[Updated: Feb. 1] Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 Android 10 update status: Here’s what we know
This story is being continuously updated…. New updates are being added at the bottom…..
Original story (published on April 13) follows:
One of the things that Asus has been able to master, is coming up with weirdly named smartphones. Now, I will not go into the details, but I will leave you with the names of two devices, Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 (sigh!).
Interestingly, the Android 10 updates for these two devices, i.e. Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 is still nowhere to be seen and we are already in the third week of April.
However, fortunately for the Max Pro M1, there was a report that we have covered where it was revealed that the Android 10 update for the device was under evaluation and clarity related to its status was expected by March-end.
However, being an open-source platform, Android provides the developers a free-hand to come up with custom ROMs, so that interested users can root their phones and install the custom ROMs on their devices to enjoy the latest OS features while the official ROM is cooked by the OEM.
And luckily, both Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 have received Android 10 in form of LineageOS 17.1. But, for those who are waiting for the official Android 10 ROM on their units, there is some news regarding it.
Going by the recent report, responding to a user query, Asus support stated that, the company is working “extensively” to roll out the Android 10 update in the near future.
Hi there, we understand the emotions of our users regarding the stable Android update. Our team is working extensively to ensure a better Android experience for our users. We’d appreciate if you give us some time while we aim to provide Android 10 soon.
Moreover, the company has also stated that Asus is working on the feedback received from the beta testers.
we are working on the feedback given by our Beta testers to ensure a thorough and complete stable Android for our users.
These responses are pretty generic and it is more or less similar to what the company has been asking up until now to wait for the update to officially roll out, but the wait is not yet over for the users.
So, to summarize all the responses that we have, till now, about the Android 10 update status for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2, the update is still under development and might take some more time in hitting the units.
Update 1 (April 18)
The Android 10 update for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 may be delayed. Head here for the complete coverage.
Update 2 (April 18)
The update to Android 10 seems distant as the Max Pro M1 and Pro M2 pick up the April security patch. Head here for more details.
Update 3 (April 28)
The stable update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 has been postponed due to poor test results and the struggles to fix the bugs. Head here for more details.
Update 4 (April 30)
The stable Android 10 update for the Max Pro M1 has yet again been postponed to the mid of May. Head here for more coverage.
Update 5 (May 4)
The stable update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 has been leaked. Head here for more details.
Update 6 (May 4)
The AOSP developer cersion of Android 10 is now available to download. Head here for more details.
Update 7 (May 6)
Asus support is now telling users that the Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 devices (ZB630KL) has already been released. Complete coverage here.
Update 8 (May 6)
The stable AOSP update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 will be released via OTA starting May 6. Head here for more coverage.
Update 9 (May 9)
The Zenfone Max Pro M1 gets Android 10 via CarbonROM 8. Head here for more details.
Update 10 (May 12)
The Android 10 update for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 and M2 is near as spotted on the Geekbench listing. Head here for more coverage.
Update 11 (May 19)
The update to Android 10 for the Zenfone Max Pro M2 is now live via the Pixel Experience and the Pixel Experience Plus ROM. Head here for more coverage.
Update 12 (May 25)
The stable update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 seems far as a Pie-based May security patch arrives. Head here for more details.
Update 13 (May 26)
The AOSP developer version of Android 10 is now available for the Zenfone Max Pro M2. Head here for more details.
Update 14 (June 8)
The update to Android 10 for the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is expected to arrive mid June. Head here for more details.
Update 15 (June 11)
The update to Android 10 for the Max Pro M1 will not bring in key features such as VoWifi, Native call recording, and video calling functions. Head here for more details.
Update 16 (June 12)
Google’s Pixel 4 XL Android 11 Developer Preview 4 port is now available for the Zenfone Max Pro M2. Head here for more details.
Update 17 (June 13)
The HD Graphics options and the low sound issues in PUBG for the Max Pro M1 have been officially acknowledged. Head here for ore details.
Update 18 (June 15)
Another fake release date of the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and M2 Pro Android 10 update is doing rounds and we have details about it here.
Update 19 (June 16)
The Android 10 update for Max Pro M1 and M2 will not be bringing in the slow-motion recording feature. Head here for more details.
