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Original story (published on May 4) follows:

For three months now owners of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 have been waiting for Asus to wind up its beta testing exercise and roll out the stable version of Android 10 to the handset.

The ZenFone Max Pro M1 touts a pure Android experience, something that should ease the software update process due to the reduced workload (only a few tweaks are made to AOSP). However, the road towards the ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 stable update has been quite bumpy.

Asus recently revealed that the rollout had delayed after the beta testing team wasn’t impressed with the results. Of course, you don’t want a buggy software to come your way, so it’s okay that Asus is actually focusing on this.

A few days later, it emerged that Asus has plans of rolling out the stable version in mid-May. And ahead of this highly anticipated rollout, a stable build of the upcoming ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update has popped up online.


The leaked stable build carries firmware version 17.2017.2004.424 and is a target for model ZB601KL on the WW ROM. From the look of things, the leaked link seems official, but since it isn’t coming straight from Asus, there is room for skepticism.

The update bundles all Android 10 goodies alongside the April 2020 security patch. According to someone who has installed the leaked stable build, everything seems to be working fine.

Widevine L1 certification has reportedly now been enabled in this build as well. WiFi calling is also on board and the fingerprint scanner also seems okay.

yup..its working..its stable….all are okay…..it also have L1 certification and Fingerprint is working

If you wish to try this build on your ZenFone Max Pro M1, we have the download link as well. Check it out below, but be sure that you know how to install the firmware manually. Yeah, there isn’t an OTA update yet.

It’s worth noting that we are not promoting the use of the manual download link below to install the stable Android 10 update on your ZenFone Max Pro M1. So proceed at your own risk.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
  • Channel: Global (WW) Stable
  • Version: V17.2017.2004.424
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

P.S. Hey there, take a minute to share with us yourfeedback about this leaked build.

Update 1 (May 4, 2020)

The AOSP developer version and not the stable version of Anxdroid 10 has been released. Head here for more details on the release.

Update 2 (May 6, 2020)

Asus support is now telling users that the Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 devices (ZB630KL) has already been released. Complete coverage here.

Update 3 (May 6, 2020)

The stable AOSP update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 will be released via OTA starting May 6. Head here for more coverage.

Update 4 (May 7, 2020)

A new FOTA update for the Max Pro M1 is rolling out with multiple bug fixes. Head here for more details.

Update 5 (September 03, 2020)

IST: 06:32 pm: The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 users are still experiencing the Widevine L1 issue which has frustrated a lot of them. A user took to the forum stating that even after downgrading from the Android 10 beta, Widevine L1 is not restored.

To this, the ZenTalk mod has suggested visiting the nearest ASUS service center for better assistance. See the full details here.

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