In this tutorial, we will show you the steps to install Pixel 4 XL Android 11 Developer Preview Ported ROM on Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Not only that but now you could also try out the Android 11 Beta 1 onto your device. We have listed the instructions and the download link for both these ROMs. Make your decision accordingly.
Asus devices aren’t known to drop in faster or even timely Android updates for that matter. Except for its flagships, all its other devices don’t get a taste of the newer Android builds on time. Consider this, most of the Asus devices haven’t even received the stable Android 10 update. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one such device in this regard.
With Qualcomm SDM636 Snapdragon 636 under the hood, the device has an octa-core CPU on top of Adreno 509 GPU. The device comes in three variants: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM, 128GB 6GB RAM. Furthermore, the device either comes in 13+5 or 16+5MP back camera setup and a single 8MP or 16MP selfie camera. All this is supported by a mammoth 5000mAH battery. The device comes with Android Oreo out of the box, bit has been updated to Android Pie. Right now, users are constantly waiting for the Android 10 update to land on their devices.
The beta update for the same is already available. However, not everyone seems to be a fan of these beta updates as they might be unstable and also have a bug or two. So while many users are still on the Pie build, some interesting developments have taken place recently. There is now an unofficial Android 11 Developer Preview 4 port available for the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1. Yes, that’s right, it is no typo. This update package has been ported directly from a Pixel 4XL device for your Max Pro M1. Apart from that, there is also a Google Pixel 2 Android 11 beta 1 firmware for your device that you could try out. On that note, let us check out what’s new in Android 11 before we list out the instructions to install it onto your device.
Android 11: New Features
Google has recently updated its Android 11 timeline, due to the ongoing pandemic. As a result, the first beta update for Android 11 will now be available on the 3rd of June, maybe with the launch of Pixel 4a. On that note, here are some of the noteworthy features of Android 11.
Native Screen Recording
As strange as it may sound, Android didn’t have its own native screen recording functionality. Although there were many third-party apps for this purpose, there wasn’t any option baked into your device. Up until now. With the latest Android build, there is now a native screen recording functionality.
Mute Notifications while Recording Video
Getting notifications right in the middle of the video recording is among the most irritating thing to happen. It breaks the complete flow of the video and sometime might conflict with the normal camera recording functionality. This has been dealt with, in Android 11. You could now mute all the notifications while recording a video.
Increased Touch Sensitivity
In some devices, when you apply a screen protector, the device touch sensitivity takes a drastic hit. Well, not anymore. Beginning with Android 11, Google now gives you the option to increase touch sensitivity from the Settings menu.
Don’t you just hate it when you accidentally swipe off the notifications from the notification panel? In this regard, Android 10 introduced the Notification Log feature. But it was so buried deep into the device, that many people decided to give it a miss. Keeping this in mind, there’s now a standalone Notification History section in Android 11.
Better Permission Management
With Android 10, you had to option to make permission to remain active only while you are using the app. Once you close down the app or even minimize it for that matter, the permissions will be revoked. But at that time, it was only limited to location permissions. Now, it has been expanded to the camera and other settings as well.
So these were some of the interesting features of the Android 11. But do keep in mind that these aren’t the feature of the stable Android 11. All these belong to the Developer Previews and some of them might not even make it to the stable version. Whereas we might see the addition of something new as well. With that said, let’s now check out the steps to install the Android 11 Developer Preview 4 on your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 device. As mentioned before, it has been ported from Google Pixel 4XL. After that, we will share the Google Pixel 2 Android 11 beta 1 firmware for your Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 device. Let’s begin
Android 11 DP 4 for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
Before we list out the steps to download and install the DP4 port for your device, do keep in mind that it is an unofficial port, coming from an altogether different device. So it might be unstable and buggy as well. It isn’t recommended to be used as your daily driver. With that said, here are all the bugs that the developer has put forward:
– Sdcard maybe showing empty.
– Hotspot( will be fixed after R vendor only kthanksbye )
– Pixel Oem Stuff like ( lift / double-tap) uhh
– Ok Google Trigger
With that said, here are all the prerequisites that your device should qualify. Make sure to carefully follow all the below-mentioned points.
- First of all, make a complete backup of your device. During the process, we will be required to wipe the data partition that will wipe off all the data from your device. So play safe and create a backup beforehand.
