[Yet another beta] Asus ZenFone 5 Android 10 stable update allegedly released with May security patch (Download link inside)

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

Original story (from June 19) follows:

Asus has reportedly released the stable ZenFone 5 Android 10 update. The official announcement post is still nowhere to be seen and there is little from actual users that have received the update.

The ZenFone 5 started testing for Android 10 in early April 2020. As usual, the beta version comes without the bloatware that usually accompanies ZenUI-based firmware.

Asus followed the initial release with another AOSP firmware in mid-May. As expected, this version didn’t bring many changes to the first release. The update, which arrived as firmware version 17.0615.2003.22, was mainly meant to fix bugs and improve performance.

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ZenFone 5 Android 10 update

In fresh developments, we are now being tipped that Asus has started rolling out the stable version of Android 10 to the ZenFone 5. Our tipster has provided us with a download link as well as the changelog of the update, which carries firmware version 17.0615.2005.25.

1. Upgrade to Android 10
2. Improved System Stability
3. Updated APN List
4. Fixed Quickstep launcher issue
5. Updated Google security Patch to May 2020
6. Fixed Speaker Cracked Sound Issue
7. Video stabilization Added to the camera app

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Apparently, the update also brings the May 2020 security patch alongside a fix for the annoying crackling speaker sound bug. The update also adds video stabilization capabilities to the stock camera app.

One interesting bit is that the provided link suggests the new Android 10 update for the ZenFone 5 is still AOSP version. Essentially, this should mean the firmware is still in beta – the third installation to be precise.

However, our tipster claims that going forward, the ZenFone 5 will only run on the AOSP-based version of Android and not ZenUI.

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This is highly debatable, of course, so we wait and see what Asus has to say on this matter. The download link for the updated ZenFone 5 firmware is right below.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone 5
  • Channel: Global Stable
  • Version: 17.0615.2005.25
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Update 1 (June 23)

It turns out the update is yet another beta build that has been pushed to the ZenFone 5 devices. The OEM has updated the device’s bios and firmware page to reflect the same. Here’s the complete changelog:

1.Updated Android security patch
2.Changed system to vanilla Android 10
3.Supported Google Play System update
4.Changed to SnapDragon Camera, Google Contacts, Google Clock, OEM FM Radio
5.Supported Android 10 Dark Theme
6.Added “Suggested actions and replies “in notifications’ advanced setting
7.UI design changed to Android 10
8.Changed to Android 10 Wi-Fi QR code sharing / scanning feature
9.Changed to Android 10 notch design
10.Added Adaptive brightness, Adaptive Batter, Digital Wellbeing in Settings
11.Fixed the issue where microphone is not working while ‘OK Google’ is active.
12.Fixed OIS-functionality in Camera not working as expected
13.Corrected translations for certain parts in the Camera settings
14.Fixed the issue where the screen could unintentionally turns on
15.Fixed payment by NFC SIM card not working issue
16.Fixed widevine without L1 issue
17.Ajusted notification vibration effect

Thanks for the info Umnag!

Update 2 (June 24)

The same version is coming as the June update with a slightly different changelog. Head here for the complete coverage.

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