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Download WW-15.0200.1808.418 Android 8.1 Oreo Fota for Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL)

Few days back Asus rolled Android 8.1 Oreo and halted the update due to fingerprint malfunction issue. Today Asus has started rolling the same update with a fix which will resolve the fingerprint issue on your device. With this update, Asus has bumped the software version from WW-15.0200.1808.418 to WW-15.0200.1808.418. In this update, Asus has upgraded the Android OS to Android 8.1 Oreo for ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL). The device was running till now on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Asus decided to skip the 8.0 Oreo and started rolling 8.1 Oreo under Zen UI 5.0.

The new update is rolling out in a phase-wise manner. Many users already started receiving OTA (Over The Air) notification. It will take a few weeks for the update to reach all corners of the world. If you don’t want to wait for the OTA update, then you can install the full firmware manually. Now you can download and update WW-15.0200.1808.418  for Asus ZenFone 3 Max wrapped with ZenUI 5.0.

Download WW-15.0200.1808.418 Android 8.1 Oreo Fota for Zenfone 3 Max (ZC553KL)

If you do not receive the 8.1 Oreo update prompt, then you can check if you have received the new update for ZenFone 3 Max manually. To Check, Go to Settings > About Phone > System Update and see if you have any new version either with build number 15.0200.1808.418. Follow the below step by step guide on How to Download and Install WW-15.0200.1808.418 8.1 Oreo firmware for ZenFone 3 Max.

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Full Changelog for 15.0200.1808.418

V355 to V418
1.Update OS to Android 8.1.0 Oreo
2.Update ASUS ZenUI to 5.0

V406 to V418 
1.Fix Fingerprint sometimes malfunction issue
2.Update Google GMS Apps

What’s in Android 8.1 Oreo:

After rolling the Android 8.0 Oreo, we know that Google will surely come up with the latest version which will improve the features which were implemented in Android 8.0 version.

As you’d expect, Android 8.1 Oreo is an incremental update that builds out some of the new features found in the first version of Oreo. Android 8.1 Oreo is an improved version and shortcomings of Android 8.0 Oreo – This doesn’t mean Android 8.1 doesn’t include the new feature because it does. Here are all the features of Android Oreo [8.0/8.1]

Features of Android Oreo:

  • Notifications Channels (8.0)
  • Picture In A Picture (8.0)
  • Multi-Display Support (8.0)
  • Keyboard Navigation (8.0)
  • Background Limits (8.0)
  • New Wi-Fi Features (8.0)
  • Better Icons (8.0)
  • Autofill (8.0)
  • Cheeseburger Emoji (8.1)
  • Neural Networks API (8.1)
  • Pixel Visual Core co-processing technology to third-party developers (8.1)
  • and many more

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Steps to Install WW-15.0200.1808.418 8.1 Oreo Firmware on ZenFone 3 Max ZC553KL

If you have not received the update, then don’t worry. In this guide will help you to install WW-15.0200.1808.418 FOTA Update on ZenFone 3 Max. We have given the full instructions and download link to upgrade your phone to the latest version.

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Pre-Requisites:

  1. Back up your phone before following the below guide. (For a Rooted device, Check this guide.)
  2. Download the latest Asus USB Drivers for your PC
  3. GetDroidTips.com is not responsible for any damage to your phone while installing this Update. Please do it at your own risk.
  4. For 2nd Method Download the ADB and Fastboot tools.
  5.  This Firmware WW-15.0200.1808.418 is supported only on ZenFone 3 Max (ZC551KL).

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Method 1 – Install via Recovery : 

  1. First of all Download the zip file from above link and rename the file to update.zip.
  2. Now Switch Off your device and reboot into recovery mode by pressing Power button +Volume UP button.
  3. In recovery mode select apply update from sd card.
  4. Now Choose update.zip file which you downloaded.
  5. Wait until the installation process completes.
  6. Once the installation process is completed and You can Reboot your ZenFone 3 Max.
  7. That’s it, fellas! Done. you have upgraded your smartphone.

Method 2: Install via ADB Sideload

  1. First of all Download the ADB and Fastboot drivers for Windows and Mac and extract it
  2. Now move the downloaded OTA zip file to ADB Folder
  3. Enable USB Debugging
  4. To Enable USB Debugging, First of all, You need to activate Developer Option on your smartphone.
  5. To activate, Go to your Settings -> About Phone -> Now Tap on the Build Number 7-8 Times until you see a toast message “Developer option enabled”.Root And Install Official TWRP Recovery For
  6. Once your developer option is active, Go back to your settings -> Open developer option -> Enable USB Debugging. 
  7. In your PC/Laptop, Open the extracted ADB Folder and Open Command Window by pressing Shift Key + Right Mouse Click.Root And Install Official TWRP Recovery For
  8. Reboot your phone to recovery by pressing Volume UP + Power button.
  9. Now connect the PC to Mobile with USB Cable.
  10. Now enter the following command in the command window that you open
    adb devices
  11. This command will show if any device is connected properly. If it doesn’t show, then please check the drivers are installed properly or if the attached cable is damaged.
  12. If your device is listed, then please type the below command in your command window.
    adb sideload File_name.zip
  13. Wait until the installation process completes.
  14. Once the installation process is completed and You can Reboot your ZenFone 3 Max.
  15. That’s it, fellas! Done. you have upgraded the Asus ZenFone 3 Max.

You have successfully upgraded your phone to the latest version of ZenFone 3 Max (WW-15.0200.1808.418) which is based on latest ZenUI 4.0OS. If you have any questions or doubts or even feedbacks. Please comment below.

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