[Updated] ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 beta 2 update adds shutter animation, April security patch, & more (Download link inside)

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

Original story (published on May 27, 2020) follows:

Asus has a new ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 update rolling out to those participating in the beta testing exercise in various markets across the globe.

The ZenFone Max M2 has been testing Android 10 for about a month now. The software first arrived in April on multiple SKUs, namely WW (Global), RU (Russia), and IN (India) as software version 17.2018.2002.29.

Today, a new version is available not only for the three SKUs above, but also for the JP (Japan) SKU, the latter receiving Android 10 beta only for the first time. Here, the update also includes a new photo and video preview interface and improved photography.

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The incoming ZenFone Max M2 Android 10 beta 2 update is rolling out as version 17.2018.2004.31. For those getting it as beta 2, you also get April 2020 security patch and shutter animation when capturing photos.

Below is a summary of the changes:

1. 2020-4 Google security patch updated.
2. Update APN
3. Add shutter animation during capturing.

As noted, the update is available for the WW, RU, and IN SKUs as well. Unlike typical software updates, don’t expect an OTA download notification, instead, you must install the firmware manually.

For the download file needed for manual installation, find it right below. But be sure that you know your way around the manual installation of stock ROMs on ZenFone phones.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone Max M2
  • Channel: Global/Japan Beta
  • Version: 17.2018.2004.31
  • Android: 10

Not long ago, Asus rolled out May 2020 security patches to the ZenFone Max M2 based on Android Pie. Could this suggest the stable Android 10 isn’t coming anytime soon? Probably, but it’s not our call to make.

Update 1 (September 01, 2020)

IST: 03:38 pm: Asus Zenfone Max M2 received the Android 10 Beta 2 update in the month of May and since then users have been waiting for the next update which is not expected to arrive soon. Several frustrated users took to Twitter asking for the status of the update. Asus India responded to wait patiently but did not provide a timeline. Read the entire story here.

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