The Asus ZenFone Pro Max M1 is one of many Android smartphones that are yet to receive the stable Android 10 update. The state of Android updates has improved a bit over the years. However, it’s still nowhere close to what Apple has to offer. Most vendors roll out only 2 or 3 Android version updates for their devices.

To add to the disappointment, even though some phones get 2-3 major Android updates, it arrives many months after the official release by Google. Therefore, there’s a lot for Google and Android vendors to work upon at present.

Asus is one of the many Android OEMs that are yet to release Android 10 for all eligible devices. Towards the beginning of 2020, the company released the Android 10 beta for the ZenFone Max Pro M1. But the stable build is yet to see the light of day on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the Max Pro M2.

Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1

While the official development continues, individual developers have taken on the task to bring Android 10 to the device as well. A new ZenUI port based on Android-10 is now available for ZenFone Max Pro M1 users to download. The information for the build was shared via this Telegram group.

Here are the details of the ported build:

  • Brand: ASUS
  • Ported OS Name: ZenUI
  • Model: ZenFone 6
  • Android Version: 10
  • Build ID: QKQ1.191014.012_17.1810.2005.153
  • Build Date: 2020-07-14
  • Security Patch: May 1, 2020

Furthermore, you can take a look at the current changelog and known bugs present in the build:

Change Logs :-
– Enabled hidden Onehandmode feature which asus implemented for Zenfone7 and ROG-3
– permanently nuked Screen Off gestures :3

– WiFi Display ( Cast Screen )
– Ok Google
– lockscreen glitchs sometimes if fingerprint security enabled :/
– Sim cant be disabled :C

As you can see, there are a few known issues with the current version of the port. However, there are several bugs present in the official beta version as well. We’ve previously reported on these bugs such as the rounded corner issue and the audio quality problem on the device.


Therefore, installing the official beta or the Android 10 ZenUI port on your ZenFone Max Pro M1 will bring along some bugs. If you’re fine with that, you can go ahead and download the package via the link below.

  • Device: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
  • Android version: 10
  • Build: QKQ1.191014.012_17.1810.2005.153
  • MD5SUM: 261f3c195060fa4a362d77eef4b96652
    • Type: Recovery

The build is also available at Pling where you can download other ports for the device. Nonetheless, you can check out our Asus Android 10 update tracker to know when the stable build arrives for your device.

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Dwayne Cubbins
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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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