[Updated] Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update (AOSP developer version) officially released (Download link inside)

This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story (May 4) follows:

Asus is expected to begin rolling out the stable ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update within the next couple of weeks. The device, alongside its successor, has been testing the OS for three months now.

Not long ago, we revealed details of a leaked ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 build. While just about everything regarding the update seemed legit, it only lacked official confirmation from the company itself.

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ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 stable update leak

Luckily, that hasn’t taken ages to come by. As of this writing, Asus has now made it official that Android 10 is available for the ZenFone Max Pro M1. From the look of things, though, it seems this is still an unstable build meant for final beta testing.

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 AOSP Software Image developer Version for WW SKU. Android 10 AOSP developer version is now available. This version is only for WW SKU device that with Android 9 OS WW-16.2017.1910.059 & WW-16.2017.1912.060 version.
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The software update has the same firmware version we saw in the leaked Android 10 update earlier today – 17.2017.2004.424. But the mention of “Android 10 AOSP developer version” implies this is still not the stable version.

Interestingly, the update is only available on the WW ROM for units coming from either version 16.2017.1910.059 or 16.2017.1912.060. Not long ago, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 received April 2020 security patches as version 16.2017.2004.063.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Pie-based April patch

What this upgrade limitation means for those coming from the newer Pie-based builds .063 and .061 or even the first Android 10-based build .407 remains a mystery. Below are the release notes of the update as provided by Asus:

1. Android 10 upgrade.
2.Please be aware that installing this system image on a device removes all personal data from the device, so please remember to back up your data first.
3.This is the Android 10 AOSP developer version, so the user experience will be different from Android 9. If you are used to and prefer using Android 9, we recommend that you continue with the Android 9 version.
4.Updated Android security patch
5.Fixed fingerprint cannot be set issue
6.Fixed latest Android P image cannot upgrade to Android 10 issue
7.Fixed user can’t hear low frequency sounds issue
8.Fixed fast charging not working issue
9.Fixed Arena of Valor without high frame rate mode issue
10.Improved sound quality at Media and notification sounds
11.Fixed Netflix no HD (widevine L3) issue
12.Fixed lock screen wallpaper issue if user sets different pictures for the wallpaper lock screen, and double-click to wake up
13.Fixed text display issue of APP name
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Since this is a developer version, Asus has also pointed out a few bugs that are known to the company and are probably being addressed as part of the next (stable?) update.

⁻ Electronic Image Stabilization(EIS) for video recording function has no effect
⁻ Fingerprint options in Settings may disppear randomly after system upgrade
⁻ When occurred unexpected password key in request during upgrade to Android 10 please follow this link to recover the system.
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If interested in trying the new ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 build, you are welcome to get the firmware from the link below. But of course, anything you do from here going forward will be at your own risk.

  • Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
  • Channel: Global (WW) Developer Version
  • Version: 17.2017.2004.424
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 1 (May 6)

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 2 (May 6)

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 3 (May 7)

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

Update 4 (May 9)

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets Android 10 via CarbonROM 8. Head here for more details.

Update 5 (May 12)

The Android 10 update for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and M2 is near as spotted on the Geekbench listing. Head here for more coverage.

Update 6 (July 31)

The stable Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M2 has still not been released. The company rolled out the first Android 10 beta update for the duo on January 31. It’s now been six months but there’s still no sign of the stable build. Check out the full story here.

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