Update 20 (June 18)
The Android 10 beta update triggered ‘missing round screen corner’ issue on Max Pro M1 devices is being looked into. Complete coverage here.
Update 21 (June 27)
The wait ain’t over yet, as the status is still the same. Here’s what the Twitter support says regarding the Android 10 update:
we understand the emotions of our users, our team is working towards giving Asus users a better experience with their devices and will continue to do the same.
Update 22 (July 3)
The stable update to Android 10 for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 seems distant as the device picks up another beta update to Android 10 bundled with the June security patch. Head here for more coverage.
Update 23 (July 4)
The Android 10 beta update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 brings in multiple known issues such as poor sound quality, WhatsApp notifications glitch, missing round screen corners, and more. Head here for coverage about these issues.
Update 24 (July 5)
The Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 will not be bringing native video calling features. Head here for more coverage.
Update 35 (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 36 (July 14)
A ZenUI port based on Android 10 is now available for the ZenFone Max Pro M1. Head here for more details.
Update 37 (July 20)
A new July 2020 security update based on Android Pie is rolling out to the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2, suggesting that the wait for the stable Android 10 OTA is still on. See the full story here.
Update 38 (July 28)
The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 has now been confirmed to support VoLTE on the Vodafone network while running on Android 10. This information is based on a comment from an Asus moderator as well as Vodafone’s official website. Head here for the full story.
Update 39 (July 31)
It’s now been over six months since Asus released the first Android 10 beta update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and the ZenFone Max Pro M2. Unfortunately, both devices are yet to get the stable Android 10 update. Here’s what you need to know.
Update 40 (August 25)
Apparently, the Android 10 update for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 will drop support for 4K DCI video recording on the device. This information comes from an Asus moderator who suggested a user to downgrade to Android Pie from the Android 10 beta for recording videos with the 4K DCI resolution. Catch the full story here.
Unfortunately, it appears that Asus may have decided to drop support for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and it may not bag the update to Android 10. This information was shared by an Asus technical support representative from Russia. Head here to see all the details.
Update 41 (August 28)
Android 10 beta 3 update for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 broke the earphone sound quality resulting in no bass on the device. After the issue was reported by several users, a Zentalk Forum moderator acknowledged the issue and stated that a fix will be coming in the next update. Read the entire story here.
Update 42 (September 03)
IST 05:48 pm: A user has reported on ZenTalk community forum that even after downgrading from the Android 10 beta, Widevine L1 for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 is not restored. In response, ZenTalk mod has suggested to visit ASUS service center for assistance on the issue. See the full story here.
Update 43 (September 08)
IST 05:25 pm: In response to a user’s complaint regarding the touch response issue on the ZenFone Max Pro M2 running on Android 9 Pie, an Asus moderator has stated that the issue could be fixed with the update to Android 10. Head here for more details.
Update 44 (September 10)
IST 04:13 pm: We have rounded up all the details regarding bugs and issues on the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 running the Android 10 beta as well as the features that will be added or dropped in the stable Android 10 update for the devices. Head here to know more.
Update 45 (September 11)
IST 01:25 pm: The wait for Android 10 is still on as Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 and Max Pro M2 devices are now picking up the September update. Complete coverage here.
Update 46 (September 16)
IST 12:03 pm: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1/M2 users aren’t willing to let Asus off the hook for not offering the call recording function on the two phones. Prior to this moderators claimed to have checked with the relevant teams and said that the feature will not be added.
And now, a mod claims that they will share the feedback with relevant teams once again. While this does not guarantee that Asus will add the call recording option in the future, it does bring some hope. See more details here.
Update 47 (September 18)
IST 11:53 am: Apparently, it sees the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 will also not get native call recording support or VoWiFi support in India. This isn’t much of a surprise since both features have also been denied for the ZenFone Pro Max M1. For more details, head here.
Update 48 (September 21)
IST 10:30 am: The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 is yet to get the official Android 10 update, however, thanks to third-party development, a new Android 11-based AOSP ROM is now available for the device. To know more, head here.
