[Updated] Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update: Support says AOSP (v.424) is stable, FOTA will be pushed starting May 6

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

Original story (from May 06) follows:

ZenFone Max Pro M1 owners had grown frustrated following months of waiting for Asus to roll out the stable update to Android 10 operation system. The company started testing the OS in late January and never addressed bugs in the initial beta build with new updates.

Out of nowhere, Asus recently uploaded another ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 build on its download center. The release notes attached to the update did confirm that this was yet another developer version (AOSP).

ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 AOSP Software Image developer Version for WW SKU. Android 10 AOSP developer version is now available.

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Asus has changed some wording in the release notes. Initially, this version was meant for the WW SKU with either firmware version 16.2017.1910.059 or 16.2017.1912.060. These two builds are based on Android Pie and in fact, they aren’t the latest Pie-based builds.

In the updated notes, Asus has corrected the mistake and replaced one of the Pie-based builds with the latest version available prior to Android 10 – 16.2017.2004.063. As for the second build, in its place is the first Android 10 beta build that rolled out in January – 17.2017.1911.407.

Does the fact that the latest ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 build 17.2017.2004.424 is available for both sets of users coming from Android Pie and the first Android 10 beta build imply it’s actually the stable version?

Well, Asus’ support thinks so, at least going by the screenshots above obtained from a Telegram group. Apparently, support says the latest build .424 is the stable release that should also hit the ZenFone Max Pro M1 units as an OTA update. In fact, the same guy claims the rollout begins today.

As usual with OTA updates, some devices may have to wait for more than five days before actually receiving the OTA update to Android 10. It remains to be seen how true these words are, so let us know in case you get the OTA in your comments below.

Update 1 (May 7, 2020)

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

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