Asus Rog Phone 2 April security update with bucketload of bugfixes addressing video playback freeze, app crash, app lock & more released

Taiwanese OEM Asus isn’t much appreciated by users for software updates considering they usually tend to delay and the end product isn’t that satisfactory. The OEM’s gaming lineup device, the ROG Phone II was upgraded to Android 10 a couple of months back, and the story was no different.

Right after the release, users began to point out the concerns that required addressal. So the OEM pushed an update (v17.0230.2002.32) the addressed some of the issues, but left some unresolved. The update also brought along the VoWiFi (WiFi calling) support for some carriers.

Rog Phone II VoWiFi (Reliance Jio, India)

Cut to now. Asus has released the April security update that brings along a lot more bugfixes. Bearing build number 17.0230.2004.60, the update resolves problems like freezing video playback, Game Genie video search bug, splash screen glitch, app lock, and more.

Take a look at what the long update changelog (for WW SKUs – ZS660KL) reads:

【Release Note】

Enabled randomized MAC feature for WIFI connections
Fixed issue where occasionally video playback would freeze
Fixed issue causing sound value reverting to default when user insert a headset, adjust the bass value in AudioWizard and answering a call.
Fixed the issue where the screen refresh rate in Quick settings is not grayed out when opening a game app
Fixed issue where app would crash if user press the back key when replying email with GMail in tablet mode with DT Dock
Fixed video search issue on Game Genie
Fixed APP Lock function issue
Fixed Settings crash issue in French localization
Fixed occasional splash screen issue


The Japanese variant is however getting a slightly different build (v17.0230.2004.59) with a different changelog. Since OTA updates are usually staggered, it may take some days for your device to get a notification. You may also want to check “System updates” in [Settings] >[System] to verify if a new firmware is available. Alternatively, you can upgrade manually.

Have you gotten the notification for this update? Did you install it? What are your observations? Let us know in the comment section below.

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