[Stable version arrives] Asus ROG Phone 2 Android 10 beta 9 arrives; fixes auto reboot, video recording failing, & more issues (Download link inside)

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on March 06, 2020) follows:

A little over a month ago, Asus hinted at a potential delay in rolling out the stable ROG Phone 2 Android 10 update. At the time, the company said it had encountered new bugs in the beta firmware that needed more time to fix.

A couple of weeks later, things appeared to have taken a fresh turn, with suggestions that the OS was so close to rolling out, but no date was given.

Shortly after, Asus released Android 10 beta 7 and a week later beta 8 was also released. The two updates had a nearly identical changelog, but it is the brief changelog that got some thinking this was probably the last beta update the ROG Phone II gets.

ROG-Phone-II
Asus ROG Phone II

Nope! That’s not the case. As I write this, Asus is rolling out yet another ROG Phone 2 Android 10 beta update, the ninth version. Unlike the previous couple of betas, this one has more bug fixes and optimizations to it.

Notably, the issue where the device would automatically reboot while unlocking it using the fingerprint scanner has now been addressed. The update also fixes FOD icon issue on 3rd party apps and video recording failing when using Type-C earphones.

Below is a summary of the changes the update brings:

1.Improved system stability.
2.Improved accessories stability.
3.Fixed auto reboot issue while unlocking phone by fingerprint..
4.Updated Android security patch.
5.Fixed no sound evvect on charging.
6.Optimized power consumption.
7.Fixed FOD icon issue on 3rd party app.
8.Fixed video recording fail when connecting with type-c earphone.
Source

The airborne update is arriving as version V17.0210.2001.60, up from version V17.0210.1912.55 and weighs in at 130.83MB.

Asus ROG Phone 2 Android 10 beta 9
(Source)

We have to download link as well, but just like previous betas, you’ll have to rename the downloaded file to UL-ASUS_I001_1-ASUS-17.0210.2001.60-1.1.79-user.zip, save it into the root storage of your phone and reboot.

  • Device: Asus ROG Phone 2
  • Channel: Beta
  • Version: V17.0210.2001.60
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

To know when the stable version arrives, keep an eye on this page.

Update (March 09, 2020)

Asus says the stable version of Android 10 is now available to download on the ROG Phone II. And indeed, users of the device are now receiving it. See the full details here. If interested in the download link for manual installation, find it here.

Thanks for the tip, Kush Kumar!

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