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

Original story (published on May 26, 2020) follows:

Users of the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 have been a rather frustrated lot for the past couple of months. These users have been eagerly awaiting an update to Android 10 for their devices but all they’ve been getting from Asus are the runarounds.

A few weeks ago, we saw the rollout of a Beta build for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. Of course, there is also an AOSP Android 10 build for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 but that is a story for another day.

Asus ZenFone Max M2 Pro

Today, Asus is rolling out a Beta version of Android 10 AOSP developer build for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2. This build is also being released as a Stable Developer version so it might not exactly be ready for all users.

So what’s coming to the ZenFone Max Pro M2 with this release? Well, below is the update changelog,

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


As mentioned earlier, this build is not meant for all users as it has been strictly named a Beta Build and a Developer build. However, if you are the adventurous type, here is the download link for the firmware.

  • Device: ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 17.2018.2004.424
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

It is also worth noting that at the time of writing, the download link isn’t up on the global bios and firmware page, but the Russia region page is up and running with the new change.


Many thanks to Umang on Twitter for the tip!

Update 1 (July 31)

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

NOTE: We have these and many more Asus stories in our dedicated Asus section.

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