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Original story (from July 03) follows:

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 released back in 2018 running Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. Asus usually provides at least 2 major Android updates for its smartphones, a trend that’s common with most Android OEMs. However, the release period of these software updates is what most users are bothered about.

Cut to now, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is still running on Android 9 Pie. Google released Android 9 Pie in 2018, and it’s still running on the two-year-old device. Fortunately, Asus is making some progress in the area.

The company had kickstarted the Android 10 beta program for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 earlier this year with the release of the Android 10 beta 1. Then in May, Asus rolled out the Android 10 beta 2 update for the device. Beta testers have been waiting for almost 2 months for a new update.

It seems the wait is now over since the ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 beta 3 update is now out. This update is also based on the AOSP developer version. Therefore, bugs and glitches are to be expected when using pre-baked software.

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Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 beta 3 download

The build number for the Android 10 beta 3 is 17.2017.2006.429. Moreover, it’s also updated with the June 5, 2020 security patch. The file size for the update comes in at around 1.6GB. And if you’re interested in trying the latest developer update, we’ve provided the link below.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
  • Codename: X00TD
  • Channel: Global (WW) Beta 3
  • Version: 17.2017.2006.429
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery

Make sure to backup your data on the device to avoid any data loss in case things go sideways during the installation process.

Another thing worth pointing out is that this version is only for units with the WW-16.2017.2004.063 & WW-17.2017.1911.407 firmware version. You can check out the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1’s Bios and Firmware page to install the correct firmware before proceeding..

The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 beta 3 update does not bring any major new changes. Users can expect to see a few bug fixes and an overall improvement in performance. Below are the changes and improvements that are mentioned in the release notes.

Improve Items:
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
14.Fixed VOIP call silent issue after opening “OK Google” in the voice assistant.
15.Fixed HD, HDR HD, High frame rate missing issue in PUBG
16.Fixed NFC not working issue after upgrading to the Android 10

Unfortunately, users who were expecting the stable ZenFone Max Pro M1 Android 10 update will still have to wait. At present, it’s unclear when Max Pro M1 units will receive the stable version. But since the company has released beta 3 five months after beta 1 update, a stable Android 10 release is probably the next target.

Thanks Umang, Syehan and Nidhin Kj for sharing the information.

Update 1 (July 03)

The official announcement post is also out. Here’s what the changelog mentioned in the announcement reads:

【Release Note】

Fixed VOIP call silent issue after opening “OK Google” in the voice assistant.
Fixed HD, HDR HD, High frame rate missing issue in PUBG.
Fixed NFC not working issue after upgrading to the Android 10.

Update 2 (July 07)

The Android 10 beta 3 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 breaks out earphone output quality resulting in no bass. Head here for more coverage.

Update 3 (July 08)

The Android 10 update for ZenFone Max Pro M1 might not be bringing in support for Vodafone VoLTE. Head here for more details.

Update 4 (July 31)

It’s now been around 6 months since Asus first released the Android 10 beta updates for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M2. But the stable Android 10 update is yet to see the light of day on either of the two devices. Here’s the full story.

Update 5 (September 03)

IST: 07:18 pm: Widevine L1 issue has proven to be a nightmare for some of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 users as the issue is still intact. One such user reported that the issue still exists, despite downgrading from the Android 10 beta.

The user was suggested by the ZenTalk mod to visit the ASUS service center for further assistance. See the full details here.

Update 6 (September 11)

IST:01:25 pm: The wait for Android 10 is still on as the ZenFone Max Pro M1 devices are now picking up the September update. Complete coverage here.

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My fascination with Android phones began the moment I got my hands on one. Since then, I've been on a journey to decode the ever-evolving tech landscape, fueled by a passion for both the "how" and the "why." Since 2018, I've been crafting content that empowers users and demystifies the tech world. From in-depth how-to guides that unlock your phone's potential to breaking news based on original research, I strive to make tech accessible and engaging.

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