IST:01:53 pm: Asus has begun rolling out the Android 10 beta 3 and beta 4 updates for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 and Max Pro M1 respectively. The new updates bring along a bunch of bug fixes for the two devices. To know all about it, head here.
Update 49 (September 28)
IST 03:32 pm: Some ZenFone Max Pro M2 users are now experiencing audio issues after installing the Android 10 beta 3 update on the device. Fortunately, an Asus mod has stated that a fix for the issue is in the works. More details here.
Update 50 (October 01)
IST 03:38 pm: After installing the recently released Android 10 beta 4 update, ZenFone Max Pro M1 users are reporting poor Wi-Fi & call disconnection tone issues. What’s good is that the matter has been reported to the concerned team.
Update 51 (October 16)
IST 01:08 pm: A new leak suggests that the stable Android 10 update for the ZenFone Max Pro M1 may begin rolling out this month. However, due to the nature of the leak, we’d advise taking any information regarding this with a grain of salt.
It comes from a new account on the ZenTalk forum, which we assume, was to avoid a ban on the individual’s primary account. As per the leak, the update will be available as version 17.2017.2010.434.
Release Notes (Unofficial):
1. Android 10 upgrade.
2.Updated Android security patch
3.Fixed NFC not working issue after upgrading to the Android 10
4.Updated APN list
5.Improve Camera UI and performance
6.Enable IN Airtel/Idea/Vodafone&ID smarfren&TH DTAC/AIS/True 3rd&RU Megafon/MTS VoLTE&RU MTS VoWifi
7.Strengthen system stability
8.Improve power consumption issue
9.Enable EIS feature on cameras no effect on previous builds
10.Fixed icons misaligned issue at status bar
11.Improve 3rd party launchers compatibility
Update 52 (October 20)
IST 06:18 pm: The Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 does not support carrier aggregation as of now and new developments suggest that the function will not be enabled with the update to Android 10 as well. Full story here.
Update 53 (November 07)
IST 10:14 am: ZenFone Max Pro M1 users who have the Android 10 beta 4 (build 432) installed seem to be encountering a black flash issue whiles witching between apps and home screen with Android 10 gesture navigations.
It seems the issue has already been acknowledged and is still under investigation by Asus. Therefore, users can expect a fix to be released alongside upcoming updates. Full story here.
Update 54 (November 19)
IST 06:43 pm: According to an Asus mod, the black flash issue is a “default setting” on Android 10 and is present on devices from other brands as well. Therefore, it seems the issue won’t be getting fixed any time soon. More details here.
Update 55 (November 21)
IST 11:21 am: It seems that Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 users will have to deal with audio quality issues since the company may have dropped its plans to fix the problem with the Android 10 update as per an Asus mod. Full coverage here.
Update 56 (December 15)
IST 05:42 pm: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 users will be disappointed, yet again, since the company’s support team has confirmed that the company has no plans of rolling out the Android 10 update yet. Head here for the full story.
Update 57 (December 16)
IST 10:30 am: The company has begun rolling out a new update for the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M2 in Russia. It bears the software version WW-16.2017.2010.101 and brings the October patch to the device.
Unfortunately, it’s still based on Android 9 Pie and there are no signs of the Android 10 rollout at the time of writing. We’ve shared a screenshot of the new software update below:
Update 58 (December 18)
IST 04:45 pm: If you use the ZenFone Max Pro M2 or ZenFone Max Pro M1, let us know whether you are interested in the Android 10 update, which has been under development for both devices for almost a year now, by heading over here.
Update 59 (December 21)
IST 12:11 pm: The never ending Android 10 beta program for the ZenFone Max Pro M2 brings another Android 10 beta update to the device in question with the December security patch. Check out the full story here.
Update 60 (December 23)
IST 09:56 am: After ZenFone Max Pro M2, a new Android 10 beta update arrives for the ZenFone Max Pro M1. The fifth beta update also brings along the December security patch.
Update 61 (February 1, 2021)
IST 12:56 pm: A whole year after the initial Beta release, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 and ZenFone Max Pro M2 are yet to bag stable builds of Android 10. This, even at a time when other OEMs are making decent strides towards Android 11.
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