- Next up, make sure you have a working custom recovery like Orange Fox Recovery Project installed (which would also require an unlocked bootloader). This is because we are flashing an unofficial port from another device, hence the stock recovery wouldn’t work in this case.
- Also make sure that your device is around 60% charged at least, to avoid sudden shutdown during the flashing process.
If your device meets the above requirements, then download the Android 11 port for your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 device from below and proceed with the installation steps.
Download Android 11 Unofficial Port for Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
Here are the complete details and the download link for the afore-mentioned ROM.
- Brand = Google
- Ported OS Name = PIXEL
- Model = Pixel 4XL
- Android Version = R
- Build ID = DP4
- Build Date = 2020-05-16
- Security Patch = May 1, 2020
- Initial Release.
- Based On Stock 424 Vendor
- Latest Stardust as the default kernel.
- F2fs isn’t supported. (Later)
- Update Perf blobs to work with Pixel
- This is just First built for X00T so better do test it deeply and report bugs.\
- Use the Magisk Canary version only.
- If CTS passing for You then think yourself lucky.
- This is not GSI.
Download Android 11 Port
- Download File: Pixel4XL_RPP4.200409.015_ASUS_X00TD.zip
Once you have download the above file, transfer it to your device, and follow the below instructions to subsequently flash it.
- First of all boot your device to TWRP Recovery. For that use your device-specific hardware keys combination.
- Once you boot to TWRP, head over to the Wipe section and select Advanced Wipe. Now select Data, Dalvik Cache, and System partition. Do not select Internal Storage. Perform a right swipe to erase the selected partition.
- Then go back to the TWRP home screen > Install and select the Pixel4XL_RPP4.200409.015_ASUS_X00TD.zip file. Perform a right-swipe and wait for the process to complete.
- Once that is done, you may boot your device to the system. To do so, tap on Reboot followed by System. That’s it. It’s time to now welcome Android 11 onto your device.
Android 11 Beta 1 ROM for Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1
While the wait for the Android 10 stable build for your Asus device is getting longer, thankfully that’s not the case with the custom developments. Above we have shared how you could get a taste of the fourth developer preview based on Android 11. And now we have some more good news in store. There is an Android 11 Beta 1 ROM available for your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1.
It’s not the official build but rather ported from the Google Pixel 2 firmware. Here are all the goodies that it brings with itself. Furthermore, being an unofficial build, bugs are an obvious part. We will make you aware of that as well. Add to it are some important points that you need to keep in mind. Please refer to that as well.
- Initial Release.
- Latest Corvus kernel by default.
- F2fs supported now (try and report)
- More smoothness hacks.
- Killed most log spams.
- Disabled Setup wizard.
- More LMK tuning and Fixed many symlinks (Goodix should be fixed now).
- Dropped NFC fully.
- Hotspot (will be fixed after R vendor only kthanksbye)
- Pixel Oem Stuff like (lift up/double-tap) uhh
- Ok Google Trigger
- Volte (R vendor)
Here are some important points that need your attention
- Root if need superuser access.
- Don’t flash Magisk till proper support by Magisk developer.
- This is not GSI
You could now download the ROM from the below link:
- Device: Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1
- Version: Beta 1
- Android: 11
- Type: Recovery
- Download: Link
The steps to install this Android 11 Beta 1 ROM is the same as we have mentioned above for Developer Preview 4. In nutshell, here is what needs to be done:
- Transfer the downloaded ROM to your device.
- Next, boot your device to TWRP Recovery and head over to the Wipe option.
- Select the following partitions: Data, Dalvik Cache, and System partition. Perform a right swipe to wipe these partitions.
- Now go back to Install, select the Android 11 Beta 1 ROM file, and perform a right swipe to install it.
- Once that is done, go to Reboot and tap on System. That is it.
With this, you have successfully installed the Android 11 Developer Preview 4 port on your Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1. Furthermore, we also shared the steps to install the Android 11 Beta 1 update onto your device. We have always taken pride in highlighting the many advantages of the open-source nature of Android. As is evident from this article itself, whereas on one side, we are yet to welcome the Android 11, the developers are already up and running with Android 11. Once you have installed it, do let us know your views on this build, in the comments section below. Likewise, here are some iPhone Tips and Tricks, PC tips and tricks, and Android Tips and Trick that you should check out as well.