old Android Pie.

Alongside the firmware that gets you Android 10 beta, Asus has also provided another firmware to get you back to Android Pie stable. If you got to the new firmware, getting back to the old one should be a walk in the park.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2
  • Codename: x01bd
  • Channel: Global (India) Stable
  • Version: 16.2017.1910.071
  • Android: 9
    • Type: Recovery

Asus is expected to roll out the stable version of the OS to both the Max Pro M1 and M2 in the coming weeks.

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